As you know, we've been a band for 6 years. During that time, we've been given many opportunities and have accomplished a lot of our goals. We did two cruises with Lynyrd Skynyrd, we toured across the country with bands like Shooter Jennings, Bang Camaro, Johnny Winter, American Bang and The Mooney Suzuki as well as many others, we released a handful of EP's, we had a single that got radio play throughout the southeast, and we played our hearts out to each of you - whether you were the only one in a tiny smokey bar, or one of several thousand in a packed club who had no clue who we were before that first chord.
Yet the one thing we've wanted more than anything but hadn't accomplished, was releasing our debut full length album...and doing it on our own terms.
Two years ago we packed everything we owned into a RV and began our journey to the birthplace of the blues and the home of rock n' roll - Memphis, TN. Our hopes were to begin working on that record. However after several months of trying different material, we decided we didn't have the songs that made the statement we wanted this first record to make. Discouraged we came home in order to regroup and figure out the band's next chapter. Knowing this record needed to come from our souls, we scrapped everything we had been working on and started writing brand new material. And the words poured out and the songs came to life. This would be OUR story about OUR experiences that we could share with YOU.
A few months later, we headed back to Memphis to record THOSE SONGS with our producer Paul Ebersold at the legendary Ardent Studios - where some of the best songs by Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, The White Stripes, & ZZ Top were recorded. What came from that session, is the album we want to share with you. It is the story of loving, losing, failing and picking yourself up - all while never giving up on your dreams.
But the only way we can get this record out is with your help. Releasing a record independently is incredibly expensive - there are costs to get the songs mixed and mastered, to pay for album artwork design and the biggest cost of them all, physically getting the albums duplicated. After cutting every cost we could, the grand total to put this record out & cover all of our costs comes to $7,500 and we desperately need your help in order to raise these funds and put this record out.
We decided to come to you - our friends and fans - to see if you can help us make this album release a reality. Using Kickstarter to offer an assortment of goods and services, we're letting you guys fund, contribute to, and witness the birth of this record.
Some of the things we're offering include:
-An IPOD nano
-Playing a show at your house
-Putting your name in our album credits
-Tickets To Shows
So please look over the options to the right, and please help us spread the word. We literally can't do this without your help and contributions. If we don't reach our goal, we can't afford the costs to put out the album.
Take a look at our video, take a look at our pledge rewards, and please do what you can to help out! There will be constant updates so keep checking back.
Thank you for all of your support & for allowing us to live our dream and hopefully release a record that means so much to us. We definitely don't take it for granted and are constantly humbled for all that you do for us.
Photo Credit: Leeway Music
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