It all started with a one-off 7" single “That’s How I Got to Memphis” by Mount Analog--the instrumental recording project / band of Tucker Martine—that notably featured the mellifluous guest vocals of Karl Blau. It was a revelation, both to artists and fans. It sounded both fresh and timeless. Like peanut butter and chocolate or vanilla and orange, the resonant voice of Blau dovetailed with the adventurous instrumentation and soulful repertoire selection of producer/drummer Martine. It sold like hotcakes.
Fast forward seven years to today: Karl Blau has reunited with his friend, Grammy-nominated producer Tucker Martine, and their old gang of musician friends to make a record of soulful country songs that is slated to be released by Laura Veirs' Raven Marching Band boutique record label. Martine hand-picked the collection of songs to compliment Blau's tone and spirit. So far the record is turning out beautifully.
After twenty years of self recording lo-fi albums (and contributing "secret sauce" performances to seven Laura Veirs records) it's time that Northwest-oyster-farmer-turned-pearly-pipes Karl Blau shines in the light of lush sound-crafter Tucker Martine.
Thank you so much for any support you can give us! This truly is a dream.
This album will be completed by Summer and ship in the Fall/Winter of 2015.
After 18 years of releasing my own home recordings, I am ready to complete my first studio album. I need your help to make this dream come true. Some of the costs include studio rental, studio musicians, engineer / producer, mixing, mastering, LP/CD manufacturing, artwork, travel expenses, promotion, & meals.
Risks and challenges
***VINYL BACKERS PLEASE NOTE: As many of you might know, vinyl pressing plants are having trouble keeping up with demand, pushing project turnaround timeframes up to 6 months. This new reality is worse than we originally anticipated. A revised delivery time for LPs will be late 2015 / early 2016. A link to download the album will arrive by October.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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