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New Album with Steve Rizzo!

Help me go to my favorite studio and make the best album I've ever recorded!!

Album is done!

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Early next year, I’ll be returning to my roots to make a new record with Steve Rizzo in Rhode Island and can’t wait. After a long soul-searching journey to find the right approach to my next project, I ended up at Steve’s Stable Sound Studios where my music career basically started. The experience and nostalgia of doing some recording there last November was just the kind of full-circle serendipity I needed to inspire me and help me decide what I wanted to do next.

The plan is to do a stripped down solo EP where I’ll be playing all of the instruments…maybe a little help from Steve. By simplifying, we are looking to capture all of the nuance and personality of each performance and give attention to the songs rather than rely on the production. As strange as it may seem, this kind of approach is something I haven’t really done before. It’s all up to me to make it happen. I’m feeling really good about it, and the timing is just right.

Watch the video to learn more about my project and see some footage of the studio session at Steve’s.

Aside from pledging to my campaign, the biggest help I can get from you right now is sharing the music, posts and videos with people that might dig what I do. The more I get connected with the right audience, the more opportunities will come to surface. The more people that give money to my campaign, the more music I can make.

I’ll be donating a portion of what we raise to Music Gives to St. Jude Kids, a music program for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
Visit: http://www.stjude.org/musicgives to learn more.

I appreciate all of your interest and support and can’t wait to get to know you better. We’re going to have some fun doing this together. Let’s raise the money to make this album a reality. You guys are the best. Thank you!

-Joel

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7% of any money raised after the goal is reached will go to Music Gives to St. Jude Kids.

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AccessPass: Digital Download of Album with Steve Rizzo + Updates

Digital Download of Album with Steve Rizzo + Updates
$10
10.00
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By pledging, you’ll get my new album download as soon as it’s finished. You’ll also gain access to behind the scenes updates for the making of the new record.

Exclusive UStream Concert

$12
12.00
Available

During the campaign, I will be doing a live exclusive UStream performance (date to be determined) for Pledgers only. You will get full access to the interactive concert.

New Limited Release of Album on CD

$15
15.00
Available

The new album available on CD. PLUS the album download and access to the exclusive updates.

Signed Limited Release CD

$20
20.00
Available

The new CD. Signed.

Ask me anything (20 Questions)

$25
25.00
Available

Submit 20 questions for me to answer via email. Don’t hold back!

Download my back catalog of studio recordings

Download my back catalog of studio recordings
$40
40.00
Available

Your choice of the “Rock n Roll Hotel” compilation (features select tracks from the last 3 Eps) or, if you want to go deep, all three Eps (“Little Brother”, “The Joy The Pain” and “What’s To Come”).

I'll make you a personal mix tape!

$45
45.00
1 left

I will make you a personal 10 song mixtape of different music I think you might dig. I’ll ask you a series of music questions and then put together a mix designed just for you! (Cassette or CD)

Handwritten Lyric Sheet

$50
50.00
41 left

The song of your choosing, written out by hand on some random cool object or paperish kind of thing.

The Anthology Bundle

$60
60.00
Available

Download all of the old stuff and get a signed copy of the new album.

Signed Limited Release CD + Handwritten Lyric Sheet

$65
65.00
Available

Signed CD and a handwritten lyric sheet of the song of your choice!

Your Name In The Liner Notes + Signed CD

$75
75.00
27 left

You’ll be part of the new album…literally! With your name appearing in a special “thank you” section of the album’s liner notes. PLUS a signed CD.

Skype Guitar Lesson

$100
100.00
21 left

Let’s get together on Skype and work on some music. 30 min.

I'll run sound for you or your band!

I'll run sound for you or your band!
$175
175.00
9 left

I’m known for being some people’s favorite soundman in LA. I will run sound for you or your band’s show in the LA area (or will travel within reason) and give you the best mix you’ve ever had!.

Cover Song of Your Choice

$250
250.00
Available

You name the song (within reason) and it will be covered in a very unique way. You’ll receive a video of the rendition.

Vinyl Shopping Adventure in LA

$300
300.00
3 left

If you’re going to be in LA, let’s go shopping for some great vinyl at my favorite music stores in town to spice up your record collection.
*I will not be paying for your purchases, only suggesting.

My recordings + Mixtape + Vinyl Shopping Adventure

$400
400.00
1 left

I’m gonna hook you up with a bunch of new music! Get all of my previous recordings, a personal mix tape from me AND a vinyl shopping adventure!

Acoustic House Concert

$1,000
1000.00
Available

Your place. You pick the songs for an acoustic evening of music.

*Anything outside of California may require extra travel expenses that would be covered by the pledger.

Backwards masking message to you on one of the songs!*

$1,200
1200.00
1 left

Using the old concept of backwards masking, I will record a personal message for you that will appear on one of the songs. When played backwards, you’ll hear the message!

Full Band House Concert

$2,500
2500.00
Available

We come to your place with our gear to play for you and all your friends.

*Anything outside of California may require extra travel expenses that would be covered by the pledger.

Get Executive Producer credit on the album

$5,000
5000.00
3 left

The highest honor of them all…executive producer credit. You’ll appear in the album liner notes and on back of album with your new title.

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