BOY HOWDY it's time for ANOTHER KICKSTARTER!
It's been a while since I've talked to many of you! I hope you are all feeling summery and strong and full of gumption (except the Australians, I... Read more
Is this what it's like to be done?
Correct me if I'm wrong. I'm pretty sure we raised the money, made the record, shipped the rewards**, promoted and released the record, and played the tour. And... Read more
THE RECORD IS OUT!!!!
I can hardly believe it.
Please share this link with all your friends, and let them know what you think of the record!
Here's a poem I wrote for... Read more
EVERYTHING IS SHIPPED!!!!
I'm writing from the van (YEAH technology), somewhere between Flagstaff and Los Angeles, to say that the last of the rewards were shipped yesterday!!! Thank you for your... Read more
Tour photos, shipping dates!
I'm writing from the comfort of my little pink Nola home, where I've got two days to veg mightily before continuing on this epic tour. Joe, Mike and... Read more
Touring musician's manifesto.
I woke up at 4am panicking about the tour, with a full-on attack of the whatifs. What if nobody comes? What if I get sick? What if the band forgets... Read more
New website! New tour dates! Late night dance parties!
Dearest and most patient backers,
It's beautifully springy down here in New Orleans. The jasmine is blooming, the lizards are sunning, the parades are in full swing. I've got a... Read more
Peter Mulvey and other wonderful things
I'm writing from my home in New Orleans, which seems cold but is downright balmy compared to most of the US right now so I won't complain. The... Read more
Hello, dear backers! I'm sitting in The Watermelon, my teensy backyard studio in New Orleans, shivering like a wimp because it's ACTUALLY COLD! Like, Philadelphia-level cold.
Yesterday my lovely assistant... Read more
Thanks for the recommendations - hold tight!
I received over 100 responses to my request for venue recommendations! That's super-duper amazing and helpful. I will be going through them and responding this week, but if... Read more
Two really neat things.
Hey backers! I miss you guys!! How have you been? What's new?
What's new with me is:
1) I'm going into the studio ON MONDAY. I've been rehearsing these songs... Read more
Thanks to everyone who warned me that I can only send one survey per reward tier! That is nuts. In that case, you won't be getting surveys for a good long... Read more
I just want to say thank you. I am humbled and honored by your support, financial and otherwise. I am so thrilled at this opportunity!
You'll be hearing from me... Read more
30 minutes left!!! Up your pledge by $5
And I get to go to Australia.
WWWWAAHHHHHHHHH KANGAROO BABIES
Okay, people are demanding that I set one final stretch goal. So here it is:
If we hit 60k, I'll go to Australia.
That's all. :)
My ultimate goal has been met. You guys have pretty much just made my life.
In case you missed the video (which was posted in the wee hours of the... Read more
One-word wishes granted!
Good morning to you! I just spent a while making you this. Because I'm just really, really, extremely grateful.
I couldn't get screen time for every single wish, but rest... Read more
What do YOU want???
We're almost at 56k, with 21 hours to go. I have the distinct feeling that we're going to make my penultimate stretch goal of 58k. So, you guys have given... Read more
This campaign ends tomorrow at 1pm EST. You've already done quite a lot, so THANK YOU! If you want to do one more thing, copy and paste the below message... Read more
Increase your pledge for good juju
Good day, sunshines. Here we are with just 50 hours left in this campaign! I can't believe how well it's gone or how MANY of you there are. Just the... Read more
Tickets! Touring! Goals! Oh my!
I am flabbergasted by all the support I've received from you guys over the course of this campaign. Seriously, I'm sitting here flabbergasting, right now. Last night, we... Read more
Can we hit 1,000 backers today?
Howdy! I'm feeling pretty spry today because I think we can hit 1,000 backers. That's just such a nice, round number, and we only need 30 more! Will you... Read more
Song announcement: Sweet Lorraine
You can listen to this AND download it, AND share it with your peeps. You may have to click the song title to download - that will take you to... Read more
New video! New rewards! FINAL WEEK!
Welcome to the final week of this Kickstarter campaign! In celebration, I've made a new video. In it, you'll have a taste of what jassholes might object to... Read more
New video and demo on Saturday!
I'm feeling pretttty excited right now, because if we can hit $42k by tomorrow night, we get a bonus $2k and then BAM! First stretch goal MET! That funds the... Read more
A rather provocative article!
Levi James and Ian Anderson at the Kickstarter blog Launch and Release have just written a great article about this whole shindig. I think they're trying to raise some people's... Read more
How cute is this paper doll?!
Just got the mockup of the paper doll! The final one will include more outfits and accessories. Illustrated by Lauren J. Andrews, and available with every pledge of $75 of... Read more
The Weepies show their support!
I'm here in Iowa, sitting on the porch of the cutest family in existence, The Weepies, who also happen to be phenomenal songwriters and musicians. Here is a video of... Read more
Halfway mark - new rewards!
In honor of the HALFWAY MARK of this campaign, I've added a bunch of new, crazy, limited-time rewards! Here's some stuff you can get (but ONLY until we hit 44k):
... Read more
Hey friends, I just appeared on a great podcast called Dj Grandpa's Crib. During this interview, you can hear me talk about jazz, why I love it, and why I... Read more
Chris Wood says Jazz Is for Everybody
Chris Wood is a bassist. You might have heard him play with his band Medeski Martin and Wood, an "avant-jazz-funk organ trio", or with The Wood Brothers, a roots rock/Americana... Read more
Stretch goal: 44k for publicity!
Dearest friends and dream-makers,
Yesterday, you funded the entire budget for this project. Now that I've spent 24 hours jumping up and down, grinning uncontrollably, and pinching myself every few... Read more
Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
We just passed 34k, which means I can make this record. What's more, I can make it without going into debt, for the first time in my life.
This is... Read more
Just $250 to go.
I AM SO EXCITED I CAN'T STOP YELLING!
WE ARE ONLY $250 AWAY FROM MEETING OUR GOAL!
*clearing my throat, calming down*.
When we meet our goal, we... Read more
New Reward Added!
Hey friends! Things are going great here in Kansas City. We're at 25k now, and I'm aiming to meet our original goal of 29k by the weekend. When we meet... Read more
Music video alert!
This is only loosely related to this project, but I thought you guys might enjoy my brand-spanking-new music video. It's for my song Smoke Alarm, which appears on the album... Read more
We are $400 away from meeting our matching grant! If we can hit $18,200 by midnight tonight (east coast), KABLAAM, suddenly we're well over 20k.
Do me a... Read more
Zachariah Hickman says Jazz Is for Everybody.
Zach Hickman is a fancy bassist. He plays for rockstars like Josh Ritter & Ray Lamontagne, AND he owns and operates his own moustache wax company. Plus, he's hilarious.
Peter Mulvey says Jazz Is for Everybody.
This guy is a great songwriter. Also, he plays pretty AND knows what's up. What a winner! Listen for hints about song choice.
Backers: sorry about the double post! Still... Read more