This project is to help fund the post-production of my debut album titled “Shelf Life” that is scheduled to be released this October.
I spent the last two years working alongside Russ Long (producer/engineer), perfecting each of these songs. They carry a wide range of moments, inspirations, moods and instrumentation from the desert rock of "South", to the stripped down acoustic driven title track. It’s a compilation of some of my newest songs as well as a few of my old favorites that we were able to breathe new life into.
I’m honored to have been able to collaborate with a cast of incredibly talented musicians and friends on this project, such as the McCrary Sisters, Michael Trent from Shovels & Rope, Dustin Ransom, Chris Donohue, Ken Lewis, Pat Buchanan, Greg Morrow (2015 ACM drummer of the year), Jason Goforth, Josh Kaler, Brian Redahan, Erin Rae, Stacy Lantz, Stephen Sebastian…the list goes on. It features strong, blended vocals, pedal steel, sultry horn sections, clean electric guitars and plenty of space to breathe. I hope you’ll consider contributing, I’d love to add you to this list! Every contribution counts.
I moved to Nashville 12 years ago and started building my network of people, surrounding myself with others that I admired, believed in and hoped to someday work with. That time has finally arrived and this is the product of all those past years, relationships and efforts. I started this process with the release of 2 EP’s (Lone Lily & Wildfire) and through that, I was able to pinpoint my strengths and the sound that I related to the most. I’m excited to finally have the chance to share it with you.
The recording process not only yielded a great batch of songs, but is incurring a lot of expenses. Now, please note that we have covered 75% of these costs ourselves (typically those expenses are covered by an artists’ record label), but since we’re doing this independently we’re in need of some additional backing. This is where you come in. Your pledge not only adds you to that list of all-stars previously mentioned, but it enables me to complete the following...
We have a goal of $6,500 to help complete everything listed below:
- The mastering of the record
- Duplication/CD pressing
- Album artwork
- The printing of YOUR T-shirts, posters and other rewards
- The overhead of running this campaign (shipping, fees)
In the event that we reach beyond our set goal, we have a few specific things that we're putting that money toward, such as:
- U.S. Tour with full band
- More Marketing
- More Merch
- Vinyl Pressing
- You are the first to receive the finished album BEFORE its release date
- A “Regan for President” T-shirt, just in time for election.
- Your name in the liner notes
- My first EP - Lone Lily
- A limited printing of a letterpress poster, made specially for this campaign (to be revealed during the campaign)
I realize not everyone is in a position to contribute financially, so here are some other ways you can help:
Share this page
with your friends, family and even your neighbors
Follow me on Instagram @reganmusic
Like me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reganlorraine
Use the hashtag #SHELFLIFEALBUM
Risks and challenges
The catch with Kickstarter is, if you don’t make your goal, you don’t get ANY of the money that has been contributed. In that case, this whole thing fails and YOU GET NOTHING. Just kidding. But no, really. It will hinder the completion of this project and we will be unable to fulfill these promised rewards.
Given that we do reach our goal, there are still different events in which could slow down the process (USPS goes under, my shipping labels all get stuck together, the artwork takes longer than planned etc.). We will do our very best to get your rewards to you in a timely manor and keep you informed on any delays should we experience any.
I am SO excited to finally launch this! Please help us finish as strong as we started! You're appreciated!!
~ regan* Lorraine
- (14 days)