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NEW GOAL - $5000. Let's keep it going! Please help us get to 200% for a FEBRUARY/MARCH TOUR!!!!
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We are heading into the studio with 4 GUEST MUSICIANS to make our third album - over 10 new songs!!

Hi friends! My Gay Banjo here. We are pre-selling our new album, "COUNTRY BOYS IN THE CITY", and offering other dazzling prizes for people who help us raise the funds to finish this really fun and exciting project. Help us bring music to your ears! 

We will be joined by musicians that we really love and respect: 

  • YOSI PERLSTEIN (HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF) - percussion & fiddle
  • ANNA CALLNER (CHRIS GARNEAU, MNP with SHANTELL MARTIN) - cello
  • ELANA REDFIELD (KAREN & THE SORROWS) - pedal steel
  • TODD CHANDLER (DARK DARK DARK) - bass

We are also super psyched to be working with sound engineer KYLE PULLEY (DANGEROUS PONIES) through his studio (THE HEADROOM) and in live spaces, like living rooms and churches.

Here is a video from March of the album's title track. We're adding bass, fiddle and percussion!

* Banjo, cast iron moon, and ukulele drawings by Tuesday Smillie *

Budget

See "If We Pass Our Goal..." below for info about how we will spend any funds over the $2,500 goal.

If We Pass Our Goal...

We are fundraising only for the bare bones costs of making this album - if we raise more money...

  • We can add more finishing touches in the studio, as needed.
  • We can include lyrics, more photos, and more art in our CD jacket. 
  • We can put it towards our “Country Boys in the City” tour, allowing us to visit more towns and make more cds, t-shirts,bags, etc.

Timeline & Delivery

All rewards will be shipped out by April, but maybe sooner!!
Digital downloads might be ready by early February.

Prizes

For example...

Add-ons: if you want to get even more prizes, then add more money to your pledge and indicate what you want to get in the survey we send at the end.  Just look at the cost of the different prizes, and add the appropriate amount to your pledge. 

For example:

To add a t-shirt in your size to your pledge, add $20.

To add a CD of the new album to your pledge, add $15.

To add 'the Julia Package', add $20. 

To add the Owen Package, add $15.

Let us know in our survey to include this in your reward package. Thank you so much!

Risks and challenges

We have already started recording the songs. We are expecting to release the album in February, but sometimes making music takes longer than expected. If there are any delays we’ll keep everyone posted and we’ll be working hard/playing hard to get it done.

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us in the past - coming out to our shows, buying our CDs, setting up gigs for/with us, letting us stay at your house on tour, and telling your friends about us. We really really appreciate it! We did not expect to be playing shows outside of our own living room, and now look. It’s thanks to you. Thank you for continuing your support of our music with a pledge and/or for passing this link along to your friends.

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    AWESOME!!!
    You'll receive a digital download of our new album, Country Boys in the City. + Your name will be listed on our website.

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    YES!!!
    A signed CD of the new album, Country Boys in the City.
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    The Julia Package...OK!
    Julia's book of poetry, "The Good Left in Us" and a CD of songs she wrote for her rock theater show, "A Boy Called Noise." Both signed by Julia.
    + Your name will be listed on our website. + A digital copy of the new album.

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    JUST ADDED! The Owen Package...Hey! An exclusive kickstarter gift...a whole CD of unreleased home recordings of Owen's sweet and rough sketches of songs from the past 10 years. Includes Everybody Everybody (Blackbox cover with dancealisadance); The Chicken Sheriff; Oh Sassafras; She's My Queen; an early version of Welcome Home; several sorta lullabies; a 15 minute guitar meditation with backyard tree frogs; and some experimental experiments. + Your name will be listed on our website. + A digital copy of the new album.

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    WINNER!!!
    Any two My Gay Banjo CDs, signed.
    + Your name will be listed on our website. + A digital copy of the new album.

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    SCORE!!!
    All three My Gay Banjo CDs, signed.
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    FUN!!!
    We will banter about you live! Maybe someone will record it!
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    HOT!!!
    Send us something of yours to screen print the MGB design on!
    **Item must be clean.
    **Item must have space for a 13" x 16" image.
    **Item must be sent to us by January 15, 2014.
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    HECK YEAH!!!
    All three My Gay Banjo CDs, signed
    + One MGB t-shirt in your size.
    + Signed poster from our upcoming 2014 tour.
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    THIS IS MAGIC!!!
    MGB will write a song about you!
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    PARTY!!!
    My Gay Banjo will play a show that you organize in the Philly or NY region.
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    THIS IS MAJOR!!!
    We will include your city on our EAST COAST tour in early 2014!!
    **Geographic restrictions may apply
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Funding period

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