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Texas D.I.Y. troubadour Shakey Graves is trying to take his low fi sounds out of the basement
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hey folks...I'm Shakey Graves.

Over the last five years i have been lucky enough to travel the states on a shoestring budget. meeting new friends and new family, writing music and recording it in any way i can figure out.  In this new year, i want to embark on a new path, one that will utilize where I've been, and the things I've learned. for the first time, i am ready to make a full studio album.

Up to this point i have been doing it all myself, hand making demos before shows, recording and editing the songs on crappy equipment, and i have really come to love the music that has come out of this chapter of my life. But there are so many things i cant accomplish on my own.

The goal is to take all of the tricks that i have learned from home recording and self production and translate that into a studio so that i can utilize the myriad of instruments i have no idea how to play, and bring in some highly esteemed peers to do their thing.

I will need to raise money to pay fellow musicians whatever i can, and to insure that i these recordings are fully produced, and specially packaged.  This has been a dream of mine for a long time and i feel like i am finally in a position to fulfill it.

In my travels I have been inspired by so many folks from coast to coast, i have had the distinct honor of playing along side musicians that haunt me to the core, and been kept afloat by the kindness of friends and strangers.

I want to make an album that utilizes this. A Shakey Graves family album. 12 brand new songs that stand as a tribute to everyone who has extended their hand, offered their couch, and perked up their ears.

but i cant do it alone.

Recording will start around my birthday (June 4th) and the album will drop by Christmas of 2011, so it will be like investing in a future Christmas gift!

thank you so much...

love, Alejandro Rose-Garcia (Shakey Graves)

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    You will receive a free digital download of the new album.

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    You will receive a hard copy of the new album. and a hand made hard copy of my first album Roll The Bones (no two alike).

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    You will receive a hard copy of the new album and a care package which will include a hand made hard copy of roll the bones, photos, drawings, goodies, and a T shirt. no two alike. hooray mail!

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    dollars and up you will recieve: 4 albums! (the new album, Roll The Bones, A B-side personalized album of home recordings ranging in quality from tape recorders to digital 36 tracks, and A fourth album called "a trip around the sun" which is a mix cd of bootlegged recordings of friends, family, live acts, true loves, and audio oddities I have collected from my travels.) And a care package containing, photos, A T shirt, drawings, and goodies! most certainly no two alike. hooray more mail!

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    i will come and play a show at your house or at a place of your choosing, anywhere in the continental united states

    especially hawaii

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    i will come and play a show in your house, or a house or venue of your choice, anywhere in the continental united states and will record an album of ten cover songs for you in a personalized ep....a whole shakey graves album just for you. woah.
    songs of your choice.
    why not!!!??

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