Jory Nash's 9th Studio Recording

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Raised by 127 people in 16 months
My name is Jory Nash. I'm a  4 time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee, a Folk Music Ontario Songs From The Heart winner, a Penguin Eggs Magazine Album of the Year recipient. I've recorded 8 CDs over 20 years and I'm excited to announce that I'm ready to record my 9th studio CD.  And I need your help to do so!

It costs a lot of money to make a great sounding, well-arranged and expertly played recording. Studio rentals, engineering fees, musicians fees all add up, and the simple fact is that without a decent amount of pre-sales via crowdfunding campaigns like this one I can no longer afford to make records. BUT...with your help I will be able to get to work and create a new CD that I know my fans will be excited about.  And I've added some very unique and hopefully interesting Reward Levels for this campaigns that will excite all potential supporters.

The new CD will be recorded and mixed at two amazing facilities: Union Sound Company
and Subterranean Sound, which features the legendary NEVE Air Montserrat console:
Both studios feature an amazing array of vintage outboard gear and tube mics, critical to the high quality of sound my recordings are famous for.

The record will be recorded and mixed by my long-time co-producer CHRIS STRINGER. Chris is a much-sought after producer/engineer who has recorded Wooden Sky, Elliott Brood, Great Lakes Swimmers, Timber Timbre, Jill Barber and so many more.
I have approached a number of musicians and singers to perform on the record and they include Jason Fowler, Gary Craig, Lori Cullen, Michael Johnston, Kurt Swinghammer, Raven Kanatakta, Brian MacMillan, Kevin Fox, Burke Carroll, Redd Volkaert, Oh Susanna and more but the exact final line-up will depend on how much I can raise here. Musicians deserve a fair wage and I insist on paying my players decently. Assuming I am successful at raising the needed money all these players and more will be appearing on the recording.

The recording will feature 12 new original songs. I have been writing these songs for the last 18 months and I feel they are some of the most interesting, melodic and compelling pieces I've ever written. I've been road testing them for months and the responses have been wonderful. I'd dearly love the opportunity to arrange and record these songs with all the fine musicians I have mentioned.  Again, that's where your help can make it happen!

The album will be mastered by my long time mastering engineer Joao Carvalho at Joao Carvalho Mastering. Joao is simply legendary and the number of artists he has worked with is staggering.

The CD will be beautifully designed and packaged with a multi-page booklet highlighting the lyrics and other interesting notes. 

I recognize that many people are tiring of crowdfunding campaigns, that they are fast becoming ubiquitious. I've also heard stories about artists not fulfilling their moral obligation after raising money for a project by finishing it on time. Please know that I am beyond grateful for the support I receive and will finish this album on time and will get the finished product in your hands when promised. But...I also want to REALLY make this worth your while and have come up with some very unique and exciting rewards in addition to pre-ordering the CD to entice you to support this campaign. I hope you find the reward that resonates most with you and consider contributing. 

Also, you are more than welcome to donate to the campaign and choose not to receive a reward - just click on Donate Now at the top right of the page.   

I am hoping to raise at least $15,000 here (which after gofundme takes its cut and HST is backed out really comes to closer to $12,000). The album budget is at least $20,000 and personal savings of about $10,000 have been set aside to make up the gap between what I need and what I am hoping to raise here. If I am able to raise more than expected I will use the money to hire additional musicians and spend a few extra days in the studio recording and mixing.

Last, I want to stress that I have decided that this will be my final crowdfunding campaign. I take very seriously the notion of asking for your support and I am cognizant about going to the well once too often. Therefore I am pledging that this will be my final crowdfunding campaign, and possiby my final recording ever. I hope you will consider supporting me and my music one more time.

Gratefully yours, 
Jory Nash
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Download link issues - how to fix

Hi All: It's come to my attention that some new album download links are being sent but not arriving in people's inboxes. This is what my website tech person just sent me:

It may be that their spam filters are falsely marking them and deleting on receipt. To get around this, ask them to add the address 'noreply@bandzoogle.com' to the list of contacts in their email account.That way the messages containing download links should come through.

After you have done this please let me know if you have NOT yet received your download link but still want one.


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Hi All!
One quick note: GoFundMe currently has a glitch with their new design that does not allow me to access the emails/contact info of contributors. Which means I can't send download links to the album because I can't access your email info! Crazy!

So if you would still like a download link to WILDERNESS YEARS please email me at jorynash@bell.net and I will send you a link.

With thanks!
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Hi All!

This will be the final update from this crowdfunding project.

As of this afternoon all CDs and Tshirts have been mailed. In the next few weeks I will be sending out digital download links to everyone who had that as part of their level of support. A few of you still have some extra special perks to come (ie. house concerts, special songs written for you) and I will keep in contact with those people directly to confirm how best to fulfill those perks.

I want to once again thank you for your support in helping me with this project. Very simply, without your help the recording would not have been made, let alone turned out as well as it did. Your support was truly gratifying and appreciated, and was needed more than I truly can explain.

There will be no more crowdfunding campaigns from me. I made a promise when I asked for your support that this would be my final campaign. I mean to to keep that promise.

I went into this project knowing full well that it could be the last thing I ever record. With your help I was able to make the kind of record I envisioned, and for that I will forever be grateful.

With thanks,

Jory Nash
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To everyone who supported my new CD crowdfunding campaign:

I’m happy to report that I now have both CDs and tshirts in hand! It’s been a long and sometimes daunting process but I would not have made it this close to the finish line without YOUR help. Please understand how grateful I remain for your support!!! Most of all I super excited for you to hear the music!!!

It is going to take me up to 2 weeks to get everything organized and mailed out, so if you have not received your product by end of June please let me know. The official release date for the album is July 10th.

I will also be sending out download links to everyone as a download was part of every crowdfunding level. The initial download will be for WAV files, which are way better sonically than MP3. If you CANNOT play wave files and would prefer MP3 please let me know and in a few weeks I will get am MP3 version up on my website to send you a download code for.

***Please know that the download link expires after 5 days. If your link expires before you have had a chance to download simply email me directly and I will send a new one***

If you are planning on attending my June 16th full band concert in Toronto @ Hugh’s Room please let me know and I will bring your product to the show, instead of putting them in the mail. Tickets have started to really move for the show and there are only about 50 tickets left! Here’s where you can reserve a seat: https://hughsroomlive.showare.com/ordertickets.asp?p=157&src=default

Last, I’m happy to report that CBC Radio Toronto program HERE & NOW will be featuring a song from the new CD as their SONG OF THE WEEK! I will be on the show tomorrow (Monday June 4th) around 4:30pm for a brief interview. They archive all shows so eventually anyone will be able to listen here: http://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/here-and-now-toronto

Again, I thank you for your support!!!
Jory Nash
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