About this project
WOW, we are going to be funded!
A HUGE thank-you to all our backers to date! If you were considering making a pledge,pleaseknow that all pledges above and beyond our goal - which was based on a bare-bones budget - will be put toward making the project even better. AND, these reward bundles are only going to be available during this campaign, so take advantage!
THANK YOU AGAIN, we are humbled and so grateful for your support.
xo, The Weal and Woe
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We are a New York City-based country/hillbilly band featuring close-harmony singing, fiddle, lap steel, and banjo. We're transitioning from playing traditional and cover material to writing original songs - check out a couple we JUST POSTED here on our website. If this Kickstarter project is successful, we'll be putting out our first ep on CD and vinyl!
We recorded this 6-song ep at Rench Audio in Brooklyn and are working on the mixes now. Once this is done we want to press vinyl records, not only because we hope to make the record sound great, but also because we still believe that the best recordings are those you can hold and treasure like a friend. We want to support the renaissance of the phonograph for listening at home. And, we have found a fantastic local artist to grace this release with her work!
In addition to those songs we just posted, another of the original tunes recorded for the ep is featured in the video you can watch above.
The money we raise with this project, if successful, will be used to pay for final mixing and mastering expenses, original artwork by the wonderful local artist Florence Gidez (click her name to see examples of her work), package design and layout, and CD and vinyl pressing, which together costs a chunk of money we are hard-pressed to afford on our shoestring NYC budget. (Come with us to see some of the great bands in the local country/bluegrass/old-time scene here, and you'll see why we choose to live and play, and live paycheck to paycheck, in New York... No, really! This is one of the rewards! See the sidebar at right.)
Thanks so much for visiting our project page and for considering making a contribution! When you become a backer, you will receive not only our undying gratitude, but also a copy of the record when it's pressed/lasered/uploaded, and maybe even a home-baked cake! (Again, see sidebar...)
xo, The Weal and Woe -- Barbara Ann, Russell, Jason and Mark
We would love to! It's been a popular one. Unfortunately we think we can't get away with too many ticket giveaways for one show. However, we have just added another reward that includes tickets to our next show, a fabulous triple bill at Jalopy, Sept. 16th! Hope to see you there!
You can choose to join a group that includes other backers, pending coordination of y'alls' schedules, or you can get your own solo date with us. Up to you. Are you a gregarious person, or not? We don't care. :)
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