So, here is the deal.
Back in January I began recording a new full length cd with a fella named Kenny Hutson. Some of you might recognize his name from other projects. He used to be a touring member of long defunct Athens, GA band Vigilantes of Love. Currently he is a session player in Nashville and goes on the road with the likes of Over the Rhine www.overtherhine.com, Thad Cockrell www.thadcockrell, Julie Lee www.julielee.com, etc... He also produces records and has come on board to produce my new record. The guy is brilliant and plays pretty much anything....dobro, pedal steel, mandolin, bass....the list goes on.
So far we have finished about half of the record. And yes, this is where you come in.
I have scraped together money thus far for recording expenses(graduating from college=money in the mail), but recently we have reached the bottom of the barrel. To finish the record Kenny and I are going to need a little nudge financially.
I am fully aware that my fan base is small and scattered, but despite the numbers I firmly believe each fan is a true supporter of my music. This means so much to me. This campaign is an attempt to allow those supporters to become a fundamental part of the creative process. To the right are different levels of support with respective rewards for each level.
At the ground floor, $25 level you not only get a cd, but you get access to the DEMO reel and the Secret Studio blog. The DEMO reel allows you to hear the songs before the record arrives at your door. Each Monday you'll receive in your inbox a demo version of a song being considered for inclusion on the record. Depending on how long it takes to finish the cd you could receive well over 10 songs or more before the finished copy even comes out!
Another cool feature at this level is the Secret Studio blog, which gives you a look into the recording process through stories, pictures, video, etc...Only supporters get access to this password protected blog.
More than anything I want to make music that matters for people in their daily lives. Giving to this campaign would put me one step closer to that objective. Hope you will consider nudging us towards the finish line.
-Arthur Alligood www.arthuralligood.com
*Hey, to hear the first single called "Keep Your Head Up" click the link. Keep Your Head Up-Single.mp3
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