Spank Williams, surveyors and purveyors of Western ephemera.
Spank Williams—everyone's favorite sparkly old-fangled country-and-western duo starring Kate Chapman and Samantha Fisher—is setting off on our Telegram Tour 2012 on July 10th! In addition to singing our hearts out day after day, we're going to use that roadtrip to create a Gallery of Western Ephemera.
With your support, we'll dedicate a portion of each day to searching out the very best Americana that the West has to offer. As we travel through Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, we'll make a point of sifting through thrift stores, garage sales and gas stations along the way. As we find amazing objects, we'll create images of them which we'll display at a show when we get back, as well as in a gallery on our website.
As a thank you, we'd love to share the glories of the road with you, by sending you a found-object's image on a postcard, or the item itself, or a singing telegram! We'd love to have your support, and hopefully you can come see the Gallery when we settle back into Seattle!
Never fear! Once the project is funded, we'll send you a poll asking for your address, and any special requests.
pledged of $500 goal
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Jul 5, 2012 - Jul 14, 2012
Pledge $1 or more
Our heartfelt thanks! And of course, access to all of our updates, which will include music and videos from the tour.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $5 or more
Our thanks, plus a tangible piece of the Gallery, in the form of a postcard of one of our original images!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Our thanks, plus a mystery gift from the road! From trucker hats to shellacked doilies and all points in between, we'll pluck a choice nugget from the rich veins of Americana that are the highways and byways of the west. Got a special request? Let us know, and we'll try to honor it. No guarantees, though! (Makes an excellent wedding gift!)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $50 or more
Our thanks, plus a singing telegram! We're basing this tour off singing telegrams, and we'd love nothing more than to serenade your special someone! If they're on our route, we'll do our best to include them, though of course this is subject to scheduling constraints. Or save it for someone in Seattle! We'll honor these screaming-good-deal, pre-paid telegrams for a year. Just think - EVERYONE you know will have a birthday in that amount of time! (Also available as a Video Gram!)Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $75 or more
Our thanks, plus a custom singing telegram! We'll learn whatever song you request, OR show up with balloons or a cake or kitten*. Same rules as the $50 one above. *no kittens.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $100 or more
Love telegrams? Just want to support us while we're on the road? Pledge any multiple of $50 or $75 and we'll credit you for that many telegrams! This is a real steal—less than half what we normally charge for telegram delivery. (Again, subject to scheduling constraints; telegram credits expire in July 2013.)Estimated delivery: Jul 2013