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The evolution of the bluegrass sound told through the voices of the community.
The Porchlight Sessions offers a rare look at the inventiveness of the human spirit through reimagining the history of Bluegrass. #bluegrassfilm
The Porchlight Sessions offers a rare look at the inventiveness of the human spirit through reimagining the history of Bluegrass. #bluegrassfilm
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    Thank you. We are sincerely grateful! Good bluegrass karma comin' your way!

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    You will receive a special handwritten thank you keepsake The Porchlight Sessions postcard from the filmmakers. It will surely brighten your day!

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    You're a porchlight picker now! You will be sent the The Porchlight Sessions Official Film Poster, The Porchlight Sessions instrument case/bumper sticker, and the special handwritten postcard. Super cool.

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    Chris's "Flint Hill Special!" - PLS T-shirt only.

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    Donor exclusive Hatch Show Print Only! Get one of 'em while their hot!

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    A pre-release copy of the DVD! The Porchlight Sessions Official Film Poster, The Porchlight Sessions instrument case/bumper sticker, and the personalized postcard will arrive right along with it.

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    Copy of the pre-release DVD and an autographed copy of the wonderful book titled Bluegrass Time by Phil Zimmerman, which features photography of Bluegrass legends from 1972 to 1984. This book has been an inspiration for us in creating the film. If you haven't seen this book you should! - http://bit.ly/I5QJzP

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    Get ready for a classic throwback! You will receive a limited edition, 14"x22" The Porchlight Sessions Hatch Show Print, created exclusively for donors. In addition, your name will be added to the "Thanks" credits in the film, and a package with the pre-release copy of the DVD, The Porchlight Sessions Official Film Poster, two (2) instrument case/bumper stickers, and the personalized postcard will be headed your way!

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    1-Hour Skype Call with Filmmakers, Anna & Chris. Looking to film your favorite musicians, your latest sceenplay, or music video idea? Need help with your general workflow? We can guide you through any hang-ups you are having from concept to delivery. Email/message us if you are curious how we can help you or your business. You can also buy more than one hour.

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    1-Hour One-on-One Social Media Skype Seminar with Anna. Yes, we are in that day and age where this is going to be helpful for your business because it is my favorite kind of marketing out there...FREE! Help with Twitter, Facebook Pages, Instagram, Foursquare, and more to help build your brand.

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    Don't get trampled at the record store...we have them hot off the presses! You will receive everything at the $100 reward level and your very own AUTOGRAPHED copy of the new Trampled by Turtles album "Stars and Satellites", which came out April 10th, 2012.

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    Master Class!! Alison Brown will help you perfect your banjo playin' skills from anywhere in the world with this 1-hour skype lesson. All rewards from the "Classic Throwback $100 tier" also included.

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    Imagine this on your wall! You will receive an autographed, limited edition, 14"x22" The Porchlight Sessions Hatch Show Print perfect for framing and a 100% Cotton The Porchlight Sessions T-Shirt. Also included is your name in the film with the "Thanks" credit, a pre-release copy of the DVD, Official Film Poster, five (5) instrument case/bumper stickers, and a personalized postcard.

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    Let's make some music! 1 Day (10-hour) Recording Session at Compass Studio in Nashville, TN with Engineer included + All items at the $500 level. Yup! You bring the musicians.

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    SPONSOR. Sponsor Credit in the film and on The Porchlight Sessions website, two (2) tickets to the Official Premiere and meet and greet during bluegrass week in Nashville, TN in September 2012. You will also be gifted the autographed, limited edition, 14"x22" The Porchlight Sessions Hatch Show Print, two (2) The Porchlight Sessions T-Shirts, a pre-release copy of the DVD, Official Film Poster, five (5) instrument case/bumper stickers, and the personalized postcard.

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    "Foggy Mountain Special!" - 1 Package to the Americana Music Festival & Conference (2 tickets). Includes access to all daytime conference activities, evening festival showcases, and two tickets to the esteemed Americana Honors & Awards show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. PLUS all the $1000 Sponsor tier level rewards!

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    Entered into the drawing to win Mumford & Sons signed professional Deering Eagle II Banjo! WHAT?!?! Yes, the banjo is valued at $2500 alone. Yes, your odds are REALLY GOOD. All rewards for the SPONSOR $1000 level tier are included.

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    VIP SPONSOR. Two (2) VIP tickets to the International Bluegrass Music Association Fan Fest. Two (2) tickets to the IBMA Awards. Dinner with filmmaking team at the Premiere event. Sponsor Credit in the film and on the PLS website. Two (2) tickets to the Official Premiere, including meet and greet. Autographed, limited edition, 14"x22" The Porchlight Sessions Hatch Show Print. Two (2) T-Shirts. A pre-release copy of the DVD. Official Film Poster. Six (6) instrument case/bumper stickers. Handwritten, thank you keepsake postcard.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER. Name or logo on the website and all print materials including film poster (but excluding Hatch Show Print) and DVD packaging. Entered in a drawing to win a Deering Eagle II Banjo (a $2,500 value). Two (2) VIP Tickets to IBMA Fan Fest and the IBMA Awards Show. Two (2) tickets to the official premiere, including meet and greet. Premiere night dinner with filmmaking team. Sponsor Credit in the film and on the PLS website. Autographed, limited edition, 14"x22" Porchlight Sessions Hatch Show Print. Two (2) T-Shirts. A pre-release copy of the DVD. Official Film Poster. Six (6) instrument case/bumper stickers. Handwritten, thank you keepsake postcard

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    MUSIC CITY SPONSOR. Two (2) round trip flights from anywhere in the US served by Southwest Airlines. Two (2) Complimentary VIP Tickets to IBMA Fan Fest and the IBMA Awards Show. Three night stay at the official IBMA hotel (including Gift Basket in your room). Name or logo on the PLS website and all print materials including film poster (but excluding Hatch Show Print) and DVD packaging. Entered in a drawing to win a Deering Eagle II Banjo (a $2,500 value). Anna’s (producer/director) tour of Music City. Two (2) tickets to the official premiere, including meet and greet. Premiere night dinner with filmmaking team. Autographed, limited edition The Porchlight Sessions Hatch Show Print. Two (2) T-Shirts. A pre-release copy of the DVD. Official Film Poster. Six (6) instrument case/bumper stickers. Handwritten, thank you keepsake postcard. Contact us if you'd like to be anonymous.

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    TITLE SPONSOR. Email us for specs - info@porchlightsessions.com

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