Hot Buttered Rum has announced that they will be recording three 5-song EPs over the next several months, and the band is asking fans for support through a newly launched PledgeMusic Campaign.
"This is the first time we've asked our circles to support us financially at the outset of a project. We thought a lot about this and I really believe in the crowd-funded model. It's certainly better than the record company model where you can end up compromising artistic control, or borrowing a bunch of money, which is expensive and stressful. It's always more fun to be part of the creation of something, and we're inviting our circles to contribute and participate in our process in small or large ways. We put a lot of effort into creating activities and artifacts that we think will be fun to do and have, so I think - and hope! - that folks will step up." Nat Keefe (guitar and vocals for HBR) explains.
Each EP will be released as one separate download, and together on one disc at the culmination of the project. What's more, and quite possibly what makes this project unique, is that each of the forthcoming EP's will have a specific musical theme and a different producer. "We want to give our people a lot to listen to, and to challenge ourselves to up our game." says Keefe.
The first EP will be a collection of down-tempo acoustic encore songs; produced by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth. Tim is an old friend to the band and one of the bands most admired musicians on the scene today. HBR is excited to get into the studio and start working with Carbone. Tentative release date for this EP is November 2015.
The second EP will be songs from bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley and will be produced by Sally Van Meter. Sally's bluegrass resume includes working with the likes of Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon, Laurie Lewis and many others. Tentative release date for this EP is scheduled for Jan 2016.
The third EP will be “Latenight” dance music and produced by Kyle Hollingsworth of String Cheese Incident. The band says that they couldn't think of anyone better than Kyle to help them channel the late-night funky Butter! Tentative release date for this EP is March 2016.
Get all the details on the PledgeMusic Campaign here:pledgemusic.com/
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