This is our first tour, and we are going west to share our love of Balkan music and to go to a camp to enhance our skills.
"It's irresistible. You can enjoy a night of mad waltzes, crazy polka-esque jives, or hot jazz all in one setting when The Inheritance is in the house. And really, that's not even a complete description of what they do. This multi-faceted Austin sextet deftly combines the melodies and rhythms of Eastern European folk music with modern and experimental twists and turns. It's little wonder that their unique sound gets the room moving." ---Laurie Gallardo, KUT Austin
Two years of solid work in forms of music some of us were once barely familiar with has paid off. Fortune has smiled upon us more often than not. Kindness and opportunity help us along our path. How fitting then that we should use Kickstarter as the launching pad to catapult us out on the road for the first time.
We plan to travel west, through New Mexico and Arizona to California. Along the way, we will be playing in venues for the general public and community centers for folk dancers. Our final destination will be Mendocino, where we will be attending the Mendocino Balkan Music and Dance Workshop http://www.eefc.org/mendoCamp.shtml so that we may learn more about the music that we love and gain the tools we need to be able to play more proficiently. We will then travel back south through California to Colorado, then home.
Where is my money going?
That is an excellent question. With the money that is raised here, we will be able to rent a vehicle (as we are mostly cyclists here), pay for some of our stay at the camp (Michelle received a partial scholarship and Roy very narrowly made it into the work trade program which pays for half), and we will be paying the ever-skyrocketing price of gas. Here is a rough breakdown of our expenses.
- $3200: The price of the camp for everyone.
- $2000: The price of a van rental plus insurance and AAA.
- $800: Will be put toward the gas we will use during our 6,000+ mile journey.
Thank you is never redundent.
The money that you contribute will help us to share our music with a fresh new audience, and enhance our skills for the future. The real reward for you then will be the happiness that you help us to share with others. The reward that will come from us attending the camp will be the prospect of our proficiency inspiring whole new generations of potential and blossoming musicians. The reward of sharing the great and diverse world that is folk music. Music is a great gift to share, and we could never thank you enough for making this possible.
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Copies of both of our albums, a T-Shirt, original artwork by Adam Kobetich, we will write postcards to you from the road, and you will receive an hour-long music lesson from the musician of your choice to the person of your choice (be it yourself, your child, a relative, or a friend). We can do it via the internet for anyone out of town.
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All of the above, and a free concert for you by the Inheritance! You could also get four friends together, throw in $100 apiece (or 9 and do $50 apiece!) and throw yourselves a party. If you live along our route, we may also be able to plan it for when we pass through your city.
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The ultimate reward.....A Day with the Inheritance! Not only will you receive everything that is listed above, but we will also treat you to a day at the springs, cook dinner for you, and serenade you. Not only that, we will give you the choice of theme (mood, favorite piece of art, favorite place, you name it!) and we will create a completely original, never before heard, improvised piece of music based on your idea. We will record it, and it will be yours forever.
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