My name is Jesse Littleton, lead singer of the southwest Ohio band "Gran Bel Fisher." Simply put, music is my life... as well as for my fellow band members, George Byrd & Lynn Beatty. We come from a small farming community in Clinton County, Ohio.
Here's our latest MUSIC VIDEO FROM OUR UPCOMING ALBUM!
In early 2006, we released a record on a major label called Hollywood Records. The album was called "Full Moon Cigarette" and was produced by our good friend Dave Bassett. On that record, we had players from bands and artists such as Beck, Nine Inch Nails, AIR, Elliot Smith, R.E.M., and Thom Yorke... just to name a few.
We played legendary festivals such as Bonaroo, performed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" & made an apperance on Aaron Sorkin's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." In 2006, "Full Moon Cigarette" made the list of "One of the most overlooked albums of 2006."
So... With all this hype, you may be asking yourself "Why have I never heard of this band?" and/or "What happened to these guys?" Simply put, not too long after signing that record deal, I found myself in a battle I did not expect to be fighting.
One afternoon, my left lung collapsed; They called this Spontaneous Pneumothorax. It happens in taller, thinner people... Which I kind of am. After being rushed to the hospital because I was asphyxiating due to a lack of oxygen, I was saved and they re-inflated my left lung. What could have been an overnight stay and quick fix turned into years of battling for my health.
After the discovery of an infection due to an unknown circumstances (still a mystery to this day), I had a few major surgeries; Putting my life as I knew it on hold off and on for what seemed to be an eternity... And after a year and a half of spitting up cups of blood (and I mean CUPS of it!) a surgeon removed my lower lobe of my left lung.
If you've read this far, then you are with me. So "what now?" I will tell you "what now"...
I fought my back for one reason; To tell a story. Not only my story, but what I've experienced. Everyone has a moment in life. You could call it "The fall" and/or "man, I can't believe I got through that" kind of moment... This was mine. I am now healthier than ever and have been writing and soul searching every step of the way. Being raised in a funeral home that has been in my family for over 100 years, my sense of the magic of life and death has always been illuminated. Now, with my experience of walking this line, when people ask me "Where have you been?" "Where did you go?", I can say this: "I needed to go get something to write about."
With George Byrd & Lynn Beatty by my side, we are finishing our OFFICIAL sophomore album "Yokefellow." We need your help. We are almost finished recording, and after a year of gaining our feet back and building our crowd of friends and fans with every show, WE ARE READY! I could get all sentimental, but I'm sure your life has been just as scary, horrifying, but all in all: beautiful. We see it. We are 3 voices on the earth that are willing to go the distance... Test the limits of what humans have to offer in this world of happy madness. In the words of the late, yet great, Freddy Mercury: "We will, we will, Rock you!" Give us that chance and help us "Kick Start" our first major step towards finding our audience.
We couldn't be more pumped about this record. If you haven't heard "Full Moon Cigarette", go to iTunes now and check it out and add this experience and roll it up into the most delicious sushi roll you have ever tasted, plus a trip from the center of the earth to the furthest star... and that's what we have in "Yokefellow." Our OFFICIAL sophomore album. Help us bring it to the people & help us find the road to thanking you in person.
For the full story, watch the short video above. Thank you for your time.
All the best from all of Gran Bel Fisher,
Jesse, George, Lynn & All our families
Risks and challenges
We have already completed this record, and we only need this money to package, reproduce and distribute this work of art appropriately... So, we are %98 percent done, we only need the financial backing of fans and friends LIKE YOU!!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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