Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Help fund Kyle Reid's new album, "Love & Trust (In the Age of St. Sugar Britches) recorded to 4-track cassette tape in New Orleans.
90 backers pledged $9,105 to help bring this project to life.

About

Kyle Reid's new album, Love & Trust project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$9,105

90

I spent the Summer of 2017 soaking up the heat and sounds of New Orleans. I went down in a rental car with my banjo, a couple of guitars, a synthesizer, a drum machine, and a Tascam 424 4-track cassette tape recorder to make a record, and that's exactly what I've done. While in the Crescent City, I spent my days tracking these songs and my nights hearing the heartbeat of that city in its historic clubs. So my Summer strolled on until I returned to Oklahoma in the Fall with 10 new original songs completely tracked! And now I need your help to complete the process of mixing, mastering, and pressing this record so that I can share it with you all. 

My process for recording this new record was very different from my last full album release in 2014 of "Alright, Here We Go..." in which we recorded the whole album live with the whole band in the room. That process was essential to creating the sound we wanted for that record and I'm immensely proud of what of what we made. For this new record, I played every instrument you hear (with the exception of Kevin Stringfellow's trumpet on "Dancing Alone"). I would begin my process by mapping out each song on on my MPC1000 drum machine/sampler/sequencer and then perform my guitar and vocal tracks onto the tape recorder. Next I would add any other traditional instruments (piano, banjo, cigar box guitar) onto the tape recorder. At this point I would begin a process of sonic experimentation. Sampled stomps, claps, clangs, bags of coins, and radio static became my percussion instruments. Synthesizer parts were then arranged and sequenced on the MPC1000 to create orchestral, ghostly, or exciting atmospheres behind my tape performances. These seemingly disparate elements, both rootsy/organic and novel/electronic, came together to make a sound that I'm very proud of and very excited to share with you all. 

At this point in the process I've handed my tracks over to Adam Taylor at Creaky Floor Studio for mixing. Andy Adams' new record "Back to Square One" was mixed by Adam at Creaky Floor to great effect and he's already begun sending me killer mixes! Once Adam has sprinkled his magic on these tracks, they'll need to be mastered and then we can get this album out into the world. I've chosen to press this album on CD and special limited run cassette tapes in honor of the 4-track cassette tape process that yielded this record.

I also plan to have a kick-ass music video made to help promote the new album. Any money raised over the set goal amount will also be used for promotional purposes.

Thank you for taking the time to listen and read, and I look forward to making this a reality with your help!

Risks and challenges

The risks associated with this project are minimal considering the hard work of writing, arranging, producing, and tracking has already been done. At this point in the process we're just taking it across the finish line with mixing, mastering, and pressing. Once the project is funded, the final steps can be completed in a few months, allowing for the final mastering and production of CD's and cassettes. CD and cassette production time is dependent on many factors that are outside of our control (like the volume of other projects in the queue at the plant). I once had a 6 month turnaround on a vinyl record! For this reason among others I'll be pressing CDs and cassette tapes, both usually having quicker turnaround times than vinyl.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Digital Download of "Love and Trust"

    A digital download of the new album will be emailed to you.

    Includes:
    • Digital Download (Love and Trust)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    13 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    A Holey Sole Download

    Just looking for "A Holey Sole"? here it is:)

    Includes:
    • Digital Download (A Holey Sole)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    Signed CD/cassette + Digital Download

    Your choice of a signed CD or Cassette Tape of the new album and a digital download.

    Includes:
    • Digital Download (Love and Trust)
    • CD or Cassette Tape (Love and Trust)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    22 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    Signed CD/cassette + unreleased EP

    your choice of a signed CD or cassette tape, a digital download of the new album (Love and Trust), and a digital download of my yet unreleased instrumental guitar EP "A Holey Sole"

    Includes:
    • Digital Download (Love and Trust)
    • CD or Cassette Tape (Love and Trust)
    • Digital Download (A Holey Sole)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    17 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Signed CD/cassette + discography

    Get all of my recorded music! Your choice of a signed CD or cassette of the new album (Love and Trust), and digital downloads of all my recorded music; Love and Trust (LP, 2018), A Holey Sole (EP, unreleased), Don't Be Afraid... (EP, 2015), Alright, Here We Go... (LP, 2014), Sawdust in my Bed (EP, 2012), With My Own Hands (LP, 2012)

    Includes:
    • CD or Cassette Tape (Love and Trust)
    • Digital Download (Love and Trust)
    • Digital Download (A Holey Sole)
    • Digital Download (Don't Be Afraid...)
    • Digital Download (Alright, Here We Go...)
    • Digital Download (Sawdust in My Bed)
    • Digital Download (With My Own Hands)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    7 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    1 hour guitar lesson

    Lets play guitar! lets pick some tunes and talk theory and technique. Can exchange for synthesizer/ drum machine lesson, etc.

    Includes:
    • Guitar Lesson
    • CD or Cassette Tape (Love and Trust)
    • Digital Download (Love and Trust)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Thanks! Liner notes shoutout

    Your name will appear in the liner notes of my new album "Love and Trust (in the age of St. Sugar Britches)" as a thank you for contributing to this campaign. You will also receive your choice of a signed CD or cassette tape of the new album, and my entire digital discography.

    Includes:
    • CD or Cassette Tape (Love and Trust)
    • Digital Download (A Holey Sole)
    • Digital Download (Alright, Here We Go...)
    • Digital Download (Don't Be Afraid...)
    • Digital Download (Love and Trust)
    • Digital Download (Sawdust in My Bed)
    • Digital Download (With My Own Hands)
    • Liner Notes Shoutout!
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    13 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    "Love & Trust" session tape

    These are the actual tapes I recorded this record on. Each tape comes framed with the finished record. You'll also receive my discography and a shout out in the liner notes!

    Includes:
    • "Love & Trust" session tape
    • CD or Cassette Tape (Love and Trust)
    • Digital Download (A Holey Sole)
    • Digital Download (Alright, Here We Go...)
    • Digital Download (Don't Be Afraid...)
    • Digital Download (Love and Trust)
    • Digital Download (Sawdust in My Bed)
    • Digital Download (With My Own Hands)
    • Liner Notes Shoutout!
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    House Concert (Solo)

    A private house concert for you and your friends in Oklahoma or the Kansas City area (message me for other areas). You will also receive your choice of a signed CD or cassette tape of the new album (Love and Trust), and my digital discography.

    Includes:
    • CD or Cassette Tape (Love and Trust)
    • Digital Download (Love and Trust)
    • Digital Download (A Holey Sole)
    • Digital Download (Alright, Here We Go...)
    • Digital Download (Don't Be Afraid...)
    • Digital Download (Sawdust in My Bed)
    • Digital Download (With My Own Hands)
    • House Concert (Solo)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Music Video Cigar Box Guitar

    One of three special cigar box guitars I'm building to be featured in a music video for my new album. Each guitar comes in a display case with a framed copy of my new album.

    Includes:
    • Music Video Cigar Box Guitar
    • CD or Cassette Tape (Love and Trust)
    • Digital Download (A Holey Sole)
    • Digital Download (Alright, Here We Go...)
    • Digital Download (Don't Be Afraid...)
    • Digital Download (Love and Trust)
    • Digital Download (Sawdust in My Bed)
    • Digital Download (With My Own Hands)
    • Liner Notes Shoutout!
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    Kyle Produces Your EP

    Let's make and EP! Bring 5 songs into my home studio (Naptime Studio) and I will record them using the same 4-track cassette tape process I used on my new album. I will offer my services engineering, arranging, playing on your recording, and finally mixing down the 4 tracks to a final deliverable stereo WAV file.

    You will also receive your choice of a signed CD or cassette tape of the new album and my entire discography.

    Includes:
    • CD or Cassette Tape (Love and Trust)
    • Digital Download (Love and Trust)
    • Digital Download (A Holey Sole)
    • Digital Download (Alright, Here We Go...)
    • Digital Download (Don't Be Afraid...)
    • Digital Download (Sawdust in My Bed)
    • Digital Download (With My Own Hands)
    • Kyle Produces Your EP
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Executive Producer

    You will be listed as an Executive Producer in the liner notes of my new album, "Love and Trust (In the Age of St. Sugar Britches)" because you're making it happen! You will also receive a package containing a framed copy of the new album, several copies of the new album to give your friends and family, as well as my digital discography.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    My first main cigar box guitar

    I'm offering up my personal cigar box guitar. I played this guitar on recordings and stages across the country with Samantha Crain as well as writing and recording all of my 2015, "Don't Be Afraid..." cigar box guitar EP. I've since built a new cigar box guitar as my main cigar box guitar and retired this one. If you choose this reward I'll build you a nice display case to house the guitar as well as a framed copy of my new album.

    Includes:
    • CD or Cassette Tape (Love and Trust)
    • Digital Download (A Holey Sole)
    • Digital Download (Alright, Here We Go...)
    • Digital Download (Don't Be Afraid...)
    • Digital Download (Love and Trust)
    • Digital Download (Sawdust in My Bed)
    • Digital Download (With My Own Hands)
    • Kyle's main cigar box guitar
    • Liner Notes Shoutout!
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Reward no longer available 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    Kyle Produces Your Album

    Lets make an album! Bring up to 10 songs into Naptime Studio and I'll record them using the same 4-track cassette tape process I used on my new album. I will offer my services engineering, arranging, playing on your recording, and finally mixing down the 4 tracks to a final deliverable stereo WAV file. Please message me if you are considering this package and we can discuss the details:)

    Includes:
    • CD or Cassette Tape (Love and Trust)
    • Digital Download (Love and Trust)
    • Digital Download (A Holey Sole)
    • Digital Download (Alright, Here We Go...)
    • Digital Download (Don't Be Afraid...)
    • Digital Download (Sawdust in My Bed)
    • Digital Download (With My Own Hands)
    • Kyle Produces Your Album
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (29 days)