Half of Arthur Alligood's new record is done, but he needs a little push to finish the rest. Kenny Hutson(a member of Over the Rhine) is producing.
So, here is the deal.
Back in January I began recording a new full length cd with a fella named Kenny Hutson. Some of you might recognize his name from other projects. He used to be a touring member of long defunct Athens, GA band Vigilantes of Love. Currently he is a session player in Nashville and goes on the road with the likes of Over the Rhine www.overtherhine.com, Thad Cockrell www.thadcockrell, Julie Lee www.julielee.com, etc... He also produces records and has come on board to produce my new record. The guy is brilliant and plays pretty much anything....dobro, pedal steel, mandolin, bass....the list goes on.
So far we have finished about half of the record. And yes, this is where you come in.
I have scraped together money thus far for recording expenses(graduating from college=money in the mail), but recently we have reached the bottom of the barrel. To finish the record Kenny and I are going to need a little nudge financially.
I am fully aware that my fan base is small and scattered, but despite the numbers I firmly believe each fan is a true supporter of my music. This means so much to me. This campaign is an attempt to allow those supporters to become a fundamental part of the creative process. To the right are different levels of support with respective rewards for each level.
At the ground floor, $25 level you not only get a cd, but you get access to the DEMO reel and the Secret Studio blog. The DEMO reel allows you to hear the songs before the record arrives at your door. Each Monday you'll receive in your inbox a demo version of a song being considered for inclusion on the record. Depending on how long it takes to finish the cd you could receive well over 10 songs or more before the finished copy even comes out!
Another cool feature at this level is the Secret Studio blog, which gives you a look into the recording process through stories, pictures, video, etc...Only supporters get access to this password protected blog.
More than anything I want to make music that matters for people in their daily lives. Giving to this campaign would put me one step closer to that objective. Hope you will consider nudging us towards the finish line.
-Arthur Alligood www.arthuralligood.com
*Hey, to hear the first single called "Keep Your Head Up" click the link. Keep Your Head Up-Single.mp3
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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A cd mailed to your door when it releases.
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"The Ground Floor" For a donation of $25 you get the following: a physical copy of the cd mailed to your door when it releases, the immediate digital download, inclusion into the DEMO Reel(see description to the left), and access to the Secret Studio blog.
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"Movin' On Up" For a donation of $50 you get all of the above plus an album related T-shirt, your copy of the cd signed, and free admission to one show of your choice.
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"Somebody is generous" All of the above plus baked goodies from the Alligood kitchen, 2 extra cds to give to friends, a personal phone call or Skype session, and inclusion into the liner notes of the cd.
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"Somebody is on board!" Everything above plus 5 extra cds to give to friends, an extra limited addition T-shirt, and an invitation for dinner with the Alligood crew.
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"So, you ran into some money...." Everything above plus 10 cds to give to friends, poster of cd artwork, offer to go bike riding with me(you choose the road) and dinner afterwards. *If you don't bike then we can do something else. I like to fish too. What is your hobby? I'm game. Let's make a weekend of it, whatever it is.
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"Did you win the lottery? Well, I'm glad." Everything above plus a FREE house concert just for you and your friends in the city of your choosing. I will provide the dinner, drinks, and music.... all you have to do is invite your friends. Each attendee gets a free cd to take home plus leftovers for lunch the next day. Oh, yeh you can decide the playlist.
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"So, I see you're an investor...Nice to meet you Mr. Trump" Everything above plus anything else. Pretty much whatever you want just as long as it's ethical. You create your reward....the boundaries are virtually non-existent. Sure I'll help you build a barn. What? You need me to walk your dogs for a week? Consider it done. I might even name the record after you. Maybe.
- (44 days)