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I'm so excited about these new songs but I need your help to record them! Check out my video and all the rewards you get for helping.

This past Christmas I came to Hawaii to visit family.  Once I got here I decided to stay and not return to the cold Northwest winter months I have previously endured most of my life growing up in Eugene, Oregon.  I started listening to demos on old voice memos I had compiled and I began writing new songs inspired by an island in the middle of an ocean.  I have over 300 ideas already.  Oahu is called the gathering place which is ironic because it is the most isolated island in the world.  Yet it is very inspiring as people from all over the world come here to vacation and enjoy the warm weather and sandy beaches.

I am in the middle of writing a new record and I need your help to complete it.  It's been over ten years since I first released a solo album and the music industry has changed dramatically.  I am no longer signed to a record company and so all of my funding must come independently.  And since not as many people are buying CDs or booking shows I am turning to this kickstarter campaign to help fund my next album.  Your money will not only provide me with studio time to record but also mix and master the record.  And if I raise money beyond the recording budget it will help support a tour and creating more music videos.  I've thought of some really awesome rewards for everyone who backs this project. 

For example,  I'll write a custom song for you to give to someone.  I'll cover a song of your choice and give you a shout out on youtube.  Wanna play cowbell on my record?  Done.  Want to download the album before anybody else?  No problem.  I'll put your name in the credits giving you thanks for supporting me.  Someone will own the guitar I used to write some of my most popular songs like "From Sunrise To Sunset".  There's more too!

The goal is to reach $10,000 in 35 days.  If I don't reach the entire $10,000 I get nothing and this solo record will not get recorded.  So I really need your support so I can record!  Thanks for reading this and considering how you can be a part of my next album!  Your support is appreciated!  

Aloha,

Paul

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

When the project is successfully funded I will need to coordinate timing with a producer and studio's schedule. Not only do they both have to be available but they also both must be within my budget to record the project. Sometimes booking time in the studio can get postponed due to scheduling but I've recorded many CDs and have access to a lot of good studios and producers so I don't foresee this as a big risk.

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    {ALOHA FROM HAWAII POSTCARD + NEW SONG + EXCLUSIVE BACKER UPDATES} I will personally send u a Clark Little postcard from Hawaii with a handwritten note signed by me updating you on the record + you'll get exclusive behind the scenes updates of making the record + get a new song right now!

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    {THE ALOHA PACKAGE} You'll get a one week prior to release autographed CD + digital album + exclusive behind the scenes updates of making the record + get a new song right now!

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    {AUTOGRAPH LIMITED EDITION POSTER} numbered and signed by me + "THE ALOHA PACKAGE"

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    {AUTOGRAPHED GUITAR PICK & FLIP-FLOPS} Get an actual guitar pick used in the recording of this album autographed by me + the flip-flops from Hawaii that inspired my song "flip-flops" + "THE ALOHA PACKAGE"

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    {EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT & SUNSET PICS} You'll get a personal Hawaiian sunset photo I take sent directly to your phone every Aloha Friday while this kickstarter campaign lasts + get an exclusive Tshirt especially for you Kickstarter supporters (will request size later) + "THE ALOHA PACKAGE"!

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    {CLAP ON, CLAP OFF} 2 backers get to be the hand claps on an upcoming song off the next album. Travel to a studio in Hawaii or Oregon is backer's responsibility. Any professional hand clappers out there?! Bring it!!! + "THE ALOHA PACKAGE"

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    {MORE COWBELL} Every record needs some cowbell. One backer will be the exclusive cowbell player on my next record. Travel to a studio in Hawaii or Oregon is backer's responsibility + "THE ALOHA PACKAGE"!

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    {YOUR NAME IN CREDITS} Have your name featured in the album credits for making this record possible + "THE ALOHA PACKAGE"!

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    {CHAT WITH MR. WRIGHT} - I will personally call or skype and thank you for your support and we can talk about life, your music, how to pronounce Hawaiian street names and why we don't actually make phone calls anymore + "EXCLUSIVE TSHIRT" + "THE ALOHA PACKAGE"!

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    {YOUR CHOICE OF ONE} - Surf session with me OR an ocean exploration session where we snorkel with turtles OR a one hour basketball clinic where I help you with fundamental basketball skills. Travel and lodging to Hawaii or Oregon is donor's responsibility but well worth it! Plus, "YOUR NAME IN CREDITS" + "EXCLUSIVE TSHIRT" + "THE ALOHA PACKAGE"!

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    {YOUTUBE REQUESTS} - I will record a personalized video of ANY song you’d like me to sing for you, your friend, or loved one and dedicate it to you via the inter-web + "EXCLUSIVE TSHIRT" + "THE ALOHA PACKAGE"!

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    {OPEN FOR PAUL WRIGHT} One 15-minute acoustic opening slot for Paul Wright at a future acoustic show. (Dates of shows are TBD. You must cover personal expenses, lodging & travel to the show location. Acoustic only.) + "YOUR NAME IN CREDITS" + "EXCLUSIVE TSHIRT" + "THE ALOHA PACKAGE"!

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    {AUTOGRAPHED UKE} - Receive an authentic Hawaiian ukulele used on the new record autographed by Paul + "EXCLUSIVE TSHIRT" + "THE ALOHA PACKAGE"!

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    {AUTOGRAPHED GUITAR} - Receive an autographed acoustic guitar I used on the new record + "EXCLUSIVE TSHIRT" + "THE ALOHA PACKAGE"!

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    {YOUR PLACE} ~ Gather up to 25 of your closest friends together for an intimate, acoustic concert at your home, in your backyard or in your living room with Paul. Experience the songs and stories behind them, many in the original form in which they were written. The concert will be 45 minutes long, and a time for questions, and interaction with Paul. Travel and lodging is donor’s responsibility. Please allow 8 weeks minimum to schedule + "YOUR NAME IN CREDITS" + "EXCLUSIVE TSHIRT" + "THE ALOHA PACKAGE" + FREE copies of CD for your guests (limit 25 per event)

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    {CUSTOM SONG} – I will write and record a custom song written personally for you to give to someone. We will collaborate, and I will present you with a very special gift for your fiancé, wife, hubby, business, parent, child, puppy or yourself! Who knows it might actually make it on the record? + "YOUR NAME IN CREDITS" + "EXCLUSIVE TSHIRT" + "THE ALOHA PACKAGE"!

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    {BURRITO BOY} - You will get my first Taylor acoustic guitar I wrote and recorded my very first record on.  I nicknamed him "Burrito Boy" and had him custom painted by graffiti artist Shane Grammer.  Some of my most popular songs were written with this guitar, "From Sunrise to Sunset", "Bring Me Back", "Flip-Flops", "Sunset Cliffts", etc.  This guitar was also used in my music video "Take This Life".+ "YOUR NAME IN CREDITS" + "EXCLUSIVE TSHIRT" + "THE ALOHA PACKAGE"!

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    {FULL BAND} - This is great for promoters and those who want to bring Paul and the band to your venue and event! Travel would be donor's responsibility. Venue provides sound, lights, and staging. You bring the crowd and we’ll bring the best night of music you’ve ever heard! + "YOUR NAME IN CREDITS" + "EXCLUSIVE TSHIRT" + "THE ALOHA PACKAGE"!

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    {EXECUTIVE PRODUCER} - Be listed as the sole executive producer on the CD + "EXCLUSIVE TSHIRT/SUNSET PIC" + "YOUR NAME IN CREDITS" + "THE ALOHA PACKAGE"!

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    {FREEEEDOM!} If someone chooses this option I will make the record free for an entire year! God bless your heart. Plus you'll get ALL prizes!!!

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