We're releasing our debut full length album and we could use your help!
~ We’re an Alt-Country/Americana band from Dallas, TX called J. Charles & the Trainrobbers. We’re trying to raise $5000 to pay for the recording costs of our debut album, “Upon Leaving”, which will be released sometime around late June/early July of this year on Austin based independent record label, End Sounds. Just to be clear, we are absolutely funding the entire production of this album on our own… our great and faithful record label, End Sounds’ job is to manufacture, distribute, market, and publicize the album, but not to pay for it’s production.
~ By pledging on any level whatsoever to our Kickstarter campaign, you are helping make this album possible. We are very grateful for anything you can give. Look over to see the different suggested levels you can contribute at and please let us know if you have any questions/comments/concerns/suggestions… we’re all ears!
~ PLEASE NOTE: As with ALL Kickstarter campaigns, we only get the money from your contributions AFTER we have met our goal of $5000 (which is no more and no less than what we need to accomplish our mission). This is to protect you, the generous doner and honorary Trainrobber… to make sure that YOU WILL NOT BE CONTRIBUTING TO AN UNDER-FUNDED PROJECT that never sees the light of day. It also makes it absolutely imperative that we reach our goal, so if this is a project you believe in please feel free to donate and TELL THE WORLD ABOUT IT!
J. Charles & the Trainrobbers formed in an East Dallas warehouse in the blistering heat of the summer of 2010. We have since had the privilege of sharing the stage with the likes of great bands such as Lucero, Deer Tick,
Dawes, Middle Brother, Shovels & Rope, Centro-Matic, Two Cow Garage, Lydia Loveless, and many many more. The Trainrobbers are comprised of J. Charles Saenz (vocals, guitar, harp), Steve Visneau (drums), Danny Crelin
(pedal steel guitar), Justin Young (bass, vocals), Taylor Rea (vocals), Graham Lathrop (guitar), and Kevin Howard (keys).
“Upon Leaving” tells the tale of J. Charles life during the time surrounding his move from Los Angeles, CA to Dallas, TX in the winter of 2010. This was a very hard time in his life which is very evident in the no holds bared
narrative of the events that transpired during that time period. None of this story could be told without the rhythm, melody, and harmony of the Trainrobbers. The intensity of the tale is found equally in the lyrics as in the passion of the playing of every single Trainrobber. We want to share this story with you… with ever drum hit, steel lick, strum of a guitar or bass, and everything else we’ve put into it fully intact and in a form you can listen to in your car, at your home, on your headphones, or anywhere else you could imagine. Please help us make this labor of love a reality.
J. Charles & the Trainrobbers
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pledged of $5,000 goal
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May 7, 2012 - Jun 6, 2012 (30 days)
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Every little bit counts… we appreciate ya!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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J. Charles and The Trainrobbers Sticker PackEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
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J. Charles and The Trainrobbers Button PackEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
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J. Charles and The Trainrobbers Sticker and button packEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
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J. Charles and The Trainrobbers T-shirt of your choiceEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
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J. Charles and The Trainrobbers T-shirt of your choice, sticker pack AND button packEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Advanced copy of our debut album, "Upon Leaving", prior to its scheduled release date. As soon as we get it, you get it. If you would like, we’ll sign it for ya too.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $50 or more
All of the above combo pack.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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All of the above plus a spot on the guestlist at our record release show and pre-show hang time with the band.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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Poster set of two high quality prints of alternative album covers drawn by artist Clay Stinnett for "Upon Leaving". If you would like, us Trainrobbers and Clay himself will sign them wherever you would like. Plus a copy of "Upon Leaving".Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $150 or more
Wanna come sit in at one of our rehearsals? We’ll be running through all the songs from the record, a few covers, and will likely be working on some new material…and yes, we take requests. You could basically consider this a private show just for you at the Trainrobber Hideaway. We usually end up at our favorite Dallas spot, the Double Wide after the jam jam. Plus a copy of "Upon Leaving".Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $200 or more
2 backers Limited (11 of 13 left)
Acoustic album of a mix of both current and future Trainrobbers songs performed by J. Charles w/ various members of the Trainrobbers as well as other friends appearing on different songs. This album is EXCLUSIVE to our Kickstarter campaign and we will make only 13 EVER! Also includes T-shirt, sticker pack, and button pack! Plus a copy of "Upon Leaving".Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Grillin’ out and acoustic jam with the band… who knows where the party could end up! Plus a copy of "Upon Leaving".Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $300 or more
Collection of high quality prints of all 6 paintings Clay Stinnett painted for the “Upon Leaving” album artwork in their original 2’x2’ format. Once again, if you would like, us Trainrobbers and Clay himself will sign them wherever you would like. Plus a copy of "Upon Leaving".Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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We’ll play your house party, event, club, kitchen, etc… acoustic or plugged in anywhere within 100 miles of Dallas, TX. We’re definitely willing to travel further (within reason), but travel costs must be taken into consideration. Plus a copy of "Upon Leaving".Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Ever wanted to sit in on a recording session? Help us pick out a cover song and then help us record it in a fully professional recording studio in Dallas, TX. No matter what your musical capabilities, we’ll get you in front of a microphone and you’ll lay something down on the track before we send ya home with a copy of the tune. Plus a copy of "Upon Leaving".Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
A date with J. Charles. Alright, let’s be serious… that might be a little steep for a date with that dude, but you’d be amazed what we’re willing to do for a grand or more! Inquire within. Plus a copy of "Upon Leaving".Estimated delivery: Aug 2012