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We are an international Americana band based out of Ghent, Belgium, pulling sounds from New Orleans, up through Appalachia and into Europe. Our music is made up of original and traditional music since 2015. The international members have individually influenced Old Salt with their heritage sounds from the USA, Belgium, Sweden, France and Scotland.
Guess what: we have a new Old Salt album coming up! And this is your opportunity to join us in making this album a reality, which we hope will bring you much joy and happiness! We’ve been looking forward to bringing this into your living room, in your car, on your headphones and wherever you want to take us.
Probably many of you have heard stories about how recording an album and music business in general is a tough thing. Well they are true stories. Old Salt as a band can only survive through the hard and dedicated work of its members and through the support of our great fans all over the world. We couldn’t have made it this far without you, so a big thanks to all of you who make us happen!
How to Support?
To make this project even more fun we’ve put together gifts to show our appreciation for various levels of contributions. We'll bring our music to your home in the medium of your choice: our digital album, CD or vinyl and we’ve put together organic and fair-trade cotton tote bags with our logo.
We felt we had to come up with some very special and limited edition gifts for those who can contribute more. These include handpicked Adriatic Sea Salt, coming from the region our band was originally founded. The salt bags are handmade by our bass player Lara. Dan Wall himself made wooden boxes, which are branded with the Old Salt logo. For art lovers, we made artwork prints of the album artwork by Eliot Wilson on high quality paper.
Finally, we also have some unique rewards, like a tune or a personalized ringtone. And for those looking for a very special present, we’ll write a full length song to your theme and guidelines and record it around one microphone, with video.
Following us on social media and subscribing to our mailing list is another big way to show your support. This way you can keep up with future shows and content!
More information about or band through our website: www.oldsalt.us
About the new album 'Commons'
The Old Salt story begins back in the summer of 2013 in Slovenia where many of its members met for the first time and threw together a spontaneous show. From then we continued to find each other across Europe from Slovenia to Sweden and Belgium. Within a couple of years the band was formed and our first album was recorded in Umeå, Sweden. Between street performing, numerous festival stages and folk venues the momentum has naturally grown to bring us to the fore as a band that pushes the limits of Americana folk music.
We approach the folk music that we play not only as a monument to the past, but as a living and breathing reflection of modern times steeped in its historical and cultural context, informing both this present and the uncertain future. We try to balance serving the folk traditions we draw from while expressing our understanding of the societal and environmental challenges we must face together.
By naming this album 'Commons' we attempt to boil down that which is most important to us as friends, and as a band from different cultures; these 'commons' being the natural and cultural resources that all members of a society can draw from, fostered and served in common, for and by all people.
We would be very happy if we can collect our goal of 9000€. However, if we collect more, we have some ideas of how to use that money to keep this band alive and kicking. One of those things is to make music videos, which are essential to convince organizers to book us on their events and to increase our online presence. Another goal for the near future is to record a live album.
Risks and challenges
This campaign is all or none. Meaning if we do not meet our goal we will not receive any of the campaign money. All the funds we receive from this campaign will help cover the costs of our project. From the recording studio to the mixing, mastering, artwork and design; printing both the CD’s and vinyls as well as the promotion and artistic design of this album that make it stand out in an overcrowded music industry. The amount of 9000€ we ask for in this campaign, will cover about half of our total expenses. The other expenses will be paid for through album sales and gig money. If we don't reach our goal, it will mean all costs of the album will have to be paid personally by the band members.
We believe we can do this! So we thank you for your support and please share this project so it makes its way around the internets.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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