I’m going to take a break from the norm around here to post about something that is pretty high up on my list of Very Important Things (along with my weight loss and health).
I need your help.
This past Sunday, my band launched a Kickstarter project for our 2014 tour. We’re running this project because we really want to keep doing this. The last couple of years have been an absolute blast and I for one now know what I want to be when I grow up. But we’ve been doing mostly everything up until now entirely out of pocket (because that is the way that starting a small business typically works), and as someone with an unfortunate amount of student loans to pay off, following this passion of mine can be somewhat of a juggling act sometimes. But we have to get ourselves and our music out there in order to ever get anywhere at all. It is utterly necessary. And we figure that next year we need to go all over everywhere.
In order to get this thing closer to being self-sustaining, and in order to get us closer to being able to do it full-time, we need to expand our audience. That means performing at new venues in new cities in new states for new people. So like I said, I—we—need your help.
We put together a video for your viewing pleasure. You can watch it here or on the project’s Kickstarter page.
And of course there’s additional information on the Kickstarter page as well, most notably the backer rewards we’re offering. For those of you who haven’t navigated away yet, the rewards include things like exclusive on-the-road content from the tour next year, custom songwriting, band t-shirts, handmade scarves, signed photos, private concerts, the list goes on.
So, assuming you want to help, what should you do?
Make a pledge. We only have until the timer runs out to meet our goal, and because this is Kickstarter, it’s an all or nothing game. If we don’t raise out goal by the deadline, we don’t get any pledges, and our backers miss out on their swag.
Whether or not you’re able to make a pledge, please share this. I know there are people reading this—stop reading this, go to Facebook or Twitter or Google+ or whatever social media strikes your fancy, and share the link to the Kickstarter page. Share it on your own blog. Share it now. Share it again in a week or two. Help us keep it fresh in peoples’ minds. I’ll even paste it here so all you have to do is highlight it and copy it:
You never know, you might introduce a friend to some music that they really enjoy.
We can make this happen, but not without you. So please, make a pledge and/or boost the signal together and let’s see what happens when we conspire to create magic.
Thank you for your time. We now return you to your regularly scheduled program.