About this project
I'm planning a short tour this coming June in order to play out my vocal “solo” material which I really love to play. I shall be working with my old friend from Renaissance and Illusion, John Hawken, and also playing some of the songs we recorded together. .. I need to put on a great show with a band of great musicians and consequently need to pay them. This is the reason for the Fund Raising – please help us all to spread this music. I hope you enjoy the music video as this is the sort of material that we will be performing along with some Yardbirds favourites.
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Just added to our Thank You gifts...an exclusive boutique pressing of The Flip Side Tour Live in Canada. Only 100 copies to be pressed. A true collector's item. Be one of only 100 fans worldwide to own it. Yours for a pledge of only $40.00.
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The Yardbirds’ new two-DVD set, Making Tracks The release captures band whose current lineup includes founding drummer Jim McCarty and rhythm guitarist Chris Dreja, along with three much younger musicians as they deliver inspired renditions of many of the group’s classic tunes. Disc one features performances filmed at several concerts the legendary blues-rockers played over the last couple years, while the disc two features a variety of bonus material.
Founding drummer Jim McCarty chatted recently about Making Tracks and The Yardbirds’ upcoming plans.
Speaking about the goodies on the DVD’s bonus disc, McCarty reveals, “There’s interviews and there’s some stuff backstage. There’s stuff of us talking backstage and some of the things that we get up to, some funny things, and some traveling shots. It’s interesting. It’s sort of candid.”
The album art for 'The Flip Side' compilation album:
Remember now...the only place this CD will be available is on the tour and right here. So if you cant make the tour you can still make a difference. Pto get this great new CD.
High Tea with Yardbird Jim McCarty in beautiful Toronto, Canada, Plus 2 tickets to see Jim at the world famous El Macombo Club.
Risks and challenges
We will be on tour in June if all goes according to plan and as soon as we are done we will ship what has to be shipped and get you your MP3s. It's pretty simple really and we dont anticipate any problems.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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