Update #2: Wow!!! We're completely blown away by your support for this album - we're happy to say we've reached our STRETCH GOAL!!! The project will continue running until the end of this month and every additional dollar will go towards extra publicity for the album! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
Update: We've reached our campaign goal but we still need your support! Help us reach our stretch goal of $17,300! This goal will help us cover all of the costs of recording this album!
Hello friends! Thanks for checking out our Kickstarter page! We're Mile Twelve and we consist of: Evan Murphy (guitar & vocals), BB Bowness (banjo & vocals), Nate Sabat (bass & vocals), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle & vocals), and our newest member, David Benedict (mandolin & vocals). We’re a string-band from Boston, MA, and we write and play our own original music drawing inspiration from bluegrass, old-time, jazz, folk and beyond. Mile Twelve was initially formed in 2014, and since then we've been busy touring throughout the U.S., Canada, and Ireland. The past two years have been an exciting time of creativity and hard work, and now we’re ready to share all this music that we’ve been working on.
Early this spring we will be heading down to Nashville, TN, to record our debut full-length record! This album will be our first recorded project as a five-piece ensemble, and it will feature many of our original tunes. We’re thrilled to be working with producer and engineer Stephen Mougin (guitarist for The Sam Bush Band and owner of Dark Shadow Recording). Stephen has been working with us over the past few months to help shape our music, and his sensibilities and direction have been a perfect fit for the band. Now we’re all set to hit the studio, but we need your help to get there.
We’ve tallied up the costs for doing this record, and here’s what our budget looks like:
$8000 - Recording Costs: Studio Time, Producing, Engineering, Mixing, and Mastering
$6800 - Production Costs: Album Art, Photos, Duplication, and Publicity
$2500 - Logistical Costs: Travel and Lodging
To help offset these costs we’re asking you to partner with us by supporting this Kickstarter Campaign. Our goal is to raise $15,000 and you can help us reach it by selecting one of our many reward tiers on the right side of your screen. These rewards range from pre-ordered copies of the new record, to other fun things like band t-shirts, concert tickets, cover songs, and even personal house concerts.
Risks and challenges
Kickstarter is an all or nothing platform. This means that if we don’t reach our goal by the end of 30 days, your credit cards won’t be charged, your rewards won’t be sent out, and our record will not happen. That’s why we need your help. We’d be honored if you would pledge to make this album a reality. Every dollar counts, and any money that we raise above our goal will all go to benefit the project. Even if you aren’t able to pledge you can still help us out by sharing this campaign with your friends on social media.
We are confident that with all the love and support from our friends, family and community we can face any challenges that arise and make this Kickstarter and album a success! We can’t thank you enough. Let’s make a record!
All the best,
Evan, BB, Nate, Bronwyn, and David
- (30 days)