Hello, This is Buck and Shanti of the Indie folk duo Arborea.
Thanks so much for visiting our project page! Shanti and I have been working extremely hard since our debut cd in 2006…writing, recording, touring as much as possible throughout the US, UK, and Europe.
Each year we’ve had a little more success…becoming more independent along the way, leading us to our current project. We’ve spent the past year writing, recording, and mixing we have just finished our new record (our 4th). Now we’re reaching out to fans to make this the most successful and creative release possible!
We are asking you to help raise money so that we can complete the final stages of producing and promoting the record…and that includes mastering, manufacturing the cd (and if we raise enough over our goal we’d love to press vinyl), and promotion.
The next important part of our project is the Best part…hitting the road and bringing the music to you guys! Shanti and I love sharing the intimate part of making the music come alive through performance and we are committed to traveling in America, Ireland, the UK, and Europe (Canada, Japan and Australia too…but we’ll need extra pledge funds to help us all get there).
We hope to make a special video to document our journey. All of this takes an incredible amount of hard work and resources!
We are also the parents of two great kids who are home-schooled, so they’ll be traveling with us on tour and that will also be a major part of their lessons (think Road-schooling!). We traveled with them across the U.S. last spring and it was a wonderful experience as a family.
We’ve set our goal to the bare minimum of $8,000, but we can certainly use as much help as possible beyond that…because mastering, printing, and promoting a cd can be expensive enough, add to that all the funds needed to help us survive on the road (motels, food, fuel, oil changes, etc) and it can add up to well over $10,000!
For those of you not familiar with Kickstarter, here’s how it works:
We’ve set a minimum goal of $8,000, and you can pledge any amount you’d like! In return for your contribution, you’ll get great rewards like an advance signed copy of the cds, concert tickets, a tour dvd, your name in the liner notes of our CD, or in some cases a special performance just for you (the rewards are listed to your right). The catch with Kickstarter is it’s an all or nothing project…so unless we raise At Least $8,000 by the project deadline…the project won’t happen and all our hard work over the past year will not see fruition.
Thanks in advance for all your support and faith in our music, film, and art!
Note: The film used for our project page is one of Shanti’s creations (with some filming done by me). We hope to get a better video camera to make ever better films! (It was shot with a small Sony Bloggie)
Also, the song is from our third record ‘House of Sticks’ and is called ‘In the Tall Grass’
Check out their Kickstarter project page here: http://kck.st/aPGir6