Texas D.I.Y. troubadour Shakey Graves is trying to take his low fi sounds out of the basement Read more
This project was successfully funded on June 14, 2011.
About this project
hey folks...I'm Shakey Graves.
Over the last five years i have been lucky enough to travel the states on a shoestring budget. meeting new friends and new family, writing music and recording it in any way i can figure out. In this new year, i want to embark on a new path, one that will utilize where I've been, and the things I've learned. for the first time, i am ready to make a full studio album.
Up to this point i have been doing it all myself, hand making demos before shows, recording and editing the songs on crappy equipment, and i have really come to love the music that has come out of this chapter of my life. But there are so many things i cant accomplish on my own.
The goal is to take all of the tricks that i have learned from home recording and self production and translate that into a studio so that i can utilize the myriad of instruments i have no idea how to play, and bring in some highly esteemed peers to do their thing.
I will need to raise money to pay fellow musicians whatever i can, and to insure that i these recordings are fully produced, and specially packaged. This has been a dream of mine for a long time and i feel like i am finally in a position to fulfill it.
In my travels I have been inspired by so many folks from coast to coast, i have had the distinct honor of playing along side musicians that haunt me to the core, and been kept afloat by the kindness of friends and strangers.
I want to make an album that utilizes this. A Shakey Graves family album. 12 brand new songs that stand as a tribute to everyone who has extended their hand, offered their couch, and perked up their ears.
but i cant do it alone.
Recording will start around my birthday (June 4th) and the album will drop by Christmas of 2011, so it will be like investing in a future Christmas gift!
thank you so much...
love, Alejandro Rose-Garcia (Shakey Graves)
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Pledge $1 or more
You will receive a free digital download of the new album.
Pledge $25 or more
You will receive a hard copy of the new album. and a hand made hard copy of my first album Roll The Bones (no two alike).
Pledge $50 or more
You will receive a hard copy of the new album and a care package which will include a hand made hard copy of roll the bones, photos, drawings, goodies, and a T shirt. no two alike. hooray mail!
Pledge $75 or more
dollars and up you will recieve: 4 albums! (the new album, Roll The Bones, A B-side personalized album of home recordings ranging in quality from tape recorders to digital 36 tracks, and A fourth album called "a trip around the sun" which is a mix cd of bootlegged recordings of friends, family, live acts, true loves, and audio oddities I have collected from my travels.) And a care package containing, photos, A T shirt, drawings, and goodies! most certainly no two alike. hooray more mail!
Pledge $700 or more
i will come and play a show at your house or at a place of your choosing, anywhere in the continental united states
Pledge $1,000 or more
i will come and play a show in your house, or a house or venue of your choice, anywhere in the continental united states and will record an album of ten cover songs for you in a personalized ep....a whole shakey graves album just for you. woah.
songs of your choice.
- (60 days)