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 MichaelLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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