Willoughby Sprig is releasing their debut album, "Well Beneath the Shell." Pledge your support and pre-order the album here!
Watch our video to learn more about our project,
This project began while the two of us were sitting in a tree and playing folk tunes on mandolin and mountain dulcimer. We soon started writing original duets for these instruments that were inspired by our interests in travel, British literature, landscapes and world music.
As we developed our song writing, we added more instruments and musicians. With years of experience on a variety of acoustic instruments, we knew that we would eventually set a goal to complete a full length album, showcasing our ability to create eclectic music with a variety of instruments and lyrics.
We have finally finished the material to meet our goal!
We created "Well Beneath the Shell" to express an imaginary subterranean landscape through music. Four multi-instrumentalists who have played together since grade school came together to produce the album.
On the album you can expect to hear:
ponderous harmonium solos, banjo rambles, spritely bells and whistles, the mellow hum of a crooning viol, a dandy mandolin, vocals full of wrath, vocals full of desire, vocals full of wonderment. voyages. garden trysts. sacred pools. alchemy.
Here are two sample tracks for your listening pleasure
The Shepherd's Song
We cannot complete the project without your support.
We have raised $1500 selling wholesome advice and pie, but we need $3500 to record and produce the album.
We invite you to browse our incentives and explore our music. If you like what you hear, we would dearly appreciate your support of this project.
-Chris and Nick
Risks and challenges
With any artistic project there is the potential for delays. Luckily, because we are running our campaign after having already worked in the studio, we have minimized many of the risks involved in the album process. The funds we are raising through Kickstarter are production costs rather than recording costs to help us get our music straight to you. We do not anticipate delays or obstacles in this stage of the project, but we are prepared for them in case there are. All we need is your support.
If any changes happen, communication with you will be our first priority.We will be in contact as much as possible with those of you who are giving your generous support, We are confident that production of "Well Beneath the Shell" will run smoothly since we've already successfully produced 2 EPs previous to this project.
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