Participant Offers

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Standard Digital Download Participant

$16.95
Standard Digital Download Participant
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording (est. delivery date 2/6/23)
  • Downloadable cover art
  • The complete Sam First Records Project Experience - an episodic video series that documents the creative process behind the making of this recording.
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Vinyl Participant (est. ship date 9/1/23)

$50

169 of 175 remaining

Vinyl Participant (est. ship date 9/1/23)
  • A numbered, 180-gram vinyl pressing of the album (est. ship date 9/1/23)
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording (est. delivery date 2/6/23)
  • Downloadable digital cover art
  • The complete Sam First Records Project Experience - an episodic video series that documents the creative process behind the making of this recording
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Bronze Level: Needle and Thread Participant

$75
Bronze Level: Needle and Thread Participant
  • Bronze Level: Needle and Thread credit listing on the Sam First Records website
  • Access to the exclusive Narrated Listening Guide video, which includes a selection of music curated by Rachel Eckroth and the inspiration behind the choices
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording (est. delivery date 2/6/23)
  • Downloadable digital cover art
  • The complete Sam First Records Project Experience - an episodic video series that documents the creative process behind the making of this recording
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Lesson Participant

$200

5 of 5 remaining

Lesson Participant
  • A one-on-one private lesson with Rachel Eckroth in person or online
  • Access to an exclusive Narrated Listening Guide video, which includes a selection of music curated by Rachel Eckroth and the inspiration behind the choices
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording (est. delivery date 2/6/23)
  • Downloadable Digital cover art
  • The complete Sam First Records Project Experience - an episodic video series that documents the creative process behind the making of this recording
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Silver Level: Tailor-Made Participant

$350
Silver Level: Tailor-Made Participant
  • Prominent Silver Level Tailor-Made Participant credit listing on all iterations of the recording's artwork as well as the Sam First records website
  • Access to an exclusive Narrated Listening Guide video, which includes a selection of music curated by Rachel Eckroth and the inspiration behind the choices
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording (est. delivery date 2/6/23)
  • Downloadable Digital cover art
  • The complete Sam First Records Project Experience - an episodic video series that documents the creative process behind the making of this recording

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Gold Level: Bespoke Participant

$1,000

5 of 5 remaining

Gold Level: Bespoke Participant
  • Prominent Gold Level: Bespoke credit listing on all iterations of the recording's artwork as well as the Sam First records website
  • An autographed one-of-a-kind copy of sheet music used on the recording session
  • Access to an exclusive Narrated Listening Guide video, which includes a selection of music curated by Rachel Eckroth and the inspiration behind the choices
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording (est. delivery date 2/6/23)
  • Downloadable Digital cover art
  • The complete Sam First Records Project Experience - an episodic video series that documents the creative process behind the making of this recording

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Vinyl Initiator Participant

$2,500 sold out
Vinyl Initiator Participant
  • Prominent Vinyl Initiator credit listing on the inner sleeve of the record packaging and the Sam First Records website – being featured as the person who made the vinyl pressing possible
  • An autographed, one-of-a-kind test pressing of the album (est. ship date 9/1/23)
  • A Vinyl Initiator Album Collector's Pack including four first pick, autographed, numbered, 180-gram vinyl pressings, to be dedicated to friends and family of your choosing (est.ship date 9/1/23)
  • Access to exclusive high-quality video content comprising three songs captured during the performance Access to the exclusive Narrated Listening Guide video, which includes a selection of music curated by Rachel Eckroth and the inspiration behind the choices
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording (est. delivery date 2/6/23)
  • Downloadable digital cover art
  • The complete Sam First Records Project Experience - an episodic video series that documents the creative process behind the making of this recording
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Private Concert Participant

$4,000

2 of 2 remaining

Private Concert Participant
  • A private concert with the Rachel Eckroth Trio, in person at Sam First, or another suitable location, for you and up to 20 of your friends
  • Access to exclusive high-quality video content comprising three songs captured during the performance
  • Access to the exclusive Narrated Listening Guide video, which includes a selection of music curated by Rachel Eckroth and the inspiration behind the choices
  • An autographed, numbered, vinyl pressing of the recording (est. ship date 9/1/23)
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording (est. delivery date 2/6/23)
  • Downloadable digital cover art
  • The complete Sam First Records Project Experience - an episodic video series that documents the creative process behind the making of this recording
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Executive Producer Participant

$6,000

1 of 1 remaining

Executive Producer Participant
  • Prominent Executive Producer Participant credit listing on all iterations of the recording's artwork as well as the Sam First records website
  • Access to exclusive high-quality video content comprising three songs captured during the performance
  • Access to the exclusive Narrated Listening Guide video, which includes a selection of music curated by Rachel Eckroth and the inspiration behind the choices
  • A autographed, numbered vinyl pressing of the recording (est. ship date 9/1/23)
  • A high quality WAV or FLAC format download of the project recording (est. delivery date 2/3/23)
  • Downloadable digital cover art
  • The complete Sam First Records Project Experience - an episodic video series that documents the creative process behind the making of this recording
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Project Highlights

  • Prominent credit listing on the inner sleeve of the record packaging and the Sam First Records website
  • A private concert with the Rachel Eckroth Trio, in person at Sam First, or at another suitable location in LA county, for you and up to 20 of your friends
  • An autographed, one-of-a-kind vinyl test pressing of the album
  • The exclusive "Rachel Eckroth Narrated Listening Guide"- a video where Eckroth plays examples from a carefully curated selection of tunes and explains what it is about these particular tracks that have inspired his music
  • One-on-one private lesson with Rachel Eckroth, in-person or online

About this project

In my family, being a musician was the identity - we were musicians. I even had a shirt when I was 3 years old that said, ‘I Love Music’ - it just was. I so strongly wanted to be a singer on the radio, and the feeling I was putting out was like ‘nothing can stop me’.

Decades later, I still find myself wanting to explore that innate sense of musical identity without boundaries, and felt that this live album would be the perfect opportunity for that. So, in October, I assembled a band of like-minded collaborators-- guitarist Andrew Renfroe, bassist Billy Mohler and drummer Tina Raymond-- and recorded two wonderful nights of live performance at Sam First in LA, using their state-of-the-art analog recording setup.

I chose music that’s less about the art of the composition and more about the arc of the improvised sections, allowing the band to communicate with more space and breath. Now, I’d like to bring you into the conversation and invite you to become a part of the process as we move this beautifully recorded new album into all its stages of production, and eventually, to your stereos via digital download and 180-gram vinyl LPs.

Besides the high quality recording, participation at various levels gets you access to a private lesson, cool video content including a “narrated listening guide” which gives you an insider’s scoop on the ten songs that were most influential to my career, and even a private concert with me and my trio.

Participate to become an essential part of this musical journey.

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Sam First and Rachel Eckroth thank all supporters of the Rachel Eckroth Live Recording Experience:

Vinyl Initiator Participant: Leta Eckroth 

Silver Level “Tailor-Made” Participants: Courtney Jenkins, Dayton Larson

Bronze Level: Needle and Thread Participants: Richard Eckroth