Songwriter/Soul band from Asbury Park, NJ, Raising money to put out an album recorded in Nashville, TN w/ producer Ken Coomer (Wilco)
Family, Friends, Fans, and other amazing people of this earth,
Quincy Mumford here! I have been working very hard over the past few years touring with my band, The Reason Why. In five short years we have released 3 studio albums (recorded and released independently right here in New Jersey!) and a live record that was recorded at The Saint last year. Live at the Saint went on to be voted as the #7 record of 2012 by the listeners of WBJB, very exciting!
After the live album, I began writing new songs…I knew that I needed to get back into the studio…. I wanted to get out of my element and try something new…. As it turns out, the Rock Gods were smiling on us and a gentleman by the name of Ken Coomer (Wilco, Emmylou Harris) contacted me after I entered a songwriting contest that he was judging. He loved my songs so much, that he asked me to come to Nashville, TN to make an album with him!
So…what choice did I have?? I packed my bags, chose 10 solid songs, and headed to Nashville. It was a once in a life time experience, from the musicians to the studio to the town itself. Musicians such as Aubrey Freed - Guitar (Black Crowes / Sheryl Crow), David Labruyere – Bass (John Mayer), Jerry Roe - Drums (K.D. Lang) and Ken Coomer – Drums (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) all performed on the record. We had such a wonderful time making this record together.
Musically speaking I could not be happier with how the recordings turned out. The record has an extremely organic texture that I absolutely love. We got old school and recorded a few of the tracks onto 2” tape! My songwriting has evolved and this opportunity has allowed me to represent everything I love and have been inspired by musically. We mash it up with all of my influences; soul, funk, reggae, hip-hop, and acoustic songs to round it out!! Like I said earlier, everything is just the way I envisioned it….except for the part about only having enough $$$ to pay for the recording…. What did my Mom used to say? Be careful what you wish for?? She is right! Now, I need you to get excited also! Because we need your help!
That’s where you guys come in. I need help to reach my goal of $10,000 to finish this record and get it into your hands. The money will go directly towards mixing, manufacturing and promoting this release. Please know that it will not be possible without your support. Here is the cool part...You can pledge any amount you would like; in return I am offering you some awesome incentives. Anything from t-shirts, a pre-released copy of the album and a signed guitar to a house concert or ski trip with me to Vermont! (Incentives listed on the right) You help us and we give back in a big way!
Here’s the catch: Kickstarter is either ALL or NOTHING. If I don’t reach my goal of $10,000 by April 19th, no one will be charged and I do not get to keep any of the money. So that means, if we do not raise AT LEAST $10k, there might not be a new album!!!
We would like to thank everyone who has supported the band and I over the past few years. We want to continue to share music with you! I can’t wait for you to hear it!
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The biggest part of making a record is done! It is fully recorded and with all parts. We just need to put it all together to make it the best sounding record possible!
The only risk that could come with completing this project would be, if we were to put it out on a label. A label would then take a little more time to make sure it is properly marketed. So the only risk would be a little more time added to the record being released.
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Keep it Simple: Digital download of the new album 1 week prior to the official release date.Estimated delivery:
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All About The Music Bundle: Digital download of the new album 1 week prior to the official release and an autographed physical copy of the new record.Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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Surf Taco Bundle: Digital download of the new album 1 week prior to the official release and an autographed physical copy of the new record + a free meal at Surf Taco (New Jersey only)Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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Mega Bundle: Digital download of the new album (1 week prior to the official release date) and autographed physical copy of the new album. Plus a special limited edition T-shirt!Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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Cover This: The Mega Bundle + Quincy will cover any song of your choice, post on youtube.com and dedicate it to youEstimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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VIP Show: The Mega Bundle + Attend an exclusive private concert hosted by QM & The Reason Why in Asbury Park, NJ on Saturday, May 4th 2013. This exclusive event will feature the band performing songs from the new album, serving hors d’oeuvres along with a Listening Party for the new record, listening prior to the show. This event is limited to 50 persons who will receive an autographed poster.Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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Play that Funky Music: The Mega Bundle + Be a special guest and perform on a future record of Quincy's. Whether you play guitar, sing, bass, drums, or even just clap your hands, you can be a part of it! We will also include your name in the liner notes, credited as a performer on the album.Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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Learn Something: The Mega Bundle + 5 free private guitar lessons from Quincy Mumford + a spot on the guest list to any show of your choice.Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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Vermont Getaway: The Mega Bundle + A Ski/ Snowboard hangout, and jam weekend getaway in Killington, Vermont. Or summer time cliff jumping, hiking, and kayaking in Killington, VT. (transportation, lodging & food covered) (1 winter or summer trip)Estimated delivery:Add $5 USD to ship outside the US
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The Axe: The Mega Bundle + “a one of a kind” vintage guitar owned by Quincy for years. + demos from early QM recordings.Estimated delivery:Add $30 USD to ship outside the US
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Solo House Concert: The Mega Bundle + Quincy will perform a solo house concert in the comfort of your living room. Sound system included along with catered hors d’oeuvres and dinner. (Tri State only)Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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A Reason Why Party: The Mega Bundle + Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why will play a house concert in the comfort of your living room. Sound system included along with catered hors d’oeuvres and dinner. (Tri State only)Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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