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The Whiskey Gentry was in the midst of recording their second studio album when the well ran dry. Can you help them complete it?
The Whiskey Gentry was in the midst of recording their second studio album when the well ran dry. Can you help them complete it?
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Hello! 

We are The Whiskey Gentry. We're a country-bluegrass-americana band from Atlanta, GA. 

Two years ago, we came to you to help us record our first full-length album, Please Make Welcome. We were overwhelmed by the amount of support we received to make that record happen. Since then, we've been writing, touring the country, and growing tighter and tighter as a band. 

The time has come, however, to make a new album. We compiled a group of songs that we absolutely love – they've been road-tested and audience approved, and we can't wait to get them out to the masses. 

Once again, we've enlisted the help of the extraordinary John Keane in Athens, GA. We already have half of the instruments recorded, but there is still so much more that needs to be completed. We still need to record vocals. We still need to track two more songs in their entirety. We still need to mix, master, press, and release this new record. 

But the proverbial well has run dry.

We need your help to complete this record. 

Risks and challenges

As much as we assume this new record will go off without a hitch, we are very aware that things do not always turn out as planned.

Let's be honest - making a record is difficult. No matter how many times you crunch the numbers and place yourself on a deadline, you will inevitably hit a bump in the road during the process. In fact, we are at one right now. Quite simply, we can't afford to finish this record. As it stands, the money we saved as a band in 2012 through touring and playing gigs is gone.

Everyone knows the state of the recording industry has changed - we don't need to waste time beating that dead horse. What we will say, however, is that we are all SO genuinely excited about the potential this record holds for us as a band and for you as the listener. On the wings of this record, we will tour extensively through 2013 and on to 2014, and we hope that it will open many doors for us along the way. As you listen to these new songs, we hope that you will feel the same excitement we do in playing music. We hope you will know that YOU made this happen.

With your help, we will help get this done. Even if we end up needing $1 million more dollars before this is all completed, we will get this done. That's the type of people we are, and that's how strongly we feel about getting this record to you. It gets hard out here, but we aren't quitters.

Everyday we are overwhelmed with the tremendous amount of love, support, and generosity we feel from our fans, friends, family, and fellow musicians who are fighting this fight with us.

Thank you all. Sincerely.

We love you.

-Lauren, Jason, Chesley, Sammy, Price, Rurik, Waylon, and Michael

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    THE COMBO PACKAGE: The signed CD, the limited edition poster, the tour tee, AND a never-before-released EP with B-sides from this recording session.

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    THE DIRECTORS CUT: Brush up on those old Drama Class techniques, because we’re filming a new video and we want YOU to be in it! This package gets you exclusive access to spend the day with us on set and be in our newest video for this record. We can’t guarantee an Oscar nomination, but we CAN tell you that this video is going to be a blast to make. (Will shoot in Atlanta this summer.)

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    An invitation to our PRIVATE listening party. Come hear the new record, receive a copy of the new record, and have dinner and drinks with the band. On their tab! (Party will be in Atlanta.)

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    Your name (or any name) in the new record’s liner notes + a 30 minute Skype call with the band. You decide what we discuss. Can be music, a music lesson, relationships, books, movies, dinosaurs…whatever. We are all yours. Includes The Combo Package.

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    THE ARTSY-FARTSY PACKAGE: Handwritten lyrics to any song of your choice + a photograph print of any picture from our Instagram feed. Both will be matted and framed for you personally.

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    You and a friend join the band for coffee (or some other type of libation) during a sound check at any date in your city. You will receive tickets and backstage passes for the evening and a song dedication during the show. (Excludes festival dates.)

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    THE SUPER FAN PACKAGE: The band professionally records ANY song of your choice in John Keane Studios and sends it to you. We will personally design and handcraft the packaging. All of this, just for you. Truly the ultimate keepsake. Includes The Combo Package.

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    THE PARTY PACKAGE: We fly you and a friend to Atlanta from anywhere inside the continental US (sorry Hawaii and Alaska fans!), and you both will have a massive night out with the band. Go to our favorite restaurants, bars, etc. with all the band members. Things could get wild. We’ll even throw in TWO Combo Packages and a few Advils for the next day. You’ll need ‘em.

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    THE WHOLE SHE-BANG PACKAGE: Full band show at your place of choosing – house/event space/picnic/wedding/family reunion, etc. Must be routed within a tour or live less than 200 miles from Atlanta. We bring the PA, and we’ll even learn a few cover songs of your choosing for the occasion. You just sit back and enjoy the show!

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