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Progressive Irish folk trio 'Poor Man's Gambit' heads back into the studio to create an imaginative new album.
121 backers pledged $7,676 to help bring this project to life.
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Who We Are:

Poor Man's Gambit is a trio of traditional artists comprised of Corey Purcell (button accordion, cittern, vocals, bodhran, dance), Federico Betti (guitar, fiddle), and Deirdre Lockman (fiddle, vocals, dance), but any 'ol google search can tell you that! The REAL answer to the question 'Who is Poor Man's Gambit' is that we are three friends who live, eat, and breathe folk music, and love what we do! We all come from different backgrounds, but have somehow found ourselves in the right place at the right time, and are presented with the amazing opportunity to create a new piece of musical art together.  


What's the Project?

'The Land of Sunshine' is a project that represents everything that we love about music. The thrilling highs of heart pounding reels, the somber and reflective airs, traditional songs about life in a simpler time, a genre-bending modern cover, and everything in between! 


Why we need you:

We began laying down tracks in the beginning of 2019 and are excited to be nearing the finish line, but we're asking for your help to get us there! Producing an album is more expensive than some might think, so below is the budget for our project to give you an idea of what we're looking at:

$8,000 - Recording, Mixing, Mastering (we're thrilled to be working with Mark Dann in NYC on this recording project, he's a genius!) 

$1,000 - Album Art (we've got Katie Brier painting an original piece for our album cover, and Hub Willson snapping some studio shots for the inside)       

$2,000 - CD Production (we'll be doing high quality  6 panel jackets)                                 

$800 - Kickstarter Fees & Credit Card Processing (Kickstarter charges 5% of the final pledged amount if we hit our goal) 

$1,100 - Taxes (Yep, kickstarter proceeds count as income, so we've got to give the gvt their cut)

We're aiming for $6,500 as we've already put a lot of our own funds towards the project to get us this far, and we're hoping that with the support of friends, fans, and general lovers of music, we can wrap this up before the year is out!


What you get:

In exchange for your support, we've come up with some fun gifts as a thank you! You could opt for anything from a digital download of the new album to a private concert in your own home, so take a look to the right --->, and see which level of support works best for you!


What can you do:

If you choose to support us by contributing to this kickstarter campaign, we'd be forever grateful! However, if this isn't the right time, it's not really your thing, or you haven't been successful in convincing your spouse to loosen the purse strings because they're not quite over that time that you blew your life savings on the last awesome band with a kickstarter, we get it. What we do ask is that you share this link and help us get this project in front of as many people as possible over the next 30 days so we can hit our goal and bring this thing to life.


Thank you!

Thank you for considering supporting our project!

---Corey, Deirdre and Federico

Risks and challenges

This is the part where we're supposed to put your minds at ease that if you take the risk in supporting this venture, we'll follow through and get you what we promised.

Here's the simplest way we can put it: We're doing this. We've come way too far to not finish this project, and we're committed to bringing it to life one way or another. We've put in the thought to the different contribution levels, and are 100% devoted to not only finishing this project, but doing it within our budget and our stated timeline.

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    Pledge US$ 10 or more About US$ 10

    Pre-Release Digital Download

    You'll get a digital download of album BEFORE it’s official release date delivered to you via email!

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    Copy of our new album!

    A physical copy of our new album 'Land of Sunshine' delivered to your door, AND a digital download of the album BEFORE it’s official release date delivered to you via email!

    Includes:
    • Pre-Release Digital Download
    • A Piping Hot Copy of 'Land of Sunshine' (Physical Album)
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    Sign My CD!

    A SIGNED copy of 'Land of Sunshine' delivered to your door, AND a digital download of the album BEFORE it’s official release date delivered to you via email!

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    • SIGNED copy of 'Land of Sunshine'
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    Signed CD + Signed Poster

    A digital download of the album BEFORE it’s official release date delivered to you via email, a SIGNED physical copy of our new album 'Land of Sunshine' delivered to your door, AND a SIGNED poster of our album art designed by Katie Brier!

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    • Pre-Release Digital Download
    • SIGNED copy of 'Land of Sunshine'
    • SIGNED Land of Sunshine Poster (Unframed)
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    Double the CDs!

    A digital download of the album BEFORE it’s official release date delivered to you via email, and 2x SIGNED physical copies of our new album 'Land of Sunshine' delivered to your door! One for you, and one for a friend! (Did we mention that CDs make perfect Christmas gifts?)

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    T-Shirt Time!

    A digital download of the album BEFORE it’s official release date delivered to you via email, a SIGNED physical copy of our new album 'Land of Sunshine' delivered to your door, a SIGNED poster of our album art designed by Katie Brier, AND a 'Land of Sunshine' T-shirt (available in sizes small through XXL).

    Includes:
    • Pre-Release Digital Download
    • SIGNED copy of 'Land of Sunshine'
    • SIGNED Land of Sunshine Poster (Unframed)
    • New 'Land of Sunshine' T-Shirt (s-XXL)
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    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    It's Dedication Time!

    Want something cool to show your friends at your next hang, or a great way to send a personalized message? Well here you go! We'll record a short video of a quick message followed by the three of us playing an existing tune, and post to social media (your choice of Facebook or Youtube)!

    Includes:
    • Pre-Release Digital Download
    • SIGNED copy of 'Land of Sunshine'
    • SIGNED Land of Sunshine Poster (Unframed)
    • New 'Land of Sunshine' T-Shirt (s-XXL)
    • Personalized Recording of Message & Tune
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    Pledge US$ 150 or more About US$ 150

    Want to learn? We can do that!

    A digital download of the album BEFORE it’s official release date, a SIGNED physical copy of our new album 'Land of Sunshine', a SIGNED poster of our album art designed by Katie Brier, a 'Land of Sunshine' T-Shirt featuring the artwork from the album, AND a one hour lesson with the PMG member of your choice*!

    Ever have questions about technique on your instrument? Well wonder no more! This is your chance to expand your knowledge base and gain a new perspective on your playing!

    *Lessons available on: B/C button accordion, fiddle, guitar, bouzouki, or bodhran. Available in-person (at your location in Philadelphia area), or online (via facebook messenger).

    Includes:
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    • SIGNED copy of 'Land of Sunshine'
    • SIGNED Land of Sunshine Poster (Unframed)
    • New 'Land of Sunshine' T-Shirt (s-XXL)
    • 1 HR Lesson
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    Credited in the Liner Notes!

    You'll get 2 signed CDs, 2 T-Shirts, a Poster, AND your name listed in the liner notes under our Kickstarter Supporters section!

    Includes:
    • Pre-Release Digital Download
    • SIGNED copy of 'Land of Sunshine'
    • New 'Land of Sunshine' T-Shirt (s-XXL)
    • SIGNED Land of Sunshine Poster (Unframed)
    • Name Printed in Liner Notes
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    Tix to a Show & a Shoutout from Stage!

    Signed CDs, T-Shirts, a signed Poster, Credit in Kickstarter Section of Liner Notes AND 2 tix to a public show of your choosing where we'll give you a shoutout from the stage, and a thank you for helping support the project!

    Includes:
    • Pre-Release Digital Download
    • SIGNED copy of 'Land of Sunshine'
    • New 'Land of Sunshine' T-Shirt (s-XXL)
    • SIGNED Land of Sunshine Poster (Unframed)
    • Name Printed in Liner Notes
    • 2x Tix to Public Concert + Shoutout From Stage
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    Hang Out With Us!

    Everything from the previous support level + hang out with us after a show!

    Want to hang out with your favorite band? Let's make it happen! We'll head to a bar or restaurant for a few drinks following the performance, and you and a guest are invited!

    We'll cover the first two rounds of drinks. After that it's every man for himself!

    Includes:
    • Pre-Release Digital Download
    • SIGNED copy of 'Land of Sunshine'
    • New 'Land of Sunshine' T-Shirt (s-XXL)
    • SIGNED Land of Sunshine Poster (Unframed)
    • Name Printed in Liner Notes
    • 2x Tix to Public Concert + Shoutout From Stage
    • Post-Show Hang With the Band
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    You're Now a Producer!

    Everything from the previous support level + you'll be prominently featured on your own line in the liner notes, and credited as a Producer with a thumbnail headshot (you must provide)!

    Includes:
    • Pre-Release Digital Download
    • SIGNED copy of 'Land of Sunshine'
    • New 'Land of Sunshine' T-Shirt (s-XXL)
    • 2x Tix to Public Concert + Shoutout From Stage
    • SIGNED Land of Sunshine Poster (Unframed)
    • Post-Show Hang With the Band
    • Name and Thumbnail Pic in Liner Notes on Your Own Line
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    Private Concert!

    A digital download of the album BEFORE it’s official release date, 2x SIGNED physical copy of our new album 'Land of Sunshine', a SIGNED poster of our album art designed by Katie Brier, 2x 'Land of Sunshine' T-Shirts featuring the artwork from the album, AND a private concert in your own home*!

    Ever want to host a private concert and invite all of your friends? Now's your chance! We'll play a full length concert (2 x 45 minute sets with a short intermission) for you and your closest friends and music lovers!

    *Concert will consist of 2 x 45 minute sets with a short intermission. We will travel to within 100 miles of Philadelphia, PA, any cost of further travel will be borne by supporter . Attendees may not be charged for concert attendance. Date and time subject to band availability.

    Includes:
    • Pre-Release Digital Download
    • SIGNED copy of 'Land of Sunshine'
    • New 'Land of Sunshine' T-Shirt (s-XXL)
    • SIGNED Land of Sunshine Poster (Unframed)
    • Private House Concert (2x 45 min sets, does not include travel)
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Funding period

- (30 days)