You ... Standing on the stage of the Lyric Theatre alongside Michael Johnathon and the WoodSongs crew during an actual WoodSongs broadcast and having upwards of two million people in over 175 nations hear your voice on radio and see you on TV.
(See the new WoodSongs HD TV opening:)
It can happen - that's just one of the many premiums we are offering for your kindness in helping WoodSongs upgrade to HD TV. And in a way, we feel bad about asking. There are so many worthy causes to give money to. Why WoodSongs, then?
Because art is important to our quality of life. Music and grassroots artists need to be heard, they need to find their audience. WoodSongs, even though run by volunteers, has become the biggest portal in the world between artists and the grassroots audience.
Another reason is you: we live in a world drenched in a tsunami of two-dimensional music. We live among the first generation in human history to get most of its art and music that way. It's all emails, MP3s, iTunes, Google, YouTube, iPods, SmartPhones and computer downloads. WoodSongs uses two-dimensional world to ENCOURAGE families to pull out their guitars and banjos, to play and sing together ... just like the old days when neighbors would gather on front porches.
In that way WoodSongs has become a global, multi-media front porch.
Please make a TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation (WoodSongs Inc is a 501-c-3) and get a great reward in return. We need your help. If WoodSongs doesn't convert to hi-definition TV soon, we could very well lose the massive public television audience we have worked so hard to develop on behalf of the many artists who come on the show.
And we intend to be successful! Imagine: Lexington will be the host city of a major broadcast with a total audience bigger than A Prairie Home Companion and the Grand Ole Opry ... combined.
(Blakely is playing the beautiful Ashokan Farewell by Jay Ungar)
Risks and challenges
WoodSongs and our TV crew are winners of the 2012 TELLY Award for Broadcast Excellence. They have accomplished miracles on borrowed equipment, scotch tape and super glue. But the clock is ticking ... if we don't upgrade to HD-TV soon we can lose not just the TV broadcast but the incredible opportunities for the artists, the music, the audience, Lexington and Kentucky that it will provide.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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