Alex Krug Combo is Making Album #2
Our sophomore album is sure to deliver more of the heart-driven rock/Americana you love. Help us get there.
Nearly three years ago, my first album project as Alex Krug Combo brought together the full six piece band for the first time:
Bill Berg, the legendary, humble, and righteously talented drummer.
The skilled upright bass player, Kevin Lampson.
The tightest harmony singer I have been blessed to know, Rachel Gramig.
The accomplished electric guitarist, Kyle Samples.
& Lyndsay Pruitt, brilliant shredder of the violin.
Our producer, Michael Selverne is the ultimate powerhouse of knowledge, musical insight, and encouragement. He made the record sound better than any of us could even imagine.
Engineer Julian Dreyer mixed each song so effortlessly, and the industrious Jessica Tomasin kept production running flawlessly.
It was December, when daylight is scarce. Recording the 4-track EP, Gentle Spotted Giants, was a lot of tireless work, but every hour was worth it. That year, we came together and brought forward a powerful album, sincerely from all of our hearts.
Gentle Spotted Giants was unknowingly the beginning of a journey for me. It was my first time steering such a large operation. Soon after the album was recorded Jackson Dulaney joined the combo on lap steel. His work has been fundamental in our sonic landscape. Our six piece band, spanning generations and genders, set the precedent for how I want to engage with the rest of my community. Interacting with those who have had different experiences than you is so crucial. When we do this, our hearts and minds, our beings expand.
This next batch of songs is inspired by these themes. It's time to lay them down in the studio, arrange them properly, and watch them evolve into exactly what they deserve to be.
Our goal is to raise some seed money so we can:
- Rent studio time
- Pay our extraordinary team of engineers, producers, and musicians
- Hire a graphic designer
- Send the record to mixing, mastering, and replication
- hire a publicist to promote the album
With your help, we can get to work.
As a Kickstarter backer, you have the opportunity to preorder the album and earn all kinds of exclusive rewards. This record is for you, and we want you to truly be a part of it. What better way than to be a patron of our art. Your overwhelmingly supportive response to Gentle Spotted Giants has helped carry us forward, and has inspired us to work on a deeper level. We hope you will join us for this new ride.
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Risks and challenges
This is an all-or-nothing campaign. If we do not complete our goal of raising $13,700 in 30 days, we do not get to keep a penny of it.
We've been crafting a pretty extensive marketing strategy, so we believe that with our hard work, attention to detail, and diligent outreach, this project will be a smooth and successful one.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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