$2500 MORE or BUST! Donating to our campaign won't have us sipping champagne, riding in limos & trashing hotels, we promise!
(photo by Farzana Razak)
"We Will Bury You" by Bobtown
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Welcome to Bobtown: Population 102 (and climbing)
You are incredbile! We reached our goal, and your incredible support and kindness has left us STUNNED!
But - we'd hate for you to think anything we make over our stated goal is going to have us riding in limos, sipping champagne and trashing hotel rooms. We might splurge on a bottle of Prosecco, but otherwise, all monies will go directly to this album. There's actually $5000+ more in expenses we will incur than we actually asked for. (We didn't want to be greedy, after all.)
Here's how it breaks down. First, Kickstarter & Amazon must pay their bills, so they will take nearly 10% off the top of whatever we achieve. Anything left over goes toward:
$7000 - $9000 (recording, producer, mastering, pressing)
$3500 - $4000 (promotion)
$3000 + (touring - something we've always wanted to do but could never afford)
So, as you can see anything you donate over and beyond our $8000 goal STILL goes directly towards making this album a success! Please know we are most appreciative for getting this far...though it would be beyond our wildest dreams to get even more support for promotion and touring, we would warmly accept it!
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!
Bobtown is the home of rustic, noir-country folk-with-a-kick, a place where people still sit in a circle, strumming guitars and singing, a place where American music still grows.
New AlbumWe’re independent artists, and independent is just another way of saying underfunded. Your generous donation goes directly towards recording, mixing, mastering, and pressing eleven-or-so tracks. All of this costs some serious bucks, the kind of money that a Wall Street banker takes an entire ten seconds to make.
Now we have eleven new songs to record - songs about life, death, good love gone bad, death, notorious bank robbers, death, God, death, deluge, and death. But we can't do it without you.
But this is the best part… there's something in it for you. Yep, every donation level gets a reward, and any amount you give is hugely appreciated. So please, move your finger over to the donate button and let’s create some art together!
Last year was chock-full of shows to support our debut CD, one that got a great response: "beautiful voices… strikingly powerful songs," "gothic-folk-Americana kissed with gorgeous harmonies," “no flaming jet arse oil,” and other kind words that we like to read over and over again.
This past year we were also busy with the Bobtown Covers Project. Head over to YouTube to see the first three videos - Blue Oyster Cult's “Don't Fear The Reaper” and Arcade Fire's “My Body Is A Cage” and The Police's "Roxanne". We’re fixing to have the remaining video shot and up on Youtube in the next couple of months, so keep checking our site for updates!
None of the above, actually. We've been told we are hard to describe, some reviewers have called us "gothic folk", some call us Nashville folk-Americana, some even call us folksy-bluegrass. Though we are flavored by our many different musical backgrounds, our music sits solidly in the folk/Americana genre. You can judge for yourself by checking out the links to our first CD songs above.
No, we are completely self-contained and will perform totally acoustic. All we need is a little space (and you'd probably want to provide chairs for your guests plus whatever else you'd want to offer them for refreshments).
Absolutely not. You can ask us to cover any song that originally was made in ANY genre of music, from Puccini to Metallica. Just be aware that OUR resulting cover of your choice will likely fall within the folk vein, which could make for some pretty interesting interpretations!
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All of the above rewards; AND: Your name listed on our website; PLUS, a PHYSICAL copy of the new CD mailed to you anywhere worldwide; AND...we'll send you a (digital) demo of one of the new songs on the album in all its stripped-down gory. Er, glory. A fascinating study in how a song moves from its original concept to finished production!Estimated delivery:
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All the items listed above, PLUS: An autographed physical copy of our first, eponymous CD (released 2010) mailed to you anywhere worldwide; a limited-edition Bobtown tour poster (customized with your town name if you like); AND a limited-edition Bobtown mug!Estimated delivery:
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$350+ All the items above, PLUS: We’ll record an original birthday song and feature the name of your loved one, and then return it to you in email-able (digital) form!Estimated delivery:
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PACKAGE 1: All the items listed above, PLUS: An email-able personalized birthday movie! You send us up to 15 digital picture files and we will make them into a birthday movie complete with an original Bobtown birthday song! BUT WAIT, THAT’S NOT ALL...we will also record a cover version of any song you choose!Estimated delivery:
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PACKAGE 2: All the items listed above, PLUS: BE A STAR IN OUR VIDEO! You will have a choice between several upcoming Bobtown videos to suit your schedule...so get ready for your closeup! (Please cover your travel/lodging if you’re not in the NYC area.) BUT WAIT, THAT’S NOT ALL...we will also record a cover version of any song you choose!Estimated delivery:
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All the items listed above, with a LIMITED-EDITION PRIZE: We have one “shirt-off-our-back" giveaway for you...one lucky supporter will receive the satin disco jacket that Jen wears in the “rap” segment of our Kickstarter introduction video! (Size small)Estimated delivery:
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All of the items listed above, PLUS: GUEST STAR ON OUR CD! We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, we’ll share many great studio moments together as we find a recording part for you! Or, if you’re not in the NYC area, we’ll work with you from afar to find a part you can record and send to us. ALSO: We’ll create an outgoing message for your phone/voicemail using one of the 4 jingles you heard here in our kickstarter introduction video. You choose which song you like and we’ll personalize it just for your voicemail!Estimated delivery:
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$1000+ All of the items listed above, PLUS: We will come and play a FREE house concert at the location of your choice! (If more than 200 miles outside of the NYC region please cover travel and lodging.)Estimated delivery:
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