Virtuoso folk guitarist Stewart Garry needs your help to record his new album in the summer of 2015!
Stewart's instrumental music is best experienced live, so for this album we decided to do something a bit different. Instead of hiring a studio, we want to record live performances all over the UK - Edinburgh, Newcastle, Islay, Cornwall - in locations that have influenced or inspired the music. Have you ever heard a solo acoustic guitar recorded in a whiskey distillery?
We guarantee the album will sound pretty darn unique, but on top of that, we'll be filming the performances so that you can experience these awesome locations, and watch Stewart's hands in action. We'll even make the complete album into a short film that connects our journey and shares some of the stories behind the songs.
Stewart has been working on this set of songs for a couple of years now, honing them down through a lot of performance. These really are brilliantly crafted, imaginative and memorable songs and we want to do our utmost to do them justice.
Where does the money go?
If we can raise this £4,000, it'll go towards:
- Equipment hire
- Travel costs
- Studio mixing and editing costs
- Paying our camera guy
- Printed packaging and shipping (limited edition of 200)
With £4,000, we'd still be counting on a bunch of charity, mates rates and willpower; it's a shoestring budget, BUT with the right planning we can accomplish the album/film we want and deliver you guys a bad-ass end product. That does mean, though, that every pound OVER the target that we can get will help us massively too. So please, get involved!
From Stewart's first album (2011), which you can download here:
Stewart warming up for our Kickstarter pitch:
About Minor Artists
Minor Artists are a constantly changing and evolving artists' collective that began in the West Midlands. We write, produce, promote and print art of various colours and shapes. This is our most ambitious project yet. For some of our old projects, see www.minorartists.com
Risks and challenges
Potential setbacks and challenges will just depend on how much we raise - we can't really make a concrete timeline for the project until we know what our final budget is. We might end up squeezed for time - but we're more than used to working that way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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