Shawn Camp and Effron White at the Station Inn, Nashville, TN, December 2019. Shawn helped us get this project off to a good start. We are grateful for his direction!
Thank you for reading this. I appreciate your support in every way. My name is Effron White and I'm an award-winning Folk/Americana singer/songwriter (Kerrville New Folk Winner, Northwest Arkansas Music Awards Hall of Fame Artist, and others). Originally from West Memphis, Arkansas; then Fayetteville (University of Arkansas), I have resided in Nashville since 2014.
The reason I am asking for your help is because it's time for me to make a new record (my most recent one, "Long Haul" was released in 2012); AND I have received the incredibly good fortune of having a 2-time Grammy award-winning producer/artist, Shawn Camp, producing my new record.
[UPDATE, 7-25-2021...Shawn has left this project since these notes were originally written. We are grateful for his initial work. We wish him all the best. We carry on, with myself and Lauren Blaine taking the production reigns, and continuing to produce a record even Shawn will be proud of!]
All of this recording and promoting takes money...and this opportunity comes on the heels of losing approximately HALF of my yearly scheduled tour income over the course of the covid pandemic. I was about to start my 2020 tour in March of 2020, but about a week earlier, the pandemic hit and all the venues I had taken time to book (not easy) were closed. There went the 2020 tour income.
So now, God has blessed me with this truly once in a lifetime opportunity, but I need additional funding to take the recording project forward.
That's why I'm asking for your help.
I would like to do this in a very smart way. A lot of times bands will ask for just enough to record the CD and forget about the costs of duplicating the final product (the CD itself) and then, promotions on radio, TV, newspapers and magazines, social media, etc.
The $18,500.00 I'm targeting will take us from recording in one of Nashville's most iconic studios, all the way through to paying for the promoters to get it out to the people.
Listen to this live version of the new album's title cut, "My Heart Plays These Songs" by Effron White and Chad Roland.
Thank you for giving what you can. We don’t take donations, small or large lightly. We know it’s you’re hard-earned cash, so we want to bring you the very best product we can make. We hope to bring a little more joy into your lives!
Please keep coming back for updates. We will be adding really cool perks for donations in the coming days, including special works of art I'm creating specifically for this project.
Some of the perks will be:
Anyone who donates $5 to $10 will get a free Mp3 download of any song from my 4 CDs I've already recorded.
$20 will pre-order a physical copy of the new CD
$30 will receive a signed, physical copy of the new CD along with "EFFRON-ized" and "Effron White? Effin Right!" stickers
$50 signed, physical copy of the new CD, stickers and a newly designed T-shirt
$100 all 4 previously recorded CDs, stickers, plus the new CD, all signed, plus one T-shirt
$150 all 4 previously recorded CDs, stickers, plus the new CD, all signed, plus 2 T-shirts
$500 I will come and do a house concert for you anywhere in the State of Tennessee You will also receive all 4 previously released albums plus the new CD, stickers, and 2 T-Shirts!
If you aren't in the Tennessee area or would prefer the custom made art work that I'm doing for this project, I can also do that for the $500 donation
$1,000 I will come (anywhere in the Continental US) and do a house concert for your EFFRON-ite Nation Tribe in your own hometown! You will also receive all 4 previously released albums plus the new CD, stickers, and 2 T-shirts! Anything over that amount, we will reward you over and above, and consider any preference you might have.
All donations will receive my recommendation for a special place in "Texas Heaven". Being from Arkansas I can't make any guarantees, but I will certainly recommend you! :)
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