New studio recording project: Ballad of a Wobbly
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I've got more than an album's worth of new songs since I recorded Punk Baroque, so it's time to make a new album. Also one of my favorite musicians will be visiting next month, so I'll have some help! I'm aiming to make it vinyl...

Working with great musicians, engineers and producers to make a new album is always an exciting and educational experience for me.  What's even more exciting is reaching all the people who will tend to gravitate towards well-made albums -- over a long stretch of time, as opposed to the immediate burst of response from a home-made YouTube broadside, which then tends to quickly peter out.

Of course, these days more than ever, there is virtually no money to be made from recording a new album (Spotify pays 0.17 cents per play).  As yet, I don't have enough CSA members to be able to self-fund recording projects (not with the rent going up all the time, especially) -- so I'm back with another crowdfunding effort, which I'd be thrilled if you'd support by donating and/or by spreading the word about it.

My goal is $10,000.  If I reach this goal, I'll have all the money I need for studio time, musicians, and an initial pressing of what I hope will be my first vinyl record, complete with great artwork and a poster (different from the lovely graphic I'm temporarily using here).  If I raise at least half this amount, I'll still be able to make a great album which I can release online (but not on vinyl).  And if I raise less than half my goal, I'll just stay at home and cry.

Thanks so much for your support -- this is what makes it possible for me to keep making music.

Donate as much or more than an amount below, and let me know which rewards you'd like to receive!

  • $7:  album download
  • $50:  signed LP delivered to your door*
  • $80:  signed LPs for you and a second recipient of your choice, delivered*
  • $250:  a concert in your living room next time I'm in your area
  • $500:  I'll write a song about a subject of your choice

*If I don't reach my goal and I'm unable to make a vinyl pressing, you'll get a different thank-you gift in the mail, such as your choice of a t-shirt, hoodie, or CDs.

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