Mashed Potato Records aims to create and release inspired recordings of a uniquely talented music community here in New Orleans. Help support these underground musicians, bands, and songwriters this holiday season by giving the gift that keeps on giving... documented existence!
Feeling blown away by the caliber of music being made around campfires, in small clubs, and on street corners in New Orleans, M.P.R. originated when Bill Howard & Duff Thompson began to record these dynamic songwriters and bands on an old reel to reel - working from their vans or setting up makeshift studios in various houses around the lower 9th ward. Since then we (Sam Doores & Duff Thompson) upgraded our analogue gear, assembled an arsenal of quality studio musicians to work with, and transformed our home on the Mississippi River into a recording studio.
Now, we've compiled two collections worth of recordings, one from 2016 and one from 2017. We feel they deserve to be represented by the warmth & character of analogue sound - namely, vinyl records and cassette tapes. We intend to raise enough money to produce these two compilations as the first official releases on Mashed Potato Records. Not only will these recordings amplify a powerfully eclectic songwriting scene that's been happening in New Orleans for years, but also expose individual artists to new audiences.
In addition to manufacturing costs, your contributions will also go toward maintaining and improving our recording studio. We need to service our Ampex 351 (2 channel 1/4" reel to reel), our Tascam 388 (1/4" 8 track reel to reel), and invest in a mixing board. We are in the process of recording full length albums for several bands and many artists wish to begin new ones this year. Help these audio pearls and future gems make their way onto the plain of existence!
The breakdown of the money would be as follows:
Mastering - $1500
Mixing - $500
Pressing of both compilations in vinyl - $6500
Cassette Tape Duplication - $2000
Servicing of Tape Machines - $1000
Miscellaneous Equipment Purchases - $1500
Web Site - $500
Kickstarter's Cut - $1500
The 2016 Compilation will feature:
Twain & The Deslondes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9oxz7AQg5c
Carver Baronda, Duff Thomspon and the Full Grown Men, The Lostines, Good Gollies, Max Bien Khan, Johnathan Henley and Jackson and the Janks!
The 2017 Compilation will feature:
The Lostines, Leonie Evans, Pony Hunt, Duff Thompson, Carver Baronda, Liza Cane, Jackson and the Janks, Chris Acker and the Growing Boys, Esther Rose, Lee Walker and Sabine McCalla!
We appreciate your support! Peace and Love! Sam Doores and Duff Thompson
Risks and challenges
There is always the risk of releases taking longer than predicted due to record plants being backed up or booked up. We'll be sure to keep everyone informed about our progress.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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