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A stunning collection of artists and performances celebrate the timeless music of legendary gospel bluesman Blind Willie Johnson.
A stunning collection of artists and performances celebrate the timeless music of legendary gospel bluesman Blind Willie Johnson.
956 backers pledged $125,154 to help bring this project to life.

35% There. Please Help Us Reach Our Goal! This Campaign is All or Nothing!

Posted by Jeffrey Gaskill (Creator)
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Dear Songs of Blind Willie Johnson supporters,

I have a very important favor to ask each of you...



 We are ten days through our Kickstarter Campaign to raise funds for a long overdue tribute to the great Blind Willie Johnson featuring an amazing list of artists.  Many of you have already pledged, bringing us to 35% of our goal. Responses across the board have reinforced the idea that a salute to Blind Willie Johnson is worthy of making happen. I'm thrilled that we're so close to making it a reality and with just a little more of your support, we'll be at our goal.

Our campaign is ALL OR NOTHING.  Whether the music of Blind Willie Johnson means something to you, you are an appreciator of good American music, or a fan of the exciting contributing artists can you help spread the word and expand our circle of support? Your efforts will help us to reach our goal!

Please help spread the word through your email, Twitter, Facebook and other networks about our Kickstarter online fundraising campaign.

 

 Below is a sample text that you might send out.  

Friends! Please support an exciting new project celebrating the great Blind Willie Johnson featuring a number of amazing artists including Tom Waits, Sinead O’Connor, Derek Trucks & Suan Tedeschi, Lucinda Williams, Rickie Lee Jones, Luther Dickinson of North Mississippi Allstars, Cowboy Junkies, Blind Boys of Alabama and Others! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE: http://kck.st/1cSCHAA

Help celebrate Blind Willie Johnson and create new recordings by Tom Waits, Sinead O’Connor, Derek Trucks & Suan Tedeschi, Lucinda Williams, Rickie Lee Jones, Luther Dickinson of North Mississippi Allstars, Cowboy Junkies, Blind Boys of Alabama and Others! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE:  http://kck.st/1cSCHAA

You can also use the above messages when sharing posts that the contributing artists have generously made. It is important to repost the text and a link when sharing these as the original will not be included. Here are a couple: Tom WaitsSinead O'Connor

Also, here are two articles on the project for reading and sharing:

Consequence of Sound, and About Blues.

Everyone's efforts can help us achieve our goal!

Lastly, THANK YOU, thank you, thank you- to everyone. This is a humbling ride and I can't do this without all of your support. 

All the best,

Jeffrey, Producer


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