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A New Kind of Album

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Hey there! I’m a founding member of The Wilders from Kansas City, Missouri, the “hillbilly riot” band that has gone on indefinite hiatus. I am now embarking on a solo career. Recording an album is a necessary (and exciting) part of the process. I made a solo album a few years ago, but this is a new kind of album. It’s my first funding campaign and I want to invite you to be part of the creative process, by sharing the recording experience with you.

My idea is to make an album that spreads traditional American music to broad audiences, to show connections between old and new musical forms. I am dedicated to keeping the old source music alive, and I’m also dedicated to new creations and experimentation. I’ll be sure to tell you about my inspiring and talented collaborators throughout the creation of the project.

4% of the funds raised will be donated to The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, a charity that provides instruments to children in schools where there are not funds to do so otherwise. Yes!

Thank you for your consideration. I hope we can create something wonderful.

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4% of any money raised after the goal is reached will go to The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation.

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AccessPass: New Betse Ellis Album

New Betse Ellis Album
$10
10.00
Available

The digital release for pledgers will be a full mp3 copy of the completed album.

Download + Sticker

$15
15.00
Available

Digital download of album + “Fiddlebetse” Sticker

New Album on CD

$20
20.00
Available

New CD + download

Signed CD + Sticker

$25
25.00
All gone!

Digital download of album + “Fiddlebetse” sticker + autographed copy of CD (will arrive before album release date!).

Signed CD + Photo + Sticker

$50
50.00
13 left

Digital download of album + autographed copy of CD (will arrive before album release date!) + “Fiddlebetse” sticker + autographed photo

75 minute Skype fiddle lesson

$75
75.00
Available

Includes the packages above!

Signed CD +Thank You + More!

$75
75.00
13 left

Digital download of album + autographed copy of CD (will arrive before album release date!) + “Fiddlebetse” sticker + autographed photo + personal thank you letter + bonus song downloads

New Album Bonus Package

$100
100.00
7 left

Digital download of album + autographed copy of CD (will arrive before album release date!) + “Fiddlebetse” sticker + autographed photo + personal thank you letter + bonus song downloads + personalized happy birthday (or other special occasion) greeting song digital recording.

Deluxe Package

$250
250.00
7 left

Digital download of album + autographed copy of CD (will arrive before album release date!) + “Fiddlebetse” sticker + autographed photo + personal thank you letter + bonus song downloads + personalized happy birthday (or other special occasion) greeting song digital recording + personal thank you in the packaging of the CD.

Autographed Bow Package

$500
500.00
1 left

You’ll receive all of the above PLUS an autographed bow from the collection of Betse Ellis. Only 2 available.

Ultimate Package

$500
500.00
5 left

All of the above, PLUS a private 90 minute Betse Ellis fiddle lesson via Skype.

House Concert + All of the Above!

$800
800.00
5 left

all of the above PLUS a private Betse Ellis concert in your own home OR a private lesson in your own home (Fine Print: If you don’t live within a 5 hr drive of Kansas City, MO, travel costs may be added. Send a message if you’re considering this and we’ll discuss!)

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