Nate Raab is creating Warehouse Daydreams, his first full-length album.
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Hello! 
For those who are coming to this page for the first time, welcome! I'm excited that you've made a decision to support local music, and I'm even more excited that you like the music I create. If you are returning, thank you! Keep an eye out for updated songs, movies, and blogs. 

More than anything else in my life, I love to share my art with people. Your support allows me to keep doing that in new and better ways. Right now, I'm working on a project to release my first real full-length album. It's called Warehouse Daydreams, and there's a bit of a story behind that.

Since May 2017, I have been working at a sports drink distribution warehouse on the west side of Indianapolis. My job is to drive a forklift and move pallets of bottles around. While the job isn't boring, it definitely leaves me plenty of time to think. A lot of what I think about has to do with my coworkers, and the kind of people who work a job like that for their entire lives. To be fair, it's not a bad living. It's a ten-hour shift and the pay is relatively good for a relatively easy job. But I think as a culture, we have an ideal of what it means to be successful, and while that ideal frequently includes becoming rich in professions such as medicine, law, or business, rarely do we consider men and women successful who go to work for ten, twenty, or thirty years in a row at a job with no chance of a promotion, infrequent raises, and long hours. 

I decided to write some songs about those people, because they are as deserving of our praise as any doctor, lawyer, or CEO. The connection may not always be obvious, but there is something honorable about doing work without praise for years and years in order to raise a family. These people are college dropouts, not because they are lazy or unintelligent, but because they had family to support. They are artists and geniuses who placed the well-being of others behind their own careers, and committed to working for an hourly wage. This album is in their honor.

Part of creating any album is the technical element. Every creative process involves some way to share the product with others. For many musicians, this means the tools for self-producing music, which are as important as the instruments we play or the lyrics we sing. Right now this means a particular piece of software called Logic Pro X. It's a recording program that offers me the ability to record myself without paying hundreds and hundreds of dollars to have my music recorded in a studio. So right now, I'm just aiming for a starting goal of $200, which covers the cost of this program.

If you believe in my music enough to make it here, please consider supporting this production effort by donating a few dollars. If you don't feel like donating at the moment, but you would still like to support the music, please consider promoting it by sharing some of it on social media, whether that means links, videos, recordings, or promotion for one of my upcoming shows. 

Again, I would like to thank you for coming this far! I hope you continue to enjoy the art I create, and I hope you remember that it is because of you, the audience, that I continue to work hard at creating something new, unique, and worth listening. 
Tiers
Ukulele Jammer
$5 or more per month
Great for jamming along, but doesn't require a large commitment. Receives access to all updates and rough drafts as they come out.
Travel Guitar
$10 or more per month
Easy to carry around with you, and definitely contributes to the jam session. Receives access not only to rough drafts and official updates, but also to song ideas and lyric previews long before they make it into a song.
Rhythm Guitarist
$20 or more per month
Takes time to practice; dedicated and fundamental member of the band. Receives access to rough drafts and official updates, song ideas and lyric previews, and also behind-the-scenes insight into production and my creative process.
Lead Guitarist
$30 or more per month
Always plays to the crowd; truly feels the music. Receives access to rough drafts, official updates, song ideas, lyric previews, behind-the-scenes videos and pictures, and a signed physical copy of each album released.
Standup Bassist
$50 or more per month only 10 left
Brings the heaviest instrument in the band, and holds down the low end like no other. Receives all other rewards, as well as access to a monthly opportunity to collaborate, either musically or lyrically, with credit in production notes.
Goals
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When I reach $200, I'll have enough to purchase Logic Pro X and begin recording my first full length album.
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Hello! 
For those who are coming to this page for the first time, welcome! I'm excited that you've made a decision to support local music, and I'm even more excited that you like the music I create. If you are returning, thank you! Keep an eye out for updated songs, movies, and blogs. 

More than anything else in my life, I love to share my art with people. Your support allows me to keep doing that in new and better ways. Right now, I'm working on a project to release my first real full-length album. It's called Warehouse Daydreams, and there's a bit of a story behind that.

Since May 2017, I have been working at a sports drink distribution warehouse on the west side of Indianapolis. My job is to drive a forklift and move pallets of bottles around. While the job isn't boring, it definitely leaves me plenty of time to think. A lot of what I think about has to do with my coworkers, and the kind of people who work a job like that for their entire lives. To be fair, it's not a bad living. It's a ten-hour shift and the pay is relatively good for a relatively easy job. But I think as a culture, we have an ideal of what it means to be successful, and while that ideal frequently includes becoming rich in professions such as medicine, law, or business, rarely do we consider men and women successful who go to work for ten, twenty, or thirty years in a row at a job with no chance of a promotion, infrequent raises, and long hours. 

I decided to write some songs about those people, because they are as deserving of our praise as any doctor, lawyer, or CEO. The connection may not always be obvious, but there is something honorable about doing work without praise for years and years in order to raise a family. These people are college dropouts, not because they are lazy or unintelligent, but because they had family to support. They are artists and geniuses who placed the well-being of others behind their own careers, and committed to working for an hourly wage. This album is in their honor.

Part of creating any album is the technical element. Every creative process involves some way to share the product with others. For many musicians, this means the tools for self-producing music, which are as important as the instruments we play or the lyrics we sing. Right now this means a particular piece of software called Logic Pro X. It's a recording program that offers me the ability to record myself without paying hundreds and hundreds of dollars to have my music recorded in a studio. So right now, I'm just aiming for a starting goal of $200, which covers the cost of this program.

If you believe in my music enough to make it here, please consider supporting this production effort by donating a few dollars. If you don't feel like donating at the moment, but you would still like to support the music, please consider promoting it by sharing some of it on social media, whether that means links, videos, recordings, or promotion for one of my upcoming shows. 

Again, I would like to thank you for coming this far! I hope you continue to enjoy the art I create, and I hope you remember that it is because of you, the audience, that I continue to work hard at creating something new, unique, and worth listening. 

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Tiers
Ukulele Jammer
$5 or more per month
Great for jamming along, but doesn't require a large commitment. Receives access to all updates and rough drafts as they come out.
Travel Guitar
$10 or more per month
Easy to carry around with you, and definitely contributes to the jam session. Receives access not only to rough drafts and official updates, but also to song ideas and lyric previews long before they make it into a song.
Rhythm Guitarist
$20 or more per month
Takes time to practice; dedicated and fundamental member of the band. Receives access to rough drafts and official updates, song ideas and lyric previews, and also behind-the-scenes insight into production and my creative process.
Lead Guitarist
$30 or more per month
Always plays to the crowd; truly feels the music. Receives access to rough drafts, official updates, song ideas, lyric previews, behind-the-scenes videos and pictures, and a signed physical copy of each album released.
Standup Bassist
$50 or more per month only 10 left
Brings the heaviest instrument in the band, and holds down the low end like no other. Receives all other rewards, as well as access to a monthly opportunity to collaborate, either musically or lyrically, with credit in production notes.