Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Help Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes record and press their first full length record as a band!
Help Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes record and press their first full length record as a band!
82 backers pledged $7,732 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes are making a record. project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$7,732

82


Hello friends!

Thanks for stopping by our Kickstarter page! We are glad you are here. Please make yourself comfortable, kick off your shoes, and have a look around....

Over the past year, we have been hard at work writing & arranging a whole bunch of new songs as a band. We are so excited to finally be able to get these songs recorded and into your ears. In January 2011 we are getting the opportunity to head into the studio with Nashville engineer and producer, Mark Nevers. Mark has worked with some of our favorite artists of all time, including; Andrew Bird, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, and Lambchop, just to name a few. He is an incredible talent and we couldn't be more excited about the idea of working with him.

Basically, we have this page up to help raise money so that we can record and press our first full length record as a band! This is very exciting for us, but we can't do it alone (turns out recording is expensive!) We are humbly asking for your help to make this record possible. Through this page, you can pledge money towards our recording project. The money you pledge will go to help fund the making of the record as well as the duplication of the record when it is finished. This isn't an unrequited fundraiser, though. You do, in fact, get something in return for your pledges. Yayyyy! Over on the side of this page, you will see all different levels of pledge amounts. We are offering everything from a digital download to a house concert in your very own living room, depending on your pledge! Think of it as sort of "pre-ordering" an album that has yet to be made.

We have our goal set at $7,000 for Kickstarter but we are shooting for $8,000. We realize this is a lot of money. It's a very scary number, but I'm confident we can get there!

Every little bit helps and anything you are able to contribute is a HUGE help to us! Thank you for taking the time to look around and thank you for helping make what we do possible. We love our fans, friends, and families more than anything and we couldn't do this without you!

Thank you so much for your love & support!

Love,
Daniel, Ricky, Joel, & Marshall

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Learn more about Daniel Ellsworth &The Great Lakes (and get a free song!) on our website!

www.danielellsworthandthegreatlakes.com

Come "Like" us on Facebook!

www.facebook.com/danielellsworthmusic

Follow us on Twitter!

Daniel - www.twitter.com/danielellsworth
Joel - www.twitter.com/joelwren
Marshall - www.twitter.com/marshallskinner
Ricky - www.twitter.com/rickyrobb

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Here is a picture of our incredible super awesome t-shirt:


Note: There will 2 additional t-shirt options. Pictures soon to come. Possibly even more awesome than the t-shirt pictured above. Possibly.
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    A digital download of the new record to put on your iPod or favorite MP3 device when it is finished.

    Less
    9 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    A digital download + an advance real-life physical copy of the new record on CD

    Less
    23 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    A digital download + CD + a signed Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes poster.

    Less
    9 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    Want more than one copy of the album on CD? Here is a CD ONLY OPTION: Get 2 copies of the CD after it is finished. 1 for you, 1 for a friend!

    Less
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    THE VINYL OPTION: We have plans to get this album pressed on vinyl. This is an exclusive option for the album on vinyl, plus a digital download. (note: it may take longer to get the vinyl because we don't know how long the process will take, but you will still get the digital download on time.)

    Less
    8 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    Want more than one copy of the album on CD? Here is a CD ONLY OPTION: Get 3 copies of the CD after it is finished. 1 for you, 2 for friends!

    Less
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Digital download + CD + signed poster + a super awesome Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes t-shirt.

    Less
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Download + CD + signed poster + t-shirt + we will make you a personalized thank you video, in which we will perform a cover song of your choice (seriously. anything.).

    Less
    13 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Everything above + you will be listed as an executive producer in the liner notes of the album! Be a part of Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes' history foreverrrrrr!

    Less
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    THE HOUSE SHOW OPTION: All of the aforementioned goodies plus Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes will come to your house & play a rock and roll show in your living room or venue of choice. (plus travel expenses for anything over 400 miles from Nashville)

    Less
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    THE DAY WITH THE GREAT LAKES OPTION: Everything listed above PLUS when we come to your town for your house show, we will arrive early and spend the whole day with you! Show us your favorite spots, introduce us to your favorite people, or we could just hang out and be ourselves together... whatever you want, your call!

    Less
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (32 days)