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A collection of songs based on the life and experiences of a rambling, world-traveling musician divided into 2 distinct parts.
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I grew up playing music (piano first, then guitar and other instruments), but did not write lyrics in those early days. In the late 90's a took a backpacking trip through Europe and close to the end of my trip I hiked a mountain in Snowdonia (Wales) called Cader Idris, a 3,000 ft. peak shrouded in mystery and folklore.

There is a legend that if you spend the night on the slopes of Cader Idris you awake either a madman or a poet. I hiked the mountain and later slept on the peaks of Cader (only after getting trapped in the fog), only to awake and write my first lyrics just a short time after. "A Madman & A Poet" is based on that experience. Please enjoy and spread the word!

This album is based on that experience. I'll be working with Matt Odmark (Jars of Clay) to produce the album at Jars of Clay's studio in Nashville. We'll be using Nashville musicians and friends to perform on the album, and we're excited to have you become a part of it! 

Making a record can be costly, and for this album my budget for recording and production is right about $15,000. So, I'm setting my budget for that amount, hoping that will cover production and Kickstarter's fees. Any extra that comes in above that will go toward:

  • Reward Fulfillment
  • Duplication
  • Publicity
  • Mixing/Mastering
  • Music Video Production
  • Touring

Total costs will probably come in somewhere closer to $35K - so this is really just a start. 

Thank you all for your amazing support of me and my music! I'm so excited to have you all involved again! All the best! 

Nate Currin
www.natecurrin.com

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Finances is going to be the biggest challenge to this project. Just raising funds, both for phase 1, which is the recording and production (this campaign) and then later for phase 2 will be another challenge as well.

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    A digital download of the album two weeks prior to the release date plus immediate download of the single "A Madman and A Poet"

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    POSTCARD from the road.
    During the 2016 "The Madman & The Poet" tour you'll receive a personalized postcard from a random city on which I'm touring in.
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    A signed hard copy of the album plus the pre-release download two weeks prior to the release date.
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    A signed, numbered exclusive poster designed by a reputable artist TBN, plus pre-release download of the album and the signed hard copy.
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    LEVEL 5:
    A limited edition, single-run "The Madman & The Poet" T-Shirt only available to those at this level and through this project designed by a reputable artist TBN, plus the numbered poster, the pre-release digital download, and the signed hard copy of the album.
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    LEVELS 4 & 5:
    A limited edition, single-run "The Madman & The Poet" T-Shirt AND the limited edition vinyl of the album, plus the numbered poster, the pre-release digital download, and the signed hard copy of the album.

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    LEVEL 7:
    Get your name printed in the "Thank You" section of the physical artwork to the album, plus the numbered poster, the digital download, and the signed hard copy of the album.
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    LEVEL 8:
    Handwritten lyrics to any original song that I've written - copied on a nice paper, plus the numbered poster, the digital download, the signed hard copy of the album, and your name in the credits.
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    LEVEL 9:
    30 minute Songwriting Lesson. Either in person or via Skype, plus the numbered poster, the digital download, the signed hard copy of the album, and your name in the credits.
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    LEVEL 10:
    A video cover of your favorite song. I will cover the song of your choosing in a video - song must be clean and appropriate. Plus the numbered poster, the digital download, the signed hard copy and your name in the credits.
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    LEVEL 11:
    Executive Producer status. Get listed as an executive producer of my new album in the credits. Plus the numbered poster, the digital download, the signed hard copy of the album, and your name in the credits.
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    LEVEL 13:
    Come to Nashville and spend half a day with us in the studio: getting the studio tour, watching the recording process, hanging out with the guys, and then lunch at one of our favorite local spots. Plus the numbered poster, the digital download, the signed hard copy of the album, and your name in the credits.
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    LEVEL 12:
    One of my favorite creative outlets is painting. In this tier I'm offering an original 24x36 painting exclusively for you. You can also suggest what colors I should use. Plus you get the numbered poster, the digital download, the signed hard copy of the album, and your name in the credits.
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    I will write a song just for you - about anything - you pick the topic! (Within reason: nothing profane, sexual, or crude) You will provide me the subject matter, and I'll write a song, and then professionally record it delivering you with the MP3 of the recorded song as well as the lyrics. Plus the numbered poster, the digital download, the signed hard copy of the album, and your name in the credits.
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    Living Room concert. I will come to your home and perform for you and your friends. This will need to be booked 6-8 months in advance. Limited to the continental US only. Plus the numbered poster, the digital download, the signed hard copy of the album and your name in the credits.
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    DELUXE Package:
    Includes every item from every level including Nashville studio trip, song written for you, living room concert, and painting, plus vinyl, numbered poster, t-shirt, digital download, signed hard copy of the album, and your name as an executive producer in the credits. Does not include the tickets, video cover, or painting.
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    LEVEL 6:
    A pair of tickets to "The Madman & The Poet" album release show in Atlanta in 2016 with front row access, plus the numbered poster, the pre-release digital download of the album, and the signed hard copy.
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