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Help cover the cost of recording and mixing a 4 piece band, an 11 piece orchestra, 14 singers, and other guest musicians who live in 10 cities.
Help cover the cost of recording and mixing a 4 piece band, an 11 piece orchestra, 14 singers, and other guest musicians who live in 10 cities.
86 backers pledged $5,171 to help bring this project to life.

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I’m raising money to help with the costs of recording and mixing my next record “The Jessamine County Book of the Living.”

I’m offering, in addition to any of my past recordings, a choice of unreleased live recordings and out takes, solo acoustic home recording versions of songs that will be on the new record, a limited edition silkscreen poster, plus limited edition and one of a kind items from the recording sessions, tours, and travels.

You can hear the string quartet accompaniment for one of the new songs, “When I was a Mockingbird,” in the video I’ve posted. I’ve also posted the image of the poster design (below).

Making this record is the most fun and rewarding project I’ve taken on so far, but it’s also the most complicated, logistically tricky, and expensive project I’ve attempted: I’m recording with a 4 piece band, 11 piece orchestra, 14 singers, and a number of other guest musicians who live in 10 different cities spread out across the states. Your help would make a huge difference in making all of this come together.

Downloads will be made available / gifts mailed as soon as the fund raising goal is met.

Please note the donation levels for some items vary to take into account shipping costs for international orders.

Thank you so much!



My friend Ben Cariens has just donated a portrait of me as a pledge reward. see description to the right, picture below. thanks Ben!


http://www.myspace.com/mattbauer
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http://www.facebook.com/#/pages/Matt-Bauer/97593575243
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http://mattbauermusic.com/

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Downloads of 2 unreleased studio recordings: An alternate take of “Poplar Trees” from the upcoming record plus “Two Angels,” an unreleased song from the “Wasps and White Roses” recording sessions (2005).

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    For US mailing addresses:
    Choice of
    (1) 12 song cdr of a live recording at the Paradiso in Amsterdam featuring Jay and Alex Foote and Mariee Sioux. (simply packaged home made cdr)
    OR
    (2) 5 song solo home recordings of songs from the upcoming record.
    (simply packaged home made cdr)
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    (3) Any one of my previous cds, Nandina, Wasps and White Roses, or The Island Moved in the Storm.
    + the 2 song downloads described in the $5 pledge

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    For International Mailing addresses:
    Choice of
    (1) 12 song cdr of a live recording at the Paradiso in Amsterdam featuring Jay and Alex Foote and Mariee Sioux. (simply packaged home made cdr)
    OR
    (2) 5 song solo home recordings of songs from the upcoming record.
    (simply packaged home made cdr)
    OR
    (3) Any one of my previous cds, Nandina, Wasps and White Roses, or The Island Moved in the Storm.
    + the 2 song downloads described in the $5 pledge

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    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    For US mailing addresses:
    3 color silkscreen print (see image at left). 11 X 17 inches. The top says “The Jessamine County Book of the Living,” the bottom of the poster has lyrics from one of the songs on the album.
    + the 2 song downloads described in the $5 pledge

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    For International Mailing addresses:
    3 color silkscreen print (see image at left). 11 X 17 inches. The top says “The Jessamine County Book of the Living,” the bottom of the print has lyrics from one of the songs on the album.
    + the 2 song downloads described in the $5 pledge

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    For US mailing addresses:
    Any cd described above + the print
    + the 2 song downloads described in the $5 pledge

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    For International Mailing addresses:
    Any cd described above + the print
    + the 2 song downloads described in the $5 pledge

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    Pledge $45 or more About $45

    For US mailing addresses:
    Choice of any 2 cds described above + the print
    + the 2 song downloads described in the $5 pledge

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    For International Mailing addresses:
    Choice of any 2 cds described above + the print
    + the 2 song downloads described in the $5 pledge

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    All 5 cds + the print + a binder of sheet music, lyrics, and notes form the writing and recording of the record. (same donation amount for US or International addresses)
    + the 2 song downloads described in the $5 pledge

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    All items described in the $100 reward + A compilation of still more unreleased demos, live recordings, and instrumentals + 3 limited edition tour posters from the US, France, and the Czech Republic not for sale anywhere + 1 trinket from my travel collection: Glass mermaid? Marshmallow hamburger? West Virginia Trappers Association patch? A unicorn dinner bell from Nebraska? A small rock from Mount Everest? I will hand pick a mystery item for you. (same donation amount for US or International addresses)

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    Pledge $400 or more About $400

    Portrait by Benjamin Cariens.

    Image size is 5" x 7"
    Powdered Graphite on Rives BFK

    Frame size is 12" x 14" x 4"
    Painted wood frame with lead facing

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Funding period

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