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New songs infused with murmurations of birds, essence of barn, and lots of love. Help us record them—become a supporter.
New songs infused with murmurations of birds, essence of barn, and lots of love. Help us record them—become a supporter.
106 backers pledged $5,225 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello! Thanks for visiting our Kickstarter page! We're Tin Bird Choir—a local, free-range, Pennsylvania barn rock band. And we need your help.

We've been hard at work in our barn, turning some of our new songs into what we think will be one amazing album, thanks to the masterful help of our engineer/producer Kevin Killen. 

We've been laying down drums, bass, guitar, vocals, hand claps, banjos, piano, and we've got plans for some violin, bells, organ, and more. 

But recording the songs is only part of the journey. We need your help to mix, master, and print this album so that these songs can have a life outside of the barn.

So, we've come to Kickstarter to fund our recording project with your help. Here's how the funding breaks down: 

$5,000 = our 10-song album, recorded, mixed, mastered, designed, and printed. 
$6,000 = our album plus publicity and press (getting the word out is always good!)
$7,000 = our album, publicity, press, and we could print vinyl (ah, the warm, crackly sound of vinyl)
$8,000+ = a full-blown, real-deal album, plus publicity, press, vinyl, an awesome release party, and... a music video! That would be amazing!

We're so excited to share these songs with you! But we only receive your funding if we meet our goal of $5,000.

So, we've put together a fun bunch of incentives that you can see on the right— everything from t-shirts and stickers, to personalized recordings and on-air invitations. And, of course, copies of the album when it's done. Plus, we've gotten some amazing donations from the local Philly music community that we're so fortunate to be a part of. And we're excited to be able to share these with you as well. 

Thanks so much for being here, for reading this, and for supporting us.

Hopefully we'll have a brand new album to share with you this spring!

Yours with love,
Tin Bird Choir

Main band photo by the amazing Lisa Schaffer

Risks and challenges

We lead busy lives, full of growing families, challenging jobs, fruitful gardens, fermented vegetables, 24-hour broths, cast-iron skillets, and home-made bread. Sometimes we wonder if it's worth it to record songs, and make albums. But, when it comes down to it, when we really think about it, all we can say is, we do it because that's what we do. We make time for it because we're songwriters, performers, and lovers of music. We live art-full lives, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

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    An advanced digital download of one of our new songs.

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    Advanced digital download of the full album when it's finished. Plus, updates on our recording. AND: your name on our website as a supporter!

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    Advanced digital download of the full album when it's finished, recording updates, and your name on our website as a supporter! PLUS: A limited edition silk screen Tin Bird T-shirt (made by us, in our barn!), and a Tin Bird Choir sticker.

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    Holiday Package! We'll send you, or anyone on your list, a hand-designed box-set of the Tin Bird Choir holiday recordings! The collection is about 26 songs right now and growing by the day. (And we'll wrap up the CD and mail it out in time for the holidays!) Plus, you'll get an advanced digital download of the full album when it's finished!

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    Advanced digital download of the full album when it's finished, recording updates, and your name on our website as a supporter! PLUS: A limited edition silk screen Tin Bird T-shirt (made by us, in our barn!), a Tin Bird Choir sticker, AND a signed copy of the album when it's done.

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    The Steel City Incentive! Steel City Coffeehouse in Phoenixville, PA, has donated 2 tickets to any show! PLUS: You'll get an advanced digital download of the full album when it's finished. AND a signed copy of the album when it's done.

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    The Godfrey Daniels Incentive! Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem, PA, has donated 2 tickets to any show! PLUS: You'll get an advanced digital download of the full album when it's finished. AND a signed copy of the album when it's done.

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    Everything from the $40, PLUS: a signed copy of the album when it's finished, AND we'll record any cover song of your choice and send it to you.

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    Everything from the $100, PLUS: 2 tickets to one of our shows, AND: a curated and bound, one-of-a-kind box set of recordings from the Tin Bird archive (live performances, band practices, 4-track rambles and whimsies), PLUS a postcard from us sent to you from no fewer than 4 destinations over the year.

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    The Philly Folk Fest Incentive! The Philadelphia Folksong Society has donated two all-fest tickets to the 2013 Philadelphia Folk Festival!! Wow! (Last year the tickets were $145 a piece) We'll also include a signed copy of our album, your name on our website as a supporter, and a limited edition silk screen Tin Bird T-shirt (made by us, in our barn!).

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    The Gene Shay Exclusive Package! You and a guest will be invited to the 88.5 WXPN studios when we go live on air for Gene's Folk Show for the release of our CD. PLUS, we'll take you out to dinner before the show, you'll get a signed copy of the CD and a limited edition silk screen Tin Bird T-shirt (made by us, in our barn!).

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    House Show! You'll get everything from the $200 incentive. PLUS: We'll come to your house and put on a concert for you and your friends. We'll also bring dinner for you (and the band) because we love feeding people. (You provide transportation if more than 300 miles from Philadelphia.) AND!!! If you are w/in 70 miles of Philly our amazing friends and philly music comrades, Hezekiah Jones want to support our Kickstarter so they've offered to do a house concert WITH us. Yes! A TBC/Hez Jones double bill house concert. Just write Hez Jones in the comments after you choose this option.

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Funding period

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