Euro Americana Chart is not a business; it’s just an initiative that draws some attention to musicians and their music. EAC is not in it for the money. We only play this part because we love life, and we like some good ol’ music. Music can color our lives. Same as I believe in honest music, I believe in opportunities. I love creative initiatives.
KickStarter gives possibilities to creative, artistic minds. Secondly it reaches out to all those who are willing to support these ideas financially; YOU! Using this simple method it creates backbone to pursue all sorts of ideas. EAC only take the possibility to highlight some of these independent artists. We hope that sharing some attention will help to achieve our musical friends their goal.
I've been working really hard for the last 4 years trying to finish these songs. A lot of them are ideas that I had sitting around the house for years that I kept kicking at until one day they smiled back and allowed me to write them. They were written all over the United States, from Alaska, to Oregon, to Colorado, to the Chihuahuan and Sonora Desert to my front porch in Austin TX. It takes me years to finish a song. I wish they came easier but that doesn't seem to be how it works for me. I'm really excited that I'm able to make a new record and I get to share it with you. I'm recording about fourteen songs and putting the ten that I feel make the album complete on the new record. Of these fourteen, about five of them I co-wrote with some of my long term friends and co-writing partners, Ron Scott, Gregory Alan Isakov, Marc Brenton and new to this group of writing friends, Robby Hecht.
Making a record is extremely expensive, after studio time, printing CDs and t-shirts, musician fees, mechanical royalties fees, radio promotion, artwork, mastering, the total comes out to about $ 8,000. I have a dream of being able to hire a company that does Press Promotions but that is another $2,500, So I'm just sticking with the $8,000 for now, but it would be amazing if I could get enough pledges to raise $10,500 for press promotions.