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Our new full-length album will be our most ambitious and diverse collection of original music to date.
Our new full-length album will be our most ambitious and diverse collection of original music to date.
58 backers pledged $3,376 to help bring this project to life.

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Check out the 3-minute video above...you can be a part of our third (and most ambitious to date) studio album!  We will start recording in late January of 2016 at Red Booth Studios in Rochester, NY.

It's hard to believe we've been a band for almost six years.  We've played 70+ gigs in Upstate New York.  Our songwriting now ranges in style from bluegrass to piano pop, with influences ranging from Fleetwood Mac to David Gray to Sara Bareilles.   

 By becoming a project backer you are:

  • pre-ordering the album ($10 pledge or more)
  • helping us record
  • getting updates and sneak peeks along the way 
  • AND you get cool stuff when it's done! 

What cool stuff you say?  On the right hand side of this page you can check out all the rewards and levels of involvement. The most important thing is that if the project is not fully funded in 30 days, we don't get anything (also no one will be charged). Our current goal should cover most studio costs but probably not album production, so if we surpass the goal that's even better! You can stop by the studio at any time to visit, but beware if you do we may make you sing and then reward you with cold pizza.  

THANK YOU in advance for your support, both for this project and for all of you who have come out to see us play live. We truly love to perform and create music that is meaningful and full of life. Rochester winters can be brutal, but we will be staying warm creating music for you to enjoy soon!  

If you haven't watched the video at the top of the page you missed the friendly bison Levi encountered in Yellowstone, who volunteered to tell you all about our project. 

Risks and challenges

Red Booth studios and Spinergy (the local CD production company we use) have very efficient turn-arounds, so there is little doubt the album will be ready to distribute by mid-2016. As far as video dedications or house concerts, we will work with you to make it exactly what you want! However, obvious unforseen factors apply to all of this (sickness, weather, bison stampede, etc.) that can spring up at any time. Regardless, you have our word that you'll get the incentives that go along with your support. We will keep you posted on our progress long after the 30-day campaign ends, everything from the actual recording sessions to the albums being shipped out!

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    A high quality mp3 download of one song of your choosing from the new album.

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    A high-quality mp3 download of the new album.

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    A hard-copy CD of the new album.

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    Personal thank you!

    A hard-copy CD of the new album PLUS a hand-written note of thanks from the whole band and your name in the album liner notes.

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    The entire Lonely Ones catalog!

    A hard-copy CD of the new album, PLUS a hand-written note of thanks from the whole band and your name in the album liner notes, PLUS our entire catalog! Hard-copies of our 2011 EP Desire & the Aftermath, Levi's 2011 solo piano album Cold Summer, and our 2013 full-length Truth Is. This is a great option if you don't already have them or if you want to give them away to a friend!

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    Our first ever LIVE album!

    A hard-copy CD of the new album, PLUS a hand-written note of thanks from the whole band and your name in the album liner notes, PLUS our first ever LIVE album! 12 tracks recorded live at The Little Theatre and Pour Coffee Parlor during our gigs in November and December 2015, polished up to enjoy! This album will NOT be available for purchase later, so snap it up now. Album will be sent in mp3 format.

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    Video dedication of any Lonely Ones song!

    A hard-copy CD of the new album, PLUS a hand-written note of thanks from the whole band and your name in the album liner notes, PLUS a personalized video dedication of any Lonely Ones song of your choice!

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    Coffee with the band!

    A hard-copy CD of the new album, PLUS a hand-written note of thanks from the whole band and your name in the liner notes PLUS coffee & a treat from any LOCAL coffee brew house in Rochester (or surrounding area) with the whole band. Of course coffee/treat is on us!

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    Video dedication of ANY song you like!

    A hard-copy CD of the new album, PLUS a hand-written note of thanks from the whole band and your name in the liner notes, PLUS a personalized video dedication of ANY song of your choice! Anything, excluding songs by Justin Bieber or Creed, because that's just wrong on every level.

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    Invite us to play a show at your place!

    A hard-copy CD of the new album, PLUS a hand-written note of thanks from the whole band and your name in the liner notes, PLUS let us help you throw a shindig in your barn, living room, or even your cul-de-sac (neighbors invited, of course)! A full-band house concert at your place. You supply the location, the people, and we'll supply the band and any needed sound equipment. We'll travel within a 1.5-hour radius of Rochester, outside of that we would need a bit of extra gas money, open to discussion.

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