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Hi! I'm RUBY. I'm trying to raise money to record my first LIVE ALBUM at the Legendary SUN STUDIOS! Please help me get to MEMPHIS! Read more

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Hi! I'm RUBY. I'm trying to raise money to record my first LIVE ALBUM at the Legendary SUN STUDIOS! Please help me get to MEMPHIS!

Austin, TX Rock
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What do Elvis, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis all have in common besides great music... 706 Union Ave. Memphis Tennessee! The home of Sun Studio and the birthplace of rock and roll! .... Help me get to Memphis!

Hi there my name is Ruby James. I’m a singer / songwriter living sometimes in Austin, Tx, sometimes in Los Angeles and a little bit of everywhere in between. At this time I’m trying to raise money to record and promote my next album which will be recorded live off the floor at Sun Studios in Memphis (like they did in the old days!)

Making and promoting a record costs a lot of money. The amounts vary from artist to project but here are the approximate amounts for my project.. The Studio, engineer/producer will cost approximately $5,000-$8000, The Musicians, Travel Expenses and Lodging will cost about $5,000. Mastering the album costs $1500 and then you have to press the album and that costs around $2000.

I’ve tried to set a humble goal of $10,000 for this project which could be a bare bones minimum but it is clearly not all the money that I need to make it happen but since kickstarter is an All or Nothing kind of platform it seemed like this was a reasonable amount to shoot for and if you want, you can pledge as little as $1 And I will still be very thankful for your help.  Can you imagine if everyone who saw this pledged just $1... I would far far exceed my goal :)

After all that, there is money to be spent on Promotion: Radio promoter, Publicist, Posters, Stickers & T-Shirts. All of that is another $10,000 at minimum and that’s not even including Tour costs!

Granted, I don't have to do all of these things, but after self-releasing 2 albums and working as a professional touring musician for the last several years, I've found that all of these things help and make it much easier to tour, promote an album and sell my music out on the road.

And that's where I really love to spend most of my time on the road!  I love getting to travel and play music and connect with new people!  There are so many of you that have been so supportive of my career who I haven’t had a chance to meet  yet! Now, I’m hoping that with your help and the help of kickstarter, we can finally get Me to You!  I’m very grateful to be working with a booking agent  (which is a huge blessing) so, all of this feels totally possible and with your help we can hopefully expand My Team.

I'm really excited to get this project underway and make my way to Memphis, Tn to the place where Rock and Roll was born cause deep down what i really love most is to ROCK! :)

Thank you all so much for your continued belief in me and your on going support!

Ruby

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    ON THE DOWN LOW: FREE ALBUM DOWNLOAD

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    BLACK LICORICE: PRE-RELEASE COPY OF THE ALBUM, HAND WRITTEN NOTE AND BLACK LICORICE (RED VINES LICORICE IF YOU JUST CAN’T STAND THE BLACK)

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    THE BLOOMER: PRE –RELEASE COPY OF ALBUM, A HANDWRITTEN NOTE AND A BLOOMER HAIR FLOWER (JUST LIKE RUBY OFTEN WEARS)

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    HAPPY NOW: A COPY OF RUBY'S LAST ALBUM "HAPPY NOW" (PRODUCED BY CHARLIE SEXTON, CO-PRODUCED BY WILL SEXTON), PRE –RELEASE COPY OF THE NEW ALBUM AND A PERSONAL PHONE CALL WISHING YOU A “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” “HAPPY ANNIVERSARY” OR JUST A PLAIN OL’ “HAPPY DAY” (IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES)

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    HERE COMES THE SUN: LIMITED EDITION RUBY JAMES “LIVE FROM SUN STUDIOS” T-SHIRT PRE-RELEASE COPY OF ALBUM & SIGNED POSTER AND A COPY OF "HAPPY NOW"

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    COFFEE TEA AND ME: “WAKE UP WITH RUBY JAMES” (MUST HAVE SKYPE OR ICHAT) - THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES ONE SONG SUNG TO YOU BY RUBY JAMES OVER A CUP OF COFFEE OR TEA. PRE –RELEASE COPY OF ALBUM, A SIGNED POSTER AND A COPY OF "HAPPY NOW"

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    THE VIP: 2 VIP PASSES TO ALBUM RELEASE SHOW IN A CITY NEAR YOU, PERSONAL “SHOUT OUT” FROM THE STAGE, PRE-SHOW MEET AND GREET WITH THE BAND, . PRE –RELEASE COPY OF ALBUM & SIGNED POSTER AND ALSO WRITTEN THANK YOU ON ALBUM

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    ALMOST RUBY: 60 MINUTE VIRTUAL INTERACTIVE HOUSE CONCERT INCLUDING SONGS OF YOUR CHOICE AND FREE ALBUM DOWNLOAD

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    THE DATE: DINNER BEFORE A SHOW WITH RUBY AND THE BAND AT RESTAURANT OF HER CHOICE AND “THE VIP” PACKAGE

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    NEW PACKAGE INCLUDES ALL CONTENTS OF THE EXECUTIVE SWEET (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDITS ON THE ALBUM, TEN SIGNED COPIES OF THE ALBUM, 10 SIGNED POSTERS AND ALL CONTENTS OF THE VIP PACKAGE! THIS IS A REALLY GREAT BARGAIN!!

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    THE EXECUTIVE SWEET: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDITS ON ALBUM 10 PRE –RELEASE SIGNED COPIES OF ALBUM & 10 SIGNED POSTERS AND “THE VIP” PACKAGE.... THIS IS A “SWEET” DEAL!

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    THE JINGLE JANGLE JINGLE: PERSONALIZED JINGLE CUSTOM FIT FOR YOU OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE OR A SOUR JANGLE FOR SOMEONE YOU STRONGLY DISLIKE! (SOMETIMES THOSE ARE THE BEST KIND)

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    NEW BUNDLE PACKAGE FOR FINAL COUNTDOWN- THIS IS A PRETTY SWEET DEAL YA'LL!! RUBY LIVE AND IN THE RED WILL COME AND PERFORM A HOUSE CONCERT FOR YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS. (LIMITED TO THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES) PLEASE ALLOW A MINIMUM OF 6 MONTHS PLAN TIME AND IF IT'S NOT ON A TOURING ROUTE MONEY WILL NEED TO BE NEGOTIATED FOR TRAVEL COSTS! THIS PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDITS ON THE ALBUM AND ALL CONTENTS OF THE VIP PACKAGE!

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    AND I COOK!: NOT ONLY WILL RUBY JAMES AND HER BAND COME PERFORM A HOUSE CONCERT FOR YOU SHE WILL COOK DINNER PRIOR TO THE SHOW FOR YOU AND 3 OF YOUR FRIENDS BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW HOW RUBY LOVES TO COOK!!! HOT! HOT! HOT!

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    WAYLON, WILLIE & THE BOYS: COME TO AUSTIN TEXAS OVER THE WEEKEND OF APRIL 22-24 WE WILL FLY YOU AND A GUEST TO SEE RUBY JAMES & ROSIE FLORES PERFORM LIVE IN THE DESTINATION LOCATION OF LUCKENBACH, TX
    THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES 2 VIP ALL ACCESS PASSES TO THE COSMIC AMERICAN ROAD SHOW ON APRIL 23
    WE WILL PICK YOU AND YOUR GUEST UP AT THE AIRPORT PROVIDE 2 NIGHT STAY IN ONE OF AUSTIN’S FINEST ESTABLISHMENTS
    A RIDE TO AND FROM AUSTIN TO LUCKENBACH
    2 TICKETS TO THE LEGENDARY CONTINENTAL CLUB ON THE EVENING OF APRIL 22 OR 24
    A GUIDED TOUR OF AUSTIN HOSTED BY YOURS TRULY… RUBY JAMES
    THIS INCLUDES ALL CONTENTS OF “THE EXECUTIVE SWEET” PACKAGE (THIS PACKAGE MUST BE PURCHASED BY APRIL 12TH AND IS LIMITED TO ONE BACKER)

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    THE KILLER: COME TO MEMPHIS IN MAY AND BE A PART OF THE MAKING OF RUBY JAMES LIVE RECORD IN THE LEGENDARY SUN STUDIOS!!!
    WE WILL FLY YOU AND A GUEST TO MEMPHIS ALONG WITH A 2 NIGHT STAY AT ONE OF MEMPHIS’S FINE ESTABLISHMENTS
    WE WILL PICK YOU AND YOUR GUEST UP FROM THE AIRPORT AND PROVIDE GROUND TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM YOUR HOTEL TO SUN STUDIOS DAY OF RECORDING
    LIVE PHOTOS WILL BE TAKEN OF THE SESSION IN WHICH WE WILL INCLUDE ONE OF YOU AND YOUR GUEST IN THE ALBUM SLEEVE. WE’LL ALSO INCLUDE TWO TICKETS TO THE LEGENDARY STAX MUSEUM AND DINNER AT THE WORLD FAMOUS GUS’S FRIED CHICKEN WITH THE BAND.
    THIS INCLUDES ALL CONTENTS OF “THE EXECUTIVE SWEET” PACKAGE

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    THE KING: THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES EVERYTHING IN THE KILLER (EXCEPT FOR THE TICKETS TO THE STAX MUSEUM) WE ARE ALSO INCLUDING 2 TICKETS TO GRACELAND AND DINNER WITH THE BAND AT ELVIS’S FAVORITE BBQ JOINT (WELL, IT’S ON ELVIS PRESLEY BLVD AND HAS ELVIS DÉCOR ALONG WITH CARDBOARD CUTOUTS OF ELVIS WHERE YOU CAN GET PICTURES WITH ELVIS AND ME WITH THE BAND!!!) WHO NEEDS DISNEY WORLD… I’M GOING TO GRACELAND! (THIS PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES ALL CONTENTS OF “THE EXECUTIVE SWEET” PACKAGE)

Funding period

- (30 days)