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One of the brightest young musicians from West Virginia, Logan Venderlic will record his sophomore LP, "HEART HEAVY."
One of the brightest young musicians from West Virginia, Logan Venderlic will record his sophomore LP, "HEART HEAVY."
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With each $1000 raised, I will pick up an additional "miner" and sink deeper into the mine until we hit our full $6,000 goal!

$6000 may seem like a lot of money, but it's actually the lowest amount that will allow me to make this album with this team. We can do it!

Stretch Goals

We hit our initial $6000 goal; now we'll just keep going! Here are my stretch goals:

$7500: Mastering

The initial goal does not include costs for mastering. Mastering is a post-production process that is sort of the icing on the album cake. Without mastering, the tracks won't sound as good as they should and will have unwanted variations in volume and EQ. If we can reach $7500, I'll be able to use Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering (http://peerlessmastering.com/). I hired Jeff for my debut album and I'd love to work with him again. He's a consummate professional and has worked with lots of bigger-name musicians from Arcade Fire to Bon Iver to Josh Ritter and many more.

$9000: PR

Now we're really stretching! But, if we can hit the $9000 mark, I'll be able to have enough money for about one month of professional PR work. A good publicist can be extremely helpful. I hired a publicist for the release of my first album as well, and I got some great results (they helped get my music in front of lots of big blogs, magazines, and newspapers). All three of the features in the outlets I mentioned in the video above were made possible by my publicist. 

$10000: Comfort

Honestly, I don't expect to hit this goal, but we should try! $10000 isn't just a random number, either. If we can somehow hit $10000, I will be able to comfortably create this project. $10000 would cover all of my primary costs and some of the little extras that would make my life easier: payment for all musicians and producers involved; food, travel, lodging, and studio time for the recording process; mastering and an initial pressing of the album; merchandising costs like graphic design, printing of tees, buttons, and songbooks; publicity costs; and maybe even a tiny bit left over for touring expenses in 2014 (but probably not). A boy can dream!

What Will the Tees Look Like?

Official HEART HEAVY Tee, in Deep Navy/Old Gold
Official HEART HEAVY Tee, in Deep Navy/Old Gold
Limited Edition HEART HEAVY Tee, in Tri Black/White/Grey
Limited Edition HEART HEAVY Tee, in Tri Black/White/Grey
Limited Edition HEART HEAVY Tee, in Cranberry/Old Gold/Black
Limited Edition HEART HEAVY Tee, in Cranberry/Old Gold/Black

A Note About the Album Art:

Heart Heavy Official Album Art
Heart Heavy Official Album Art

The album art for HEART HEAVY is freaking awesome. Am I wrong? It was put together by Baird Hoffmire. He's a great dude and also happens to be a greatly talented artist. I recommend you check him out ASAP: http://www.bairdhoffmire.com/

Risks and challenges

The Primary Risk: I don't hit my goal and I can't afford to record any of my new songs and put out this new album. Deep depression and sadness will ensue.

The Primary Challenge: Coordinating everyone involved in the project and pulling it off smoothly. I'm not so worried about this one. Trust me, guys: I've put hours and hours of work into this. I've done research, spoken with others who have been successful, developed spreadsheets and graphics and other assets and, of course, played a lot of music! I'm ready. Let's do this.

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    Digital Download of "I Saw the Light" featuring Carliegh Aikins and Felicity Williams of Bahamas and a BIG thank you!

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    Deluxe Digital Download of HEART HEAVY: tracks come with rich digital booklet including lyrics, official press pictures, original artwork, and liner notes

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    Physical copy of my self-titled debut LP (released April 17, 2012). This was named "One of the best albums of the year" by Yahoo! Music. Now, you can get it dirt cheap for supporting HEART HEAVY

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    Physical copy of the CD in matte ecowallet
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    Share the Lo.Ve.
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    Official HEART HEAVY Tee-Shirt: screen printed on the incredibly soft American Apparel Track Shirt in standard Deep Navy with Old Gold ink
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    Limited Edition HEART HEAVY Tee-Shirt #1: screen printed on the incredibly soft American Apparel Track Shirt in Tri-Black with White/Grey ink
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    Limited Edition HEART HEAVY Tee-Shirt #2: screen printed on the incredibly soft American Apparel Track Shirt in Cranberry with Old Gold ink
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    Songbook Bundle #1: learn to play and sing all of my songs! Songbook will include lyrics and chords to every song from Manic (EP), Logan Venderlic (LP, and the new HEART HEAVY (LP). Also, it will be designed by yours truly
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    Songbook Bundle #2: learn to play and sing all of my songs! Songbook will include lyrics and chords to every song from Manic (EP), Logan Venderlic (LP, and the new HEART HEAVY (LP). Also, it will be designed by yours truly
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    Songbook Bundle #3: learn to play and sing all of my songs! Songbook will include lyrics and chords to every song from Manic (EP), Logan Venderlic (LP, and the new HEART HEAVY (LP). Also, it will be designed by yours truly
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    V.I.P. Hangout: this reward will get you a ticket to any single show that I play in 2014 (your choice) AND a pre-show hangout and drink (also of your choosing)
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    * You must cover your own travel/lodging expenses

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    Get Your Name in the Liner Notes: if you generously back at this level, I will add your name to the official HEART HEAVY liner notes-- and you get to pick your title! "Special Contributor,""Production Assistant,""MegaMan," and "King/Queen of Awesomeness" are all completely acceptable. We'll talk it out
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    All-Access Studio Day: come hang for one day during the actual recording of HEART HEAVY! You will get to see firsthand how an album is recorded and hear all of my crappy outtakes!
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    * To claim this reward, you must be able to travel (at your own expense) to Pop Side Recording Studio in Troy, OH between November 20-27: http://popsiderecording.com/

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    Book Me at Your Home/Favorite Space: let's throw a party together. I'll come play a show and hang out (maybe even stay the night!) at your home or favorite art space. You bring your friends, family, and loved ones and I'll bring the Folk Wave.
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    * Show must take place in 2014 and must fit within everyone's schedules. I will play at no further expense in the following states: WV, PA, OH, KY, VA, MD, SC, NC, GA, and IN. All other states/provinces/countries will require travel expenses (we'll work this out, depending on where you are).

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    Have Your Own HEART HEAVY Story? I will collaborate with you to write a song! A HEART HEAVY Story is all about the visceral, the gut, the Freudian Id, the emotion...maybe you recently went through a really tough experience, or maybe you just fell in love, or maybe you just threw the greatest party of all time! Tell me about it and, together, we'll put it to meter, rhyme, and music. Once it's written and recorded, with your approval, I'll post it up on all of my socials, and send it out to all of the backers
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    * Fine print: I am not legally allowed (by Kickstarter) to offer any money/royalties/what-have-you for your help with this song. I WILL give you credit and tons of shout-outs publicly, but legally, I will retain all copyrights and publishing rights. Thanks for understanding.

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    My Very First Acoustic Guitar: I will autograph and ship to you my very first acoustic guitar (a Fender). It's been with me since I was 10 years old. It's all scratched up and beautiful. Lots of songs have come from it, and many more are still there.
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