5 time Grammy nominated band Big Tent Revival is returning to the studio after over a decade, thanks to Kickstarter and our fans!
Hi, and welcome to our Kickstarter page, where you can be a part of setting the TENT back up.
GREAT NEWS!! The tent is officially BACK UP! We've reached our goal and are beginning to book studio time and flights for Spence and Steve to Nashville. HOWEVER...please continue to spread the word because every extra dollar will help make this an even better sounding, better looking, better smelling project. For those of you donating at the $75 level and higher, here's a sneak peak at the t-shirt Dave has designed. In a couple of weeks, we'll be asking for your sizes (no need to send those in yet).
Where to begin? Let's start two years ago in Franklin, Tenn. We were rehearsing for a 10 year reunion show at a worship conference. Very soon after playing through a few songs, we starting talking about how fun it would be to record again but couldn't figure out how to pay for it. The answer to our quandary came with Kickstarter. We LOVE Kickstarter because the fans get to participate in the process and we don't owe a thing to a record label. Instead, we owe YOU, our fans and supporters...to whom we've always owed a great deal of gratitude. (awww...single tear)
There's literally NO PRESSURE on us. We have no obligations to labels, publishers, managers, booking agents...no one. Our only obligation is to YOU. With that in mind, our goal is to simply enjoy ourselves and make you proud.
So you're asking "Sheesh, $28,000 is a LOT of money." Yes it is. And we don't have it. But, if a lot of you give a little bit, we'll be ready to rock.
The money we raise will be spent wisely, but it has to go a L-O-N-G way. Beyond things like recording studio rentals, producer and engineer fees, other musicians, mixing and mastering, we're also going to need funding to create artwork, do a photo shoot, duplicate the CD, fly Spence and Steve to Nashville, etc. We can assure you, this is a shoestring budget and we promise no caviar lunch jet rides.
We've tried to come up with what we think are some fun awards for our backers, but mainly we wanted to make sure that you get your money's worth in downloads, t-shirts, Skype calls...even private concerts.
NOTE: In any particular level, you can donate more dollars. For instance, if you want the awards at the $50 level, but really want to give $1,000...you can do that. We see no problem with that whatsoever. Honestly.
BUT...there's good news and not-so-good news. The good news is that if we raise OVER our goal, we get to keep the extra funds. That means higher quality everything, plus the ability to hire a publicist, maybe hire a radio promoter, print up some new merchandise, revamp our old touring gear, etc. Now, the not-so-good part: If we don't raise the TOTAL amount of our goal, we get ZERO. Nada, zilch, nothing. No CD, no reunion shows, no caviar lunches on private jets. That's a sad thing, right? Right.
Also, no money will be collected (your card will not be charged) until the campaign ends at 2 p.m. CST, Friday April 20 and ONLY if we meet our goal of $28,000.
So, what can YOU do? "LIKE" this on Facebook. Click to Tweet the heck out of this campaign! Post a link on your Facebook page. Post a link on your friends' walls, make an announcement at church, pass out flyers at political rallies. Whatever you have to do to get the word out, we need you to do that for us.
Thanks so much for supporting this new record and be sure to go to the all new www.bigtentrevival.com for more updates, news, and schedules.
Yours and HIS,
Steve W, Spence, Dave, Steve D, and Randy.
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