My name is Derrick T. Copeland (a.k.a. DRockC) and I'm a engineer/entrepreneur/songwriter from Huntsville, AL.. I am with John Nickel owner of Nickel Cigar Box Guitars studio at Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment, North Alabama’s largest center for the arts, approximately 100,000sq.ft., located in historic Lowe Mill.
We are the alternative folk band Clever Folk. And we're here to ask for your support on our next musical endeavor. John and I are making a new CD to promote Nickel Cigar Box Guitars and we hope to be finished by the Cigar Box Festival and the Bonnaroo Music and ARTS Festival in June of this year. And we could use your help. We have been building some unique instruments and writing some very unique material "Down at Lowe Mill". And in the process we've recorded some great takes with scratch vocals in the unique acoustics of Lowe Mill. This project is going to end up costing close to $7,000 and will include many contributions from the talented artists down at Lowe Mill, which is why we're asking for your help. We're looking to raise half that money here, on kickstarter, and here's how it works.
You donate at whatever level you can, knowing that any level helps, even one dollar! If we reach our goal of $3,500 in the time allotted, then all is well and we get to complete session recording in April and cover pre-production and production costs. We plan to sell the CDs and Lowe Mill during the Cigar Box Guitar Festival and at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. We can even go over the goal! - to produce even more CDs. This would put the new CD in your hands by as early as June of this year! If we don't reach the goal, none of you will be charged, but we won't get any of the money that was pledged.
Here's where the money is going:
All of the donations levels will get you a spot on our mailing list. You can do this for free too at www.reverbnation.com/cleverFolk or http://www.facebook.com/cleverfolk.
A donation of $1 will get you one free MP3 download on our website.
A $10 donation will get you one free MP3 download of our album, "Down at Lowe Mill"
A $25donation will get you a signed copy of first production CD, “Down at Lowe Mill”
A $50donation will get you a signed pre-release copy of the new CD! Snail-mailed to you before the official release.
A $100donation will get you….., the new CD, signed and delivered before the official release AND a "Clever Folk Down at Lowe Mill" T-shirt!
A $250donation will get you all of the gifts that come with the $100 donation level, plus a personal thank you in the liner notes of the new CD!
A $500donation gets you all the stuff from the other levels…..and a numbered hand-made nickel cigar box guitar!
A donation of $1000 gets you all the stuff above and we will write a song for you!
A donation of $2000 gets you all that and we will write a song for you and include it on the CD!
Anything that you can do to help the effort is greatly appreciated. We want to thank each and every one of you in advance for your generosity and support in this project. We couldn’t do this without you and we think you’re really going to like what you hear.