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"Harvest Queen" is a soulful collection of waltzes, old and new, performed  by Bob Bernard and Kailin Yong with Seth Bernard.
"Harvest Queen" is a soulful collection of waltzes, old and new, performed by Bob Bernard and Kailin Yong with Seth Bernard.
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At last year's Earthwork Harvest Gathering, Bob Bernard and Kailin Yong met for the first time and spent hours every evening playing waltzes together and cultivating a deep kinship. Bob grew up in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the son of two fiddlers, and has spent the last 35 years of his life tending bees, cattle, running a sawmill, educating, farming, fathering and fiddling on Earthwork Farm, where the Harvest Gathering takes place. Kailin grew up in Singapore and studied classical music at the Vienna Conservatory in Austria before expanding into jazz, folk and world-influenced styles while living in New York, San Francisco and, currently, Boulder. While Kailin is a virtuoso, he is a connoisseur of authentic beauty and found great soul in Bob's music. Bob, having played these waltzes for most of his adulthood, felt them coming to life with energy and discovery while playing with Kailin. And so, together with Bob's son Seth, they recorded for 2 days last December at Heart Center Studio in Big Rapids, Michigan, thanks to the generosity of the Erlewine family. The music is currently mixed and they are raising money through Kickstarter for the mastering, design and duplication of the album so that it can belong to the world. The sessions were magical. We hope you will join us, waltzing in the cradle of three-quarters time, and help us release "Harvest Queen". 

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    We'll send you three mp3s from "Harvest Queen" and our gratitude.

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    You receive a digital sampler of 5 different mp3s from Kailin Yong's recorded catalogue!

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    You get a copy of "Harvest Queen" as soon as the CDs arrive.

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    You get mp3s (digital download) of the album "Harvest Queen" and a special grunged-out version of the waltz "Far Away"!

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    You get a copy of "Harvest Queen" autographed by Bob Bernard, Kailin Yong and Seth Bernard as soon as it arrives, mp3s for three more unreleased waltz tracks and a copy of the hand written sheet music for the song "Harvest Queen"!

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    You receive a digital sampler of 25 mp3s from Kailin Yong's recorded catalogue!

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    We'll send you an autographed copy of "Harvest Queen", bonus mp3s, the sheet music and a special sneak peek video of the recording sessions by Nathan Meadows!

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    You get an autographed copy of the "Harvest Queen" CD, the sheet music, the bonus mp3s, an autographed copy of Seth Bernard's remastered album "Being This Being", and a pair of hand-dipped candles from Earthwork Farm!

    (Earthwork Farm is the home of the Bernard family and the Earthwork Harvest Gathering, and these candles are the emblematic symbol of Earthwork Music, the label that will release "Harvest Queen".)

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    Everything so far - two autographed CDs, bonus mp3s, sheet music, "Being this Being", sneak peek video, candles... AND a poem written by Seth Bernard especially for you! And you get to choose the title!

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    You get an autographed copy of "Harvest Queen", a pair of hand-dipped candles from the farm and a ticket for this year's Earthwork Harvest Gathering, September 14-16, 2012.

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    An autographed copy of the album "Harvest Queen", and Seth Bernard will write you an original waltz and you get to choose the title!

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    You get an autographed copy of "Harvest Queen" and Kailin Yong will write you an original waltz and you get to choose the title!

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    You get the two autographed CDs, the sheet music, the video, the candles, a ticket for the Earthwork Harvest Gathering, AND a small jar of honey AND a small jar of maple syrup from Earthwork Farm!

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    All of the previos rewards and Bob and Seth Bernard come to your home and provide an intimate father-and-son house concert for you an your friends featuring the music from "Harvest Queen" and more.

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    You get a personal music lesson and house concert from the one and only Kailin Yong!! AND an autographed copy of "Harvest Queen", a mp3 sampler of 50 songs from Kailin, Seth Bernard and May Erlewine! (This reward can be redeemed in Colorado or Michigan)

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    The Grand Prize! All of the previous rewards and Bob Bernard, Kailin Yong, Seth Bernard and May Erlewine all come to your home and provide an intimate, dynamic and full concert!

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