Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Help THE BODARKS create their first full-length album!
Help THE BODARKS create their first full-length album!
76 backers pledged $4,947 to help bring this project to life.

About

The Bodarks' First Full-Length Album project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$4,947

76

After two fruitful years of gigging in pubs, festivals, concerts, and contests, The Bodarks are finally hitting the studio.  But just like our live hootenannies, we want YOU to be a part of the music. 

Specifically, we're raising money for studio time, most likely with Nomad Studios under the direction of J.T. Longoria (who has worked with a variety of artists including members of Guns 'n' Roses). We have written 12+ songs for the album, all with a central theme: the dream of America as a bountiful new Eden with her own share of devils and temptations.  The songs will be professionally recorded, mixed down, and released on a full-length CD, along with individual digital downloads.  The CD will be packaged in jewel case with a booklet-insert designed by our very own Jason Bell.  And finally, some degree of advertising and promotion to local radio stations, internet channels, etc., will be necessary.

The Bodarks are ripe for a full-length album. But we can't do it without you, nor would we want to.  As a folk-roots band, we want you to play an integral role in helping us bring this project to fruition. Like our live hootenannies, we want this to be music for everyone, BY everyone. 

For more about us, check out our Facebook (and LIKE it!):  www.facebook.com/thebodarks.  You can also find more on us at:  www.reverbnation.com/thebodarks (where we're currently the #1 local Americana band).

Risks and challenges

If our goal is not reached in the allotted time, it will cost you nothing. But even if we do reach our goal and raise the funds, there's always the possibility of unforeseen obstacles. We are prepared to adapt and deal with these challenges, and each of the four of us brings to The Bodarks years of experience with other bands and music projects where we've learned to deal with such. The difference now is that we have acquired resources and a network of people who are capable and eager to see this project succeed.

So, join the hootenanny! And let's create this album together.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Advance Digital Download of the album two weeks prior to release, with original album artwork

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    9 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 $20 or more About $20

    CD + Advance Digital Download

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    14 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 $30 or more About $30

    Your Name in the CD Credits + CD + Advance Digital Download

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    8 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 $50 or more About $50

    *BODARKS' ROOTS COLLECTION:
    Summer 2014 T-shirt + Invitation to Our Album Listening Party + Your Name in the CD Credits + CD + Advance Digital Download

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    30 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 $100 or more About $100

    A Personalized Birthday Song (our original "Birthday Suit") customized and presented via Youtube video for person of your choice + *BODARKS ROOTS COLLECTION

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    5 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 $250 or more About $250

    EXCLUSIVE TO $250 Backers: Join the hootenanny on stage for a live performance with the band (sing backup, play tambourine, guitar, kazoo, clap along, etc. with photos posted to our Facebook) + Personalized Birthday Song + BODARKS ROOTS COLLECTION

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 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 $500 or more About $500

    EXCLUSIVE TO $500 Backers: An acoustic performance in your own living room (limited to DFW area) + Personalized Birthday Song + BODARKS ROOTS COLLECTION

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 2 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 $750 or more About $750

    EXCLUSIVE TO $750 Backers: A full electric show in your own back yard or place of choice (limited to DFW area) + Personalized Birthday Song + BODARKS ROOTS COLLECTION

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

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

    EXCLUSIVE TO ONE $1000 Backer: An original song written for you, or co-written with you, ultimately recorded in studio, and delivered as single CD + Personalized Birthday Song + BODARKS ROOTS COLLECTION

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $3,000 or more About $3,000

    A big hug.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    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)