Christy Hays has written songs from the corners of the American psyche."Drought" is the album of an observer and a personal confession.
"Drought" is a collection of songs with a modern narration and a timeless feel. They are told both personally and as an observer. The songs sound like dark blue and yellow, simple and beautiful with a matte-like finish. This album conveys the fundamentals of the human condition. There is vulnerability and severity, exploding like a sunset on the river.
A fantastic group of Austin musicians came together to create this record, all meeting on the good faith in the songs. Watch the video above to hear Ronnie Johnson (James McMurtry), Michael Longoria (Patty Griffin, Bob Schneider) and Bukka Allen (Courtyard Hounds, Joe Walsh) contributing their talents to the album.
This record is made but the project isn't finished. I am my own manager, booking agent, promoter, hair dresser and band wrangler. This Kickstarter will fund mastering, pressing, promotion, publicity and marketing of "Drought". Essentially all the logistics that fall on the shoulders of the artist after the art is made. I want the work I've done over the last year to be heard. A thousand pleases and an equal number of thank yous for your help in getting "Drought" in the hands of the public. If you're able and willing, please donate to my dreams. Your generosity will produce tangible rewards for both you and I. We all win!
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As if one copy of the full length album "Drought" isn't enough, you will receive another limited edition disc of unreleased bonus tracks! Along with your copy of "Drought" and the CD of bonus tracks, you will also receive a full digital download of the album, a poster and a T shirt.Estimated delivery:
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You will receive a hand written copy of the lyrics of your choice from any two songs in my catalogue. Personalized and one of a kind. Along with the lyrics, you will receive one album complete with bonus tracks, four more copies of "Drought" mailed to yourself or sent out to others as gifts, two T shirts and one poster.Estimated delivery:
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You will receive everything in the $100 pledge, along with an original short story by Christy Hays! The writing will arrive creatively packaged and personally addressed to you.Estimated delivery:
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A private concert in your home! If you select this reward, we will make a special stop while on tour to perform an intimate concert in the setting of your choice. Invite your friends, have a seat and we will create a night to remember. Keep in mind, the performance date will be dependent on when we will be able to make it to your neck of the woods while already out on tour. You will also receive all that is offered in the $100 pledge.Estimated delivery:
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The Grand Prize! You will receive a guided river trip in the wilderness of your choice within the continental United States. The trip will not exceed one week, it is your responsibility to meet me at the location of your choosing. Once you've arrived, everything else will be taken care of. You will have the experience of a lifetime and the memories to go with it. In case you forgot what you were your donations are going, you will also receive a copy of the record, the bonus tracks, a T shirt, and a poster.Estimated delivery:
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