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We are recording our most inventive and ambitious full length album project yet! Partner with us and watch it come to life!
We are recording our most inventive and ambitious full length album project yet! Partner with us and watch it come to life!
74 backers pledged $7,292 to help bring this project to life.

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We are independent recording and touring artists currently recording our best and most ambitious project yet. The album title is called “Dragonfly” because the title track centers around the dragonfly which is a symbol of change, transformation and personal growth. We believe that all the songs on our new record aren’t just about us, they are about you too! You know how when you hear a song on the radio and you just know it was written with you in mind? That’s exactly what we are doing right now. 

Colin and Deb
Colin and Deb

 

HOW IT ALL STARTED

It all started about twelve years ago at the Thirsty Ear Tavern in Columbus, Ohio, where Colin (recently relocated from the UK) hosted a weekly Sunday jam. He often invited Deb (recently moved from Texas) to sit in. We became friends almost instantly and have been performing and recording together ever since. 

Jamming way back in 2006!
Jamming way back in 2006!

 Since  the release of Deb's last Kickstarter-Funded project, "Raise Your Hands" in 2013, we have toured Asia, Europe and North America and released an EP "Streets of Mumbai" in 2015. In November of last year, one of our songs  from "Raise Your Hands" was featured in the pilot episode of TNT’s “Good Behavior”!

THE PROJECT

Photo Courtesy Matt Giordano
Photo Courtesy Matt Giordano

 

Over the past two years, we experienced some extreme highs and lows especially the deaths of our fathers and some close friends plus other universally human themes. These experiences brought us closer together personally and professionally and has really elevated our development as songwriters and performers. 

All of these themes, though common, have been woven into some pretty uncommon music that we are proud to invite you to be a part of! We are pretty sure you will find your theme song somewhere on this record. We feel these are not just songs about us but they are about you too as the themes in these songs are extremely relatable and universal. 

THE TEAM

No successful artist is an island! We are so fortunate to be backed by a team of incredible musicians and led by the genius of our producer and friend Michael Landolt

Guest Musicians include:

Jimmy Casto: drums

Jo El: drums

Nate Hollman: organ

Jeff Jensen: guitar

Mick Kolassa: vocals

Melvin Powe: bass

Cliff Starbuck: bass

Session photo courtesy Matt Giordano
Session photo courtesy Matt Giordano

 WHAT DOES IT SOUND LIKE?   

Though we will always be deeply rooted in blues and soul, our sound continues to evolve and most recently includes hints of spaghetti western, surf, and retro sounding grooves.  

Photo Courtesy Matt Giordano
Photo Courtesy Matt Giordano

HOW WILL WE USE THIS MONEY?  

In order to help bring this dream to life, we are excited to launch this project with kickstarter. By pre-ordering the album now or any other reward you see on this page, you are directly helping us to bring a worthy project to life. In return, you will receive exclusive rewards before anyone else, PLUS exclusive behind the scenes updates from the writers room, the studio and US on tour!

We hope you will help spread the word about how folks can get in on this exciting new project! Since Kickstarter is all or nothing funding,we really appreciate your help in getting the word out. All money that is contributed within this goal will be used to fund the remaining costs of the recording segment of this project and to deliver your rewards. If we exceed that goal, we will use the extra money to help finance the promotion of our CD in radio and print media (another very expensive undertaking).

Not only will you be able to hear the songs before anyone else, you will also be able to hear it on vinyl! Other really exciting things you can get are a party with us in our backyard, Colin powerwashing your deck, tshirts, CDs and much more! As with all projects on Kickstarter, funding will only be successful if our minimum goal amount is reached so we ask all of you to share, share, share the word! 

Even if you cannot afford to contribute money, your helping to get the word out is just as appreciated!! So welcome, take a look at what we have to offer and join our family! THANK YOU!!

 

Risks and challenges

Our only foreseeable risk is reward fulfillment delays brought on by manufacturing issues. If any issues arise, we will keep you posted. We will work to rectify any issues and keep you posted on progress!

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    Ear Candy

    Be among the first to hear a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the new album BEFORE its release!

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    Signed Copy of the CD!

    We will sign it for you and send our kisses too!

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    VINYL, Baby!

    Yes, the whole package on 12" vinyl!

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    Instant Gratification!

    Receive an EXCLUSIVE 4-song EP featuring songs we have already completed! (The EP will come as soon as this project reaches funding followed by the full CD when it is completed.)

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    Our Name on Your Chest!

    Lightweight cotton T-Shirt featuring CD Artwork

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    Collector's Edition

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    Dragonfly Package

    The big Kaboodle!

    Includes:
    • YOUR NAME on the Liner Notes!
    • Album on 12" Vinyl
    • Signed CD
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    • Signed Poster
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    • Advance 4 Song Digital Download
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    Fabulous Guitar Lessons with Colin John

    2 one- hour lessons within 50 miles of Akron or Columbus, Ohio or anywhere with in the world via Skype!

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    Let's Go Bowling!

    EVERYTHING in DRAGONFLY PACKAGE + we will take you and a friend bowling in Columbus, Ohio!

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    We'll Write Your Theme Song!

    Everyone needs a theme song and we will write one for you! Of course we will need to get on the phone or meet up for coffee (if you are within 50 miles of Akron or Columbus, Ohio) so we can find out more about you!

    This is also a perfect gift for that special someone or to commemorate a relationship, a breakup or anything under the sun!

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    We Grill for You!

    INCLUDES EVERYTHING IN DRAGONFLY PACKAGE + Deb and Colin will love to invite you and a friend over to their backyard (in Columbus Ohio, USA) for some seriously delicious grilled delights!

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    The Colin John Ultimate Powerwash!

    Really! Colin loves doing this stuff! Have your deck/patio expertly cleaned by Colin himself! Plus, you receive everything in the Dragonfly Package. (Powerwash can be scheduled anytime beginning in July within 50 miles of Columbus or Akron, Ohio). Other rewards will arrive as soon as complete.

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    Exclusive House Concert

    INCLUDES EVERYTHING AT DRAGONFLY LEVEL + We will perform a memorable intimate concert at your house!

    We will book a mutually agreeable date at least 4 months in advance. If you are outside a 250 mile radius of Columbus, Ohio, please add our travel costs and thank you!

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Funding period

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