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Trampled Under Foot wants to record and release our new album independently. No label, just our fans and us. Help us make it happen!
Trampled Under Foot wants to record and release our new album independently. No label, just our fans and us. Help us make it happen!
502 backers pledged $27,662 to help bring this project to life.

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Update #6 - Video from the studio; 2 days to go!

Update #5 - Note from the studio in LA

Update #4 - We did it!; Note from Danielle

Update #3 - New Rewards Added; Note from Kris

Update #2 - Photos from pre-prod

Update #1 - Note from TUF; PreProd Started!

Who we are:
We started out as a humble family band from Kansas City who just wanted to play music. It’s in our blood - as important to us as food and water. We grew up immersed in the local blues scene and developed a deep appreciation and passion for the music. Each of us dreamed of making a living from playing music, but after we won the International Blues Challenge in 2008, we realized it could really be possible. Almost 5 years later, with the love and support of so many of our fans and friends, we’ve had the opportunity to tour the world, sharing our music and keeping the blues alive. 


Why Kickstarter?
We’re so proud of the fact that we’ve never needed the help of a record label to spread our music. We’ve been offered deals, but we always felt that a label would create a barrier between us and our fans. Our band wouldn’t have succeeded without you, so why complicate things by bringing in a middleman? We discovered Kickstarter and instantly knew it was the perfect platform for us to continue to grow in the way we always intended – organically. So here we are: Tony Braunagel, the amazing producer of our last album is back on board, the songs are all written and now we’re ready to record. With your help, we’ll be able to achieve our goal of releasing this album on our terms, no label, just you and us.


Why we want your help:
It’s been 2 years since we recorded our last album and so much has happened to us since then, both as a band and as individuals. Through it all, the one thing that has remained constant is the amazing support from you, our friends and fans, so we thought it would be fun to get you more involved in the creation of our new record. For us, the most exciting part of using Kickstarter is it gives us the chance to show our appreciation for your support in a personal way.
Your pledges will be used to:
• help cover recording costs (studio time, producer, mixing and mastering)
• pay for the manufacturing and packaging of the album
• hire a publicist to help us share our music and keep the blues alive!
• any money we raise beyond our goal will be used for marketing and promotion


By pledging to our Kickstarter campaign, you’re supporting the creation of our new album and helping us to keep the blues alive.

Preview our music here: http://www.tufkc.com/music/

Connect with us via:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tufkc
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tufkc
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/tufkcblues

Risks and challenges

Our biggest risk is obviously not reaching our goal and delaying the release of our album. Our biggest challenge is being able to reach all of our fans who have been so supportive over the years.

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    Digital Download of Trampled Under Foot's new album

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    CD of Trampled Under Foot's new album + Digital Download

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    Autographed CD of Trampled Under Foot's new album + Digital Download

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    Vinyl copy of Trampled Under Foot's new album + Digital Download

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    Personal phone call to thank you for your contribution from your choice of any member of Trampled Under Foot + new CD and Digital Download

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    Autographed Vinyl copy of Trampled Under Foot's new album + new CD + Digital Download

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    Hand-written lyrics of a song of your choice, by its writer and signed by the band + new CD and Digital Download

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    Your name listed in the credits of the new CD and Vinyl + new CD and Digital Download

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    A custom TUF Merch Package - 2 t-shirts, 1 accessory, 1 copy of the DVD, 1 previously released CD, an autographed photo of the band + new CD and Digital Download

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    TUF Photo Package - Set of 3 limited edition, candid and live photos, each autographed and personalized by the band + new CD and Digital Download

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    Invitation for you and a guest to attend a private listening party of the new album in Kansas City, followed by a performance from Trampled Under Foot (date and location TBD) + new CD and Digital Download

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    A Remo Pinstrip drumhead, previously used by Kris while on tour, autographed by the band + new CD + digital download

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    90-minute music lesson from your choice of band member via Skype or in person the next time Trampled Under Food comes through your town + new CD and Digital Download

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    Dinner with the band for you and a guest, cooked and prepared by Danielle (location TBD) + new CD and Digital Download

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    Custom Cigar Box Guitar handmade by Nick and autographed by the band + new CD and Digital Download

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    Rehearse, sound check and perform a song with TUF at an upcoming show (for genuine musicians only, please) + new CD and Digital Download
    *Transportation not included

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    An afternoon fishing trip with the band at their favorite pond in Kansas City + new CD and Digital Download
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    Live, 60-minute Skype concert for you and your closest friends + new CD and Digital Download

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    Collaborate with Kris to create a customized drawing just for you (drawing can be in pen or pencil, abstract or portrait- however you want it) + new CD and Digital Download

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    Private show at your home (buyer must include backline/PA system) + new CD and Digital Download
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