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Well friends, we’ve accomplished a lot over the last 3 years. With your support we’ve toured nearly 3200 miles across the country by bicycle. With your attention, we’ve raised awareness about the plight of mountain top removal coal mining in Appalachia. And now, we’ve team up with the nice folks at PledgeMusic and YOU to bring to life my 3rd, full-length record, “Half-Made Man.”
Here’s how it all works! We’ve created exclusives that you can pledge for. The money raised here will fund the production and promotion of this record. Both very important and pricey! After we meet our goal, 10% of the funds raised will go to the amazing folks at Oxfam America.
We will meet the goal, but if for some reason we don’t, we won’t receive anything but the knowledge that we tried. So, let’s make this real!
Spread the word. Let’s make this legendary!
Be well and I’ll see you down the road,
PS I know you want to see the ‘Cosby’ shirt in action, so here it is: http://vimeo.com/3973283
Half-Made Man will be recorded in Louisville, KY with collaborators from My Morning Jacket and The Turtle Island String Quartet. The new batch of songs will continue Ben’s honest and genuine approach with a step in the rock direction!
We’re doing some special packaging for this record that I know you’ll love. The money we raise will help make it possible!
Hand printed at the King Library Press in Lexington, KY. Four selected songs written out by Ben Sollee for cello with lyrics.
Exclusive PledgerMusic Edition T-Shirt + Digital Download of “Half-Made Man”
Inspired by his Ditch the Van Tour, Ben came up with the design of these bicycle cymbals and they are hand assembled.
Handset Letterpress Broadside of Lyrics to “Half-Made Man” + Digital Download of Half-Made Man
Handwritten Lyrics to a Ben Sollee song of your choice + Digital Download
Ltd Edition Learning to Bend CD Packaging. Hand assembled and signed by Ben. Only a 1000 of these were ever made.
You know you want it….how can you resist this high stylin’, reversible bird sweater?! This sweater may have been what put Ben on the map. (see link in the campaign description).
10 Questions via Skype, email or phone + Digital Download of Half-Made Man.
Want a cello lesson? Or maybe you would like to have a philosophical discussion with Ben? This is your chance to pick his brain!
You will receive a 30 minute Skype session with Ben, a physical copy of the release and a special PledgeMusic edition T-shirt.
You will receive a 30 minute Skype Mentor session, a physical copy of the release, a special PledgeMusic edition t-shirt and handwritten lyrics to a Ben Sollee song of your choice.
You will receive a physical copy of the release, a special Pledger edition t-shirt, a song book, letterpress lyrics, 10 questions via Skype, email or phone with Ben and a bicycle bell.
Signed and used in the recording of Inclusions on the songs Cluttered Mind and I Need
House Concert Performance: solo performance, excludes travel costs. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org before pledging to discuss details.
Ben is offering his Luis and Clark cello, impervious to weather, temperature, kids, and even bicycle touring. It is a carbon fiber cello has a rich, bell like sound.