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Now a published author, Korby is going back to where it all began - Twin Falls, Idaho - to record his 7th full length album.
Now a published author, Korby is going back to where it all began - Twin Falls, Idaho - to record his 7th full length album.
254 backers pledged $21,679 to help bring this project to life.

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I know it's hard to believe, but the Pink Piranha record came out almost 2 years ago! For those of you who've been following me, it's been a pretty amazing 20 months...I've toured Europe (twice), I've done two coast-to-coast US tours, my song Forbidden Fruit appeared in a TV show, and another song - If I Prove False - was in rotation on Sirius XM's The Coffeehouse for almost 5 months. I sang a (hilarious) national TV commercial, I did some support dates for Chris Isaak, and last but not least, my new book - the book that got made because of you guys - got picked up and is being formally released by Turner Publishing this December. So amazing. When I close my eyes, it doesn't seem real.

Ok, I love the last record I made. But this time around, I want to do something different. No big production tracks. No layered vocal overdubs. I want to make a record that's more like what I do live. I've played more than 300 shows since my last album came out - most of them solo - and I want to make an album that's closer to what I do live. An album that's more about the way I write, the way I sing, the way I bend the guitar through the chord changes. 

Did you watch the video? 

I've been living in Nashville for almost 9 years now and the truth is that I totally love it - love the buzz of the city, love the level of talent, the constant pressure to make something that stands out. Bring it. 

BUT, I've been living in the thick of the chase for almost a decade, and, well, it can make you weird. I wonder sometimes if it's made me weird. You see friends get famous, other friends kind of drift away...the competition is intense. People can tend to focus on commercial success over everything else. And you can get sucked up into that. A lot of people do.

But that's not why I got into this.  got into it because I love music. The mystery of it, the emotional truth that runs through it like a silver thread. It's spiritual, you know? 

So. Here were are. I have 20 songs I haven't yet officially released. The plan is unorthodox. I'm going to fly out to Idaho, to my hometown Twin Falls, and record the essence of these songs - the guitar (or ukulele or piano) and vocal. Then I'm flying back to Nashville to finish the album, to record just enough to fill it out. And no more. I'm not sure how many songs will make the final album, but at least 10 and probably more.

Thousand Springs is going to be the best record I've ever made, because it's going to be the one that sounds most like me. No fluff, no cop out. Nothing unnecessary.

What you can do:

  • Check out the "THANK YOU PACKAGES" & pick your favorite! --> Choose from signed copies of the new CD or VINYL, T-SHIRT, an ADVANCED COPY OF MEDIUM HERO (you get it a full month before the rest of the world!),  skype sessions, private concerts, PERSONALIZED STORIES, limited edition packages and more

  • HELP SPREAD THE WORD through Facebook, Twitter, blogs, email, texts, Pinterest... Your word and enthusiasm will be hugely helpful in making this project possible! Every pledge is truly instrumental in helping me get to my goal of $18,900. No pledge is too small! You probably already know this, but Kickstarter has an all-or-nothing model, which means that if you pledge and at the end of the campaign I don't reach my goal, then no one's card is charged...but let's not even go there, I know we can do this!

  • I know it sounds like a ton of money (It's a ton of money to me!) but the 18,900 is the bare minimum I need to pay for ALL the stuff that goes into making an album - paying the producer, musicians, mixing, studio time, then designing the artwork and manufacturing the CD and VINYL. Plus printing up all the T-SHIRTS! A lot goes into this!

  • If we exceed the goal then I can do even more awesome things - like bring someone out on tour with me (which I would LOVE), bring some of the musicians out to Idaho with me for the initial recording session, make new videos like the one I did for Forbidden Fruit..a little $ goes a long way! The sky is the limit! (Yes, I am wearing a cape as I write this).

A couple things. I tried to think of as many combinations as possible for the rewards stuff, but if there's a combo you want that I don't have, just message me and I'll create it for you!

Also, the official version of my book Medium Hero won't be available to the general public until December 1st, but anyone who buys it here, gets his/her copy Nov 3rd, A FULL MONTH EARLY. Don't you feel special? I want you to feel special. 

Here's the price breakdown, so you know I'm not taking your money to the casino.

  • Producer/musicians- 8000
  • Flights to Idaho/room/board - 1400
  • Vinyl Manufacture - 1500
  • Mix - 2000
  • Master 1000
  • Artwork/design 1000
  • Manufacturing 3000
  • TShirts 1000

Every pledge is truly instrumental in helping me get to my goal of $18,900. No pledge is too small! You probably already know this, but Kickstarter has an all-or-nothing model, which means that if you pledge and at the end of the campaign I don't reach my goal, then no one's card is charged...but let's not even go there, I know we can do this!!

Risks and challenges

This is my 7th album and my second Kickstarter project, so I feel like I am capable of making good on my promises. Even still, with even the most carefully planned project, things could go awry. I could get killed in a plane crash. I don't know why I thought of that first, I have some kind of deviant fascination with plane crashes. Or maybe no one will want to work with me! Or maybe I will forget how to play the guitar! Or I could contract a terminal illness and be dead by Christmas! Ok this is getting ugly. I'm not usually one to dwell on what could go wrong. Kickstarter is making me do it.

The point is, I'm setting out to make a great record and that's exactly what I'm going to do. This is gonna be my best adventure yet. Which is saying something.

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    MEDIUM HERO ADVANCE RELEASE
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    THOUSAND SPRINGS CD
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    $30 THOUSAND SPRINGS VINYL
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    SOUTHERN LIGHTS
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    ORIGINAL ARTWORK by Sophia Lauer
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    HANDWRITTEN LYRICS FOR A KORBY SONG OF YOUR CHOICE, plus the THOUSAND SPRINGS CD, T-SHIRT, and a BUTTON. A one-of-a-kind opportunity! Here's a list of some of the new songs you may have heard me play live, plus anything on my other CDs:

    Last Man Standing
    Late Bloomers
    Northern Lights
    Boomerang Girl
    Uh Oh
    Nothing Really Matters
    Weathered Wings
    Her Heart is Like a Rose
    Stormy Seas
    Wherever You Are
    Friend and a Friend
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    "THE RETROSPECTIVE" - get a thumb drive with ALL 6 KORBY ALBUMS - PLUS 3 unreleased songs - plus everything in the NORTHERN LIGHTS BUNDLE. That's enough Korby to last until the next album. THUMBDRIVE and BOOK ship Nov 2015. CD and T-Shirt in May 2016.

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    ONE-on-ONE
    60 minute SKYPE session to work on a song or have a guitar lesson or sing "My Little Life" for your kid's 6th birthday. It's whatever you want! Plus you get the THOUSAND SPRINGS CD (or VINYL) ADVANCE COPY of the MEDIUM HERO BOOK and a T SHIRT, of course. Skype Session is redeemable anytime after Nov 3. CD and TSHIRT will ship May 2016.

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    I'LL WRITE YOU A SONG (for you or someone you love), and record a video of me playing it. You'll get the video and an MP# of the song. Plus you get the THOUSAND SPRINGS CD and T-SHIRT, and an ADVANCE COPY of the MEDIUM HERO BOOK, and the CANYON BUTTON. Limited to the first 5 responders.

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    I'LL WRITE YOU A SHORT STORY of at east 2,000 words, based on wherever you want to tell me. We'll talk on the phone or email, and you tell me as much or as little as you want it to be about. A ONE OF A KIND reward. Plus you get the THOUSAND SPRINGS CD and T-SHIRT, and an ADVANCE COPY of the MEDIUM HERO BOOK, and the CANYON BUTTON. Limit to first 5 responders.

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    SOLO HOUSE CONCERT anywhere within 500 miles of Nashville! (4-8 months booking lead time). If I need to fly farther, message me and we'll work it out. Some of the best shows I've ever played have been house shows...limited to the first 3 responders. Plus you get the THOUSAND SPRINGS CD and T-SHIRT, and an ADVANCE COPY of the MEDIUM HERO BOOK, and the CANYON BUTTON.

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    I'll put together a top-shelf ensemble to play a private show for you and your friends not soon forgotten. Limited to within 500 miles of Nashville and give me 6 months to coordinate the show. Plus you get the THOUSAND SPRINGS CD and T-SHIRT, and an ADVANCE COPY of the MEDIUM HERO BOOK, and the CANYON BUTTON.

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    COME TO NASHVILLE and WRITE AND RECORD A SONG WITH ME. Full-studio production. Plus I know all the good places to hang. You get here and cover your housing/hotel. I'll take care of the rest. 3 days of world-class music making. Give us 3 - 6 months to coordinate our schedules. Let's make some music! Plus you get the THOUSAND SPRINGS CD and T-SHIRT, and an ADVANCE COPY of the MEDIUM HERO BOOK, and the CANYON BUTTON.

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    I will put your name in the CD. I will write a song for you or with you. I will thank you in the dedication for the MEDIUM HERO book (I found out from the publisher it's not too late). I will fly out and play a private show for you. This is in the category of incredible, so, I'm a little scared to even consider the possibility. In any case you get all the stuff. The CD, the VINYL, the T-SHIRT, and an advanced copy of the book.

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