Back when we counted down the five best project updates so far, we discussed Earl Scioneaux’s Electronola project and its awesome studio updates. Earl has posted 22 updates so far from his New Orleans studio, detailing his backers about each step of the recording process as he records some of New Orleans’ most legendary musicians. (Just take a look at this post, with detailed recording notes, pictures from the session, and some raw audio with bassist George Porter Jr. So cool.)
Earl’s project also featured what is probably our single best reward so far:
Earl originally made just one of these available and, not surprisingly, it was one of the first rewards to go. So he upped it to ten, and after those sold out he realized he was either going to be making a whole lotta gumbo, or he should organize a get-together of some kind.
Last week Earl invited those ten backers to his New Orleans studio for some gumbo and some music, and this morning he posted a recap. Here are some pics:
And the legendary gumbo, of course:
People came from as far away as Houston and Atlanta for the get-together. Absolutely incredible. Check out the whole post here, and we highly recommend adding Earl’s project updates to your RSS reader as well (just add that link and you’re set). His project is a great one.