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"Fund My Grandpa"

$4,365 of $4,200 goal

Raised by 52 people in 10 months
I'm really excited & frustrated at the same time. By self-funding my latest musical project - along with the generosity of talented friends - it's taken nearly two years to get 13 songs in the can. If you like the Grape, you'll like this music. Peter Lewis & his daughter, Arwen, Jerry Miller, & Skip Spence's son, Omar, are all on this album. There are two tracks where Burton Cummings joins me - & that was fun! Great friends from Toronto's music scene - like Julie Long, Fergus Hambleton, Elana Harte, & multi-talented Tim Bovaconti - all contribute to this project. Dane Clark, John Mellancamp's drummer, is producing the album. I love this guy. He's produced an unreleased Moby Grape album that's amazing! So, I'm in the homestretch with my own album. I need to lay down one more track, arrange the cover art,  set up the pressing for CDs, and mix the album ... In the grand tradition of Shakespeare, Mozart, & Jerry Miller my art needs a few patrons. Contribute what you can & please hit share ... Thanks.

There are 3 contribution levels, & each offers a token of my appreciation ...

If you donate $20+ you will receive an autographed copy of my first album, King of Fools (while supplies last).

If you donate $35+ you will receive an autographed copy of King of Fools and my new album, Buskin' in the Subway.

If you donate $50+ you will receive both albums plus a thank you credit in my new album's liner notes (if I run out of my first album you will get two copies of my second album).

If you donate $100+ you will receive credit as an executive producer, in addition to $35 bonuses.
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I need to thank everyone for your patronage and encouragement ... we still need a bit more funding to finish off the mastering and production. However, I'm excited that we are this close and can hardly wait to finish the album. It's great, knowing that thanks to you this album is going to get done! This song is off the new album and features Paul Yinger, affectionately known as P.J. on trumpet. Hope you enjoy!
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"Driving the Train" was recorded a few years ago and is off a never-to-be-released Moby Grape album. Produced by Dane Clark, this new version includes three members of Mellencamp's band, and, from Moby Grape, we have Jerry, myself, and Skip's son Omar singing harmonies. Jerry, by the way, is on fire on this track ... I am really fond of this song and so I included it on my soon-to-be-released album, hope you enjoy!

There are 3 contribution levels, & each offers a token of my appreciation ...

If you donate $20+ you will receive an autographed copy of my first album, King of Fools (while supplies last).

If you donate $35+ you will receive an autographed copy of King of Fools and my new album, Buskin' in the Subway.

If you donate $50+ you will receive both albums plus a thank you credit in my new album's liner notes (if I run out of my first album you will get two copies of my second album).

If you donate $100+ you will receive credit as an executive producer, in addition to $35 bonuses.
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Here's a little update on progress ... We need to mix and master the 14 new songs, finish the artwork, & get into post-production. We're a quarter of the way there on the funding, so we're heading in the right direction. I appreciate everyone's contributions. If you can contribute that would be fantastic, if not, please pass it on by liking, & sharing. That will help to open up the funding exponentially. I don't know how to say it without sounding like an idiot, but I think this music is worthy, and I need your help now that we are in the home stretch .

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Thank to everyone who's been helping to support my project. Because I can't post mp3s through gofundme, here's an early sketch of one of the songs that'll be on the album ...

If you can't contribute, that's fine. But, if you'd "like" & "share" that'll open up possibilities & I'd really appreciate that ...

Thanks,
Don
Here is a sketch of one of the songs ...
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