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An oral history & portrait photography book of the present, rooted in the past, documenting local musicians in their creative spaces.
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This book is complete. I have photographed over 100 local Charlottesville musicians as portraits in their creative spaces. In addition I conducted 75 interviews to compile a supplemental oral history which is, as the title suggests, "Regarding Charlottesville Music". The self-published book is hardcover in a 12"x12" layout with over 300 pages of quality photographic paper. Beyond the portraits I have included old concert flyers, photographs and more to add to the narrative of the five decades documented in the book.

The purpose of this Kickstarter campaign is to help fund the printing of the book (photography books are expensive to produce) and more importantly get the book into local schools and public libraries and music education centers as inspiration for the next generation of local musicians. 

Risks and challenges

Really, none. The gallery exhibit to launch the project debuted on July 6th. Two test prints of this book have already been printed. This book is going to happen, but we need to make it happen bigger!

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    Stickers

    We are all proud of Charlottesville music so let's spread some "Regarding Charlottesville Music" stickers around! I will send you 5 stickers for your car bumper, laptop, guitar case or your favorite dive bar bathroom wall.

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    One Musician Portrait Print (Unframed)

    Your choice of anyone in the book! One (approximately) 12" x 8" metallic paper print.

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    T-shirt

    The "Regarding Charlottesville Music" record label logo design with 75 local bands on the back representing at least one band from every musician photographed in the book. High quality "Next Level" tees in both men's and women's sizing.

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    Oral History Paperback & Digital Book

    This is the 15 chapter oral history in basic pulp paper. This book will not contain many photographs. For reading only. Reward includes online link to the complete portrait photography book.

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    • Online link to the "Re: Charlottesville Music" portrait book
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    Paperback and T-shirt Mega Package

    The oral history in paperback, a link to the full book, the t-shirt, five stickers and one postcard!

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    Rocking Contribution

    You get it. You appreciate it. This is a document you want distributed in local libraries but you don't want anything in return. THANK YOU - you are amazing. You will get an online link to the whole portrait book in appreciation of your generous contribution. Probably a postcard too because I love you.

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    Musician Portrait Print (Large Framed)

    Your choice of anyone in the book! One 18"x12" metallic print on 3mm styrene (with sawtooth hook by me for easy hanging). Same framing as I used in the gallery exhibit. Simple, clean and durable.

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    Hardcover Complete Book

    This is the complete book of 300+ pages of photographs and oral history. Signed and one of the first 100 numbered edition. With this pledge, one paperback of the oral history will be contributed to a local library or music education center in your name.

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    Matching Angel to the Librarian

    This is the complete book of 300+ pages of photographs and oral history. Signed and one of the first 10 of the 100 numbered first printing edition. With this pledge, one additional hardcover book will be contributed to a local library or music education center in your name.

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    Signed and Numbered Copy #1/100 and more

    You will get the the first hardcover book signed and numbered by me. Three copies of the hardcover will be placed in a local library or music education center in your name. I will worship you and thank you endlessly.

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