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Get involved and help release my new album, "Hot Pepper Queen." I have a wonderful set of songs ready to go with my spectacular band!
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*** We have 5 hours to go and every pledge past our goal will still be a big help! Here is a sneak peek at our sticker set and t-shirt prototypes, the limited edition art poster, a prototype for our delicious hot sauce and also our album cover design. A big thanks to everyone who has contributed so far!***

Sticker Set Prototype
Sticker Set Prototype
Men's T-shirt Prototype
Men's T-shirt Prototype
Women's T-shirt Prototype
Women's T-shirt Prototype
18"x24" Framed Limited Edition Art Poster
18"x24" Framed Limited Edition Art Poster
Hot Sauce Packaging Prototype
Hot Sauce Packaging Prototype
Album Cover Design
Album Cover Design

As you may well know, a whole lot of goodness has been going on in my world. Since our last Kickstarter Campaign for "The Goodbye Party" in 2011 I have released 4 albums and finished the first season of The Martha Bassett Show at the Reeves Theater in Elkin, NC. 

My last album, "Dark Of The Night," was an absolute joy to make and I was surrounded by an amazing team, including a dedicated producer (Pat Lawrence), stellar recording/mixing engineer (Jason Richmond), and my wonderful bandmates (Sarah Howell-Miller, Fiona Burdette, Alex McKinney, Russell Kelly, and Pat Lawrence). We have put our powers together again to bring you our new record, "Hot Pepper Queen!" 

Project

I am delighted to have two of Sarah's songs on the record: "Ain't I A Woman," and the title cut, "Hot Pepper Queen." The latter was inspired by a hot wing eating contest that we witnessed after a show we played in Ohio a couple of years ago.  

We recorded the initial album tracks at the Fidelitorium and are now beginning to move toward editing, mixing, mastering, and duplication with a grand release planned for the month of May. On average it costs me 12K to make a record these days. All of the money from this campaign will help to cover those costs and the initial session expenses.

It is a true honor to make music for you and I appreciate the countless ways you've supported me.

Rewards

Along with the digital download we have the autographed CD reward which also comes with a limited edition "Hot Pepper Queen" mini sticker set (super cute!). We will unveil the reward designs for you to see on social media. 

The aforementioned hot wing eating contest in Ohio was hosted by our friend Sam Peters. He and his wife Joyce own and operate a hot sauce company called Patter Fam Sauces. Sam will be creating and bottling a special hot sauce for us to share as a tasty little keepsake. We will design our own fun label and name it (what else?) "Hot Pepper Queen."

We are professionally designing a special high quality screen printed "Hot Pepper Queen" t-shirt, and also an 18"x24" beautifully framed limited edition art poster to commemorate the album.

To cap off our campaign I have added a variety of ways that you can see me perform live at your home or special event in 2019. There is even an option to get a recording of a song you have always wanted to hear me sing!

Thank you for your continued support! - Peace, mb

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge with any artistic project is the timeline. We are one step ahead in that the album is recorded and only post production remains. I will do my very best to release the record and ship all of the physical rewards by the end of May if not sooner. I will schedule all of the performance rewards myself and find a time that fits our schedules. Those options can be discussed immediately and if you have interest in specific performance dates feel free to reach out before pledging.

I will keep you posted on my progress and look forward to seeing you out at a show! Thanks again for your support of "Hot Pepper Queen."

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    Digital Download

    Download the entire album before it is released!

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    Autographed CD + Sticker Set

    Receive an autographed CD plus the digital download. You will also get a limited edition "Hot Pepper Queen" mini sticker set!

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    "Hot Pepper Queen" Hot Sauce

    Made and bottled by our friend Sam Peters at Patter Fam Sauces, this 5oz bottle is a medium heat sauce with delicious flavor. A real foodie item that won't disappoint, and of course includes our snazzy "Hot Pepper Queen" custom labeling!

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    T-shirt

    You will get a custom designed, high quality, screen printed "Hot Pepper Queen" t-shirt. (Men's and Women's sizes S-XXL).

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    Limited Edition Art Poster

    This is a beautifully designed "Hot Pepper Queen" art poster. It is 18"x24" and is professionally printed on museum-quality Epson matte paper and mounted in a sleek modern black frame constructed of alder w/ an Acrylite front protector. Hanging hardware included.

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    Song Request Delivered

    I will record the song of your choice and email you an mp3. (Disclaimer: "Freebird" and "Wagon Wheel" require a $50 upcharge.)

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    • Limited Edition Art Poster
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    Martha Bassett Solo Performance

    I will perform a solo show anywhere in the region at your home or small event in 2019!

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    • Limited Edition Poster Art
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    Martha Bassett Band Performance

    The band and I will perform at your regional event, wedding, or party in 2019. Nothing spices up a get together like the Martha Bassett Band!

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    • MB + Band Performance
    • Limited Edition Art Poster
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    • HPQ Hot Sauce
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    Martha Bassett Solo Show Anywhere

    Well most anywhere! Let's say the continental United States. I will make a visit to your part of the country and perform a solo show in 2019. If you would cover lodging and sound (if needed) that would be great!

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