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When Reality Calls

I'm recording my debut full-length album and I need you to be a part of it.

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With this album and campaign, I’m taking the biggest leap in my career, and I want you to be a part of it.

Making music independently -- from the dorm room/basement production of The Father Time EP in 2011 to the careful tracking of Atlas that led to over 100 stations spinning my tunes in 2015 -- I’ve realized two things.

1. I love the process of music making and being in the studio as much as hearing the final product, and I want folks to see all the passion that goes into making this music.

2. The bigger things get, the more important you -- my fans and friends -- are to that process. Without you, this album can’t exist.

After winning the Last Band Standing in New England last fall, I knew the moment was right to embark on this once-in-a-lifetime journey. Working under the guiding ear of award-winning producer, musician, and all-around good human, Dave Brophy, we’ve already begun.

I’ve partnered with incredibly talented local professionals to make it happen: photographers, designers, stylists, managers, musicians, and producers. As a team, we’ve created some amazing exclusive merch bundles and experiences that will empower you to make this album a success and come along for the ride with behind-the-scenes updates directly from me.

I can’t wait to share all our hard work with you, and PledgeMusic is the perfect platform to tie you into the fabric of this album. Join us in the studio. Grab a customizable T-shirt. Sponsor a track. It’s up to you. Just say “Yes.”

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AccessPass: When Reality Calls Digital Download

When Reality Calls Digital Download
$10
10.00
Available

A digital download of the new album before it’s available anywhere else.

Stickers & Signed Thank You Card

Stickers & Signed Thank You Card
$20
20.00
Available

Dan will handwrite a thank you card for your pledge and send you a set of brand new vinyl stickers. They look great on laptops, guitar cases, bumpers, bikes, and waterbottles!

Signed CD

Signed CD
$25
25.00
Available

The debut album on signed CD, featuring striking artwork from The Secret Bureau of Art & Design.

Signed Handwritten Lyric Sheet

Signed Handwritten Lyric Sheet
$75
75.00
17 left

Choose your favorite song, and Dan will write it out by hand, just for you. Each one is one of a kind, and features nicely weighted, 100% recycled acid-free paper so it’s suitable for framing.

Signed 1st Edition Song Book

Signed 1st Edition Song Book
$35
35.00
Available

Learn your favorite Dan Masterson tunes on your own with this brand new, signed Piano/Guitar/Vocal book.

Introduction Bundle

Introduction Bundle
$60
60.00
99 left

Good to know you! Get fully acquainted with Dan’s complete signed discography on CD, plus a set of vinyl stickers, and a handwritten welcome card.

Rarities Bundle

Rarities Bundle
$75
75.00
20 left

Dan will dig into the archives and put together a unique mix of signed memorabilia and rarities. Every bundle includes an 11×17 Learn To Live release poster, individually numbered and hand-pressed by Eli at Union Press, in Somerville, as well as a 12×18 Atlas Release Poster. You’ll also receive a mix of signed gig posters, set lists, and/or ticket stubs to round out your one-of-a-kind set.

Private Music Lesson

Private Music Lesson
$100
100.00
24 left

One, 45-minute lesson just for you (online or in person). Piano, voice, songwriting, you name it!

Private Lesson & Piano Book

Private Lesson & Piano Book
$125
125.00
Available

One, 45-minute lesson just for you (online or in person). Piano, voice, songwriting, you name it. With this bundle, you’ll learn the intricacies of your favorite Dan Masterson tunes from Dan himself with this brand new signed Piano/Guitar/Vocal book.

Dedicated Cover Song

Dedicated Cover Song
$125
125.00
23 left

Dan will learn your favorite tune (subject to reasonable limitations) and upload a personalized video to YouTube and Facebook thanking you for pledging and for introducing him to such musical greatness.

Video Star Power

Video Star Power
$500
500.00
4 left

Video may have killed the radio star, but that just means you can star in a music video for one of our new songs. Get the full hair and makeup treatment and become a break out star yourself. Date TBD.

Acoustic House Concert

Acoustic House Concert
$750
750.00
10 left

Dan will create a special set list and perform a private solo set for you and your friends anywhere within 100 miles of Boston. For locations outside of 100 miles, pledger is responsible for travel and accommodations for Dan.

Full Band House Concert

Full Band House Concert
$2,000
2000.00
5 left

The band will venture out to your home or business to perform a full set for you and your friends anywhere within 100 miles of Boston. For locations outside of 100 miles, pledger is responsible for travel and accommodations for Dan & the band.

My First Piano

My First Piano
$5,000
5000.00
1 left

A once-in-a-lifetime album also brings a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We’ll deliver my very first piano -- A 1920s Brambach mahogany baby grand (approx. 4’8") on which “Father Time” was written -- to your home or business. A professional technician will tune and regulate it for you after delivery. Then we’ll come by for a private house concert for you and your friends. Freight and travel included within 100 miles of Boston.

Note: This piano is almost 100 years old, has been well used, and has seen its fair share of sunlight, humidity, and smoke. With regular tuning, it still plays like a champ.

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