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Ten Toes Up is making a sweet record and we need your help. It's like a telethon but without Jerry Lewis, and we're only kinda hungry!
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   We're making a new record and the only way we can do it is with the help of the very people we're making it for.. You Guys! We're reaching out to our friends and family to help us fund our fourth, and most rocking, studio album. We've been a band for 6 years now, and after three self-made records, it's time to step it up and go all out.

  This band started with an 89' Astro Van, two speakers, and a prayer. After finding a nice balance between gig pay and the end-of-the-night bar tab, we started writing our own music. We borrowed some money and bought a moving truck, two new speakers, and played every night somewhere would have us. We've recorded three albums and played somewhere around 1,000 shows since 2006. Needless to say we've been around, but all of that experience has brought us to this recording.    

   During our recent trip to Nashville we found some very talented people to work with, and we'll be recording in the same rooms that have seen some of the industry's best. With a bunch of new songs in tow, we'll pack up and head to Tennessee, where we'll stay for two weeks of intense magic making (recording). The money we're trying to raise will help us pay for the producer, engineers, studios, press, printing, and all of the other costs that come with putting together a project like this. In the end, it's all about the music and this will no doubt be the best we've ever made together.   

In exchange for your help, we have put together a list of rewards to the right of this page. These are "thank yous" in the form of merchandise, performances, experiences, and shows. It's a unique way for us to offer things we'd normally never be able to share. Kickstarter follows an "all or nothing model." If we don't reach our goal we receive none of the pledges and the money is returned. For this reason, we've set our goal at a number we feel good about, even though it's far below the actual cost of the project. If we go over, (Hooray!) we'll still use the funds on this record to make it even better. 

   We laughed the whole time we made this, and we hope you got a kick out of it too. We know it's hard out there, so pass this video along if you know of anyone who could use a few minutes of ridiculousness in their lives; and thank you for your continued support... We'd be nothing if it weren't for our friends and fans.

-Ten Toes Up

TEN TOES UP IN PICTURES

This is an exact replica of our truck Penelope 

Here we are in front of the biggest TV screen ever made.

This is us pointing while in Nashville

This is us looking cool

This is us looking ridiculous



BJ's Lap Steel

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    A high five from Adam anytime, anywhere.

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    A personal thank you email from the band; probably something heartfelt and poetic.

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    A digital download of the new album a week before the initial release; so you can be cooler than everyone you know.

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    We will post a gushing review of you, as a person, on our facebook page. Want to make someone else jealous? This is your ticket. "Insert your name here is possibly the most attractive person we've ever seen. The only thing more impressive than insert your name here's looks is their personality. Not only funny, insert your name here is a scholar and a philanthropist. If only we all could be as great as insert your name here."

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    One autographed copy of the new record shipped a week before the official release date.

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    One autographed copy of the new record shipped a week before the official release date + a signed gig used drum stick

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    THE WORKS*** = One autographed copy of the new record shipped a week before the official release date + a limited edition Ten Toes Up Loves Me t-shirt + The brand new Ten Toes Up "Live From The Beaver" signed cd.

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    THE WORKS + the digital download of the new album + a signed 8x10 from the band (and we'll address it to whomever you want; Christmas present = done)

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    THE WORKS + YOUR NAME in the credits on the album.

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    THE WORKS plus a signed drum head used in a show.

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    THE WORKS + a personalized, autographed framed display of the new album + your name in the album credits.

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    Advertise your business and turn our truck into a mobile billboard for the rest of it's existance. If you want to get your name all over 4 plus states and more this is a great opportunity to do so. You get 12'' x 12'' of space or purchase this twice for a 24''x 24'' (way bigger than nascar) but you provide the cost of installation i.e artwork and such. Again this is a great way to get your business on every highway within 600 miles TRUST US when we say every highway!!! :)

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    A Brutally Honest Dinner for you and a guest before any Ten Toes Up show. Over an extravagant two star meal, you will be granted the opportunity to ask the band any question your heart desires... Anything! (Ex-girlfriends need not apply) + THE WORKS + your name in the credits.

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    Your picture or the picture of someone you love inside the actual cd cover behind the disc + THE WORKS + your name in the credits. You can be immortalized in thousands of copies dispersed all over the world! It's like a yearbook; you're helping us make it so you should be remembered too!

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    HIT THE LINKS, TEN TOES UP STYLE: This pledge will get you 18 holes of golf at one of Myrtle Beach's premiere golf courses for you and three guest playing with the members of the band. Includes 2 hot dogs, chili is extra.

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    Be a band member for a day. You will be in the studio with us for an entire day in Nashville during the recording of this new record. Come see how it all works in a famous studio with the music industry elite running the show. You'll eat and drink with us, hotel included, you provide your own travel.

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    An intimate evening with Ten Toes Up. A 2-set LIVE TTU acoustic show at your house + THE WORKS + your name in the credits. We'll bring the candles. It needs to be within 200 miles of Myrtle Beach or coordinated with our tour schedule (which is easy) and your neighbors/local law enforcement have to be cool with it.

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    Charles's Fender American Standard Jazz Bass! This bass, pictured at left in the ”point” picture, comes signed by all members of the band, and with its own hardshell case. Fender's American-made guitars and basses are an absolute industry standard for the touring professional, and Charles has used this bass extensively on the road and in the studio. An item for the true collector!

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    Joshua is offering his set of THREE LP Classic II congas (hot lava red limited edition!). These are the actual ones he has toured with for the last four years. Just like Charles's bass Joshua doesn't really want to part with them but our dedication to this project has been taken to extreme measures. This could be your chance to own a piece of music history and can be signed and personalized by the whole band if you choose. If you are local Joshua will hand deliver them to your door and if not you pay shipping cost.

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    Ten Toes Up will play a full-out rock show at your house, or country club, or trailer, or wherever. It needs to be within 200 miles of Myrtle Beach or coordinated with our tour schedule (which is easy) and your neighbors/local law enforcement have to be cool with it.

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    BJ will write a song about you or someone you love (or don't love) and will put it on the new record. This could be a great way to memorialize someone; or just call someone out... either way it's going on the record.

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    Josh will tattoo your name, or someone else's name, somewhere on his body (as long as your name is shorter than Sherry Michelle Pittman-Bullock, the longest named person we know). We can't make this stuff up, and it just goes to show the dedication we have to this project.

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    Skydiving with the band! You and a friend will jump out of an airplane with the band. You will then become the only person who has ever, or will ever, do something like this with us... ever; we all hate heights, seriously.

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    BJ's first ever lap steel guitar signed by the band! He learned how to play on this Artisan guitar with upgraded tuners and a bone nut. A metal slide is included; everything you'll need to start blues-ing it up immediately. Shipping not included but we'll deliver to any show we play.

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    Brand New Yamaha acoustic guitar, signed by all members of Ten Toes Up (Only 1 Available!) + THE WORKS + your name in the credits. You can pick the guitar up at a show of your choice (we don't trust USPS, we can only live on the edge in so many ways).

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