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Leslie Bixler's Blues Project

$920 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 24 months
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It's been a dream of mine to do an album like this! I think this is the best writing I have ever done in the world of grown up music, and I have been very lucky to connect up with some super super talented people to help me, the producer, the incredible musicians, everyone! I got inspired by the blues after spending time playing and writing and teaching in Clarksdale MISS, the crossroads, home of the blues. The history is so rich and the music there is deep and real and universal! All that history influenced the themes in my songs, feeling trapped, being crazy in love, being in the grips of a voodoo man, being wounded, and being healed.. all the things that really matter as you get a little older and wiser.


My co-producer and I have gotten down the basic tracks of my songs, and now I want to hire these great players who I have found, great heartfelt and deep souls who make this world a better place with their talents and their generous spirits, and that includes the contributions of my devoted and incredible husband.

After the basic recording has been completed, there's the editing, mixing and mastering, and finally manufacturing. I plan to do the basic lowest costing cd artwork and to run off the minimum amount of cd batches.

I have been lucky in my life to have had record deals, and to get played on the radio..to this day I hear my album Make It Right under my maiden name Leslie Letven on the radio. And I still get fan mail for it. I have worked with some great talents who believed in me and my writing, Chad Smith, drummer for the red hot chili peppers, and Dick Van Dyke. Both have appeared on my children's albums. It's been an incredible journey and it's just getting started. Please help me get this new and exciting direction finished and available to the public.

CHECK OUT THE SONGS: If you'd like to hear a sample of the work in progress, message me and I will send you a link.

FOLLOW OUR PROGRESS ON MY FB PAGE: "Leslie Bixler's Blues Project"

Risks and challenges

Of course once a CD is made, marketing is the hard part. The music business keeps changing and new ways of selling music keep evolving.
Now people buy digital downloads, though some still like an actual cd and cover in their hands. I would sell this project thru CD baby and other types of online stores. I also plan to approach labels and distributors to get help with the promotion part. And most of all, I would like to perform these songs as much as possible once I have something tangible in my hands to sell.

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So this campaign is nearing a close..5 more days to go. Even though I did not make my goal I did get quite a bit of help here from generous friends, and you will all be receiving CDS when they are ready!

Guitar workshop 2016..friends new & old!
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HEY Y'ALL! Back from Clarksdale, Mississippi after two
weeks of hill country blues among other styles. Got especially inspired by Eric Deaton, one of the coaches this time, who studies with some of the greats from the region..Robert Balfour, in the traditional of R.L. Burnside, and other greats. Here is a cool shot of the weather over at the ShackUp Inn a few days ago.
Unpredictable skies!
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Mississippi Mojo rules again! The Songwriting Workshop was magical. The crazy weather here makes it feel kind of wild! We've had record breaking rainfall and serious flooding in some areas. Last night a couple of lightning bolts landed too close for comfort! But I love it! Another week here of guitar workshop..all great fodder for the project!
Songwriting Group March 2016
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I want to mention that in January the fabulous guitar player/harmonica player Hash Brown aka Brian Calway played some gorgeous harp on several of these tunes. If you haven't heard Hash, you're in for a treat. He's an original. Very sensitive and emotional player and his addition to these songs is phenomenal! Thank you Hash for your talent and your kindness! xox
Hash Brown waits "backstage" to perform!
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$920 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 24 months
Created February 23, 2016
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$50
Cynthia Britain
24 months ago
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I love your voice and your songwriting... I can't wait to hear this CD! Blessed Be

$100
Janice Nikora
24 months ago
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Looking forward to hearing the completed album!!!

$50
Jeffrey Bowman
24 months ago
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Great material and artist!

$20
Anonymous
24 months ago
GW
$150
Glenn Waggoner
24 months ago
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Gotta support the blues. This could be big!

LS
$50
Lynda Stirling
24 months ago

Loving the idea of being a part of making this happen :)

JM
$100
jeff maxwell
24 months ago

Go get um Tigress!

MP
$100
Montgomery Pollack
24 months ago

Good luck Leslie, you rock!

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