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River Glen Breitbach, a 2017-2018 Iowa Arts Council Fellow, is recording a new album featuring over 50 Iowa artists!
River Glen Breitbach, a 2017-2018 Iowa Arts Council Fellow, is recording a new album featuring over 50 Iowa artists!
163 backers pledged $7,687 to help bring this project to life.

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New Album - featuring over 50 Iowa artists!

Greetings!

River Glen here. This past year I received the honor of being named a 2017-2018 Iowa Arts Council Fellow. In this role I am advocating for creating music that is communal and truly Iowa-grown. 

I've begun my 25th year making music and performing in Iowa, throughout the Midwest, and beyond, and I deeply appreciate the support that many of you have shown me during my tens of thousands of hours of music making.

In this Fellowship, I am working to create an album of music that will feature over 50 Iowa artists from across the state. In a sense, it will serve as a sonic snapshot of the multitude of voices and musical traditions that exist across Iowa. I believe that art is community and I want to showcase many of the current and former Iowa-based artists who I've learned from and grown alongside during these past 25 years. Here is the current list of guest artists who've committed to this project:

  • Armadillokid
  • Lauren Alleyne
  • Gretchen Banowetz-Mattoon
  • Bob Black
  • Brion Bowman
  • Christina Boyer
  • Chiron Breitbach
  • Jakob Breitbach
  • Cranes/Vultures
  • Kristina Castañeda
  • Crystal City
  • Marcus DeJesus
  • Ann Duchow
  • Nyssa Duchow 
  • Flash in a Pan
  • Denny Garcia
  • Esme Haferbier (of BEEs)
  • Andrew Havey
  • Erin Hedley
  • Bethann Heidgerken (of BEEs)
  • Michael Jarvey
  • Maureen Kilgore
  • Sam Knutson
  • Lyric
  • Dean Mattoon
  • MC Animosity
  • Elizabeth Moen 
  • Erin Moore (of BEEs)
  • Dave Moore 
  • Jes Raymond & The Blackberry Bushes (Wilder, VT)
  • Savoiye 
  • Abbie & the Sawyers
  • Dave Zollo 

In order to book recording time for these artists, and to pay them for their time and talent, I ask each of you to contribute to raise $7,000. Crowdfunding efforts such as this have become an essential part of funding projects in the art world, so I'm calling on you to share this campaign and contribute what you're able. For many, this means pitching in $20 to purchase yourself a copy of this album in advance. For those of you who can play an even bigger role, please contribute more. I've made it worth your while as you'll see on the rewards page.

Love.

-River

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge that this project will pose is the coordination of more than 50 people; it will be complicated and will require preparation and strategy to navigate. With so many moving pieces, there is always the potential for delays and scheduling conflicts because many of the Iowa musicians that I'm going to be working with are parents, hardworking teachers and/or students with two too many part-time jobs.

My approach to facing this challenge is running this Kickstarter campaign. Having the necessary funds will allow us to book the studio when these artists are available and will help pay them for their travel, time, and talent, so should somebody need to hire a babysitter or request a day off from work, these dollars will help them do just that.

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

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    NEW ALBUM AND A STICKER

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    VINYL SOUNDS BETTER

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    SUPERFAN STARTER KIT

    Receive an autographed vinyl, CD, and digital download of the new River Glen album , a tour poster (also signed by River and his band!), and a sticker mailed to you before the release. And you'll get a digital download of the entire River Glen library. More than 30 songs!

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    THE SHIRT OFF RIVER'S BACK

    Receive an autographed vinyl, CD, and digital download of the new River Glen album, a River Glen T-SHIRT, a signed tour poster, and 5 stickers mailed to you before the release. And you'll get a digital download of the entire River Glen library!

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    "LOVE, RIVER"

    Receive an autographed vinyl, CD, and digital download of the new River Glen album, a River Glen T-SHIRT, a signed tour poster, and 5 stickers mailed to you before the release. A digital download of the entire River Glen library, free admission to a River Glen show of your choosing in 2019, AND handwritten lyrics to a River Glen song of your choosing.

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    VIDEO SHOUT OUT!

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    SKYPE LESSON WITH RIVER!

    Receive an autographed vinyl, CD, and digital download of the new River Glen album, a River Glen T-SHIRT, a signed tour poster, and 5 stickers mailed to you before the release. A digital download of the entire River Glen library, free admission for you and a friend to a River Glen show of your choosing in 2019, AND River will do an hour long Skype lesson with you on guitar, violin, mandolin, improvising, songwriting, performing, or booking.

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    SING A DUET WITH RIVER!

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    SKYPE LESSONS & VIDEO SHOUT OUT!

    Receive two autographed vinyls, CDs, and a digital download of the new River Glen album, two River Glen T-SHIRTS, a signed tour poster, and 5 stickers mailed to you before the release. A digital download of the entire River Glen library, free admission for you and a friend to a River Glen show of your choosing in 2019, three Skype lessons with River, AND a YouTube video posted of River playing a song and giving a shout out to you or a person of your choosing.

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    ALL THE AUTOGRAPHS!

    Receive two autographed vinyls and CDs (signed by River, his band, and the guest artists!), a digital download of the new River Glen album, two River Glen T-SHIRTS, a signed tour poster, and 5 stickers mailed to you before the release. A digital download of the entire River Glen library, a YouTube video posted of River playing a song and giving a shout out to you or a person of your choosing, free admission for you and three friends to a River Glen show of your choosing in 2019, AND a copy of the River Glen Songbook, featuring lyrics, melodies, chords, and tabs to River's songs!

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    WRITE ME A SONG!

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    SING FOR ME!

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    LESSONS FOR A YEAR!

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    WRITE ME A SONG AND SING FOR ME!

    Your name will be listed in the liner notes of the new River Glen album, you will receive two autographed vinyls, CDs, and a digital download of the new album, two River Glen T-SHIRTS, 5 signed tour posters, and 10 stickers mailed to you before the release. A digital download of the entire River Glen library, free admission for you and three friends to a River Glen show of your choosing in 2019, a copy of the River Glen Songbook, AND River will write you your very own original song AND River will sing it at a concert in your honor, AT YOUR HOUSE (travel accommodations will need to be made if you live more than 4 hrs from Iowa City, IA).

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    PRIVATE CONCERT FROM RIVER AND HIS BAND

    Your name will be listed in the liner notes of the new River Glen album, you will receive two autographed vinyls, CDs, and a digital download of the new album, five River Glen T-SHIRTS, 5 signed tour posters, and 10 stickers mailed to you before the release. A digital download of the entire River Glen library, free admission for you and three friends to a River Glen show of your choosing in 2019, a copy of the River Glen Songbook AND River will bring his full band to perform for you at your house, your boathouse party or private/corporate event (travel accommodations will need to be made if you live more than 4 hrs from Iowa City, IA).

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    WE DARE YOU...

    In return for your grand generosity you will get your name listed and a personal 'thank you' in the liner notes of the new River Glen album, you will receive 5 autographed vinyl records & 5 autographed CDs of the new album (signed by River, his band, and the guest artists!), 5 River Glen T-SHIRTS, and 10 stickers mailed to you before the release. PLUS a digital download of the entire River Glen library, free admission for you and 3 friends to every River Glen show in 2019 (some restriction apply), You'll receive 5 copies of the River Glen Songbook, AND River will write you your very own original song (including handwritten lyrics), AND River will bring his full band to perform for you at your house, you boathouse party or private/corporate event (travel accommodations will need to be made if you live more than 4 hrs from Iowa City, IA).

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