help SHURMAN make a new studio recording

52 Comments by SHURMAN - Aug 14, 2013
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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 reach our funding goal 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 (http://www.feedthechildren.org). 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

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Shurman is an Americana-Rock-N-Roll band from Austin, TX. Band members include: Aaron Beavers, Mike Therieau, Harley Husbands, & Clint Short. We are also looking for "profit sharing partners" to invest in our merchandise company-email for more info!

Contributors' Messages

  1. Seen you guys in Östersund, Sweden two times, hoping for a third.

    Jörgen , Jan 16, 2014

  2. COME BACK TO FL! I GIVE GAS $ AGAIN AND PBRS!

    JEFF AND PAULA , Dec 25, 2013

  3. Looking forward to hearing the new songs on CD!

    Garry Consiglio , Dec 10, 2013

  4. Good to see you guys in Trondheim last night. very enjoyable!

    Lornts , Nov 20, 2013

  5. Can't wait for the new record! Hope you guys can make it back to CA before the Navy moves me again... Cheers!

    Tommy , Nov 7, 2013

  6. Good Luck guys!

    Dave Stiffler , Nov 1, 2013

  7. Looking forward to hearing the new album. You guys are outstanding. Hope we'll get to hear the new music live in AZ after the release.

    AZ Struble , Nov 1, 2013

  8. Hey guys, this is from your round rock group, Suzi, Chris and Margeret, justin, Rick and Kim and Us. Looking forward to you comming up to rr and the new material. Love You Guys!

    Augie &Cheryls R.R. Group , Oct 27, 2013

  9. Love the new song and can't wait to hear the rest. Lots of love!

    Cousin English , Oct 26, 2013

  10. Get me some Aaron

    Fireman Bill , Oct 21, 2013

  11. The Artist Must Survive! With Love the San Angelocos

    Joan Mertz , Oct 21, 2013

  12. Rock on my friends !

    Anonymous , Oct 16, 2013

  13. Can't wait to hear the new CD AND see y'all in Rocky Point again, or anytime/where/when you come close to Kansas City!

    Charlotte Burriss , Oct 12, 2013

  14. Can't wait to hear the new music! See you in Mexico, unless you make it to Portland first!

    Gwen & Kurt Kramer , Oct 11, 2013

  15. This album is going to be amazing! I can't wait for everyone to hear it!!!

    mpr , Oct 11, 2013

  16. Yay for new music!

    Angie , Oct 10, 2013

  17. See ya'll soon!

    Mike Trella , Oct 10, 2013

  18. As a fan of RWH, I'm excited to see the result of this!

    Wendy Marberry , Oct 5, 2013

  19. Still supportin' my fav bands all the way from South Africa!

    hootie , Oct 3, 2013

  20. It's an honor to be a part of this. Can't wait for the new tunes and to see y'all play again soon.

    rachelkae , Oct 3, 2013

  21. Admire your dedication to your craft brother. Here's to rock n roll!

    Howzley , Oct 3, 2013

  22. Keep on rockin' guys!

    Matt/Julie Tolle , Oct 2, 2013

  23. Good Luck Boys. Looking forward to the new music! Aaron, you have to show up in June for the Casa Bombero Rock n Soccer games at Circus Mexicus.

    Gerhard from San Diego , Oct 2, 2013

  24. Keep on rockin'! Support good music!

    TableZero , Oct 2, 2013

  25. It's not a Christmas Party,till Shurman brings down the House!

    Anonymous , Oct 2, 2013

  26. Rock on!

    D & C & I Erlandson , Oct 1, 2013

  27. Good luck boys!

    T2 , Sep 28, 2013

  28. Good luck! Can't wait for the music!

    The Teefys , Sep 27, 2013

  29. I'd even jump out of a window to help you boys!!!

    Sherrill Kennelly , Sep 27, 2013

  30. Can't wait to hear your new music in the Merrill's backyard!!

    Yvonne Zubia , Sep 27, 2013

  31. ya'll deserve all the best.

    Mary , Sep 27, 2013

  32. Jello Shot's all around to celebrate your new album!!!

    Cowboy Jesus (lol) , Sep 27, 2013

  33. Good luck guys!! Can't wait to get the new album.

    Brian and Ann Jordan , Sep 26, 2013

  34. Thanks for all you do guys! Good Luck!!

    KatrinaBrumm , Sep 25, 2013

  35. Do good guys!

    Karen Hale , Sep 25, 2013

  36. Woot! Shurman!

    Matt , Sep 24, 2013

  37. Support Local Music

    Rickey Scarbrough , Sep 23, 2013

  38. You guy's Rock our world!!!!

    Rosie & Brendan , Sep 21, 2013

  39. Today was pay day and this project was at the top of my list - can't wait to hear the new tunes!

    Kaysi , Sep 21, 2013

  40. Can't wait for the new music! Hopes this helps you meet your goal.

    John and Dawn , Sep 20, 2013

  41. Hi Aaron-let`s go and make this Album-I send you 35 Dollars

    Oliver Kühn , Sep 19, 2013

  42. Happy to help! Can't wait for new tunes

    Chris , Sep 18, 2013

  43. Wish I could do more! The music will take care of the rest!

    Jason Miller , Sep 18, 2013

  44. Good luck, guys!

    Anonymous , Sep 18, 2013

  45. New Shurman songs!!

    Tippy , Sep 18, 2013

  46. Looking forward to the new record!

    Kay , Sep 18, 2013

  47. Hi guys, good luck!

    Sandy , Sep 17, 2013

  48. Do it!

    URBAN BAT COLONY , Sep 17, 2013

  49. Sandy

    is it done yet :) , Sep 17, 2013

  50. woo hoo can't wait

    Bob , Sep 17, 2013

  51. We're sooooooo excited for this album!

    The Harders , Sep 17, 2013

  52. Rock on.

    Greg Taylor , Sep 17, 2013