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Angelo Santelli and Nicholas Leroy Horn of the Michael Allman Band and Marble Garden are setting out to record their next album.

We are in the process of recording our next album, entitled "Violet Eyed Sunrise".  This is Nick and I's first full-length album since 2009's "Marble Garden". Recording an album can be expensive, but these funds will be used for pressing the album as CDs and vinyl records. CDs are still the main physical format for music releases, but we fully believe vinyl records will deliver the most true-to-life sound from the master tapes.

     Album costs:

  • Studio time (est. $4000)
  • CD replication (est. $900)
  • All-analog vinyl mastering (est. $600)
  • Vinyl pressing & artwork (est. $1500)
  • Travel expenses (est. $500)
  • Other studio expenses (est. $500)

As you can see, $3500 will only barely cover the cost of CD & Vinyl pressing, but without that $3500, we would just have a bunch of great tracks sitting in tape boxes and hard drives. Plus, Kickstarter & Amazon have to take a percentage off from the amount raised so if the goal reaches $3500, we will really have just over $3100 when that's all done.

If you enjoy the music Nick and I create with Marble Garden or Michael Allman and you would like to hear more of this rock and blues music- then please pledge today. As kids we adopted a Wayne Shorter quote to describe our music: "totally new, completely familiar". If you pre-order our album, or pledge to our cause, it will be another step towards creating new, real music that is so sorely lacking in much of today's scene.

And remember- the campaign will only be successful if at least $3500 is pledged, and the pledges will only be charged at the end of the campaign, if we successfully meet our goal.

Thank you all for your support!

Check out these pages for music and tour info:

www.Reverbnation.com/AngeloSantelli

www.Reverbnation.com/MarbleGarden

www.Reverbnation.com/NicholasLeroyHorn

www.AngeloSantelli.com

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    Advance! You will receive a pre-release CD-r version of the album before anyone else gets it, + a normal version of the album when it is released.

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    Collector's pack #1- 1 copy of Angelo & Nick's album "Violet Eyed Sunrise" on CD, plus CD copies of Marble Garden's first two albums, "Marble Garden" and "Marble Garden & Friends" which are out of print.

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    Collectors Pack #2- A copy of the new album on CD, plus the first two Marble Garden albums, a t-shirt, a signed 5x7 of Angelo & Nick, and other cool merch.

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    "Phoning It In" Nick and I will Skype an acoustic mini-concert right to your computer! Plus, you'll receive your choice of a CD or Vinyl + Digital Download copy of "Violet Eyed Sunrise"

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    Remote Correspondence: You can choose any of these choices: Using Skype, you can get a lesson from Angelo or Nick, or both, or an acoustic mini-concert, plus 2 CDs + Merch including the first 2 Marble Garden albums, and your name in the included in the credits of the album.

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    Ultimate Collector's Pack- You will receive a vinyl test pressing, a Silica Sound Slide used by Angelo, inclusion in the album's credits, an advance pre-release Cd-R copy of the album, a signed 5x7 photo of Angelo & Nick, a t-shirt, and autographed copies of "Violet Eyed Sunrise" on CD and vinyl.

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    Angelo & Nick with Marble Garden will play a show in your backyard or club within 200 miles of Kalamazoo, MI, plus you'll get a CD or LP, and other cool merch. We will also include you in the "special thanks" section of the album liner notes.

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    Nick and I will perform a show in your town anywhere within 150 miles, anywhere along I-75, + a copy of the CD and all sorts of great merch! Location will need prior approval! We will also include you in the "special thanks" section of the album liner notes.

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