The Crooked Road EP

Melody, heart, and soul meet on the Crooked Road. This EP is a collection of songs woven together by songwriter Blood & Dust.
Doug Tiemann
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Oakland, California
United States
9 Team Members

Short Summary

Hey Folks,

My name is Doug Tiemann and I'm part of a Folk/Americana band called Blood & Dust.  I've been writing songs for the past 4 years.  This is a chance for me to finally record some of the songs that have been growing inside of me.

Music is something that every person can rally around.  Have you ever connected a song with a time or an event in your life?  My life is filled with songs connected to memories/hopes/dreams/hurts/regrets/joys and in the past few years that has grown into local music.  Local Music is a big part of my life! My friends are musicians, my goals are music oriented, and my hope is that local music continues to be a huge part of my neck of the woods!  If you like and appreciate local music, HELP BLOOD & DUST MAKE THIS RECORD! IT'S GOING TO BE AWESOME!

What We Need & What You Get

My goal for this campaign is $5000.  With this money I'll be heading to Faultline Studios in San Francisco to record six original songs!  I've been performing these songs live over the past year and they are near and dear to my heart. Recording/Mixing/Mastering can be an expensive process so I need your help to make it happen.

Not only will the money raised go to recording these songs but it will help me in getting hardcopies and digital copies of the music for distribution online and to you the backers!  EXCITING RIGHT?

There's more-  this money will also help me get you guys some awesome extras to take home including prints of the album art, some b-side recordings, a song written just for you, OR a performance live in your home or online.

Funds Distribution

Studio Time: Recording/Mixing/Mastering $2000

Digital Distribution/Physical Disc Production $1200

Compensation for Artists, Shipping, Perk Expenses $1000

Misc $800.

The Impact

Music and Art are stories that are being told.  My music is my story and I'm sure in many ways, it's your story.  My hope is that people will connect with these songs and it will inspire them to something greater.

For every person who backs this project, I thank you.  Know that your contribution is helping me fulfill a dream of mine and I know it's helping me fulfill part of my purpose in life!

Anything you give is extremely appreciated!

Other Ways You Can Help

Hey I know not everyone can give.  I'm a musician- I understand not having money.  But you can still help me get the word out.  Share this campaign with friends, family, and co-workers . . . Heck you can even share it with a stranger on the street.  The Bottom line is that anything helps. We can do this.  THERE IS HOPE.  Help me get the word out!  Let's make a great record!

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raised by 79 people in 1 month
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$5,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on March 1, 2014
Select a Perk
  • $10USD
    You're a good person

    You'll get a digital download of the Crooked Road EP Before the official release date!

    14 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $25USD
    You're an exceptional person

    You'll get a signed copy of The Crooked Road EP- a digital download of the album before the official release date and a personal thank you letter from me!

    27 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $50USD
    You're an awesome person

    Ok this is awesome….. seriously….. wait for it…… You'll get a signed copy of the Crooked Road EP- a digital download before the release date, a personal thank you from Blood & Dust, AND a poster of the Cover Art signed by the artist and Blood & Dust.

    11 out of 16 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $100USD

    A signed copy of the Crooked Road EP- a digital download of the album before the release date. and a signed Blood & Dust T-Shirt, And a personal thank you letter.

    4 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $250USD

    Level $100 + a special 9x12 painting by artist Joshua Coffy.

    3 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $500USD

    Tier $100+ A special concert via Skype for you and your friends!

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $1,000USD

    First off, Thank you, I love you already. You'll get all the awesome stuff from Tier $100 and I'll come to your place and play a show for you and your friends, I'll even bring all the sound equipment. (West Coast only)

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
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