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I’m Mike Mattison, I'm doing an album that I hope can add to the conversation of 21st century blues, and I want you to be a part of it.
I’m Mike Mattison, I'm doing an album that I hope can add to the conversation of 21st century blues, and I want you to be a part of it.
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The goal is to raise $5000 to finish recording, mixing and mastering these songs in Atlanta. There will be brand new tunes, “re-imaginings” of songs I’ve written like “Midnight In Harlem” and a rare cover or two. I’ll be tapping my friends from Scrapomatic (Paul Olsen, Dave Yoke), the Tedeschi Trucks Band (Kofi Burbridge, Tyler Greenwell) and others whom I’ve always hoped to work with, but never had the time or chance to. I’ll need to pay for a lot of people-movin’, hotel-stayin’ and studio-recordin’. I’m excited to add to the conversation of 21st century blues, and I need your help in making this dream come true!

Risks and challenges

Writing personalized postcards to each qualifying backers will surely be a time-consuming and hand-cramping process. But I felt the best way to show my sincere gratitude was with a note from the heart. Putting thought and effort into each of these notes means that you might have to wait a few months for your postcard, but I'll do everything I can to make it worth the wait... And the good news is you'll have some new music to listen to while you're waiting.

Also, we're still considering working with a label to release and distribute the album, so in the event we do sign with a label, delivery of a full album download may be delayed an additional month or two.

If you're interested in hosting a concert, please reach out to info@derekandsusan.net before purchasing and we'll discuss logistics.

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    Ten dollars for a digital download of the full album a week before official release.

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    Twenty bucks for the new album on CD plus the advance digital download.

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    Fifty simoleons for a personalized whimsical postcard, handwritten by Mike Mattison on his travels with Tedeschi Trucks Band, plus the advance digital download.

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    One Benjamin for an original signed handwritten lyric sheet from an album track, plus a postcard from Mike, plus the advance digital download. We'll also include your name in a special thanks section in the CD package.

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    Scrapomatic (Mike Mattison, Paul Olsen and Dave Yoke) will come perform in your home or another suitable venue of your choosing. Airfare and hotel not included; the closer to Atlanta, the better.

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