We have three big updates on our Kickstarter Project! To check on our progress, view rewards and videos, or to donate, click here or the donate button below.
Update 1: Win 2 FREE tickets to see us perform LIVE on WXPN Philadelphia! On April 29th, we will be live in the XPN studios as part of the Folkadelphia series. We have been invited to bring a small 20 person audience. Beginning Tuesday, April 11, the next five (5) people to donate $10 or more to our Kickstarter will receive two tickets to join us for this intimate live performance. The performance will be played live on WXPN and also recorded and streamed on XPN's website! Come be part of the party! Winners will be contacted through Kickstarter to confirm prize. If a winner does not wish to or cannot attend the XPN even on April 29th, tickets will pass to the next eligible donor.
Update 2: We just recorded a 4-song EP! We spent March 31 - April 1 with our good friend Edan Cohen (who made our Kickstarter video) recording four songs that we will be releasing soon! Everyone who donates $25 or more gets a free download of the EP if we meet the $10,000 goal! Check out pictures from the "Ardmore sessions" here.
Update 3: We have roughly one month left and over $3,000 more to raise! Please help us reach our goal! Click here to donate.
The $10,000 we are trying to raise will be put towards making our first studio album. This money will cover time in the recording studio with a professional engineer/producer, mixing and mastering of the album, pressing and packaging of CDs, fees for digital distribution, and a small amount left over for some basic merchandise like buttons, stickers, & T-shirts.
Two FAQs about Kickstarter:
What happens if you do not raise the full $10,000?
If we do not raise $10,000 or more in donations by May 10th, we will not receive anything. Kickstarter will not charge your credit cards until May 10th and only if we reach $10,000 in donations. (Click here to find out more about how Kickstarter works). PLEASE help us by donating any amount. As you can see in the paragraph above, album-making expenses add up very quickly. It would mean the world to us if you could help us reach our goal!
Is it possible to contribute even after BHM reaches $10,000?
Yes. $10,000 is the minimum amount we have to make to hit the goal and get the money. However, once a Kickstarter project's goal is reached, contributors may still donate if they wish. Our project ends on May 10th whether we reach our goal, exceed it, or fall short. Rest assured, if we are lucky enough to receive more than $10,000, we will put it to good use. More money is never a bad thing in this situation as it could allow us more studio options, upgrades to CD packaging, more merchandise, etc.
If you can't contribute, or already have, could we ask you to help spread the word by sending this around to your email and Facebook contacts?
We want to shout out a HUGE thank you to everyone who has already donated! Donor list since our last post: techie_grrrl, Max Kleinman, Kara Manning, LTaylor, Judy Hotchkiss, Kathleen Manning, Michael Southerton, Courtney Wilkinson, Ellen Logan, Tanyon Sann Allison, Patricia Richardson, Nicole Logan, Christopher Thomas, Charlene Berger, Bill Fulforth, Laura Dendyuk, Kelly McGrogan, Michael Manning, Kyle Cassidy, Lucy Willingham, Shana Drew, Jeron Frame, Roseann Kelly, Helen Brewster, James Green, Amanda Bertie Michaels, Shirlene Kirk, Lou Tardona Jr, Susan Taylor, Sheridan, Shana, mdiamond, Sarah Cradic, Regina Paluszkiewicz, Mike Feurstein, Stephanie, Jennifer Mulrooney, Jeffery Fields, Jim Tessmer, Charlie Salomon, Derek Stephensen, Larry Duczkowski, scrmblr, Kristen Klem, The Beat, Dave McKelvey, Carman Spotto, Christine Mullen, and Cindy Beal.
We have truly been blessed and humbled by the number of people who believe in this project. Thank you, THANK YOU!