Funded! This project was successfully funded on March 2.

Photo-main
Play
00:00
00:00

Featuring the music of pinecones, old ships, caves, ancient forests, flea markets and shepherd bells, performed on eclectic instruments

Willoughby Sprig is releasing their debut album, "Well Beneath the Shell." Pledge your support and pre-order the album here!

"Well Beneath the Shell" will feature 60 minutes of original acoustic music inspired by subterranean landscapes, American folk traditions and Indian classical music.

Watch our video to learn more about our project,

Willoughby Sprig at the Porter County Museum. Chris Burrus, Banjo. NIck Burrus, Harmonium.
Willoughby Sprig at the Porter County Museum. Chris Burrus, Banjo. NIck Burrus, Harmonium.

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

Gingerale 

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 Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

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.

.

FAQ

Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.

Ask a question
97
Backers
$3,894
pledged of $3,500 goal
0
seconds to go
931251_518252854876657_441842604_n.medium
  • First created · 0 backed
  • Has not connected Facebook

See full bio

  • Pledge $10 or more
    You selected

    12 backers

    An mp3 version of our new album. That's 10 new and original songs for 10 clams. Quite a steal if I do say so myself, which I do, so there you are.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $15 or more
    You selected

    6 backers

    An mp3 download of the new album and your choice of an mp3 version of either our EP "Willoughby Sprig" or our EP "The Screaming Hollow and other Hoosier County Favorites"

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships within the US only
  • Pledge $20 or more
    You selected

    20 backers

    A physical copy of our album, freshly sliced and shipped to the front door of your house, hovel or shanty. It's signed by the band under a full moon with a haunted pen. Also some stickers.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $25 or more
    You selected

    8 backers

    A physical copy of our new album and your choice of an mp3 version of either our EP "Willoughby Sprig" or our EP "The Screaming Hollow and other Hoosier County Favorites"

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships within the US only
  • Pledge $40 or more
    You selected

    7 backers

    A physical, signed copy of our album, an 11" by 18" poster featuring album art by Nick "The Stick" Burrus. We'll throw in some stickers for good measure.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships within the US only
  • Pledge $40 or more
    You selected

    18 backers Limited (2 left of 20)

    A physical, signed copy of our album, An earthy T - Shirt of good quality and taste designed by Nick "The Knack" Burrus

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships within the US only
  • Pledge $50 or more
    You selected

    7 backers

    A cd smorgasbord! A physical copy of our new album "Well Beneath the Shell," a physical copy of our EP "Willoughby Sprig" and a physical copy of our EP "The Screaming Hollow and other Hoosier County Favorites" and, why not, some stickers.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships within the US only
  • Pledge $100 or more
    You selected

    3 backers Limited (7 left of 10)

    Merchpak 2014! A physical copy of our new album "Well Beneath the Shell," a physical copy of our EP "Willoughby Sprig" and a physical copy of our EP "The Screaming Hollow and other Hoosier County Favorites," A band T-shirt and an 11" by 18" poster featuring album art by Nick "Fiduciary Responsibility" Burrus, Also a fist full o' stickers

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships within the US only
  • Pledge $100 or more
    You selected

    8 backers

    A physical copy of our album and your name in the liner notes as a producer. A personal thank you letter signed by the band.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships within the US only
  • Pledge $500 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    An acoustic cover of any song, printed on a cd with a special customized label, thanking you for your contribution, and signed by the band. We'll produce it and ship it to your house, broom closet or windmill.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships within the US only
  • Pledge $700 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    We will arrange a house concert for you and perform the album live! You will be able to enjoy our witty banter, general anecdotes and homespun wisdom as we lead you and your friends (or pets) on a musical journey. A physical copy of the album will also be included, signed by the band and personally handed to you with appropriate pomp and a warm handshake. (Travel expenses will need to be arranged for concerts outside of Indiana)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships within the US only
  • Pledge $1,500 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE. Our "Christmas Miracle" incentive Goodness me, what could it be? We will throw you a weekend Christmas party full of Yuletide folly and Christmas cheer, at any time of the year.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships within the US only
Funding period

- (60 days)