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Colorado's Thunder and Rain returns to their acoustic roots to bring you their third studio album, Passing in the Night.
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PHASE II BEGINGS 8/24/19

with 11 days left to go, there's still a lot Kickstarter can do to help move our band onward and upward!

We are so excited to announce that we have hit the initial goal in our fundraising campaign for Passing in the Night! THANK YOU to all of our friends, family and fans for sharing our story and getting the word out.  Because of you, we raised the $23,069 it took us to track, mix, master, the album, as well as commission art, photos and a music video. We feel humbled and grateful by this money we were able to raise to raise the look and sound of our band. However, we didn't factor every expense into our Phase I goal.

So it's time for Phase II! Where our total Kickstarter effort is now $36,069. With your help, here's what we could get done!

  • Lyric Video for a song off the album $750 
  • Another Music Video with Mara Whitehead and Raleigh Gambino  $1250 
  • Extra Vinyl Printing to sell and distribute $3,000
  • A downpayment for a van that doesn't catch on fire on I 80 (true story) $4,000 
  • Another month of promotion with Presshouse  $3,000 

TOTAL FUNDS NEEDED $13,000  8/24

TOTAL FUND ACHIEVED (YAS) $23,069 8/23

TOTAL KICKSTARTER EFFORT $36,069 deadline 9/4

The rewards will stay the same, with house concerts, cover songs, and vinyl still available! Please continue to share with your friends as we enter into the home stretch!

Thank you ALL for your continued support in helping us release this music into the world and tour it throughout the country. We couldn't do this without you!

-Erinn, Ian, Dylan and Allen

  • We are making our 3rd studio album, and we're asking for your support.

Since the birth of Thunder and Rain in 2013, the band has grown and developed in ways we never could have imagined. We've seen the band go from playing local bars and farmer's markets, to playing major festivals and touring internationally. We were finalists in the 2014 Rockygrass band competition and we were named Westword's Best Bluegrass Band of 2016. We've had the opportunity to meet and share the stage with our heroes and make two full-length studio albums of our original music. All of these incredible experiences would never have been possible without YOU. 

Photo By Scott McCormick
Photo By Scott McCormick

Over the past 6 years, we've experienced our fair share of hardships and shake-ups as well. We've gone through various member changes, experimented with our sound, and at times felt uncertain about what the future would hold for Thunder and Rain.

Artwork by Scott McCormick
Artwork by Scott McCormick

But something has happened in the last year. Things have clicked into place and we've become the band we always envisioned. We dug deep to really hone in on what the music of Thunder and Rain is truly all about and we're ready to share it with you. We are thrilled to bring you our 3rd studio album, Passing in the Night, 12 original songs about transformation, heart-break and hope.

Special Edition T Shirt!
Special Edition T Shirt!

But just like everything else we've done up to this point, we can't do it without you.

We are pulling out all the stops to bring you the best product we possibly can. We've recorded the album at Swingfingers Studio in Fort Collins with engineer and session producer, Aaron Youngberg. Album mastering by Anna Frick at Airshow. Album art and design by Scott McCormick. Promotional support by Press House. Music videos by Mara Whitehead and Raleigh Gambino. All of these elements are coming together to present a unified artistic vision to tell the story of this album. 

Special Edition Art Print!
Special Edition Art Print!

We'd also like to give a HUGE shout out to two fabulous musicians that played on this album- Natalie Padilla on Fiddle, and Chris Herbst on Dobro. Thank you for helping us arrange these songs, and this album would be nothing without the two of you!

We are asking for $23,069 to help us bring this to life. Although our estimated total cost for this album is well beyond that, we've poured our hearts and pennies into this project but we can't do it alone. We need your help. 

Recording Lead Vocals @ Swingfingers Studio
Recording Lead Vocals @ Swingfingers Studio

We believe in this album. And we also believe in you. It's never lost on us how important you all have been to getting us to this point. Every step of the way, none of it would be possible without your support. This album is no exception. We're offering some exciting rewards to our backers, including special edition items that will only be available to Kickstarter supporters. From exclusive art prints, to an intimate concert in your own home, there's something for everyone. 



Special Edition Sticker !
Special Edition Sticker !

 Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything. We are so proud to bring you, Passing in the Night. This music is for you. 

Thunder and Rain at Riversong Festival in MN 2019
Thunder and Rain at Riversong Festival in MN 2019

Risks and challenges

Making a professional record is difficult and expensive. So many things go into making a successful record beyond just recording the songs, and we certainly aren't doing it alone. That's why surrounding ourselves with the right people and resources are essential to the success of this album. We've put our whole hearts into this band and this music and we fully believe in this project. With your support, we will be able to take Thunder and Rain to new heights while bringing you our most personal and authentic music to date.

We are more than happy to address and questions or concerns regarding our fundraising campaign. Feel free to email us at thunderandrainmgmt@gmail.com or drop by a show sometime and chat with us!

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    Physical Copy of the Album!

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    "Passing in the Night" Vinyl

    Get a signed copy of the album on limited edition Vinyl before its official release!

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    T-shirt, Sticker and Physical CD!

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    Passing in the Night Treasure Chest!

    Get a SIGNED copy of the physical album, A SIGNED special edition art print, special edition T-shirt, special edition sticker, Digital lyric book with song meanings, never-before-heard rehearsal recordings and rare live recordings from Ian's vault (sent right to your email), and a copy of ORIGINAL lyrics from Erinn's journal and archival notes about the music and recording process of the album.

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    A Lesson with a member of TnR!

    Get a lesson with one of the TnR band members in person or on Skype!
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    Dylan McCarthy- Guitar/Mandolin
    Erinn- Voice/Guitar for Kids
    Ian- Bass

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    Admission to a Backer Only Pre Party!

    Get admission into a Backer Only Pre Party before the Album Release! Hang out and have a drink with the band before the big night. Includes a signed Physical CD and special edition art print. Party will be a 2 hour event before soundcheck. Let's celebrate together!

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    Passing in the Night Full Merch Package!

    Special-edition SIGNED Vinyl, T Shirt, Sticker, special edition SIGNED art print, physical cd of the album, and digital lyric book!

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    • Special edition Vinyl
    • Special edition T-shirt
    • Special edition sticker
    • Special edition art print
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    Original Song or Instrumental Tune!

    Only 10 lucky people have the chance to receive an mp3 of an original song or fiddle tune written just for you by Thunder and Rain! Based on the subject of your choice, we can do everything from love songs to jingles!

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    Happy Hour with the Band!

    Come to a private party at Erinn's home in Golden, CO! Hang with all the band members, and get a SIGNED physical copy of the album and limited edition art print! Appetizers and Snacks will be provided, as well as a special Thunder and Rain themed craft cocktail, and a photographer will be there to capture the moment!

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    Cover Song of Your Choice!

    If you loved our rendition of "Sweet Child O' Mine," then this reward is for you! Pick a song for Thunder and Rain to cover, and we'll record an iPhone video of it and send it to you! We're happy to dedicate the song to the loved one of your choice if you'd like, perfect for wedding anniversaries or a surprise birthday present!

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    All Acoustic House Concert in CO

    Have Thunder and Rain come and play an all acoustic show at your house! Includes Passing in the Night full merch package! (Must be within 75 miles of Golden )

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    • House concert at your home
    • Physical CD
    • Special edition art print
    • Digital Download
    • Collection of "Ian's vault" recordings
    • Digital Lyric book with song meanings
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    • Special edition Vinyl
    • Original Song Lyrics and Archival Notes about the music
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    House Concert Anywhere in the USA!!!

    Have Thunder and Rain come and play an amplified live show at your house anywhere in the US! Includes the Passing in the Night Merch Package!

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    • Physical CD
    • Special edition art print
    • Collection of "Ian's vault" recordings
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