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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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