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Sgt Dunbar & the Hobo Banned got accepted to showcase at this years SXSW Festival but its 1,843 miles from home, our van needs help and we are broke.

Sgt Dunbar & the Hobo Banned has been invited back to Austin, TX for a second year in a row to play at one of the biggest music festivals in the country, South by Southwest (SXSW). Since September we have been working on new music in preparation for our third album, with 11 new songs ready to play live, and we have been booking shows for our nearly three week long March tour.

Clifford, our 2002 big red van Dodge Ram (purchased before our 2009 tour down to SXSW), is in need of some serious repairs. We have to get it into tip-top shape so we can focus our attention on the music during this tour and not emergency catalytic converter replacements in Tennessee .

During our 2009 tour to SXSW we were featured on the NPR program "All Things Considered" by Bob Boilen who selected us as one of three out of over a thousand bands to watch. We have been highlighted by blogs such as The Obsession Collection, The Aquarium Drunkard, and My Old Kentucky Blog. We hope to make our 2010 tour down to Austin, TX and back even more fruitful than it was last year, but we can't do it without your help!

We appreciate any donation towards van repairs and the other upfront costs of getting eight people to drive nearly 4,000 miles in three weeks. You have our eternal gratitude.

As we continue to work up to our tour kick-off show on March 10th, we will be recording demos of the new songs and putting together a new tour CD which will be sent out to our Kickstarter supporters in addition to many other fabulous prizes.

Follow our preparations for, and progress during our SXSW 2010 tour at www.sgtdunbar.com and at www.facebook.com/thehobobanned.

We thank you for your support!

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    Get a copy of our new tour CD, your name listed on our Facebook Fan page and website, and access to all Kickstarter updates.

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    We'll put your name on our web pages, send you a signed copy of our new tour CD, and a signed poster from our March 10th SXSW Send-Off Show at Valentines in Albany.

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    You get the rewards above, plus a Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned t-shirt, and we’ll send you a postcard from the road!

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    You'll get all the goodies listed above, and at our Tour Send-Off Show you and a friend will be on the show guest list (you get in free), and we'll put your name on our van as a tour sponsor!

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    You get all of the prizes above, plus we will list your name in the liner notes of our next CD as a special thanks.

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    On top of receiving all of the prizes listed above, we will also play a show at your house or venue of choice! –restrictions apply, read the fine print for details. The Fine Print: (Meant to be read in a deep voice and very quickly). You are responsible for any noise complaints. The show at your house or venue of choice must be agreed to and confirmed ahead of time by the band. Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned will agree to play at your house only if you live east of the Mississippi and north of Virginia, unless other arrangements with the band are specifically agreed upon. We may also play a show at your house on a conflict-free date on our tour route if this is arranged and agreed to ahead of time by the band. If you choose to have your show at a venue, you are responsible for reserving the venue and for all upfront reservation costs. We love you.

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    You get all of the above prizes and you win a date with our Donna Baird! –restrictions apply, read the fine print for details The Fine Print: The date with Donna Baird will be supervised by the entire band (we love Donna, and although it might seem that we’re auctioning her off we don’t want anything to happen to her). The date must occur in New York State’s Capital region -agreed to and confirmed ahead of time by the band- or at a location on our tour route devoid of scheduling conflicts. The band will not pay for the date. Not even the drinks. No touching allowed except for handshakes and friendly hugs.

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