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I’d like to invite you to come alongside me for the long awaited, highly anticipated, nearly abandoned… second Lee Koch album.
I’d like to invite you to come alongside me for the long awaited, highly anticipated, nearly abandoned… second Lee Koch album.
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The long awaited, highly anticipated, nearly abandoned… second Lee Koch album. Yes dear family and friends, the wheels of this machine had almost completely come to a halt not too long ago, but momentum is gaining now and I’m planning on the release of my sophomore album by January 1st, 2013.

That will make it a solid four years from my last album, Same As Blood. Since 2009, I’ve found an amazingly perfect wife, played heaps of shows in all types of settings throughout the country, learned a whole lot about myself and the world around me, and now – now I’m about to discover the wild world of parenthood. Yes, we’re having a baby sometime in February! It’s another awesome change in my life that will inspire heartfelt music and lyrics.

So, with all of this said, I’d like to invite you to come alongside me and get this machine running full speed. I’d love to create for you a collection of recorded songs that is as good, if not better, than the last album. As you know, this is not a cheap task. Consider studio time, production, engineering, guest musicians, manufacturing and travel expenses. These are the necessities.

Fortunately, there are funding platforms like Kickstarter that allow me provide advanced sales of these things and offer exclusive incentives (vinyl records, t-shirts, stickers, etc.) for those who decide to participate before the album is completed. That’s all it is: simply artist to listener. No record label or management agency to front me money and expect more in return. It’s a beautiful and liberating thing.

If we don’t reach our goal for this project, it won’t be funded (your credit card won’t be charged) and no rewards can be sent out. If by chance we raise more than our goal, the extra money will go toward everything it takes to make an independent album a success (promotion, radio, touring, and merchandise).

So thank you for reading this. And I especially thank you for considering a donation. I’ll always write and sing songs for myself, but I record and perform them for you – the listener. I can’t express how grateful I am for all the encouragement and support I’ve received over the past few years. This next album is dedicated to you all.

Take good care of yourself,

Lee Koch

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    Lee Koch & the Grinders EP. A collection of Soul-driven tunes that are unlike any of my prior recordings. Limited and hand-numbered. (Plus above)

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    This is the maximum amount Kickstarter will let you donate. You will get to name our first-born child. Well, maybe not. I can't really think of a reasonable incentive big enough to show gratitude for this amount. You get ALL of the above, then you can call on me at any time as you come up with rewards for me to give you.

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