Help the Shaw Brothers release their new album!
The Shaw Brothers are Chris and Andy Shaw from Columbus, Ohio. Yes, we are real brothers, yes we write our own music, and yes we make a living playing music full time. This leaves very little time for a "real job" but we make it work by forever hustling. We play coffee shops, restaurants, bars, house concerts, festivals, cocktail parties, weddings, bar mitzvahs (though surprisingly none yet), and everything in between. This hard work and dedication stems from the strong passion of wanting to be independent, live a fulfilling life, make real authentic relationships, and wait...oh yeah MAKE AWESOME MUSIC that is real and does not sacrifice itself. We have a ton of support from our family, friends, and the local Columbus community (not to mention the places we have traveled all over the U.S.) and can not thank everyone enough for this.
Playing music for a living we have found leaves little time (and money...ugh money) to actually record the way we need to. Our recording gear we do own just does not even come close to the amazing recording studios surrounding us in Columbus. Not to mention the honed engineering/producing/mixing/mastering skills of Jay Alton who has worked very patiently with us to finish this record. Also, taking ourselves out of the engineer role to truly be able to focus on the songs was very important to us in this process.
We realized when putting this Kickstarter thing together that we have been playing for around 8 years together (we started as a duo, grew into the full Andy Shaw Band then continued the band and went back to the duo as well) and we have NEVER recorded a full length record as the Shaw Brothers. We have one self titled EP released in 2009 and that is it for official releases. So this album is super important for us to get out and make it sound the way we want it to.
This new album will be six songs just Andy and Chris acoustic (Andy on guitar/ukulele/vox and Chris on violin/guitarvox/) and then six more full arranged songs with Andy and Chris playing every instrument on the track including bass, drums, guitar, violin, ukulele, djembe, stomps, claps, etc. It was a fun album to make and we really can't wait to get it out there.
Please help us with this final push to get this album out. Your contribution will help us fund the rest of the recording, mastering, mixing. It will also help us order the cd's, stickers, and a national radio campaign which will help us get to some licensing deals so our songs can be played on tv/film/etc. We will also be traveling out west making our way to the annual Song School in Lyons, Colorado. We plan to play some dates out on our way as well, meet people, and spread this album out as far as we can. The road is the next step for Shaw Brothers and your contribution will help us get to the next level in our careers. We thank you SO much in advance and hope you like the rewards we have to offer, happy kickstarting!
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pledged of $5,000 goal
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Jul 11, 2012 - Aug 10, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
You will receive a digital download of our full length record. It's kinda like a cd, but different.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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You will receive a physical copy of our full length record.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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You will receive a signed copy of our full length record and a cool Shaw Bros sticker.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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You will receive a signed copy of our full length record, a sweet Shaw Bros sticker, and a signed poster.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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The Shaw Brothers will play a cover of your choice (with in reason, no Freebird!) and upload it on Youtube. You will also receive a copy of our full length record, and a signed poster.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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You will receive un-released material from the depths of the Shaw Brothers catalogue. These may be solo Andy Shaw recordings or basement recordings Chris has done. They may be live recordings or early demos of Shaw Brothers tunes. Either way, they will be unique and something very very few people have. You will also receive a copy of our full length record.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Chris will create 3 original art pieces in the theme of the Shaw Brothers album art and frame it for you. You will also receive a copy of our full length record. *Frame IS included, duhEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Chris and Andy's mom will knit you a one of a kind scarf in the theme of the Shaw Brothers album art. You will also receive a signed copy of our full length record and a cool Shaw Brothers sticker.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
Shaw Brothers will perform a private house concert for you and your friends within a reasonable distance from Columbus, OH. (We aren't necessarily driving to Alaska, or Hawaii, but would be open to an offer to host us there.) You will also receive a copy of our full length record, and a cool Shaw Brothers sticker.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012