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Gal Holiday is heading back into the studio to record a new album of original hard hitting Honky Tonk music, produced by Jimbo Mathus.
Gal Holiday is heading back into the studio to record a new album of original hard hitting Honky Tonk music, produced by Jimbo Mathus.
216 backers pledged $19,515 to help bring this project to life.

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It's that time again! We're heading back into the studio in mid-November 2017 to record our fourth album. Our 2014 album was successfully Kickstarter funded and we had such a blast doing it that we're trying it once more. 

We're very excited to announce that Jimbo Mathus (Squirrel Nut Zippers) has hopped on board as Producer! He has had a long and successful career in the music business and we look forward to working with such an experienced and creative mind. To find out more about the man, visit the Fat Possum website.

As you well know, putting out an album is not only a lot of work but it can also be an incredibly expensive venture. We keep it on the less expensive side and costs still hover between $10,000 and $15,000 once it's all said and done. 

So what costs so much? Here's what $15,000 pays for:

  • Recording, mixing and mastering 
  • Guest musicians
  • Producer
  • CD design/art
  • Pressing, printing and packaging
  • Radio and print PR

If you are already a fan of the band, you will know that we have gone through some major staff changes this past year. We've been doing some awesome stuff with this group including touring Europe and opening up for the great Wanda Jackson at the famous Tipitina's in New Orleans. The group is sounding better than ever and the band we will record with is the band we play with live. We hope to add in a few special guests, too! 

Check out these live versions of new songs recorded that night at Tipitina's:

In My Dreams (LIVE AT TIPITINA'S)

Let's Run Away (LIVE AT TIPITINA'S)

Ain't Gonna Buy My Ring (LIVE AT TIPITINA'S)

Featured on the new studio album are these fine musicians:

Vanessa Niemann AKA The Gal - Lead Vocals

Photo courtesy Edge Ferranti
Photo courtesy Edge Ferranti

Rose Cangelosi - Drums & Backing Vocals

 Matt Slusher - Electric Lead Guitar

Corey McGillivary - Upright Bass & Backing Vocals

Photo courtesy Tamara Grayson
Photo courtesy Tamara Grayson

Justin LeCuyer - Acoustic Guitar & Backing Vocals

Photo courtesy Tamara Grayson
Photo courtesy Tamara Grayson

We do have a "stretch goal" if we exceed our monetary goal:

VINYL REWARD LEVEL: $17,500
We have always wanted to do vinyl and if we go over at this level we will add in a vinyl reward option.

Risks and challenges

Every project has risks and challenges. Music recording often has unforeseen challenges such as time constraints and things taking longer than usual, especially with a new band. We feel like these challenges will be easily overcome with the help of the stellar team we have put together.

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    Exclusive Mix Tape

    We've got loads of unreleased and archived recordings of the band from years past. Let Gal make you an exclusive mix tape of some deep cuts. Will come to you in your choice of a burned CD or flash drive.

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    Music Lesson

    Want to get a music lesson with a band member? This reward gets you one 45 minute lesson via Skype or in person if you're in town.

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    Vocal - Gal Holiday
    Guitar - Matt Slusher
    Drums - Rose Cangelosi

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    Handwritten Lyrics

    Get a handwritten and signed lyrics page to a Gal Holiday original song of your choice (any album).

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    Have lunch with Gal (New Orleans only) + a photo op.

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    Liner Note Mention

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    Studio Time

    Join the band in the studio for half a day to see how the process works.

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    Personally Recorded Song

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    House Concert

    The band will perform a concert at your house for you and your closest friend. Any venue farther than 250 miles from New Orleans will have additional travel costs.

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    Brent Houzenga Original Painting

    Artist Brent Houzenga is offering up an original painting of yours truly dressed as Robin from Batman. Painted from a photograph taken last year as part of a series for his show BatJuju, this painting is 38x41. (See campaign updates to view the artwork and original photograph.)

    www.houzenga.com

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    Band Weekender

    Spend a weekend with Gal Holiday! We'll take you around to our favorite music venues, watering holes and restaurants. Feel free to make this a group money pool with your friends!

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