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Billy Sedlmayr is collaborating with Gabriel Sullivan to produce his debut solo record which will be recorded and filmed in Tucson, AZ
Billy Sedlmayr is collaborating with Gabriel Sullivan to produce his debut solo record which will be recorded and filmed in Tucson, AZ
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Who is Billy Sedlmayr?

Billy Sedlmayr has some stories he needs to tell, and that need to be heard. For over three decades now Billy Seldmayr has been deep in the fabric of Tucson music, from his early days as an underage musician playing dusty bars long since gone with punk rock pioneers The Pedestrians, then playing with Giant Sandworms, laying down the blueprint for Tucson music. Over the years Billy's made music with local legends like Rainer, Howe Gelb, Dave Seeger, Rich Hopkins, Dan Stewart, Van Christian and many more, a founding member of a scene that produced bands like Naked Prey, Green On Red, Giant Sand and more.

What is this project?

This project is the culmination of a now 2 year collaboration of Billy Sedlmayr and Gabriel Sullivan. The two began playing music together in the legendary Tucson dive, The Red Room, and have since been working towards recording a solo record of Billy Sedlmayr's music. Gabriel will be producing the record and will be recruiting his own band, Taraf de Tucson, to back Billy for the recordings. The Create Co. (headed by Bryce Myhre) has been documenting the sonic endeavors of Billy and Gabriel and will be filming the entire recording process of the upcoming record.

When all is said and done, there will be a physical album of 12+ original Billy Sedlmayr songs, and a documentary of Billy's music and life story. This is a bold endeavor that is reliant on your support!

What do your pledges go to?

  • 7 days of recording
  • 7 days of mixing
  • the filming of the recording process
  • the editing of two years of footage
  • paying the studio musicians
  • mastering the record


To fully understand Billy and his music, be sure to check out the music video for the song "Tucson Kills"!

Risks and challenges

Billy has a stockpile of songs ready to go for the recording of this album. There is an endless pool of wonderful musicians here in Tucson. Bryce and the Create Co. have been working with video projects for years.

We are well prepared to complete this project if funded. There is always the issue of finding the soonest available studio time, but booking months in advance, it is unlikely that this will be an issue. In a digital age, it is also possible that hard drives containing video and audio could crash, but we will be backing everything up on multiple hard drives to prevent this.

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    A digital download of the song, "Tucson Kills" sent immediately.

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    Digital download of the album when it becomes available and the immediate download of the track "Tucson Kills"

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    Digital download of documentary. Plus all of the above.

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    A physical copy of the album. Plus all of the above.

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    Limited edition DVD of the Documentary. Plus all of the above.

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    A signed page of Billy's handwritten lyrics, and a personal thank you in the album liner notes. Plus all of the above.

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    A physical copy of Gabriel Sullivan & Taraf de Tucson - "None Of This Is Mine" full length CD, Gabriel Sullivan - "Where The Bad Ones Go" full length cd. Plus all of the above

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    A guest list spot to a private Kickstarter concert/ poetry reading with Billy and Gabriel in Tucson, AZ (travel and accommodations not included). Plus all of the above.

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    A limited, hand numbered, screen printed portrait of Billy done by Gabriel Sullivan. Plus all of the above.

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    Downloads of demos and B sides, exclusive interview footage with Billy Sedlmayr, and Billy and Gabriel will record a cover of a song of your choosing. Plus all of the above.

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    An invitation to the mystic desert of Tucson, AZ with Billy and Gabriel as your guides. (travel and accommodations not included). Plus all of the above.

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    A limited pressing, Kickstarter only, hand numbered and hand made book of Billy's short stories. Plus all of the above.

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    A classical guitar worn in by Gabriel and signed by Billy and Gabriel. Plus all of the above.

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Funding period

- (30 days)