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After years of playing solo, Linsley is working towards releasing a record titled "Bitterroot" with both a fresh sound and new band!
After years of playing solo, Linsley is working towards releasing a record titled "Bitterroot" with both a fresh sound and new band!
96 backers pledged $9,084 to help bring this project to life.

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Roughly three years ago, I envisioned three, five song, EP’s. The loose theme being in order to grow, you have to dig deep. Depth often involves some bitter, difficult times. The title of the project as a whole would be titled “The Bitterroot Project.” Little did I know that instead of writing about the theme, I was about to live it.

The three years following my original vision involved a lot of disappointment and heartache, and I have learned so much about myself and the world around me along the way. Afterwards, I narrowed down that specific part of my life to ten songs which have become the new "Bitterroot Project." Topically, the songs touch on heartbreak, restlessness, and doubt. All of which, I don’t believe are unique. In my opinion, that just makes them all the more important for us to share with each other. We all fear vulnerability to some extent- I know I have and still do at times. However, there is just as much freedom and healing in expression as there is risk in vulnerability. The writing of this record has been both personally enlightening and just painfully cathartic. I hesitate to tell you all a specific tale because I want you all, as listeners, to receive without any preconceived notion. So, I’ll end with this, My hope with "The Bitterroot Project" is that, despite all of the darkness in the world and in life, it will inspire people hold onto good. Even if the good feels so small in comparison. Hopefully, you all are inspired to express your own heartache and doubt, but not let it consume you. Above all, I hope it inspires people to love each other well, despite heartache. 

Anyway, I’m excited for you all to hear the ten songs that make up the "The Bitterroot Project." I am also excited to be starting a band with this new record alongside my friend Clayton Carmody. It's great to have a team, and I would be honored to have all of you on our crew. 

- Linsley 

Risks and challenges

In releasing this project, I am starting a band with my friend Clay Carmody. We are excited to, eventually, announce a new name introduce a new sound. However, starting a band well has its challenges. In branding and launching bot band and record, we are in need of a community of people and funding.

First and foremost, I want to acknowledge I sincerely beleive art does not exist without people. I want all of you all to be apart of the record beyond just money by involving your friends, if you feel so inclined. The more the merrier. As well as, we want to communicate with you all throughout the process.

Secondly, I want as many people as possible, to hear the record at its best. Which involves funding.

Here is our budget:
Recording: $5,500
Mastering: $500
Merchandise: $2,000
Distribution: $1,000
Kickstarter Fees: $1,000

Total: $10,000

Our goal through Kickstarter is $9,000, which is not the full amount. This is because, We are invested in all areas of the project, including funding.

I am so grateful for all of you who have supported me thus far in my journey. I am excited for what is to come, but it cannot happen without you! I am asking that you would consider investing in "The Bitterroot Project."

Thank you!

- Linsley

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