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We're making a self-produced, self-released album of original songs that combines the sounds of Americana and gospel music.
41 backers pledged $1,755 to help bring this project to life.

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Growing up, Jessica Kirk and Zack Harold's families both had southern gospel groups that traveled across West Virginia and its surrounding states. When they started playing music together in 2014, they quickly realized they not only shared similar backgrounds, but also had similar ideas about how to approach faith-based music.

Zack and Jessica started writing songs together, combining traditional themes of Christian music with the sounds of country, bluegrass, folk, and rock music. They added two other musicians to the mix—guitarist Amber Mooney and multi-instrumentalist Josh Holstein—and dubbed their group The Sycomores.

Now the band is working on its first album, recording at Peachfork Studios in Pomeroy, Ohio with engineer Bernie Nau. 

Funds raised through this Kickstarter campaign will go toward mixing and mastering the record—that is, making the music sound as good as possible in your earbuds, car radio, or home entertainment system.

Check out The Sycomores on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Risks and challenges

We still have a few recording sessions to go, but hope to have the album mixed, mastered, printed, and released by November 2017.

We already have our production team lined up so, barring any major extenuating circumstances, we're confident we'll be able to make this deadline.

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