Have you heard the story of the Whiskey Farmer? Have you ever wanted to slip away and find your real life? This is how it starts.
Hello there. I'm James Low, and welcome to my Kickstarter page.
In the fall of 2010, I put together a new band, "The James Low Western Front" with some very talented, good friends in Portland, Oregon (Tim Huggins, Dave Camp, and Joe Mengis). We spent the rest of the year writing new songs (and re-working old songs) for our debut album. The real fun began in the spring of 2011 when we started cutting the basic tracks at Portland's fabulous Jackpot! Recording Studios (with super-engineer Kendra Lynn, and producer-extraordinaire Mike Coykendall).
We ended up with nearly two albums worth of material—-but two very different albums. The 8 songs that make up "Whiskey Farmer" are songs that just had to be together. They combine to form a country folk album that listens like a book of short stories. Think of a more whimsical, musical Raymond Carver.
While we are nearly done with the
recording of these songs, there is still a lot of work to do. Once
you've made the nearly perfect baby, you want to put her in a pretty
dress (artwork is being created by the insanely talented Joan Hiller),
and you want her have one hell of a coming out party (Mastering, CD
duplication, publicity and the like).
The album won't be officially released until February of 2012 so this is your only chance to get a copy in time for the Holidays.
Thank you in advance for your help in making this Kickstarter project successful. We have had the time of our lives creating this vision and are excited for you to be a part of it.
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Thanks! Every little bit helps. You get a cool James Low Western Front sticker to show off how awesome you are for supporting us!Estimated delivery:
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Nice! Now you've found a little more of that loose change in the sofa and can turn that into a sticker *and* a digital download of the album before anyone else hears it!Estimated delivery:
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Right on. For just a few bucks more, you get the sticker and a *physical* copy of the CD (complete with lyrics and chords so you can play along!)Estimated delivery:
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Now we're talking! You get all the fun loot from the $12 pledge *plus* a hand-screened poster featuring the album artwork—which just happens to exactly match the decor in your den.Estimated delivery:
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Oh, okay. We see what's going on. You want all of the above gifts *and* an extra-day of laundry. Pledge $45, and get everything you've seen so far *and* a Whiskey Farmer t-shirt (in your size, of course). Have we told you how great you look in our shirts?Estimated delivery:
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Seriously, thanks. This is the generosity and the support that really makes us feel warm and fuzzy. You know what? Not only are we going to recognize *you* specifically in the liner notes, but we would like to personally give you all of the above loot when you attend a private listening party hosted by the band. Drinks and appetizers on us, while you preview the new album. Heck, we'll even send you home with a pair of tickets to the CD-Release show in early 2012!Estimated delivery:
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Wow! We are really feeling the love now! Not only do you get all of the fine, fine items listed above, but also James will come and play a house concert for you and your friends. You provide the house, James will provide the entertainment (travel expenses not included).Estimated delivery:
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We ask you, "Could you possibly be any cooler?" No. The answer is "no," because you are the coolest person to ever walk the earth. Ever. Since you're willing to donate $1000, we are going to pull out all the stops. Please let us bestow upon you our entire merchandise package (stickers, posters, t-shirts, CD, your name in the liner notes, tickets to the release show...) AND a private James Low Western Front performance / party. You provide the space, and we will make you feel like the king (or queen) among kings (or queens) that you truly are.Estimated delivery:
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