My name is Stephen Evans
. I am a singer-songwriter/performer in Asheville, NC. My band, the True Grits
, and I are raising money to record, mix, master, and release our new album, which will be called "Buzz of Bees."
This will be our 3rd album release, but this one is extra special because we are doing it all in a real professional studio in Asheville, NC called Side House Records
to make this record sound as great as possible.
So far, we have all of the drums, bass, mandolin, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, lead vocal, and violin parts recorded. Now we just have to add the rest of the instrumentation to complete the recording process. I have adjusted the rest of the cost to get it all done to be around $5000. ($1800 for recording and paying guest musicians, $2200 for mixing, and $1000 for mastering, I will provide at the funds for the manufacturing and release. Anyone who contributes $10 or more, will receive a download of the new album, and other merchandise like past albums and T-shirts in relation to the amount of their support if they want. No contribution is too small or large. :) Everyone who contributes and lets us know their name will get credit on the album notes!
A little information about the album: This will be an 11-song album we are aiming to release in 2022
. The True Grits consist of my friends: Brian Shoemaker
on bass/vocals, Woodstock
on mandolin, and Sam Hess
on drums. Guest musicians will be more friends: Kate Bryant
on violin, Aaron Price
on Keyboards, and Derrick Johnson
on trombone for a song. Engineering & mixing will be done by Julian Dreyer
. Mastering will be done by Adam Matza of Magic Ears Mastering
Here is a video of the song, "Lonely Rocket," that will be on the new record for a sample:
Thank you in advance to all that contribute!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!