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Hello! My name is Mike Savino and I’m a musician and songwriter living in Harlem, NY. Over the past four years I have independently released two albums under the moniker Tall Tall Trees. Why Tall Tall Trees? Why not? Trees are cool. Especially tall ones.

I’m SO excited to begin work on my next album. I’ve been touring like a mad man this past year and a half, developing a one man show using only my voice and a banjo. Well, not just some ordinary banjo. A BANJOTRON!!

The banjotron is a one of a kind, heavily modified open back banjo of my own design that is capable of producing a wide spectrum of sounds, allowing me to loop and layer drums, bass, electric guitar, violin, organ, synths, and of course BANJO, using only one instrument! Oh, and it lights up!

This new record will give me a chance to explore and push the sonic possibilities of the banjotron in the studio. I’m heading down to Athens, GA for the winter to record with my longtime collaborator and friend, Kishi Bashi, who is going to co-produce the album with me. There is no one that understands what I’m trying to do more than him and I’m honored that he will be joining me in this new adventure!

So, how does this work you ask?
Well, I am a truly independent artist. I don’t have a record label, so I’ve teamed up with PledgeMusic to help this make music come to life. When you pledge money to this project, not only will you receive some exclusive goodies straight from me, but you will also gain instant access to the ‘pledger-only’ part of the site. There I’ll be posting exclusive photos, videos, blogs, and sneak peek tracks so you can follow me throughout the entire process of making an album. In essence, YOU become my record label!! That’s pretty exciting, if you ask me.

Also, If I make my fundraising goal, a portion of the proceeds will go to the Save The Music Foundation to help keep music education in public schools, something that is in danger of disappearing. My passion for music was ignited in the 4th grade by a saxophone and an amazing music teacher and I would hate for children not to have that opportunity themselves.

Well, that’s it. Thank you so much for checking it out. Wanna make a banjo record with me? I hope so!

Thank you so much for your support!
Love and gratitude,
Mike/Tall Tall Trees

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10% of any money raised after the goal is reached will go to Save The Music Foundation.

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AccessPass: New album

New album
$10
10.00
Available

You’ll get a digital download of the new album once its ready to be released.

CD

$15
15.00
Available

The new Tall Tall Trees album on shiny compact disc! Ooooh sparkles!

Personalized Postcard

$15
15.00
Available

I’ll send you a postcard from somewhere in my travels. I’m sure it will be hilarious.

Signed CD

$20
20.00
All gone!

The new Tall Tall Trees album on Compact Disc signed by yours truly.

T-Shirt

$25
25.00
Available

New design just for pledgers!

The "Minimalist"

$25
25.00
Available

For those who’s lives are too cluttered with stuff. Digital Download and my deepest gratitude. When the giving is the reward.

The Lucky Box

$25
25.00
All gone!

Saw these while I was in Japan. One wrapped mystery box. What’s in it?
Well, that’s a surprise!

Signed Poster + CD

$30
30.00
16 left

Signed limited edition tour poster plus a signed copy of the new TTT on shiny compact disc

Vinyl

$30
30.00
Available

The new Tall Tall Trees album in its’ full glory, pressed to wax

Double Trouble CDs!

$35
35.00
Available

The brand new Tall Tall Trees album on CD along with a copy of the instant classic “Moment”

Disposable Camera

$40
40.00
All gone!

I’ll send you a one of a kind disposable camera with pictures from the road! Scandalous!

Double Trouble Vinyl!

$50
50.00
Available

Both the new TTT album and moment to add to your record collection

Handwritten Lyric Sheet + Signed CD

$50
50.00
All gone!

I’ll write out the lyrics to the song of your choosing in my impeccable penmanship along with some sweet doodles. Plus you get a signed CD!

The "Help a Brother Out"

$50
50.00
Available

For those who’s lives are too cluttered with stuff. Digital Download and my deepest gratitude. When the giving is the reward.

Power Pack! All three TTT CDs

$65
65.00
Available

All three Tall Tall Trees albums including the new album, moment, and the self titled debut record

Your Name In The Liner Notes + Signed CD

$75
75.00
All gone!

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

Mega- Bundle (CD)

$100
100.00
13 left

All three Tall Tall Trees CDs, An exclusive Tshirt just for pledgers, and a limited edition tour poster!

The "Patrón"

$100
100.00
Available

For those who’s lives are too cluttered with stuff. Digital Download and my deepest gratitude. When the giving is the reward.

The Mega-Bundle (Vinyl)

$100
100.00
12 left

The new TTT and “moment” on vinyl, A T-shirt exclusive to pledgers, and a limited edition tour poster.

VIP Concert Experience

$100
100.00
All gone!

Tickets to a show of your choice. Hang with me at soundcheck. Maybe we’ll even grab some dinner if you’re hungry!
Plus you get the new CD or Vinyl and a T-shirt!

(Maybe exclude support or festival shows depending on availability)

Banjo Lesson - Skype or In Person

$200
200.00
1 left

Let’s hang out on the internet, or in person if you live in NY. I’ll teach you some banjo tricks!

The Eggplant Parmesan

$200
200.00
All gone!

New York Vicinity only

A tray of my little Italian mother’s jump off eggplant parmesan delivered to your door plus a signed CD or vinyl…. Trust me. You want this.

Pick a Cover

$300
300.00
8 left

I’ll record a song of your choosing, video it and send it to you or a special someone!

Banjotron on your track!

$400
400.00
2 left

I’ll record some banjotron on your music! Send me your track and I’ll record some BT for you!

Studio Hang (NYC or Athens, GA)

$500
500.00
4 left

Come to the studio for a whole day and see all the magic of making this recording happen before your eyes. Plus all three albums and a tshirt!

House Concert

$1,500
1500.00
5 left

Let’s have a house party! I’ll come and play a show at your place the next time I’m in town, or whenever you like if you can cover the travel.

Signed Banjo and Skype Lesson

$1,500
1500.00
3 left

A brand new Deering Goodtime banjo, signed by me with skype lesson.

For international pledgers, additional funds for ship costs will be required

The Executive Producer

$2,500
2500.00
1 left

Get your name in the liner notes as Executive Producer PLUS a private house show (travel excluded), three CDs or vinyl, Tshirt, Singed poster, and my eternal gratitude.

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