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Brad Carter Records First Album After Live Brain Surgery

A project in Studio City, Los Angeles, CA by Brad Carter

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Millions watched Brad play guitar during brain surgery to prolong the ability to play his music. Now it's time to record an album.
Backers: 892
Average Pledge Per Backer: $57

Funded: $51,057 of $45,000
Dates: Aug 12th -> Sep 12th (32 days)
Project By: Brad Carter
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Last Chance! Rewards Left!

September 12th - via:
If you haven't had a chance to check out the new rewards that go along with the making of the music video!  Here's your last chance!! ADD-ON! -- $25 Commemorative 8x10 Glossy CAST Photo- One 8x10 photo of the entire music video cast taken in full... (Read More)

Last Hour Sale! 50% off TONY HAWK EXTREME REWARD

September 12th - via:
LAST HOUR SALE!! BAM!!!!! The Tony Hawk EXTREME PACKAGE is ON SALE!ADD $500 to your existing pledge to get the SIGNED TONY HAWK SKATEBOARD AND to Keep Your Signed 8x10 of Tony Hawk (technically they're 2 separate rewards, BUT if you add $500 to your... (Read More)

Brand new CBS NEWS Clip! Over $50,000!

September 11th - via:
JUST A FEW HOURS LEFT! Donations are still coming in! Thank You!!Let's keep Rallying!   HUGE THANKS to Amy Johnson of CBS News for coming out to my apartment to do a follow-up on my Kickstarter Campaign and my Album! Click the link below to see the... (Read More)


September 11th - via:
I can't thank you all enough for the tremendous support! We have 24 hours to go Please keep sharing!   We're making a music video no matter what! But we'd like it to be the best it can be!   Period Pieces!  Melody Ranch!  The whole 9 yards! For... (Read More)

New Rewards! This is it! There aint no mo!!!!!

September 10th - via:
GOOD MORNING!! We've been holding back on the rewards having to do with the music video until we hit our original goal for the album!  NOW we can offer more rewards!  NEW ADD-ON! -- $25 This may be our last add on of the campaign! And it's a HOT... (Read More)

Video Message from Brad! Let's keep going and make a video!!

September 10th - via:
Don't forget! We still have the Tony Hawk Signed skateboards and 8X10s. We still have the Jes Macallan rewards, Mary Elizabeth Winstead Rewards, and many others still up for grabs. Don't miss out, cause this is over Thursday morning! Remember if you... (Read More)

THANK YOU!!!! Video message to come shortly!

September 10th - via:
GUYS WE DID IT!!!! YOU DID IT!!!! With your generous donations and determination you have made something possible for me that would not have been possible otherwise. I am so grateful to each and every one of you! THANK YOU! I cannot explain to you... (Read More)

Message about increasing your pledge. Don't accidentally decrease :)

September 9th - via:
Hey guys, so there has been some confusion about increasing pledges. Here's how it works. If you have given say $50 and you want to increase by let's say $20. You would put $70 in the box, Not $20, because kickstarter thinks you want to decrease to... (Read More)


September 9th - via:
GUYS!! I have an idea! We have 60 Hours left that doesn't leave much time to hit our stretch goal for the amazing "Deadwood" Tribute style music video I keep talking about!  If every one of you just adds SIX DOLLARS!  Just $6!  WE COULD HIT THE... (Read More)

Sean Bridgers of HBO's "Deadwood" has a message for the fans.

September 9th - via:
Guys I met Sean a few years back when I guest starred on Justified. He was in my same episode and I was lucky enough to get invited to the premier and was sat beside Sean and W. Earl Brown. Now I am a huge DEADWOOD fan and I was absolutely in heaven... (Read More)

Brad Plays a song for you.

September 8th - via:
Hey guys, I wanted to show my thanks to you by performing one of my favorite songs "Drunk Again". My friend Lindsay Jane Bullen and I went over to Central Command Studios owned by the very talented and BADASS Jason... (Read More)

HOME STRETCH! & a NEW Video Message from Mary Elizabeth Winstead

September 8th - via:
Just 4 full days to go!  This campaign ends at 9:59 am west coast and 12:59 pm east coast time on Thursday Sept 12th, this THURSDAY!   That was a goof-up on our part, it's always best to end a campaign in the evenings but once you set the end time... (Read More)


September 7th - via:
This could be one of my favorites so far! So Adam Beesley is one of the very first people I met in LA and one of my best friends. We have known each other for 10.5 years. We worked closely together at Universal Studios for 5 years doing improv and... (Read More)

A word from Me. "What is a stretch goal?"

September 6th - via:
Good morning all! Can you believe it? We are less than $8,000 away! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!  I would like to take a moment to talk about my idea for the music video. This is called a "Stretch Goal". Take a look.  In other news  I popped... (Read More)

My Clip from the ABC 11:00 News!

September 5th - via:
We have raised over $3000 TODAY!  There is no way I could have gotten this far without YOU GUYS. The facebook posts, the tweets, it's all working!  We are now at 76% FUNDED! With 6 days to go!! THANK YOU SO MUCH to Leanne Suter and the entire ABC... (Read More)

A Whole lot of Thanks!

September 5th - via:
The past 48 hours have been non-stop! We are at 75% Funded! We received over $2000 worth of donations in the last 15 hours! This is incredible! And over a hundred new backers!  (Leah will be messaging all of you to get your twitter handles for a big... (Read More)

I'm on the ABC 11:00 NEWS TONIGHT in California!

September 5th - via:
ABC News emailed me thru Kickstarter a few hours ago, and before I knew it I was being interviewed by the absolutely awesome ABC News Reporter Leanne Suter. If you're in California tune in on the 11pm News!If you're not in California we'll post the... (Read More)

Special Offer! Add-On and Perks from Jes Macallan of ABC's Mistresses

September 2nd - via:
Ladies and Gentlemen! I am so happy to have my good buddy and favorite person in the world over today to offer something unique to her fans! DRUM ROLLLLLLLL From ABC's "Mistresses", JES MACALLAN!!!!!! So there's TWO OFFERS TODAY 1) $150- New Reward... (Read More)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead reward sold out in record time!

September 1st - via:
Sorry guys that reward is all gone. Mary's fans snatched em right up. AWESOME! And how sweet of Mary to do that right? So maybe if you fans who missed out are really nice, we can get her to come back to play before this campaign is over. You never... (Read More)

Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead makes a special offer to her fans!

September 1st - via:
Happy Sunday! I am so excited that we have hit $27,000 today! I love you all so much! You are making this happen dollar by dollar. Keep sharing and we can do this! We have 10 days to do it so no time to spare.  Now on to todays unique reward... (Read More)

A Message From Darth Vader to Your Friends and Family

September 1st - via:
It's been a tremendous day!We are at 58% funded with $26,277 that means we are only $18,723 away from our first GOAL!  As long as we hit that goal of $45,000 , we get funded!  If we don't hit that number , we don't get any of it. Of course I would... (Read More)

CBS Morning News Clip!

August 31st - via:
Thank you to CBS LA and all of the kind folk over at Radford Studios for having me on this morning's news show.  Click the link to go right to the news clip! 'CSI' Actor, Musician Brad Carter Discusses Recovery Following Brain Surgery We're still... (Read More)

I'll be LIVE on KCAL 9 CBS NEWS at 8:30am PST

August 31st - via:
You guys continue to blow me away with your generosity!!  We are currently at $24,551 with 443 Backers!!  For those of you in the LA area, I'll be interviewed LIVE tomorrow (Saturday 31st) on KCAL 9 CBS News at 8:30am!  So if you're local, and... (Read More)

Video Message from Musician Tom Brosseau & New Perks!

August 30th - via:
We are at 52% with 12 Days To Go!  The past few days have been AMAZING!I am truly blown away by all of the love and support you guys are showing. The Facebook sharing, the Tweets.. it's amazing!! PRESS:I was a guest on the radio podcast "Nowhere... (Read More)

50% Funded! Add-On Perk!

August 29th - via:
Thanks to you we are now 1/2 way at our goal with 13 days to go!WE CAN DO THIS! As a Thank You , we're going to do our first  Add-On Perk! What's that mean? Our Exclusive Brad Carter Kickstarter T-Shirt is white with the album cover on the front.... (Read More)


August 28th - via:
Here is a vid I shot this morning just after hitting $20,000! AMAZING!!!! I talk about musical guests and plans for my music video which will be a stretch goal after hitting $45,000.  Here is the most recent press release about the kickstarter.... (Read More)

Almost Half Way There!! So We're Having A SALE!

August 27th - via:
So many new backers we can't even keep up with you all! THANK YOU THANK YOU for all of the FaceBook Shares and Tweets! It helps MORE than you realize! Thank you to Gail Worley for covering our story in The Worley Gig TodayWe appreciate all music... (Read More)

$19,000!!! Wow!

August 27th - via:
WOW! SO many NEW Backers Today! THANK YOU!We are officially 40% funded with 15 Days To Go!! You guys are doing it! With all of the Facebook posts and Tweets we are really heating up!    Excting news! My friend actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead... (Read More)

I'm being featured in a documentary!

August 26th - via:
Good Morning! Today is the beginning of Week 3 of my Campaign and we really need to CRANK things up! So keep sharing, and tweeting, and Facebooking! Every time you share at least ONE other person is going to see it, and every person, every dollar... (Read More)

Hometown Press!

August 24th - via:
Happy Sunday!Today is Day 14 of our campaign and we are 39% funded! We'd love to have that move much closer to the 50% mark, as we're just about halfway thru our campaign!  Let's raise that number shall we?  If you haven't shared it on your... (Read More)

Thank You!! 38% Funded, Almost 1/2 Way!

August 22nd - via:
You all are blowing me away with your generosity! 248 Backers! And we are 38% Funded!We have 19 days left to hit our goal of $45,000 I have to be honest with you guys. Physically this was a rough week. Perhaps, the worst I've had in a while. The... (Read More)

Bonus Offer! Act Fast! TODAY ONLY!

August 21st - via:
Good Morning Folks! Here's a special gift from me to you straight from my personal collection of career highlights!  Good for today only!  Thursday, 8-22-13 An 8x10 photo autographed, and personalized for you from my time spent working on Season... (Read More)

Surprise Guest #3 Revealed and a New Perk!

August 21st - via:
Good Morning Lovely Backers! Thank you all so much for your continued donations, retweets, facebook shares, and emails. We can do this TOGETHER! If anyone out there reading this happen to be vloggers, bloggers, podcasters, or any type of Journalist,... (Read More)

Here's your clue for Surprise Guest #3

August 20th - via:
Woo Hoo! $15,000! Thanks everyone for your donations so far!  My next surprise guest video will be live later today. Here is a clue.   He has had hilarious character roles in "The 40 year old Virgin", "Zack and Miri make a Porno", was a regular on... (Read More)

Video Message from Surprise Special Guest #2 and a New Perk!

August 19th - via:
Whoohoo!! It's WEEK TWO and we're still going strong!! THANK YOU!!Alright guys, like promised, we'll be bringing you video messages from special guests with special perks throughout this campaign, and today's guest is none other... (Read More)

Thank you for a great first week!

August 19th - via:
Just a quick thanks for all of your love, donations, words of encouragement, and of course for sharing my story and this kick starter with your family, friends, and social networks. We're closing out week one with an amazing $14,527 worth of... (Read More)

A Special Offer for You from our First Surprise Guest... (Drum Roll Please!)

August 15th - via:
Good Morning!! What a great feeling to wake up today to find we have broken the $10,000 mark!! BIG THANKS to Shelle Murach from the staff at UCLA for putting us over that milestone! To say I am blown away by the support and generosity would be an... (Read More)

HUGE Thanks on a Successful First Day!

August 13th - via:
To say I am blown away would be an understatement! 17% funded and over $7700 dollars donated today! Absolutely amazing! I hope everyone likes the new video, we worked long and hard on it. Big thanks to Dave Edison for the editing work, Leah Cevoli... (Read More)

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