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We are making a new album of all new songs at The Bombshelter in Nashville and need your help! This time we are pressing it to vinyl!
74 backers pledged $5,087 to help bring this project to life.

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We are an independent country band that plays original songs in the old style, not what passes for country on the corporate radio.  We have worked very hard to write, arrange and promote these songs and this sound.  All the songs we will be recording will be originals.  You can hear a selection of songs from our last album at www.patreedymusic.com 

We believe firmly in the future of real country music!  We have all played in a variety of bands in the past that covered a variety of genres from blues to traditional Appalachian fiddle tunes and draw on those influences to try to keep country music fresh and true.

There are virtually no references to sweet tea or truck tailgates in any of our songs.  Listen to pop country radio for 10 minutes and you'll see what I'm getting at.  What we are making is real.

However, we don't have financial backing such as a record label and we don't make enough from our shows to record them in the right way at a real studio.  Without your help we cant do it!  The funny thing is, in the last 2 years we have generated enough new material for 3 albums but that's a whole lot of money so we just picked the best 12 unrecorded songs that we think would sound good together.  If you ever see us live you'll recognize some of them, but we also have some new ones no one but us and our neighbors have heard!

Here is a breakdown of recording project costs:

$2800 Sound engineer and studio, 8 days.

$100 Reel to reel tape

$250 Mix-down tape

$700 Mastering (this is a friend price from John Baldwin, he's good)

$100 Kickstarter video shooting (friend price from our friend Kat Sotelo, thanks Kat!)

$300 Fuel to get to Nashville and back to New Orleans

$2000 Record pressing and packaging through Gotta Groove Records

$500 CD production through Disc Makers

$500 Kickstarter fees (they gotta eat too I guess)

Now, you might notice that this adds up to $7250.

We have saved up $500 each from doing demolition labor in New Orleans, so we can add $2500 to this, which, if the Kickstarter is successful in reaching $5000, will leave us a $250 cushion for unforeseen expenses.

(Total recording cost: $7250, total funds goal: $7500.)

Risks and challenges

After recording before in a professional studio, Ive become more aware of the different costs that will pop up: mastering, tape, production costs for the physical albums themselves, album art design, and fuel.
Last time I recorded I didnt really know what to expect. I didnt see all the costs coming so it took me a long time to save up the extra money to get the actual finished product in my hand.
This time I have done the math and gotten quotes for each of these and they all are within our goal amount.
The one thing that might hold this up would be a production delay on the side of the record or CD pressing companies, but I am working to book a reservation to avoid this. Even if there is a delay it should only be a few weeks. Just in case I rounded up on production time and set the time of release in September. Lets hope it happens sooner!
As mentioned before in the project description, all 5 of the band have been working on the side for a demolition company to save $500 each for this project, we are all in. With your help we can make it happen!

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    mp3 copy of either our home recording album "Let It Roll" or our self titled studio album "Pat Reedy, Ronnie Aitkens and The Longtime Goners" Both were recorded analog.

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    A CD copy of our goal album mailed to you and the warm satisfaction of having helped independent artists create the music they love!

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    You will receive a vinyl copy of our goal album mailed to you!

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    You will receive a vinyl copy of our goal album as well as one additional recording of your choice: "Pat Reedy, Ronnie Aitkens and The Longtime Goners" (our 2013 studio album,) "Let It Roll" (our home recording ), "Wiser When We Get There" (Pat Reedy's solo album), or one of two available Sundown Songs albums ("Like a Jazz Band in Nashville" or "Far From Home"). Your second choice recording can be sent sooner than the estimated delivery date-- it's already recorded and ready to ship!

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    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    In addition to a vinyl and CD copy of our goal album, as well as one additional recording of your choice: "Pat Reedy, Ronnie Aitkens and The Longtime Goners" (our 2013 studio album,) "Let It Roll" (our home recording ), "Wiser When We Get There" (Pat Reedy's solo album), or one of two available Sundown Songs albums ("Like a Jazz Band in Nashville" or "Far From Home"). Your second choice recording can be sent sooner than the estimated delivery date-- it's already recorded and ready to ship! You also get free admission to all Longtime Goners shows in 2015, and we will play you a song over the phone (or voicemail.) John James will shine your shoes if you are in Asheville NC.

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    A signed vinyl copy of our goal album as well as a CD copy, free admission to our shows in 2015, as well as a delicious dinner cooked by either John James or Lyle Werner at their respective houses (must be claimed within 1 year of successful Kickstarter fundraising). We will also give you all of Pat Reedy's recordings to date, 5 total, (available before the estimated delivery date) and sing to you over the phone (unless you prefer it over dinner). If you don't like our cooking or company, or don't like eating food, Pat Reedy will do an oil change on your vehicle or John James will shine your shoes.

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    You will receive 3 signed copies of our goal album on vinyl and CD and a one-of-a-kind lyric book signed by the band. You can also join us for a night out on the town in New Orleans, have a song sung to you over the phone, and John James will shine your shoes (these rewards must be claimed within 1 year of successful Kickstarter fundraising). Free admission to all 2015 and 2016 shows.

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    You will receive 3 signed copies of our goal album on vinyl and CD and a hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind lyric book signed by the band. When we play in or near your city in the US, you get a backstage pass with the band and are invited to our after-party to hang out with the band! (must be claimed within 1 year of successful Kickstarter fundraising). Free admission to all 2015 and 2016 shows.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Whoa that's a lot of help!
    You will receive a guitar signed by the band and:
    A special thank you in the album art, 3 signed copies of our goal album on vinyl and CD, a backstage pass plus an after-party invite with the band when we play a show near you (must be claimed within 1 year of successful Kickstarter fundraising), free admission to all shows til 2017, and Pat Reedy will change the oil in your vehicle and/or rotate your tires (oil change and tire rotation must be claimed in Nashville or scheduled in a city coinciding with Pat Reedy's location at any given time of the year- must be claimed within 15 months of successful Kickstarter fundraising).

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    We will play you a private event. Wedding, birthday, funeral (hopefully not yours), Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanza/, no problem. We just need advance notice.
    5 signed copies of our goal album, all recordings of all band members to date at the end of successful Kickstarter fundraising, free admission to all shows til 2017, plus an at-home concert for your private party, either in the New Orleans area or an area coinciding with a Longtime Goners tour! Must be claimed within 1 year of successful Kickstarter fundraising.

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