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Cincinnati roots/Americana band Magnolia Mountain is raising funds to release our debut album, "Nothing As It Was", as a vinyl LP.

WHO ARE WE?

Cincinnati roots/Americana band Magnolia Mountain is raising money to release our debut album, "Nothing As It Was" as a vinyl LP.

We recently funded the pressing of our second album, "Redbird Green", on vinyl through Kickstarter. We and our fans were so pleased with the results that we have decided to try and release "Nothing As It Was" on vinyl as well.

If we can get pre-orders for 125 albums at $20.00 each (or some combination of pre-orders and the other donation options available), we will be able to pay for the pressing of the LP's and the printing of the artwork.

WHY SHOULD YOU INVEST?

Magnolia Mountain is a blue collar, DIY band who write and perform their own material, a mix of folk, country, blues, bluegrass and other American music styles. We are a real band in the best sense of the word and we're in this for all the right reasons. All eight members work day jobs and we reinvest every penny the band makes into recording and releasing our albums.

Our first record, "Nothing As It Was", was released in 2009 to great local and regional reviews. Mike Breen of CityBeat called it "soulful, haunting and pure, taking the best of Country, Folk and Bluegrass and refracting it through a modern prism. It rings incredibly authentic and timeless, an album that could have come out 40, 30 or 20 years ago but is too lively and crafty to stand as some sort of retro-music museum piece."

Americana UK raved of the "Nothing As It Was" album's "merging country, folk, Celtic and bluegrass into their music...superb", while Portland's Green Man Review called it "heartland music at its best".

"Nothing As It Was" was recorded at Ultrasuede Studio in Cincinnati with John Curley (Afghan Whigs) producing and engineering the project.

The packaging for the project includes photos by world-renowned photographer Michael Wilson, whose work has graced projects by Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris, BB King, John Hiatt, The Replacements and many others. Michael is based in Cincinnati and the band is truly fortunate to call him "friend". Michael has graciously provided a limited edition of ten hand-printed, sepia-toned, silver-gelatin 8 x 10 prints of his photograph for the cover of "Nothing As It Was" as a pledge reward for this project.

We'd like to release the project on vinyl to take advantage of the ever-growing popularity of this format. It will give us an additional "in" to many of the indie record stores and an impressive product to sell at our shows. And quite honestly, it's been a lifelong dream of singer/songwriter and band founder Mark Utley have his music in the vinyl format.

We will have the album pressed at Gotta Groove Records in Cleveland, Ohio, the same company that did such a fantastic job of pressing "Redbird Green".

MORE INFO?

To learn more about Magnolia Mountain, please visit our website at www.magnoliamountain.net as well as our facebook page at www.facebook.com/magnoliamountain.

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    A copy of "Nothing As It Was" on Compact Disc, signed by the band. Also included are home demos for "Nothing As It Was" and a Magnolia Mountain sticker and beer koozie.

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    A copy of our second album, "Redbird Green", on Compact Disc, signed by the band. Also included are home demos for "Nothing As It Was" and a Magnolia Mountain sticker and beer koozie.

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    A copy of "Nothing As It Was" on vinyl, signed by the band. Also included are home demos for "Nothing As It Was" and a Magnolia Mountain sticker and beer koozie.

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    Signed copies of both Magnolia Mountain CD's ("Redbird Green" and "Nothing As It Was"). Also included are the home demos for "Nothing As It Was" and a Magnolia Mountain sticker and beer koozie.

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    A copy of our second album, "Redbird Green", on vinyl, signed by the band. Also included are the home demos for "Nothing As It Was" and a Magnolia Mountain sticker and beer koozie.

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    Signed copies of both Magnolia Mountain albums on vinyl ("Redbird Green" and "Nothing As It Was"). Also included are the home demos for "Nothing As It Was" and a Magnolia Mountain sticker and beer koozie.

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    Producer credit. Your name will appear on the LP version of "Nothing As It Was". Also included are a copy of "Nothing As It Was" on vinyl, home demos for "Nothing As It Was", and a Magnolia Mountain sticker and beer koozie.

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    Producer credit PLUS a copy of both "Nothing As It Was" and "Redbird Green" on vinyl, copies of both albums on Compact Disc, home demos for "Nothing As It Was", and a Magnolia Mountain sticker and beer koozie.

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    Photographer Michael Wilson is donating a limited edition of 10 special prints of his photograph used on the cover of "Nothing As It Was". An hand-printed, sepia-toned, gelatin-silver print, on 8"x10" double weight paper, archivally processed and signed. Michael's work is known the world over and appears on albums by The Replacements, Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett, BB King, John Hiatt, Bill Frisell, Over the Rhine, Joe Ely, and dozens more! There will only be TEN of these prints produced, and one can be yours for this incredible price! Contributors at this level will ALSO receive a Producer Credit on the LP, a signed copy of the "Nothing As It Was" vinyl album, the "Redbird Green" vinyl double album, copies of both "Nothing As It Was" and "Redbird Green" on CD, the "Nothing As It Was" home demos and the Magnolia Mountain sticker and beer koozie.

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    An evening with Magnolia Mountain. Come share a meal and an evening with the band, including a home-cooked meal, libations and an acoustic picking and singing party. The location will be the home of Magnolia Mountain singer Mark Utley. Three hours in length, date to be worked out between the bidder and the band.

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    Perform onstage with Magnolia Mountain. Join us for up to five songs of your choice, live in concert at our monthly residence at the Crow's Nest. Sing, play an instrument, dance, whatever!

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    A two-hour concert by Magnolia Mountain at the venue of your choice within a 180 mile radius of Cincinnati. PA included. Venue rental, if necessary, is the responsibility of the bidder.

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    Be immortalized in song. Magnolia Mountain chief songwriter Mark Utley will write a song with your name in it (or the name of a loved one, child, city, state, location, etc.) and will include the song on the third Magnolia Mountain album, guaranteed. The only rule is the name can't be obscene or inflammatory in some way.

Funding period

- (28 days)