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Good news: Annie and The Beekeepers has been invited to perform at 2010's End of the Road Festival in Dorset, England! Bad news: they have no money

The Cause:
Annie and The Beekeepers is an independent (unsigned) folk trio living in Brooklyn. We have been invited to perform this year at End of the Road Festival in the UK, one of that country’s finest music festivals. Other artists performing include Wilco, Iron and Wine, Modest Mouse, The Felice Brothers, and many more. The festival is known for curating the highest quality music and attracting truly passionate and discerning music fans in a beautiful setting. We (Annie, Alex, and Ken) also have the chance to tour the UK in the days surrounding the festival. This is a huge opportunity for us; one that few 100% self-sufficient bands could achieve on their own! The only thing standing in the way of this opportunity for us is we have no funding for a trip overseas. In fact, we are broke (as you might have inferred from the above description: "Independent (unsigned) folk trio living in Brooklyn"). This is where YOU come in! We are warmly requesting donations of any size to help give Annie and The Beekeepers the chance to become internationally recognized.

Why The Cause Is Worthy:
We all know that there is A LOT of fantastic music out there, but not every worthy band is on a label or has the funding necessary to reach the masses with their music. So what happens to all of those artists who cannot afford to tour and promote on a large scale? They are rarely heard. This is not fair to the artist, but more importantly, it is not fair to you, the listener. Think of how many times you've dared to tune in to your local commercial radio station recently. You probably feel you’ve lost a few brain cells from the listening experience, right? There are many tremendously creative, sincere, intelligent musical acts being lost in the mind-numbing music that is the mainstream today. By helping Annie and The Beekeepers travel to England for exposure through touring and performing at End of the Road Festival, you are taking action! You are helping an unsigned band get some deserved recognition.

What’s In It For You:
Aside from the satisfaction of knowing that you have contributed to a worthy cause, you will receive gifts from us as a BIG “Thank You”. All Annie and The Beekeepers merchandise is handmade. CDs are hand stamped and stickered by Annie, Alex, and Ken. The Lip Balm is made from Northern California beeswax donated by Alex’s Aunt and manufactured by the band. The t-shirts and tote bags are hand silk-screened by Annie’s dear childhood friend, Dave Reinhardt. Beeswax Posters are handmade by Minc House. Please see the incentive descriptions below.

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    You will receive one free digital song download of your choosing.

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    ... a digital download of the Squid Hell Sessions EP

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    You will receive a digital download of Squid Hell Sessions AND full length, “Annie Lynch and the Beekeepers”

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    ...a hard copy of both cds, and an Annie and the Beekeepers homemade beeswax lipbalm.

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    ...signed hard copies of both cds, homemade Annie and The Beekeepers beeswax lipbalm, and one bonus unreleased digital track.

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    ...signed copies of both cds, homemade beeswax lipbalm, one bonus unreleased digital track, and two tickets to our next show near you.

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    ...signed copies of both cds, homemade beeswax lipbalm, one bonus unreleased digital track, a ticket to our next show near you, a tshirt, and a handwritten letter from the band.

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    ....signed copies of both CDs, homemade beeswax lip balm, one bonus unreleased digital track, two tickets to our next show near you, a t-shirt, and a hand-written letter from the band, a limited edition beeswax poster, and a tote bag.

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    A private performance for you and your friends anywhere in the northeast or en-route on a US tour.

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    Everything included in the $300 and $500 categories AND a song written for you by Annie on a topic of your choosing.

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    All of the above, plus free pair of tickets to any show anywhere anytime.

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