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The Path will be an instrumental acoustic guitar album by Jackson Thatcher
The Path will be an instrumental acoustic guitar album by Jackson Thatcher
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Jackson Thatcher is a 14 year old guitarist who would like to record an acoustic guitar album. He's written 9 songs so far. He plans to write a 10th song, plus a bonus song. In early January 2012, Jackson's Dad said, "Hey, we need to sit down and set some goals for you for this year." Jackson replied, "I've already set my goals. I want to record an acoustic album this year."

"Recording an album sounds easy at first, but you have to write and arrange the songs. Nine songs are written now. (2 to go). I have great mentors (Mike Bauer and Pete Huttlinger). Then you need a better guitar than a $200 guitar. Just got a Martin guitar that is worth being recorded. So far, so good.

I need your help to get past the next hurdles of recording and mixing. There are expenses in pressing CDs too. You've heard a taste of my music in the Kickstarter video. Help me make this project happen. I'm willing to work hard and deliver you the reward packages promised. My project is called The Path. Please help me on this path of recording my first album." —Jackson Thatcher

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    Thank You Video Song:
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    Digital & CD:
    Digital download of the album two weeks prior to the release date. Plus a physical CD of the music (mailed in U.S.).

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    Digital, CD & Video for Facebook:
    Digital download of the album two weeks prior to the release date. A physical CD of the music (mailed in U.S.). PLUS a personal video with guitar playing and message from Jackson that you can post on your Facebook wall. *Let us know if it's your birthday.

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    Signed Guitar Pick, Digital, CD & Video for FB:
    Same as previous reward plus a signed guitar pick that Jackson has used.

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    Signed Photo, Signed Guitar Pick, Digital, CD & FB: Same as previous plus a signed photo of Jackson Thatcher.

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    Guitar Lesson (Skype), Digital, CD, Signed Pick:
    30 Minute Guitar Lesson from Jackson Thatcher via Skype. (you must provide your own computer, internet connection and video cam). Digital Download. Physical CD and Signed Guitar Pick (mailed in U.S.). Personal video message from Jackson.

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    60 Minute Guitar Lesson from Jackson via Skype, (You must provide your own computer, internet connection and video cam). Digital Download. Physical CD and Signed Guitar Pick (mailed in U.S.). Personal video message from Jackson.

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    Live Performance, Digital, CD:
    2 Hour Live Performance at your home. (Location must be drivable within 2 hours of Nashville, TN.) Digital Download. Physical CD. Great for private party, poolside gathering or neighborhood gathering.

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    Song Dedication, Digital, CD, Personal Video Message:
    A song on the album dedicated to someone you choose. Digital Download. Physical CD (mailed in U.S.). Personal video message from Jackson. Great anniversary gift or way to honor a loved one.

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    Name a Song, Digital, CD, Personal Video Message:
    Name a song on the album and song dedication. Must be approved by Jackson. (Nothing obscene, "inappropriate," or copyrighted will be accepted. Ownership of song remains Jackson's.) Personal video message from Jackson. Digital Download and CD included.

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