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An album "about loss, and sickness, health, and love, heart break / ... about growing up"
123 backers pledged $12,170 to help bring this project to life.

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I'm raising $11,000 to help see my first full-length record through to completion. It was an easy decision for me to put down the initial couple thousand dollars necessary to get this project off the ground. The work I did with my producer Stephen Price has already impacted me so much and, with your help, will forever mark my life and the lives of many others. 

I have used music to process my emotion for as long as I can remember. It's within the realm of music that I feel safe to say what is really on my heart and in my head.  At the same time, my lyrics are intentionally open-ended for the sake of listeners because I want you to feel what I'm feeling. These songs are painfully real to me, and are often about the things in life I am afraid to confront, like the death of my oldest brother by suicide or my recent diagnosis with Ulcerative Colitis. I want you to feel this same safety and courage in confronting your own pain. 

I need financial help with having my songs mixed and mastered. I chose to work with the best people I know. People like Stephen, who produced and engineered my full-length, and Dave McNair (Look at the people he has worked with in the past, like BOWIE!). Their services are well-worth the investment, and I am so honored that they have taken on my music. 

I also have plans to make a music video with a filmmaker friend of mine named Manuel Crosby.  With my $11,000 goal, I have budgeted for Manuel, actors, miscellaneous equipment, and post-production work such as editing and color correction. I've worked on numerous projects with Manuel, and I am consistently impressed. Here is some of my favorite work of his for your sampling pleasure. With his help, I feel certain and excited about creating a beautiful visual to accompany my music. 

With my $11,000 goal, I have also budgeted for publicity to get music out into the world (mostly via internet), Kickstarter fees, and taxes.

I also have a stretch goal of $14,000 in the back of my head that would include mastering for vinyl and the pressing of my record onto an LP. This would allow for 200 beautiful physical copies of the full-length record.  

If you are curious about what my my music is like, my debut single was released on May 10th and is available via most platforms here.

It means the whole world to me that you would even consider helping. I have poured my whole heart into this project, and I think you'll find it as well worth your time as it was mine. 

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    MP3 download of single "There Goes"

    Your own digital copy of a song about the precarious nature of health and how when we lose it we lose a lot of things often taken for granted .

    A close friend and someone that I look up to tremendously was diagnosed with cancer and underwent surgery and chemotherapy. (T)here Goes is about witnessing that and visiting them, otherwise alone, in the hospital on NYE. It's about visiting them in their home and seeing them wretch and writhe. It's also about the emotional impact of sickness on those afflicted and those who love them, and the impossible weight of healthcare costs in the US.

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    Digital Download of Full Length Record

    Your own personal digital copies of my first record, with digital album art. Also includes a download of single "There Goes".

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    Digital Download + unreleased music

    This is a package for people that want a deeper look into Noah Dane. This includes a digital download of the full length (upon its release), a digital download of the single "There Goes" (upon its release), as well as a small collection of intimate/experimental recordings of never-before-heard (and probably never heard otherwise) songs.

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    Print + Digital Download

    A Print of artwork by Savannah Patterson, inspired Seagrove/Seasons, two tracks from the record that reflect on the loss of Noah's oldest brother Jody. This would also include a digital download + the single "There Goes"+ unreleased music. Expect a personalized note on the back of said print.

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    Lyric Sheet + Digital Downloads

    One personally hand written lyric sheet from a song of my choosing. Also includes downloads of my debut single, first full-length, and unreleased songs.

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    Personal Video of Noah

    I will record a video of me singing any of my songs you like or happy birthday to someone you love. I would also attempt a cover of any song, but no promises on quality.

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    "Thank You" Page Feature

    With this reward, you'll be featured on a "Thank You" page on my website: noah-dane.com

    This also includes digital copies of my single, full-length album, and unreleased music.

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    Google Hangouts Personal Concert

    I'll video call you and play once cover of your choosing along with some of my original songs.

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    Guided Tour with My Old Man

    Single+full-length digital download AND a tour of the farm I was raised on in Seagrove, North Carolina. This would be a limited offer and would have to be arranged 3 months in advance to align with the tour guide's schedule (that would be my dad). Travel to and from farm will not be provided.

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    Noah Dane's Guitar

    This is a guitar that I love. It is featured on at least one song on my full-length record. It is incredibly unique and was set up by my friend Ethan Gingerich. No model name or serial number. This would also include digital downloads for the single and the full-length. I will sign it as well, if you like.

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    House Show with Noah Dane

    I will come to your house and play my songs for you and your friends and hang out with you and drink coffee and/or beer or even just water.

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    Dinner + House Show

    I'll fly to you and cook dinner in your house for you and play my favorite songs for you.

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