The legendary Fred Vail and I (Sam Parker) have been meeting regularly over the past few months, and he has graciously shared endless stories from his illustrious musical career. One of those stories is what leads us to this page…
Folklore has it that in the spring of 1970, Fred Vail and Brian Wilson co-produced a country record that never saw the light of day….that is until now!
Over 50 years in the making, Fred is ready to bring “Cows In The Pasture” from his vault to your ears. The record needs instrumental and background vocals as well as mixing and mastering to make it complete, and that is where we need help from music lovers like you.
We are asking the fans and friends of Fred Vail and Brian Wilson to help by contributing to the fund. With your contribution, we can finally finish a legend’s dream of cutting a country record for all to hear.
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for a special message from Mr. Fred Vail himself.CLICK HERE
to read Fred Vail's bio.
Some "thank you" gifts for your generous donations:
$100 - Personalized thank you video from Fred
$125 - Personalized voicemail for your phone from Fred
$150 - Signed Dec 21, 1963, Beach Boys concert ticket stub by Fred “the foundation of the Beach Boys Concert, their first number one gold album”
$200 - Limited numbered Cows In The Pasture vinyl signed by Fred
$750 - A tour of Treasure Isle Recorders with Fred as your host
$1,000 - A tour of Music Row ft. historic RCA Studio B with Fred as your tour guide
$2,500 - Exclusive invitation to the premier listening party and dinner date "trading war stories" with Fred Vail in Nashville (limited to 16)
Due to GoFundMe’s rules and guidelines, we cannot collect information on this website. Please email the address below after you have made a donation and we will respond to you directly regarding your “thank you” gifts and shipment or pickup info.
*All travel and transportation will be at the donor’s expense. All dates for tours will be mutually agreeable. Details are subject to change. Every level donation will receive all gift levels below it in addition to your gift level.
Special thanks to Ben Valley and Russ and Josh Smith for their early belief in this historic music project. Their early contributions allowed us to complete the first track, “All For The Love Of A Girl.”