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My name is Matt the Electrician, and my family and I are working together to raise funds for my new CD, 'Accidental Thief'

Hi, my name is Matt I'm a singer songwriter I live in Austin, TX With my wife, and two kids.

I just finished making a new record It's called 'Accidental Thief' It's pretty much done Now i have to pay for it.

Making a record costs a lot of money The amounts vary from project to project But these are approximate amounts for MY project The studio & engineer is about $8000 The musicians cost about $3000 Mastering might cost another $1500 Then you have to press the CDs that's anywhere from $2000-$7000.

I have set the funding goal for this project at $8000 It is not all of the money that i need for this project Not even close But it would make a huge dent And since this is a make or break scenario It seemed like a reasonable amount to try for And if you want, you can pledge as little as $1 And we will still be very thankful For your help.

After all that, there is money to be spent on promotion Radio promoter Publicist Posters & Stickers T-Shirts. All of that is maybe another $10,000.

And i don't have to do all of these things But after self-releasing 7 CDs And working as a professional musician For over 20 years I've found that all of these things help And make it much easier to sell those CDs On the road.

And that's where i am a lot of the time On the road And i love getting to travel and play music But i also miss being with my family And they miss me.

It was their idea to put up this page And they wanted to help with the rewards Because they love me, and love that i love to play music for you.

And i would rather give rewards & prizes To those of you who love what i do Than pay credit card companies. So thank you.

love, matt (see examples of Kathie's work here... http://www.kathiesever.virb.com )

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    A poster for 'Accidental Thief', signed by the whole Electrician family.

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    An advance copy of 'Accidental Thief', signed by the whole Electrician family.

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    An advance copy of 'Accidental Thief', signed by the whole Electrician family, and a poster for 'Accidental Thief', signed by the whole Electrician family.

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    Arlo Electrician will draw you a picture on the finest construction paper, suitable for framing (frame not included)....theme is entirely up to the artist, but if you have a suggestion, you are more than welcome to suggest away. You will also receive the advance/signed CD.

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    An advance copy of 'Accidental Thief', signed by the whole Electrician family. A poster for 'Accidental Thief', signed by the whole Electrician family. And a T-Shirt (please let me know t-shirt size when you pledge at this level)

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    Ramona Electrician will write you a short story, which will then be hand bound by Ramona and her mother...once again, theme is entirely up to the author, but if you have a suggestion, you are more than welcome to suggest away. You will also receive the advance/signed CD.

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    18 backers Limited (7 left of 25)

    Kathie Electrician is creating a limited edition print based conceptually on the songs from 'Accidental Thief'. (see examples of her current work here... www.kathiesever.virb.com ). You will receive one archival quality, signed and numbered print. You will also receive the advance/signed CD.

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    6 backers

    Signed copies of all of my previous records (excluding the 3 that are out of print), that's 5 records. An advance copy of 'Accidental Thief', signed by the whole Electrician family. A poster for 'Accidental Thief', signed by the whole Electrician family. And a T-Shirt (please let me know t-shirt size when you pledge at this level)

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    4 backers Limited (1 left of 5)

    Kathie Electrician will create a custom, hand-embroidered portrait from your photograph (see examples here... www.kathiesever.virb.com ). You will also receive the advance/signed CD.

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    2 backers

    You will have your name listed in the 'thank you' section of the liner notes on 'Accidental Thief'. Signed copies of all of my previous records (excluding the 3 that are out of print), that's 5 records. An advance copy of 'Accidental Thief', signed by the whole Electrician family. A poster for 'Accidental Thief', signed by the whole Electrician family. And a T-Shirt (please let me know t-shirt size when you pledge at this level)

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    Kathie Electrician will create a custom, handmade, hand-embroidered shirt or dress to your specifications. Will include consultation (see examples here... www.kathiesever.virb.com ). You will have your name listed in the 'thank you' section of the liner notes on 'Accidental Thief'. You will also receive the advance/signed CD.

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    I will play a concert in your home. It will need to be scheduled 2-3 months out due to scheduling...and if you are outside the Austin area, i may be able to schedule around a tour of your area. You will have your name listed in the 'thank you' section of the liner notes on 'Accidental Thief'. You will also receive the advance/signed CD.

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    1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)

    Kathie Electrician will create a 2-4 minute stop motion video for you, to your specifications. Will include consultation. (see example above). You will have your name listed in the 'thank you' section of the liner notes on 'Accidental Thief'. You will also receive the advance/signed CD.

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    You will be credited on 'Accidental Thief' as one of 3 executive producers. This will make you look extremely cool. You will have your name listed in the 'thank you' section of the liner notes on 'Accidental Thief'. Signed copies of all of my previous records (excluding the 3 that are out of print), that's 5 records. An advance copy of 'Accidental Thief', signed by the whole Electrician family. A poster for 'Accidental Thief', signed by the whole Electrician family. And a T-Shirt (please let me know t-shirt size when you pledge at this level)

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