SugarPine - Northwestern Bluegrass Band, world domination starts here - say you knew us when...
On the basis of a demo CD with four cuts -- and the musical reputation of the SugarPine band members -- this start-up band was booked into five Northwest bluegrass festivals in its first season together.
They had a lot going for them -- Yvonne's singing and songwriting, Steve's attitude, Matt's perfectly-coiffed hair, Garrett's stage patter and Anna's Chris Thile repertoire. But they were missing something big -- merchandise. Specifically, a CD.
So they've just entered the studio (and not just any studio: Dale Adkins' Big Owl Studio in Salem). Prepared with Yvonne's popular originals (Dennis John; Lonely Wind; Borrowed Time), plus songs written by Matt and Steve, some newgrass standards,some Ian Tyson and Gordon Lightfoot, they are ready to start recording their debut CD (working title: Roadless).
Now there's just one other thing they're missing. Cash.
That's where you can help. If you were one of the many folks who asked for a SugarPine CD last summer, here's your chance to make it happen. They're hoping to produce and distribute this project by spring. Thanks for your support.
Next up: Blanchard bobblehead dolls.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $5,000 goal
seconds to go
Feb 6, 2012 - Apr 6, 2012 (60 days)
Pledge $10 or more
Pre-release download of the new SugarPine album, along with a decal and bumper/case sticker only offered to our pre-release supporters.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $20 or more
Signed CD presented at the CD release party nearest you, along with a decal and bumper/case sticker only offered to our pre-release supporters.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $35 or more
SugarPine music folder – music and lyrics to all the SugarPine tunes, signed poster and a CD with a bonus track, available only to SugarPine supporters.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $50 or more
T-Shirt with a special embroidered SugarPine logo, only available to kickstart donors. When you meet somebody wearing one of these, you'll know you're talking to an avid SugarPine supporter – and so will we! Plus! - a guitar pick previously employed by none other than Steve Blanchard. And much, much more: the hidden CD, exclusive decal and case sticker.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $75 or more
Ball cap or fisherman cap with a special embroidered SugarPine logo, available only to kickstart donors. When you meet somebody wearing one of these, you'll know you're talking to an avid SugarPine supporter – and so will we! Plus you'll receive a set of guitar strings endorsed and previously played by Steve. And much, much more: the hidden CD, exclusive decal and case sticker.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Get a SugarPine ringtone on your phone. One or more of us will record a 20 second ditty for your smartphone. Plus get the SugarPine CD with an undocumented bonus track, and either the T-shirt or hat, each with a logo unique to prerelease supporters! Oh, and a Steve Blanchard paper doll with multiple hats.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $150 or more
A one hour* music lesson with the PineNut of your choice. Guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, or voice; we'll tell you everything we know. Learn to pick your favorite SugarPine tunes! *(Two hours with Steve – one for tall tales).Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $350 or more
Matching SugarPine Camp Chairs, T-Shirts, and Hats - Now we're talkin'! If we see these at a festival, you're likely to have a SugarPine jam happening right there in your camp. Also get the CD with hidden tune, case sticker and decal offered only to SugarPine Supporters.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Be a part of the music. Come down to the studio and see SugarPine in our first recording effort. We'll put your picture in the liner notes and list you as a benefactor of SugarPine and acoustic music. Your CD will have the special hidden tune, plus the matching T-Shirts and hats will have the SugarPine CD cover art, offered only to supporters at this level and above. This stuff will soon be on eBay for thousands of dollars!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
Sugar Pine will perform at your private party! Name a time and place – we'll be there with bells on (if that's what you want). While you're visiting the studio during our recording session, you can drop a hint of some favorites you'd like to hear us perform... Signed CD's for the folks at your party – including the mystery tune not available on the general release. Within 200 miles of Portland...Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $2,000 or more
We will record any tune you choose, put it on a special release CD of the new SugarPine album (with the hidden tune for donors only), to be presented to you and your guests at your private party, where a SugarPine performance will include your special song! Have you written a song you'd like to hear done the SugarPine Way? Or is there a favorite tune of yours that makes your day? Name that tune! Heck, we might even add you to our FaceBook list of friends! Within 300 miles of Portland for the party.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012