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"Wrong Kind Of Love" – The Rae Gordon Band

A new CD of ten original blues-soul songs by a powerhouse, award-winning vocalist and her outstanding band.

"Wrong Kind Of Love" – The Rae Gordon Band

A new CD of ten original blues-soul songs by a powerhouse, award-winning vocalist and her outstanding band.

$7,536
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
61
backers
9days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, September 27 2019 3:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Hi! This is an all-or-nothing Kickstarter project – if we don't reach our goal within the allotted time, we don't receive any of your pledged funds! Please read on…

We're the Rae Gordon Band, and we want to bring our new CD, Wrong Kind Of Love, into the world. The band has had a fantastic couple of years, taking 3rd Place at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, releasing our last CD Better Than I Was, receiving awards and nominations, and traveling all over to perform for enthusiastic audiences from Florida to Canada. With this new CD we're adding new grit and punch to our sound and looking to gain new listeners and fans. With you behind us, we're confident we can make it happen.

We believe so strongly in this new set of songs that we've taken a leap of faith and started the recording process before this Kickstarter has been funded – the studio time was available and we went for it! But we need your help to get it finished, mastered and manufactured.

Wrong Kind Of Love will actually be the first Rae Gordon Band release to feature all original tunes and no covers. The songs range from lowdown blues to danceworthy soul, from heart-wrenching ballad to horn-drenched funk – and always, always back to the blues.

We're recording at Jimi Bott's Roseleaf Recording, with our guitarist/vocalist Kivett Bednar producing. Besides being an award-winning drummer with a jaw-dropping list of credits (The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers, and most recently the blues supergroup The Proven Ones), Jimi Bott is also an accomplished engineer and producer, with names like Ben Rice, the Mannish Boys All-Stars, Kevin Selfe And The Tornadoes, Mark Hummel and Paul deLay having recorded at his facility. Projects recorded at Roseleaf have received Blues Music Award nominations from the Blues Foundation and Best Recording awards from the Cascade Blues Association. So we're confident our CD is in good hands. Recently heard from Jimi during a session: “Gonna be a funky record, you guys!”

But of course, nothing of quality comes for free. Studio time, mixing, mastering, production, package design, photography, duplication, promotion, marketing – all of these are essential to the project's success, and they all come with a cost. And that's why we're here, offering you a chance to participate in this process and help us get the job done. We will be eternally grateful to you for any contribution you feel you can make! 

If you just want the CD when it's done, choose that option from the list of support levels and you're basically just pre-ordering your copy. But do take a look at the other levels for more ways to support us. You like cool T-shirts? We got one: 

Wanna have lunch with Rae and the production team? We'll do it! Wanna host a house concert? We'll play it! Want the whole band at your event? We'll bring 'em!

IMPORTANT: This is an all-or-nothing Kickstarter project – if we don't reach our goal within the allotted time, we receive ZERO dollars. We don't get any of your pledged funds unless we reach or exceed our goal. So we really need your help. And that means not just your pledge, but also your PR assistance! Please do whatever you can to get the word out about our new CD via Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media, blog or email you may use. If you feel you can't contribute at this time, we totally understand and just ask that you help us get the word out – we'd appreciate that a bunch! This button makes it easy to share our Kickstarter via Facebook:

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for choosing a level and supporting Wrong Kind Of Love by the Rae Gordon Band.

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenges to this project are scheduling and funds. Since we want to release this CD by early fall 2019, we've got no time to lose. But we've taken a leap of faith and already started working in the studio, trusting that the funds will be there to support our efforts.

In addition to studio time, there's the time it will take to shoot band photos, design our packaging and put the finished product into duplication. Not to mention the cool T-shirts that many of you backers will be receiving! But we're already making progress on these aspects too, and we feel good about meeting our overall timelines.

We've listed above the various elements of making and marketing the CD that will cost us money. Taking all of these into account, we've set a goal of $10,000. That should cover our costs, but if we really knock this out of the park and manage to exceed our goal, there are lots of additional band-related tasks that we could take care of – reprinting our earlier CDs, producing new marketing materials, enhancing our website, the list goes on – so we'd be absolutely thrilled if that happened.

The last challenge to mention is the all-or-nothing nature of a Kickstarter project – if we don't reach or exceed our goal before this campaign ends, we receive nothing. You can help us succeed by not only pitching in to support us, but also by spreading the word – share on Facebook, Twitter, wherever you can get the news out to folks who might be interested. THANK YOU.

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    You get all 10 songs on "Wrong Kind Of Love" in high-quality digital format as soon as they’re available!

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    SIGNED CD + SIGNED Photo + Download

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    Rae Gordon Band CD Triple-Play!

    Get the brand-new "Wrong Kind Of Love," PLUS our previous two CDs, "Better Than I Was" and "Dirty Flowers" for less than you’d pay at one of our shows! Listen to your favorite RGB tunes in the comfort of your home, car or workplace! Already own one or two of them? They make great gifts and stocking stuffers!

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    Ultra-Fan Deluxe Package!

    Show everyone you’ve got the right kind of love for the Rae Gordon Band with a special "Wrong Kind Of Love" T-shirt that shows you backed this new CD! (Preview image of T-shirt appears in About section at left.) To go with your head-turning shirt, you'll also get a signed CD, signed band photo and the digital download!

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    Exclusive Blue Diamond CD Release Party!

    We've arranged with the Blue Diamond Bar & Grill, Portland's award-winning blues destination, to host an exclusive CD Release Party just for our very special Kickstarter backers. (One admission per $100 pledge.) You'll be part of the very first audience to hear us premiere the new songs from "Wrong Kind Of Love" – live and in person! Along with your exclusive access to this private party, you'll receive a free appetizer (additional delicious food and beverages available to order), a signed copy of the CD, the digital download, AND the super-cool "Wrong Kind Of Love" T-shirt that shows you're a valued backer of this project! (Preview image of T-shirt appears in About section at left.) Come on out and party with us and your fellow backers at the BD! Limited capacity at this very special event, so grab your spot now! (Party date to be set when CD duplication schedule is finalized.)

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    Hang Out With Rae!

    Spend a couple hours with Rae and the "Wrong Kind Of Love" production team at the coffee shop or restaurant of your choice (in the Portland, OR metropolitan area) for a casual breakfast, lunch or afternoon gab session. Ask all those burning questions that have been on your mind, and learn a little about music and recording if you're so inclined! Meetup to occur at a date and time to be worked out in advance by both parties between now and Dec. 1, 2019.

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    Rae Gordon Trio House Concert!

    Trio concert anywhere within 60 minutes of the Portland, Oregon metro area. Two 45-minute sets at a date and time to be worked out in advance by both parties by Dec. 1, 2019 – concert must be scheduled for a date prior to Dec. 31, 2020. Rae Gordon Trio will provide music, instruments and any necessary amplification; you provide performance area, seating, refreshments and audience!

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    Your Logo On Rae Gordon Band T-Shirts!

    You provide us with a one-color logo for your business, we'll place it on the back of every T-shirt we make for our project backers, PLUS every T-shirt that we make for general merchandise sales through the end of 2020. Demonstrate your support for the Rae Gordon Band and our latest CD, and get your logo seen by blues fans across the country! (Logo sizes and file format specifications to be determined after Kickstarter campaign is successfully funded.)

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    Rae Gordon Band Concert!

    A concert by the full Rae Gordon Band (at least 5-piece lineup; 7-piece with horns if available on chosen date) anywhere within 60 minutes of the Portland, Oregon metro area. Two 60-minute sets at a date and time to be worked out in advance by both parties by Dec. 1, 2019 – concert must be scheduled for a date prior to Dec. 31, 2020. Go in on this with some friends and throw a party! The Rae Gordon Band will provide music, instruments and any necessary amplification; you provide performance venue, seating, refreshments and audience! (We may be able to help connect you with potential venues, catering vendors, etc. – but those arrangements are yours to handle.)

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    Executive Producer Credit!

    Receive a distinguished Executive Producer credit on the "Wrong Kind Of Love" CD, reflected in a prominent location on the packaging, thanks to this very significant level of support. Also receive the signed physical CD and advance digital download.

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    Your Own Event At St. Josef's Winery!

    Will you be the lucky and generous backer who gets to throw your own special event at St. Josef's Winery in Canby, one of Oregon's wine pioneers? Enjoy the casual hospitality and gorgeous surroundings of this not-so-serious winery, and work with staff to put together your dream event – whether it's a wedding, an office party, a family reunion, or any number of other possible gatherings. St. Josef's has multiple venues and rooms to suit your needs, plus a professional kitchen and all the staff you might need.

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