in 5000 letters or less...We have a bunch of new songs and the chance of a lifetime to work with TX Legend Ray Wylie Hubbard
but we need your contribution to make it happen.
We have picked out a "dream team" of people to help us make this possible that includes production, direction, and guidance from award winning singer-songwriter, and producer Ray Wylie Hubbard. Hubbard’s “Grit, Groove, Tone & Taste” mantra to making albums, along with his cunning use of lyrics, has earned him the nickname “Wylie Lama," and we are so excited to have the opportunity to work with him!
We will also be fortunate to have Ray's longtime collaborator, studio whiz George Reiff
, engineering & mixing the project at his recording studio in Austin. George has worked with an impressive cast that includes: Joe Walsh, Chris Robinson, the Dixie Chicks, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jacob Dylan, & Rolling Stones/Small Faces longtime member Ian "Mac" McLagan.
Legendary art director Chris Kro
will be creating the artwork for this record as he has for our previous 2 releases "Inspiration"
, & "Still Waiting for the Sunset"
. Chris has a visual style all his own honed by years of designing for such iconic artists as Willie Nelson, John Lennon, Gram Parsons, Otis Redding, Parliment Funkadelic, country music supergroup the Highwayman, and most recently, Jason Isbell.
Award-winning photographer and longtime friend of the band, Chadwick Fowler
, will be shooting the band for the packaging, publicity, and accompanying promotional material. Chadwick has been photographing the band for over a decade & we believe that gives him the unique perspective to capture the band's personality in a way no one else could.
We will also be hiring a publicist to help us get the word out to magazines, newspapers, weekly papers, and blogs about this record. A publicist plays a key role in generating a "buzz" about the band and this new record, which helps us grow our brand & expand our touring markets. In other words, it helps us spread the word about this band and hopefully brings us closer to YOUR town.
We believe these new songs are the best songs we have written and therefore we have decided to hire someone to help us garner radio play for them. The radio promotion team will be calling radio stations to help us get our songs added to their play lists and helping to coordinate on-air interviews, cross promotions, and ticket giveaways when we are coming through town on tour. Hopefully with the help of some radio professionals we will be able to finally answer the question “Why don’t we hear you on the radio more often?”
It would be impossible for us unorganized “artist types” to keep up with all these people on our team without an organized leader to keep us all on point, so we brought in manager extraordinaire Judy Hubbard
from Bordello Management to lead the team. Judy’s attention to detail, experience, and ability to multitask made her the obvious choice for our team leader.This brings us to our last & most important member of our team…YOU!
All of this would be impossible without your generous contribution. We have been incredibly blessed with a network of fans, friends, and family who have supported us on this crazy path of Rock & Roll for the past few years & now we need you more than ever. We thank you in advance for your contribution to help us make this dream a reality.
We will be donating a portion of the proceeds from this fundraising to the Feed the Children Organization
). They do more than just feed hungry children-they help rebuild communities. Please help us feed the children and make this new record by sharing this page &/or video with your friends & your social media pages (links below video above)...THANKS AGAIN FOR THE SUPPORT!!!all contributors will receive a link & a password to a "contributors only" video page that will contain demos, live versions of unreleased tracks, studio updates, & exclusive video blogs from the road & studio