Hello friends, family and beyond!!
Jodie Schell, Chris Lee, Nick Woods and Kyle Kozlowski here, or as you might know us, The Shakers! As you know, since this band was created we have been hitting the road harder than any of us thought possible. We tour tirelessly week in and week out, our shows are rarely less than 3 hours long, and we spend countless sleepless nights driving hours and hours crammed into a Honda Element, often to return to multiple day jobs so all band funds can STAY in the band fund. It is no easy task being an independent band. But we do it because we are purely addicted to what we do and purely addicted to YOU!
We took on the challege of making our second full length record completely on our own, and not only that but decided to record the entire record on 1 Inch Analog Reel to Reel Tape. We wanted to take this new record to a level none of us had experienced before. The decision to record to Tape and to press the record to Vinyl have been extremely large expenses. Beyond the production costs we have come to realize that we need to spend a staggering amount of finances on getting this record nationally marketed and promoted. National marketing and PR are the key elements that can help separate us from where we are to where we want to be.
Rescue Team is one of the most personal songs the band has ever written and certainly some of the most intimate lyrics Jodie has ever created. It was an easy decision for us to name the record after this song, but it wasn't until afterwards that we realized how relevant that title would actually become.
We need a Rescue Team, in ever sense of the saying. We need this album to carry us from the trenches and the mud to a new area of this battle that we fight with tooth and claw and with every fiber of our being every day. We're calling on our troops to join this team and join this fight and help us continue to bring our fire to the door step of every lost soul in need of music that will ignite their spirit once again. We need YOU! The Shakers are not just four musicians, The Shakers is the combination of every brightly shinning wild hearted soul that enters a room to dance and get lost in a moment together. By Joining The Rescue Team you're not just stating that you're a part of this record and that you helped make this record. No, it is much more than that, you are making a statement to everyone you know that YOU too are a Shaker (and oh so loud).