The Bearfoot Hookers need your help to mix, master and press our new album! Recording is done but we need $2,000 to bring this sucker on in!
After 5 long years and as many drummers, multiple arrests, weddings, funerals, earthquakes and floods, The Bearfoot Hookers have finished recording their new album Beer Drinkin' Gospel Revival. The thing is, through a couple of dicey investment schemes the band suddenly finds itself short about $2,000 from delivering this finished masterpiece.
Dig the propaganda:
I know, it’s been a long time. I’ve grown older, you’ve grown wiser, and some of us (Ty) have just grown. But the important thing is that we’re all here now, in this new and brave electric world where though we wade through threats of fire, famine and flood, there is no news so important as a new Bearfoot Hookers record.
Did you read that right? Has it been five years? Are they all out of jail? I thought the guitar player had herpes? Didn’t they break up?
And the answer to at least three of those questions is a resounding, “No.” Yes, yes, friends and family, members of the congregation and unrepentant sinners, The Bearfoot Hookers do indeed have a new album that is in the damn can. Meaning we wrapped the recording sessions on Saturday when none other than the legendary Fat Bottom Horns came in and laid some sweet soul butter on top of this deep-fried Southern soiree.
But like any news that gets you thinking, “This is too good to be true. The recession truly is over!” there is a caveat. And if any of you know this band, you can probably see this one coming. It’s like that time that you ran into one of the guys in the band in a bar and y’all got to talking, threw back a few shots and one thing leads to another and suddenly there’s 10 folks crowded around chanting your name, some are shirts and some are skins, things get a little sketchy after that and suddenly you wake up the next day in some stranger’s attic clutching a guitar with a receipt in your pocket for a $400 bar tab run up in an hour and a half. I know, it happened once to me too. How do you think I got involved in this outfit in the first place?
Forget that craziness, though. I know I have. In fact, I don’t think I ever really remembered it in the first place. As a friend of mine once told me, the past is not dead, it’s not even past. Gospel truth, that. Which brings me back to this record, aptly named Beer Drinkin’ Gospel Revival. You see brothers and sisters, the Building Fund is a little short as usual and what with the price of gas and the cost of inflation and six months of supporting the various habits of a top-notch engineer, we find ourselves in need of a little help from our friends to bring this thing on in.
Let me emphasize that we are finished recording this album. What we need is some financial assistance in order to mix, master and press this sucker into that lovely and swiftly decaying physical format of modern music, the CD. But we find ourselves in an age where these types of modern day miracles are possible. Through the assistance of www.kickstarter.com, the Bearfoot Hookers are running a pledge drive/pre-sale/all-hands-out fundraiser to bring in the last of this roughly $2,000 we’re short. We want this thing in hand by June and we need your help to do it. I can see that look in your eye and yes, this is a legitimate business with legitimate partnerships and protections for your online funds.
Here’s how it works. Kickstarter is partnered with Amazon.com, the largest behemoth of online sales in the world. (They eat little independent bookstores like mine for breakfast.) You know you’ve ordered something through Amazon in the past. (Probably books, but that’s ok, too. I still love you.) If so, you’ve already got an account with them. You pledge money through Kickstarter and it’s charged through the financially reputable Amazon.com. And here’s the kicker: if we fail to get pledges in the amount of our goal of $2,000, then nobody is charged anything and it was all for nought. I think we can do this, though. You can donate as little as $1 or as much as you’d like. We’re offering different incentives for different pledge amounts as you can see on the project page. Let me emphasize that any amount helps. If you can only donate $1, then please do because that stuff adds up. You can just look at this as a pre-sale also and just go ahead and purchase your copy of the album in advance.
So please, please go here…
…now and help get this album out. (The video is pretty funny, too.) If by some miracle we go over the amount, for God’s sake keep pledging because we’re really in hock on this thing anyway. Also, if we get a good bit more, then I’m making a push to have this thing pressed in vinyl, so we might make another goal for that if this thing takes off.
So again – and as always – we’ll send peace, love, good music and questionable moral decisions your way if you’ll send a little cash ours. Email me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seriously y’all, we need the money.
See y’all at the revival,
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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May 9, 2010 - Jun 11, 2010
Pledge $1 or more
For a donation of $1, you can get a feeling down deep inside as warm and fuzzy as Ty's beard.
Pledge $5 or more
For a pledge of $5, get your name listed on our homepage as a supporter of good music and possibly a candidate for having a severe drinking problem. Possibly a warm fuzzy feeling also.
Pledge $10 or more
Name on web site and a digital download of the album prior to the release date of the physical album.
Pledge $20 or more
All of the above, plus a physical copy of the CD mailed to you as soon as it's in our hands. (Pickup at a release show of your choice also available.)
Pledge $30 or more
All of the above plus album is autographed by the entire band.
Pledge $40 or more
All of the above plus a special Beer Drinkin' Gospel Revival T-shirt.
Pledge $50 or more
For the low, low pledge of $50, receive all of the above, plus the entire Bearfoot Hooker catalogue, including such classic albums as Sweet Pickle Grits, Life at the Bar and the obscure collection (with 3 previously unreleased Hooker classics) Greetings From Athens: A Drinking Town With A Music Problem. This album is the only location of the degenerative liver anthem I'd Rather 2-Step (Than 12 Step).
Pledge $75 or more
All of the above (unless you already have the old albums and don't need spares) plus a special, drunken song dedication at the CD release show of your choice. Song dedications include a brief (possibly fictional) story about YOU and the details of you inspiring a Hooker song. (Only for the brave. 21 and up only.) Stories will include (at least) one (possibly fictional) embarrassing detail of your life.
Pledge $85 or more
All of the above, except drunken song dedication is made to another person of your choice. Even more embarassing details included upon request. There is no filter on Ty's mouth and Jon's vocabulary is capaciously prodigious. Look it up. Let the roast begin!
Pledge $100 or more
3 backers Limited (47 of 50 left)
All of the above (song dedications upon specific request only from here on out and limited to 1 per pledge) plus special limited edition autographed print of original album artwork by Ty from Life at the Bar or Sweet Pickle Grits.
Pledge $200 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
All of the above plus a one-of-a kind Bearfoot Hooker Car Door stage prop from the White Trash Party gig of 2005. This is a pickup only item (Rutledge, GA location) and does not come with any other pledge amount. There's only 1, folks. Goat petting included.
Pledge $225 or more
All of the above plus 25 different Bearfoot Hooker show posters. Come on now, these things are all amazing. pictures are posted on our website. (www.thebearfoothookers.com) duh!
Pledge $250 or more
All of the above plus our drummer Josh Skelton's made from scratch bar-b-que sauce. sweet jesus, y'all, It is so dang good! so good that even 4 of the 6 guys in the band have already slapped their mamas! & since we do have 1 or 2 veggie lovers that probably want to help, I will add it is great on a salad.
Pledge $500 or more
All of the above plus we will write, record, & send you a copy of a song about a topic of your choosing. No lie. This is your chance to have the hookers personalize what they do just for you. the perfect song to listen to while slowly killing your liver?, poetically Immortalize your name in song? a creative cool hooker version of any song you can think of. The possibilities are endless. We do however retain all rights & licensing to the song. Hell If it turns out awesome, we might even put it into our repertoire or maybe even on a future Bearfoot Hooker album.
Pledge $750 or more
All of the above plus a PAID night out with all of THE BEARFOOT HOOKERS. Dinner & an Athens, Ga. Bar crawl. This is worth way more than $750, if you know what i mean. GOOOOOOO DAWGS! We might even introduce you to our good friend Blue. This is only for the serious & fearless! Be forewarned, the night might get crazy. It could even inspire song(s).
Pledge $1,000 or more
All of the above plus a VIP trip to The Cheetah Club in Atlanta with the whole band. That's right, you know the place! Oh yeah! We are connected. We will even pay your bar tab. The rest is on you. heheheheh Get it? This isn't just for the guys, it's a great gift for the ladies as well! Trust me.
Pledge $2,000 or more
For sharing this much love, you get all of the above, plus you get to commission a painting from our talented frontman Ty (he's the cute, fluffy, big one!). He will paint whatever you want. I mean Anything. He's got mad skills. This is your chance art lovers! Might take some time, especially if we luck up & have more than 1 backers on this. come on somebody help us!
Pledge $2,500 or more
We will come & play a show anywhere within a 6 hour radius of Athens, Ga. If you don't get out much, this is your chance. We are all house broken, but after we're done melting your face with pure beer drinkin gospel revery, we can't promise that your house won't be broken. hehehee! just kidding! We promise not to damage anything unless you ask nicely!
Pledge $5,000 or more
We will come and play a show anywhere in the United States of America, except NewCastle, Wyoming. That being for legal reasons Ty would like to keep under wraps! $5000 is a huge chunk of cash, but like our good buddy Pheobe Cates of Attractive Eighties Women said on her Kickstarter page, "hey it still needs to be worth it for us." (thanks for the invite Mack)