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The best performances so far on Tokens, the live Nashville variety show critics call 'one-of-a-kind,' 'amazing' and a 'huge success.'
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Odessa Settles has been singing Civil Rights music since she was a child in the 1960's, and her performances on Nashville's "Tokens Show" have resulted in numerous show-stoppers, even more than the Grammy Award winners and the Country Music Hall of Famers we've had on stage. In this Most Outstanding Tokens show compilation, we are gathering Odessa's best performances thus far, and having the original multi-track live recordings re-mixed and re-mastered to bring you a beautiful and moving album.  

The album includes the following tracks:

  • Woke Up This Morning
  • Turn Me Around
  • The Lord's Prayer
  • Hold to God's Unchanging Hand -- with the Settles Connection
  • Kum Ba Yah -- with the Settles Connection
  • This Little Light of Mine; We Shall Not Be Moved; Down by the Riverside -- with the Settles Connection
  • His Eye is on the Sparrow
  • Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot -- with Suzy Bogguss
  • Oh Freedom

A very special compilation from Music City, from the show that TheNashville Scene describes as a "grass-kicking shredfest" that is a "huge success," with "genre-bending creativity," and The Tennessean calls "one of a kind," and a "virtuouso ensemble." Music critic Peter Cooper recently opined that Tokens "is amazing. It's amazing that [Tokens] has integrated music, humor and scholarship into something so seamlessly entertaining." Other reviewers have called Tokens "spectacular," "provocative," and a "marvel." Sojourners opined that “…if A Prairie Home Companion ever moved South and got religion—or at least went to divinity school—it might look a lot like TOKENS.” And fans describe Tokens as "UH-MAZING," "awesome," "unforgettable," and "wow!"  For more information visit www.TokensShow.com, or catch our podcast at podcast.TokensShow.com or on iTunes by searching for "Dispatches from the Buckle."

Check out the rewards -- including autographed Hatch Show Prints, front row balcony seats at the historic Ryman Auditorium, a back stage visit at the Ryman, or a private house concert for up to twenty-five guests.

Risks and challenges

Depending upon the number of projects in the queue for the company doing the post-production mixing, it's possible that the final album production could be delayed by one month, but this seems unlikely, as we've given ourselves plenty of time to get the project completed in a timely manner. Should this unlikely scenario arise, this will not affect the timeline for the Ryman show dates or house concert dates.

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    Digital download of:
    "Oh Freedom"

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    Digital download of five tracks:
    "Oh Freedom,"
    "Woke Up This Morning,"
    "Hold to God's Unchanging Hand,"
    "His Eye is on the Sparrow," and
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    All the above, plus finished album with compact disc

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    All the above, with the album autographed by Odessa

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    All the above, plus a Ryman Auditorium Tokens show authentic Hatch Show Print poster, autographed by Odessa Settles and Lee C. Camp

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    All the above, plus admission to show rehearsal at the historic Ryman Auditorum, Nov 24 2013 (show tickets not included) to get a fascinating glimpse at the behind-the-scenes circus leading up to a live show.

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    All the above, plus two first row balcony seats at the Ryman Auditorium show, Nov 24 2013; plus meet Odessa backstage prior to the show.

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    All the above, plus recognition as an "Associate Producer" in the liner credits of the album.

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    Reward #1 through #7, plus listed as a "Producer" in the liner credits of the album.

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    Reward #1 through #7, plus listed as a "Producer" in the liner credits of the album, plus a one hour private house concert for up to 25 guests by Odessa and Calvin Settles and Lee C. Camp, within 90 miles of Nashville, Tennessee. You provide a piano, a large room, and Odessa and Calvin and Lee provide a fantastic time, on a mutually agreeable date.

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