UPDATE 11-30-12 WE DID IT! (YOU did it!) HUZZAH!!!
We woke up this morning to see that, thanks to the dozens and dozens of people who participated and contributed, we have met our $20,000 goal!! Thank you all so much! From the bottom of our hearts, we appreciate it!! And, in the 16 hours remaining, we don't want to discourage anyone who wants to pitch in - it will all help, and will make more things possible!
UPDATE 11-21-12: 10 days left!
We really appreciate the support we've gotten so far - and, we're still $10,000 short of our goal. Please spread the word, and let's see if we can pull this off in the next 10 days!
We've added another special perk: For contributions at the $150 level, you can get a beautiful bracelet, with your own custom-made inscription (up to 40 characters). The bracelets will ship in time for the winter holidays! Click on the "Gallery" tab above to see the bracelet.
Two years ago, Brother Sun was formed by nationally touring singer-songwriters Joe Jencks, Greg Greenway, and Pat Wictor. Brother Sun's debut CD went to #2 on Folk-DJ, and the band has played to standing ovations at Falcon Ridge, Kerrville, Old Songs, Philly Folk and numerous other festivals and venues. The band's harmonies - warm as a campfire, stirring as a gospel church, rousing as a call to arms - have become a sought-after concert attraction all over the country.
We're launching this campaign to fund Brother Sun's second CD, expected for release at the end of January, 2013.
This is a more ambitious project than our debut - with a much bigger budget - as we're looking to reach even more listeners this time. The recording will be produced by Ben Wisch, who won a Grammy for producing Marc Cohn's "Walking in Memphis." We'll also be hiring a radio promoter, and we have a publicist on our team who will be busy with the the new release, starting in January.
So, we're asking for your help to fund this project.
- $20,000 will pay for our recording budget,
- $25,000 will also cover mastering, artwork and manufacturing, and
- $30,000 will also help cover a national radio campaign and publicity.
We've already raised $9,000 offline towards our $30,000 goal.
We'd like to raise at least another $20,000 online. We're offering some special perks to folks who've contributed - please check out the various options. Everything that goes towards this project will be greatly appreciated.
Our debut CD was done on a shoestring budget, with the help of many folks who bought presales of the CD. This time around, we're confident we can make the most of the resources and make an even better-sounding CD with even better promotion.
And lastly, two good things:
1) Your pledge will be honored whether or not we reach our fundraising goal. Even partial funding of this project will make a difference!
2) Everyone who pre-purchased the CD at our shows gets the same perks / rewards as folks who've contributed via this website.
Please help spread the word - even if you can't contribute, passing word along helps too.