Dear wonderful, kind, amazing Kickstarter backers,
I know it has been a while and you have probably forgotten all about the Birdsong project we launched and successfully completed earlier this year. Well, I am back with another update and really happy to share some great news:
In the six months since we released the album to the world we have raised over $7,000 USD from the project! Thanks to your support in backing the project and covering our costs ALL of this money will be donated to the Ecuadorian NGO "Fundación Jocotoco" that works to purchase land for conservation in Ecuador and, with local communities, protect species and habitats in danger. Find our about what the money will go towards here.
In those six months we had some wonderful highs including features on Billboard, BBC World Service, Songlines, The Wire, National Geographic, Birdwatcher magazine and more as well as plays from the likes of Jarvis Cocker, Cerys Matthews and BBC Radio 3's Late Junction as well as many more!
We sold out of vinyls, of t-shirts and are running low on the posters and postcards (you can purchase them here if you missed something ;) )
On the other hand, unfortunately due to problems with the global mailing system we also had many issues with vinyls not arriving when they were sent. As they say, you live and learn and we have been doing our best to send our replacements or offer refunds where necessary. If you suffered this then please accept my humble apologies.
None of this would have been possible without you - those first backers who thought this was a good idea and helped us turn it into a reality. As massive, massive thank you to each and every one of you! This project has inspired me to keep on going, it has taught me a lot and proved the potential for music to be a tool for change.
All the best,
Robin, Rhythm and Roots
P.s. Want to know what's next? We don't know when or how but the next volume....and here is where you come in (again). Where would you love us to focus on next? Take 10 seconds to answer our quick poll and help us work out where Volume II should take us!