We are wanting to hit the studio and record our most popular YouTube gospel hits, as well as some other originals. To God be the glory!
The Purple Hulls are going in the studio, and we need your help! We've wanted to record a bluegrass gospel album for quite some time, but we haven't had the resources or budget to really do it right. With your help and support, we can make that happen!
If our target budget is reached, we'll be visiting Ricky Skaggs' studio in Hendersonville, TN, in late February to record 12-14 of our favorite gospel tunes with Andy Leftwich, his fiddle player, producing the project. This will be a mix of some old standards such as "Higher Ground", "What a Friend We Have in Jesus", and "Be Thou My Vision". Also, we'll be recording some of our originals we've written over the last couple of years.
Our desire is that God is glorified in all we do, and we feel in our hearts that the recording of this album can be used to reach the world for Christ in a special way! We'd be honored for you to join with us in this journey!
Well, that would be the perfect problem to have, wouldn't it? Ha! As I mentioned in one of the other questions, the project is going to cost much more than $12,000, so any extra we receive will definitely be put to good use, and you'll still be eligible for the rewards!
This is going to be a bluegrass gospel project, and you can expect to hear exactly what we've done on YouTube, plus we're going to add fiddle, dobro, and bass!
We plan on recording between 12-14 tracks...about half will be old standards done with our "Purple Hull" style, and the other half will be original gospel tunes that we've written together or with other writers! We can't wait for y'all to hear some new tunes we've been working on!
What happens if your funding goal of $12,000 is not reached? Will I still be charged if I decide to donate?
If we do not reach our funding goal that we've set of $12,000, no money will be collected from any "backers". If the total is met, then we will record the album and will be contacting you to complete "pledge" prize.
Well, that's kind of like asking, "How much does a car cost?" Essentially, you get what you pay for. If we're going to go in and invest the time, energy, blood, sweat, and tears into a project, we want the product to be the best possible. The album will end up costing around $20,000 total, so if we're able to secure this foundation pledge amount of $12,000, we have enough saved already to complete the project.
Actually, it just means we found a great deal on a camera at the local pawn shop and we borrow Aunt Hilda's ol' Apple II to get on the intranets. Haha! In all seriousness, if we had the money to record the project, we wouldn't be asking for your help. Bottom line is this: without your help, we can't record the album. But, WE pledge to YOU some awesome rewards in exchange for your support, and more importantly, we promise to use this recording to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, around the country and the world!
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Jan 10, 2012 - Feb 9, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
A hearty "thank you" and a special place in our little pea-pickin' hearts for your support!Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $25 or more
A signed copy of our brand spankin' new gospel bluegrass project delivered to your door...before you can buy it elsewhere! If you don't live in the US of A., please add $5 to your pledge to cover shippin'.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $50 or more
41 backers Limited (9 of 50 left)
When recording our album, the pickers will be using Nashville Number charts for each tune. With a $50 gift, you'll receive everything listed above, plus one of these signed, hand-written charts! A great keepsake to pair with the record! If you don't live in the US of A., please add $5 to your pledge to cover shippin'.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $100 or more
39 backers Limited (11 of 50 left)
Everything listed above, plus a personalized "Thank You" printed in the liner notes of the album! Do you know a special fan of The Purple Hulls? Why not surprise them with a signed album with THEIR name listed inside?!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $500 or more
2 backers Limited (3 of 5 left)
Everything listed above, plus a 30 minute private online concert by The Purple Hulls! With this donation amount, you invite us into your living room via your computer, and we'll pick and grin for as many people as you can pack in front of your screen! -Decent internet connection and webcam requiredEstimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
Everything listed above, except instead of a 30 min chat concert, we'll grab our bass player and play through the WHOLE album for you, describing the details behind every track/song via our webcam! (estimated concert time ~1 hr)Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $3,000 or more
1 backer All gone!
THE PURPLE HULLS IN YOUR HOME! Would you like to have us come to YOUR living room and pick and grin for your special guests?! If you live within 300 miles of Nashville, you can make it happen! If you live outside the 300 mile range and are interested in seeing us drop by your pad, contact us and we'll work something out.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012