Help launch Lowland Hum, the new band of Daniel Levi Goans and Lauren Plank Goans. Multisensory folk music from North Carolina.
I, Daniel Levi Goans, have been pursuing music for ten years. Four years ago, my musical career changed directions from rock to folk. In 2011, I released my second full length album (which was Kickstarter funded) BrotherStranger. While working on the record, I began collaborating with Lauren Plank and, at some point during that process, we fell in love.
After getting married in February of 2012, we began touring as a duo and working to create a joint identity, in music, performance and life. We have together transformed what used to be a one man folk operation into a multi-sensory concert experience featuring retooled versions of my solo material and new songs we’ve written together. Lauren designed and crafted a portable installation and handmade lyric books, among other elements, for those in the audience to experience as a part of the concert. The result of all of this exploration and recreation while at home and on the road is our new band Lowland Hum.
We think that all these changes, while already reflected in the live performance and writing, ought to also be shown in the recordings of our music. Since returning to NC from the road, we have entered an even more focused season of writing, preparing for our first recording project as Lowland Hum. We will enter the studio in a few days (mid-January) to capture our new sound. We are so excited to invite you into this process with us!
Maybe we’ve known you for a long time, maybe we’ve met you this past year while on the road, maybe we’ve never even seen your face, but you are important to us. We couldn’t do any of what we do without the support of our community, and we consider you a part of that. As we’ve seen the power and beauty of shared experience on the road this past year, we hope to bring that same spirit into the studio with us.
We want to invite you to join us as we launch Lowland Hum. We need your help to cover the cost of recording and marketing our new project. In return, we are offering rewards that will allow you to engage with our music and receive a piece of our art. We hope you’ll take a moment to look through all the rewards and consider how you might be a part of this project.
Again, thank you for your support and kindness towards us. We will keep you posted as things progress.
(Daniel and Lauren)
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After the project is funded, Lauren and I will begin tracking the new album, while simultaneously researching a PR firm that will fit with our particular brand of folk experience and pursuing qualified mixing and mastering engineers to bring their expertise to the project. One of our challenges will be to remain in the creative space that making an album requires, while being faithful with the more logistical details of completing and releasing an album, and promoting that album while also booking a release tour. With all of these moving pieces, it will be a big challenge for us to not drop the ball on some aspect of the project. To address these potential complications, we've added a member to our team who will act as a manager and hold us accountable to complete the tasks that are required to move forward.
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