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Michigan's musical activist ambassador Seth Bernard completes his expansive 2 year, 4 album "Eggtones" series w/ heart and imagination
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I’m Seth Bernard. I'm a Michigan based artist, activist and educator and I’m making a new record! It’s called "Eggtones 4 Directions" and it’s the final release in the 4 album series of new music that I’ve been putting out throughout the last 2 years. 

This idea of “Eggtones” is an idea of hatching a new story for our times. Taking this moment and the challenges that we're up against and trying to vision and dream big for a way forward for the young people in our lives. I am grateful to have had people in my life who have challenged me to use my platform as an artist to affect social change and address what we're up against in a way that could potentially fuel people to do more positive work for the common good.

My hope is that this work will inspire your work and that the inventiveness and possibilities within these sounds could potentially help you to use your imagination to help your passion come alive and help your community thrive.

These crowdsourcing campaigns are a way for artists like myself to connect directly with people who find value in the work that we do. As I do work in the classroom and as I do work as an activist for social justice and the environment, I keep on writing songs and finding new sounds.

I’m working with a wonderful crew of collaborators, people who inspire me as human beings and artists. I’m so inspired by this community of artists that I’ve found myself in here in Michigan. It’s collaborative and cooperative, and everyone is trying to lift each other up. I feel so grateful for it and fortunate to have the opportunity to collaborate with people who help me expand as an artist.

I’m working with the inspiration of some early American roots sounds that have been with me for years as well as early Rock and Roll and early 8-bit sounds from my childhood.

The Eggtones series has been a way for me to spend time in the studio and spend time with my creative process that has been regenerative.

Thank you so much for your time, for the work you’re doing, thanks for hanging out here while you’re scrolling. I appreciate you. I’ll see you down the road!

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    Eggtones 4 Directions mp3s and a thank you note emailed to you

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    Eggtones 4 Directions signed CD

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    Eggtones Song Book

    A custom book of lyrics to every song in the Eggtones series w/ photos, artwork and notes from the sessions. Comes with download.

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    Eggtones: the Series (CD and mp3s)

    Eggtones for Peace, Eggtones Blues, Eggtones for Fun and Eggtones 4 Directions CDs and mp3s plus bonus tracks!

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    Eggtones: the Series + Watercolor Prints

    5 Original Water Color Prints by Seth along with Eggtones for Peace, Eggtones Blues, Eggtones for Fun and Eggtones 4 Directions CDs and mp3s plus bonus tracks!

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    Eggtones: The Full Basket

    All 4 CDs, bonus tracks and home recordings on cassette, 4 Directions on vinyl, Lyric book, Watercolor prints, buttons, postcard and zine

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    Seth Bernard Deluxe Boxed Set

    12 studio albums, live sets, home recordings and more on CDs, cassettes, vinyl and digital with stickers, buttons and postcards.

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    All Access Harvest Gathering

    All access ticket to the 18th annual Earthwork Harvest Gathering, Sept 21-23, 2018. Comes with "Eggtones: the Series".

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    Songwriting Session for the Workforce

    For businesses: Seth will offer one 60-90 minute songwriting workshop for a group of up to 25 people.

    Seth has developed a 4 phase collaborative songwriting workshop process that takes 60-90 minutes. It works for people of all ages, requires no previous experience and produces a new song every time.

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    You Name It!

    For $500 (or more, depending on the idea), you can come up with your own custom reward, anything you want (within reason)! Details to be hammered out by you and Seth via FaceTime.

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    Songwriting Sessions for the Workforce

    For businesses: Seth will offer 2 separate 60-90 minute songwriting workshop sessions for a group of up to 25 people.

    Seth has developed a 4 phase collaborative songwriting workshop process that takes 60-90 minutes. It works for people of all ages, requires no previous experience and produces a new song every time.

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    House Concert

    Seth will come to your home and put on a house concert for your friends and family. Comes with "The Full Basket" reward.

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    Custom Song

    Seth will write and record a custom song for you, a loved one or your business. Comes with "The Full Basket" reward.

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    Songwriting Retreat

    An overnight songwriting retreat at Earthwork Farm led by Seth. Meals and lodging included.

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    Earthwork Overnight

    Seth will host you at Earthwork Farm, take you on a canoe trip on the Manistee river, cook and present a 4 course dinner, offer a private concert in the barn, campfire nightcap and cozy cabin lodging. Comes with "the Full Basket" reward.

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    Personal Empowerment Session

    Seth will come to you for a 2 day intensive session focusing on harnessing your strengths, activating your dreams and visions, overcoming your obstacles and offering your gifts to the world. Drawing on 20 years of activism, teaching, coaching, community organizing, hosting retreats, empowering youth, creating works of art and tools for change, Seth will begin with a 2 hour phone call to customize this program for you prior to the session. Comes with "The Full Basket" reward.

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