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).
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!
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.