Dear Friends, Fans and Supporters,
Hope the September Harvest has been good to you!
Here at Lil Rev Central, the new Harmonica Americana project is starting to receive some world class reviews from local, national and international players and press.
I am humbled and grateful for all of your support in the making of this monumental harmonica project.
I am pleased that you enjoying this great old time music!
A small group of you haven't received your CDS yet, i assure you they will go in the mail later this week.
We ran out of stickers (which we promised to include in the package and have been waiting for them to arrive.
I spoke with the printer today and he says they ship this week.
I will keep you all posted as the PR rolls along.
I plan to close the Harmonica Americana correspondence by Nov. 1st.
Until then, stay in touch and i look forward to seeing you this fall and winter as i hit the road in support of my new album.
Hello Friends & Fans,
This is an update on the status of The Harmonica Americana CD project. At present we sent out 60 CDS last week, 40 this week and the remainder of them will go out late next week when our bumper stickers supply has returned from the printer.
Many of you who received your CDS are writing to tell me how much you love the collection and i am heartened to hear that from you. Most of the music is reinterpetation of old harmonica classics and i am delighted to hear your enthusiasm for this collection.
If you haven't yet received your copy in the mail, don't worry, its on its way (either in this weeks shipment or late next).
Again, i thank you for all of your support,
I am harp-fully, grateful,
The tide is high and so am I!
The CD is here! Yee-haw!
Stacks of CDS in the living room!
Time to start packaging em!
Hugs and kisses to my wife for all of her help with labels, and packaging!
Coming soon to a mailbox near you!
The CDs will ship this week, arriving
On our doorstep midweek.
We'll begin mailing by the second week of September
If you're as excited as I am, then its dang me all day!
Dear Harmonica Americana Supporters,
The new CD is done and I should have it in hand by September 2nd
We hope to begin mailing it out to all of our supporters shortly thereafter.
Thanks to all of you for your generous support!
The Lil Rev Team
Today we went over the track notes prior to mixing and mastering the project at the studio.
We should be on track to
Ship the master off to the printer by early August.
All is going well!
Thank you all for your support,
Hello supporters ,
The Harmonica Americana recording sessions are now in the can!
I am taking the next week to sort out the keepers from the duds.
Overall, I am very pleased with the
vast majority of the tracks and am confident we have a really cool collection of material.
Thank you all for your support
The Recording has begun, the fund raising goal has been met, and i am above all else grateful to all of my fans, friends and family for all of your support.
Time to make a great record! Lil Rev 6/25/14 8am
Off to the studio to record! Again, i thank you all.
Met my goal today.
I am amazed and humbled!
I will campaign until this friday.
Then, that's it. Funds accrued beyond my goal will be applied to the cost of mechanical licenses that i must purchase for copyrighted material.
Thank you everyone!
Wow! Did i say, Wow!
To all my supporters,
A big heartfelt thank you!
We are sitting at 95% of our goal for Lil Rev's Harmonica Americana project with one week to go!
I am grateful to each and everyone of you for helping me out.
We begin recording next week! Very exciting!
We are almost 80% of the way towards meeting our goal of $6,000.
There is about 3 more weeks to go.
If you would like to be a part of this fund raiser, to help me get a new recording project off the ground, i would be most grateful.
Please take a moment to look at my project page on Go Fund Me.
Thank you to Andy Richards, Rita Bergen, and Robert Bobinger for recent donations.
Big thanks to all of the good folks who donated to the campaign today! I am humbled beyond belief!
The weather report for today is...Lil Rev is at 57% of his goal! A heartfelt thank you to all of the good folks who have contributed to my new CD campaign.
Thanks to Liz Schultz for her $25.00 contribution to my Harmonica Americana project today! - Lil Rev
Thanks to Pam Elder for her very generous $100.00 to my Go Fund Me campaign.
Just a friendly reminder to let all my fans know that i have raised $2,450 of my $6,000 goal.
Fund-raising will continue until June 20th.
Thanks to all who have helped with the project!
I am very grateful.
As of today, 35% of the way towards my goal.
Big thanks to all of have been so generous.
Very humbling, very exciting!
Just writing to let you know that i have now reached 30% of the goal with a whole month and half to go!
Thanks for all of you who have contributed to this project. I am grateful. Lil Rev
Big Thanks to The Johnson's and Mr. Hirasuna for their recent contributions. Lil Rev
I am now 20.08 % of the way towards my goal.
Each day i am grateful for all of you whom i have come to know. I thank you wholeheartedly for your belief in my work as an artist/musician.
It is very humbling to see your fans rise to the occasion and support your work!
I am now almost 20% of the way towards my goal.
I want to thank, Jennifer Rupp, Jody Hirsch, David Brusin and Steve Boisen for their recent contributions.
Great big hug to my pal Tyler Bergstrom for his donation of $25.00 to my Go Fund Me, Harmonica Americana project. Its folks like Tyler who are helping to make this endeavor a reality.
We are almost 15 % of the way to the goal one week into the Harmonica Americana Project.
Thanks to all for helping,
Thank you to Christer Svensson for his generous $50.00 donation.
I am 10% of the way towards my goal!
The Fund Raising will go until June 21st.
Thank you all for your support!
Thank you to Roy Wood and Harvey Taylor for their generous support of my harmonica project today
I have raised 5% of my goal, inch by inch, row by row! Gonna make this garden grow!
Thanks to Sharon and David for helping to fund my harmonica project.
Welcome to all my friends, family and fans.
I am grateful for your time and support.
This crowd-sourced-fund-raising venture represents a really exciting time for me as a harmoncia player and artist.
It has been over 20 years since i produced my last harmonica record (Mouth Organ Minstrel). As the years have rolled on by, it has always been my dream to produce a double album with one CD devoted to Celtic & American Stringband Music and a companion CD with Blues and Solo Harp Styles. A smorgasbord of music, from dance tunes, to ballads, blues and beyond.
The canon of Harmonica Americana is rich and deep and i have spent much of my career passionately minning these treasures.
Now it is time to share these lost old gems with the world via a double CD titled: Harmonica Americana.
I plan to enlist the best musicians in Milwaukee to support this effort which we'll record at the legendary Surround Sound Studios
and begin recording in late June with a target release date of late summer. Lil Rev Harmonica Sample
If you are reading this page, chances are you have heard me play harmonica some where along the way and hopefully have found some joy therein. If this is so, i am hopeful that you might consider supporting this project and it is with the utmost thankfulness that i tip my hat to you for your consideration.