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I started a quest to find terrific blues music and incredible musicianship when I was just a little kid. I also have a tremendous appreciation of fine musical instruments and equipment. One of my greatest joys all of my life was sharing my finds with my friends. I'm now publishing my journey. I hope that you come along!

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

8 Ball Aitken Bound For Texas & Australia


Hi Folks,

Nashville is like a big bubbling hot-tub full of fun ideas. This year, I have written 12 of the most barn-raising bad-a$$ songs that I have ever pointed a guitar at.

I’m in the corner pocket, beyond the 8 Ball, and laying them down soon in the studio, working with some top Nashville session musicians.

Here’s a taste of one of the new songs on the NEW RAINBOW FLAME GUITAR... Birthday present from the best fans in the world.

Now, this is where it gets exciting. YOU CAN BE A PART OF IT! We are offering some wild’n’crazy cool incentives to everybody who contributes as a crowd-sourcing co-producer (Yes! That’s your official title!) If you’ve ever wanted to be in the music industry, this is your big opportunity.

First of all, for the Aussies, we can offer tax-deductibility for donations via an umbrella organisation; but with this arrangement, we aren’t allowed to offer incentives. Please PM us for info.

Easier still is simply to donate via PayPal (from anywhere in the world), direct deposit to our bank (USA or Australia), or in cash at a gig. Just contact us for all the details!

All contributions under $200 get a heartfelt ‘thank you’ in the album credits (your name in lights!) For $300, I will name you personally in the lyrics of a special “thank you” song (written and recorded after the album release), and I’ll send you a copy of that new song on CD and MP3. Your contribution of $500 will turn you into a character in one of my cartoon music videos.

Your contribution of $1000 gets your name and cartoon portrait (with me) on a special-edition T-shirt… plus ten of these T-shirts for you to share with your friends. If you choose to contribute $2000, you can appear personally in one of my live music videos (BYO transportation to the film shoot.) You’ll be famous… on TV around the world!

For $3000, I will set your words or ideas to music -- you pick the theme! You can make this song about anybody or anything (for a fantastic birthday gift, wedding present, wedding PROPOSAL, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, anniversary, or special occasion gift). I’ll record this song exclusively for you, and give it to you as a CD single and an MP3. I’ll also give you a framed copy of the CD, dedicated to you and signed by me.

A $4000 contribution puts you and 3 friends (4 people all up, exclusively your choices) plus myself into a cartoon music video for one of my new songs.

And for $5000, I will bring my band to your house (or wherever you like), and we will set up and play a 4 hour show for you and your friends. Best of all, YOU get to pick our song-list (as long as all the songs come from any of my 7 albums.)


I played a crazy good gig at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch on my way to Texas. Now I am in the Lone Star State, with 7 gigs down and 7 more to go rocking my new (best birthday present ever from my fans!) ‘RAINBOW FLAME’ guitar. You have got to see the video above!

Tomorrow night I will be doing my best to blow all swampulation devices on Texas legend and gentleman’s gentleman Ray Wylie Hubbard’s “Roots & Branches of Americana” radio show. It all happens live from Gruene, Texas and can be heard world wide on KNBT Radio.

I recently received a letter with a prestigious nomination for an AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD (Male Artist of The Year)! Please cheer from the sidelines if you can’t jump the fence.

I am looking forward to my HUGE Australian tour starting in October and riding that mechanical-kangaroo through for four months of solid action.


Thank you,

8 Ball Aitken & Bird Jensen

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