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Two albums, two lineups, same songs. One album is straight-ahead bluegrass, the other is raw and electric.
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    Our thanks! You'll get behind-the-scenes updates, photos and videos of the recording sessions. Exclusive to our Kickstarter donors.

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    Digital Download Package: Digital downloads of both albums, plus exclusive behind-the-scenes updates, photos and videos of the recording sessions.

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    Bonus CD Package: CDs of both albums signed by Michael, plus Deluxe Edition digital downloads of both albums with exclusive bonus tracks, and behind-the-scenes updates, photos and videos of the recording sessions.

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    Pledge $80 or more About $80

    **NEW** NYC Concert ticket Package: You'll get a pair of tickets to the Michael Daves All-Star Bluegrass Throwdown concert on Dec. 30, 2014 at the Bell House in Brooklyn NY featuring the band from the bluegrass album and other special guests. Plus both CDs signed by Michael and the Deluxe Edition digital download (both albums plus exclusive bonus tracks).

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    **NEW** Signed Noam Pikelny Vinyl LP Package: You'll get both CDs signed by Michael, plus the Deluxe Edition digital download (both albums plus exclusive bonus tracks) plus the Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe vinyl LP (2013, Compass Records), signed by Noam. Noam's album recently won the IBMA Album of the Year Award and features Noam and Mike Bub, both of whom will be playing on my bluegrass record.

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    **NEW** An original woodburned art piece (small size) produced by Jessi Carter for use on the www.michaeldaves.com website. Ten unique pieces are available; see the "Rewards" section near the bottom of the campaign description for pictures, and send me a message indicating (by piece #) which one you would like, to confirm availability. Pieces #1-4 are 3.5" x 9" x 0.25" and pieces #5-10 are 2.5" x 12" x 0.25"; woodburning on poplar, some with feathers and rhinestones. Plus you'll get both CDs signed by Michael and the Deluxe Edition digital download (both albums plus exclusive bonus tracks)

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    **NEW** An original woodburned art piece (medium size) produced by Jessi Carter for use on the www.michaeldaves.com website. Three unique pieces are available; see the "Rewards" section near the bottom of the campaign description for pictures, and send me a message indicating (by piece #) which one you would like, to confirm availability. Piece #1 (bird nest) is 11.25" x 9" x 0.75"; Piece # 2 (snake) is 5.75" x 7.25" x 0.75"; Pieces #3 (portrait) is 7.25" x 8.25" x 0.75". Woodburning on poplar with feathers, rhinestones, and/or glitter. Plus you'll get both CDs signed by Michael and the Deluxe Edition digital download (both albums plus exclusive bonus tracks)

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    **NEW** An original woodburned art piece (large size) produced by Jessi Carter in conjunction with the www.michaeldaves.com website. Two unique pieces are available; see the "Rewards" section near the bottom of the campaign description for pictures, and send me a message indicating (by piece #) which one you would like to confirm availability. Pieces #1 (dragonfly) is 11.25" x 13.75" x 0.75" and is woodburning on poplar with ink & watercolor on rice paper and feathers; Piece # 2 (owl) is 11.25" x 13.75" x 0.75" and is woodburning on poplar with ink. Plus you'll get both CDs signed by Michael and the Deluxe Edition digital download (both albums plus exclusive bonus tracks)

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    **NEW** Signed Kentucky Mandolin Package. You will receive a brand-new Kentucky KM-250 mandolin courtesy of Elderly Instruments, and SIGNED by ALL of the musicians who play on both albums. Plus you will get an 8x10 photo of the musicians at the bluegrass session with the mandolin. Plus both CDs signed by Michael and the Deluxe Edition digital download (both albums plus exclusive bonus tracks). The KM-250 is one of the best-sounding mandolins available for under $1000 and will be expertly set-up by Elderly, one of America's finest and most reputable acoustic instrument dealers. Also included: a 3-pack of Straight Up Strings for the mandolin, courtesy of Siminoff Banjo & Mandolin Parts.

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    Original Artwork, Framed: You'll get an original piece of artwork featuring Michael, produced by Jessi Carter for this Kickstarter campaign. Ink and watercolor on rice paper. 24" x 36" mounted. Plus you'll get both CDs signed by Michael and the Deluxe Edition digital download (both albums plus exclusive bonus tracks)

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    Michael Daves Full Band House Concert:
    Have a bluegrass quartet led by Michael perform a set at your party, house concert, or other event. I can't guarantee the availability of specific personnel, but I will do my best to accommodate any requests you may have for instrumentation. If you're outside of the metro NYC area we’ll have to talk about availability and travel expenses. Plus you'll get both CDs signed by Michael and the Deluxe Edition digital download (both albums plus exclusive bonus tracks)

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    Signed CDs/Rockwood Poster Package:
    Both CDs signed by Michael, plus the Deluxe Edition digital download (both albums plus exclusive bonus tracks) and a limited-edition 11x17 screen printed poster by Silo Design commemorating Michael’s weekly residency (since 2006) at the Rockwood Music Hall in Manhattan. Numbered edition of 75 (see "Rewards" section for the full image).

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    Art Print Package:
    Both CDs signed CD by Michael, plus the Deluxe Edition digital download (both albums plus exclusive bonus tracks) plus fine art print of Jessi Carter’s image of Michael produced for this campaign (see "Rewards" section at for the full image). Numbered edition of 30, signed by the artist. www.jessicarter.com.

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    Signed Thile/Daves vinyl package: Both CDs signed by Michael, plus the Deluxe Edition digital download (both albums plus exclusive bonus tracks) plus the Chris Thile & Michael Daves vinyl single release on Third Man Records (produced by Jack White), signed by Chris and Michael.

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    NYC Concert Meet & Greet Package: You'll get a pair of tickets to the Michael Daves All-Star Bluegrass Throwdown concert on Dec. 30, 2014 at the Bell House in Brooklyn NY featuring the band from the bluegrass album. The tickets include a meet-and-greet before the show with Michael, Noam Pikelny, Sarah Jarosz, Brittany Haas, Mike Bub, and other special guests. Plus both CDs signed by Michael and the Deluxe Edition digital download (both albums plus exclusive bonus tracks).

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    Recording Session Visit: You and a friend will be invited to attend the bluegrass album recording session in Brooklyn. Spend a few hours watching these amazing musicians do what they do, on either December 27, 28 or 29. Plus you'll get both CDs signed by Michael and the Deluxe Edition digital download (both albums plus exclusive bonus tracks).

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    Michael Daves house concert: Have Michael perform a bluegrass set at your party, house concert, or other event. If you're outside of the metro NYC area we’ll have to talk about availability and travel expenses. Plus you'll get both CDs signed by Michael and the Deluxe Edition digital download (both albums plus exclusive bonus tracks).

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    Michael Daves & Friend House Concert:
    Have the duo of Michael and one of his musical cohorts perform a bluegrass set at your party, house concert, or other event. If you're outside of the metro NYC area we’ll have to talk about availability and travel expenses. I can't guarantee the availability of specific personnel, but I will do my best to accommodate any requests you may have for instrumentation. Plus you'll get both CDs signed by Michael and the Deluxe Edition digital download (both albums plus exclusive bonus tracks)

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    Original Artwork, Framed: You'll get an original piece of artwork featuring Michael, produced by Jessi Carter for this Kickstarter campaign. Ink and watercolor on rice paper, 32" x 40" mounted. Plus you'll get both CDs signed by Michael and the Deluxe Edition digital download (both albums plus exclusive bonus tracks)

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