~ !!! PROJECT UPDATE !!! ~
We've hit our $10,000 goal with 64 hours to go! But we're not done yet! Our budget has become clearer now that we've signed on a producer (Craig Schumacher) and scheduled professional studio time (Living Room Studio, New Orleans, LA) and all things considered, this project is going to cost us about $20,000 start to finish. We're fully prepared to put in whatever we have to ourselves (we don't have much) but we'd like to see if we could raise just a little more here on Kickstarter in these final few hours...
And so, if we can hit $12,000 here on Kickstarter before early Friday morning, then we'll pledge to you to record this album on tape and do a vinyl release of it as well. Meeting with Craig and reviewing the equipment at The Living Room, he's really excited to do some bussing to tape and treat it like a record, but tape & vinyl costs mucho money, and we just can't do it in our current state...
But - if we can hit $12,000 here - then we can - and we will! So, it's up to you folks... wanna see a vinyl version of this new album? Then let's push just a little further... only $2,000 more to go - let's do it!!!!
Oh, and we've reduced the $5,000 package to just 2 grand. For 2 grand you could have the Dirty Bourbon River Show perform in your house. Or your bar. Or your son's bar mitzvah. Think about it.
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Based in New Orleans, LA, the Dirty Bourbon River Show is a five-piece brass circus soul variety act performing highly imaginative and energetic original material, all laid atop the foundation of the Big Easy brass band tradition.
Having tirelessly toured throughout the USA over the last half decade, it may come as a surprise that we have also released eight full-length studio albums in that time. Each of our previous albums received no outside funding for production - many were given away for free in the spirit of ruthless independence and fervency. Now, Dirty Bourbon River Show is asking for your help to take the next step forward in album production!
Visit our website at dirtybourbonrivershow.com to hear more of our music and to get to know us a little bit via our blog...or simply listen to a track off our most recent album below:
"Wolfman [Accordion Redux]" - (Accordion Anthology, 2013)
We want to make something bigger and grander, something larger in scale and hopefully in impact, too. Dirty Bourbon will use a very well regarded, professional recording studio to create the highest quality and fullest sounding record possible. Part of our goal with this new record is to bring the lively, raucous nature of our live shows to wax. We aim to capture that spirit of eccentricity and oddball imagination, this time in the studio. The sound will be fuller, with a thicker instrumentation - strings, guitar, accordion, bass, and - of course - horns.
Beyond simply funding the production of the new album, the contributions we collect will allow us a higher level of creative focus. As artists, the creative process is the most important aspect of what we do. It's what allows us to create material that reaches the listener on the deepest level. This quality and imagination is what we strive for - every show, every song, every album - and with your help, we can achieve it and give you an album that is truly the best that it can be.
We want you to be a part of the process from start to finish, and to come out of it with a seriously great sounding record that lives up to all the excitement and chutzpah Dirty Bourbon River Show has come to be known for. What we're saying is...it will be fun, lots of fun!
Risks and challenges
Studio recordings can become very costly very quickly, and once the album is recorded, there are still many more hefty expenses that follow - one of the biggest being a national publicity campaign to get the record out there and get it heard. The retainers for these types of campaigns can be very high, and so one of the biggest challenges for us and this project will be to balance and constrain our budget as best as possible during the recording process, so we're able to adequately promote the album through radio, TV, the internet, print, and the many other facets of promotion required to break a non-major-label album into the national (and hopefully international) music scene.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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