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This is a record about life. About family, love, loss, and ultimately, rebirth and redemption. #PhillySoulFolk #GetFree
This is a record about life. About family, love, loss, and ultimately, rebirth and redemption. #PhillySoulFolk #GetFree
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Close to three years after the release of my debut record, The Divine Game, I'm finally (emotionally) prepared to go for round two. It's been quite the adventure since, and I'm absolutely thrilled to share these new tunes with you all! The record will be called Morning Son. Truly a time of new beginnings, shedding the old to make room for the new. This is a collection of songs documenting this process.

And as a thank you just for stopping by, please enjoy a little taste of what's to come... The first single from 'Morning Son', Family Tree.

For those of you familiar with the monstrosity that was The Divine Game, my first tour de force production, you'll find this upcoming record to be another creature altogether. It's still sonically rich, a la Divine Game, but Morning Son is far more intimate than it's predecessor, and goes further back to my folky, personal, and even ancestral roots. Acoustic guitars. Harmonies for days. Banjo, cello, fiddle, harmonica. Songs about my dog. (Kidding!) 

Because this record is in many ways scaled back, and because I was able to do all the engineering and almost all of the performances myself out in the cuts of rural PA in my good friend's cabin-turned-Birchwood-Studios (thanks Mark!!), I've been able to cut the budget down drastically compared to a few years back. And in the name of simplicity, and keeping with the stripped down theme, I'm mostly offering music-based rewards for this KS campaign.

  • My goal to cover the bottom end of this project is $4,000. This will cover the first run of CD replication, as well as some of the mixing and mastering. 
  • My ideal stretch goal to help with some of the other musical expenses accrued along the way is $6,500. This would also help with some promotion and publicity for the record.

Any contributions to this campaign, and with it, the continued pursuit of creating heartfelt soul folk music, are hugely appreciated. As would be any help in spreading the word to anyone you think might also dig these particular sound waves. I look forward to sharing them with you, both in record form as well as sometime soon live on stage, in a city near you!

Thank you all, and much love!

Orion

www.orionfreeman.com

 

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This record is like 98.6% DONE. Finito. Mixed, mastered, and ready to folk out! Just need a lil extra loot to pay some bills and print up some discs, and it'll be in your mailbox in no time! :)

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    THE DIGITAL TUNES

    A pre-release Digital Download of my new record, Morning Son. Available to you 2 weeks before its official release. AND a link to download the first single immediately!

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    THE (SUSTAINABLY PRODUCED) CD

    Your very own signed and personalized copy of the record, recorded partially with Solar Power and manufactured to achieve a Zero Carbon Footprint. (Green Forestry Practices, Veggie Inks, Recycled Plastics, Carbon Offset Credits)

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    THE MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN

    A signed copy of each of my first two full-length records, Morning Son & The Divine Game. A rousing and delightful couple indeed.

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    • Autographed Morning Son CD
    • Autographed The Divine Game CD
    • Pre-Release Morning Son Digital Download
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    THE TRIO MADE IN HEAVEN

    A signed copy of both full-length records, Morning Son & The Divine Game, plus a little token from the distant past- my very first completely self produced and recorded acoustic EP, now out of print.

    A trio bound to throw out some lovely harmonic waves.

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    • Autographed The Divine Game CD
    • Autographed DEMOS EP
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    THE STOCKING STUFFER

    5 signed copies of Morning Son.
    (1 for you and each of your 4 bestest pals!)

    Sharing is caring indeed!

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    THE STOCKING STUFFER SUPREME

    5 signed copies of Morning Son, & 5 more of The Divine Game. Double your ability to spread love, in a single fell swoop!

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    THE JOLLY OLE SAINT NICK

    10 signed Morning Son CDs

    1 for you, 1 for each of your best friends, and even 1 for your nasty next door neighbor JimBob- the one who considers grunting and picking his nose legitimate forms of saying hello. (Even jerks deserve good music) :)

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    THE PHILLY PHIESTA (PHOR TWO)

    You and a friend (or lover!) will have tickets and a reserved table for two awaiting your arrival at a very special candle-lit musical celebration, Morning Son's official CD release party. It will be held on Earth Day, the 22nd of April, at the finest listening room around: Burlap and Bean in Newtown Square, PA.

    I'll be there to hand delivery two signed copies of the new record to you, as well as hand feed you exquisite morsels of my very own homemade raw chocolate to boot. (Ok, so maybe i won't actually feed them to you, but the chocolate is totally part of the deal... ;)

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    THE PHILLY PHIESTA (PHOR TWO)

    BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! You and a friend (or lover!) will have tickets and a reserved table for two awaiting your arrival at a very special candle-lit musical celebration, Morning Son's official CD release party. It will be held on Earth Day, the 22nd of April, at the finest listening room around: Burlap and Bean in Newtown Square, PA.

    I'll be there to hand delivery two signed copies of the new record to you, as well as hand feed you exquisite morsels of my very own homemade raw chocolate to boot. (Ok, so maybe i won't actually feed them to you, but the chocolate is totally part of the deal... ;)

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    THE PHILLY PHIESTA (PHOR PHOUR)

    Same offer as the one above, but for this one you'll get to invite more friends or another couple to join you for the chocolate-- er-- music. (Priorities!)

    Each of you will also receive their very own signed copy of Morning Son. (And yes, the chocolate will be there too. We dare not forget the chocolate.)

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    • Tickets & Reserved Table for 4 to Morning Son CD Release Party
    • Autographed Morning Son CD
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    PHILLY SOUL PHOLK (@ YOUR PLACE)

    Too far from Philly to join us for the show? Can't make the date? Just plain too lazy to get up out the Lazy Boy?? I feel you. Which is why I'm offering the chance to have me join you in the comforts of your own home for a concert with you and all your best friends and family. Plus two signed copies of the CD.

    [Travel within 100 miles of Philly included. For my non-local friends, we can either make mutually satisfactory travel arrangements, or else you can wait til a future tour passes me by!]

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    MUCHO DE TODO

    Want lots of CDs? A love letter in the liner notes? A House Concert? HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE?? Contribute $1002 or more and you can have lots of pretty much whatever you'd like. For real, I'll pretty much give you whatever you want.**

    (**My sweet sweet lovin' excluded.)

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