We are Jesse and Heather and we make up the duo, The Lone Canary. We are a Folk/Americana band based out of Rockford, IL (USA). We've grown up together and have been playing music with each other for the past 20 years. We started this band of ours in 2014 and promptly released our first self-titled album a few months later. At the time most of that first album were songs we had individually written and quickly pieced together in the studio.
Nearly five years, three national tours, two EPs, and thousands of shows later, we are finally working on recording and producing our second full-length album, "Leave the Gray". This is the first project that we have co-written as a whole and we couldn't be more excited to share these new songs with you!
We started the recording process in June with our friend, Jordan McDonald, at his studio space at Littlebeck Farm. Scratch tracks have been recorded and we are currently working on building out each song. This is the fun part. We don't often think beyond the scope of our duo when playing our music live (other than a random full band show here and there). In studio, we get the chance to be a little more creative and think outside the box while trying to let our little songs take flight into something bigger.
If funded, this Kickstarter campaign will help us move into the next phase of our musical career. Your contribution (no matter how big or small) will allow us to take bigger strides into getting our music into YOUR ears and (hopefully) into the ears of professionals that will carry it further than we ever could on our own.
We truly can't do this without you!
Thank you for being great friends, music lovers, supporters, and beloved member of The Lone Canary family.
Scroll down to take a look at some of the amazing rewards that you could snag!
Leave the Gray CD
The Lone Canary Perky Bird Coffee Blend
Leave the Gray T-Shirt
Leave the Gray Original Lino Block Art by Tori Fox (https://www.torifoxxy.com/)
The Lone Canary 22x30 Lyric Art Hand Made by Tori Fox (https://www.torifoxxy.com/)
Risks and challenges
We are writing/finishing a few songs in the process of recording. We hope to release an album with AT LEAST 10 songs. If the funding is successful (and maybe even exceeds our expenses for this project), that will potentially give us wiggle room in the budget to add songs to the album! Unfortunately, recording is not a cheap process between paying for production, mixing, mastering, time off of work, CD duplication, packaging, etc... All these things add up quickly and that's why your support is SO important!
Here's what our costs are looking like:
Recording (studio, mixing, mastering, production) $5500 for 10 fully produced songs ($550 per song)
Printing (album photography, design, physical replication) $1500
Promotion (distribution, publicity, marketing) $1000
Reward Production ($1000)
Total Cost: $9000
As you can see the total cost is high than what we are trying to fund. Our hope is to raise the total cost of the project but we wanted to start at a more "achievable" place and hope for more, rather than not hitting our goal.
This isn't a huge number in the scheme of things, but it is very quickly becoming a huge number to us with a tour coming this September. With your support, we truly think this goal is achievable and surpassable, but we absolutely can't do this without YOU!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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