"Highway of Shadows" Album Campaign

Greetings! We are The J.O.B., an independent band in Richmond, Virginia and we need your help to present our new full length album to the world.

The J.O.B. was formed by Jim O'Ferrell (acoustic guitar & vocals) and Jason Crawford (electric guitar) when Jim returned from the War in Iraq in 2008. Originally intended to record the powerful songs Jim had written between wartime missions, the band has developed into a hard-hitting alternative rock group with a prolific music portfolio. The J.O.B. have a diverse Indie Rock creative sensibility with a Blues pulse and Americana roots. Rounding out our four-piece band is Jared Merrill with his bass guitar and Eric Bandy on the drummer's throne. 

Our band has created 5 albums since our inception in 2008. From those recording projects, three singles enjoyed lengthy status on FMQB radio spin charts in the United States.

We are now in the recording studio working on album number six, "Highway of Shadows". From this collection of new songs, one track in particular, "Lisa's Song" is ready to lead the way onto the national airwaves and blaze a trail for the album to follow. The songs on "Highway of Shadows" are passionate and bold, introspective and stimulating, comforting and provocative. They are stories of people and events encountered along the arduous and unpredictable road of one's life. The album is a musical memoir and "Lisa's Song" is but one chapter, one shadow on the highway. We are proud of this album. It is the finest work we have ever done. 

 The J.O.B. is ready to take our music on tour to the world and that journey starts with your confidence and benevolence. We need our friends and fans to invest in this ambitious trek. The music business is a business after all and it does require suprisingly robust chunks of money.

Our videographer is standing by to shoot the "Lisa's Song" music video. Our radio campaign promoter is standing by to introduce "Lisa's Song" to hundreds of radio station music directors across America. Our publicist is standing by to announce "Lisa's Song" to music journals, bloggers, influencers, magazines, and fans everywhere. All we need are the funds to get the ball rolling. And that's why we are here on GoFundMe.

Benefactors' donations are tremendously appreciated. We have a list of unique and personal symbols outlined at the end of this narrative to show our appreciation for your contribution. From a page of handwritten lyrics to a private concert, we have put together meaningful and thoughtful premium bundles for different levels of contribution. 

Won't you be a part of our climb up the charts? When you hear "Lisa's Song" on the radio, wouldn't it be awesome to know that you are personally a part of its life? To successfully execute this radio/publicity/tour campaign, we humbly ask for your financial support. Please click on the contributors' rewards and participate in our trek. Have a meaningful hand in our ascent up today’s music industry mountain. 

We want to be your favorite band.

Contributor reward levels:

Exclusive Pre-Order of the new "Highway of Shadows" CD hand signed by the band PLUS bonus card to digitally download the entire album in your choice of format.

Dancing Fan
Exclusive autographed Pre-Order of "Highway of Shadows" CD + digital download card + an official band tee shirt.

Singing Fan
Autographed pre-order "Highway of Shadows" CD + digital download card + official band tee shirt + signed first pressing of our first CD "Back to the World"

Screaming Fan
Signed pre-order of "Highway of Shadows" CD + your name listed as Executive Producer on the album + VIP pass to album release event in RVA.

Signed pre-order of "Highway of Shadows" + your name listed as Executive Producer + VIP pass to album release + hand-written lyric sheet, song of your choice.

Signed "Highway of Shadows" CD + listed as Executive Producer + VIP Pass + your song of choice from "HoS" recorded acoustic & solo by Jim just for you (mp3).

Guitar Tech
Signed "Highway of Shadows" CD + listed as Executive Producer + VIP Pass + a live acoustic / unplugged concert by The J.O.B. (conditions apply).

Tour Bus Driver
Signed "Highway of Shadows" CD + listed as Executive Producer + VIP Pass + a live acoustic / unplugged concert by The J.O.B. + personalized gold CD wall plaque.

Band Therapist
Signed "Highway of Shadows" CD + listed as Executive Producer + VIP pass + full concert, lights & sound (300 mile RVA radius) + personalized gold CD wall plaque


Jim O'Ferrell
Richmond, VA

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