OFB records fourth studio project

$3,195 of $4,800 goal

Raised by 27 people in 3 months
Joel Krauss  KALAMAZOO, MI
Out of Favor Boys has been around since 2003. In 14 years, we've grown as men, husbands and fathers. We've also grown as musicians and as songwriters.

In January 2017, we started recording a collection of songs that we've written over the last year. We think they're the best songs we've written as a band and we're very excited to record them and share them with all of you.

We have the opportunity to work with a producer - Pete Galanis (Howard and the White Boys, Toronzo Cannon, etc.) - and work in a decorated Chicago studio that has truly worked with some of the greatest names in the blues.

To get this recording "out there" by summer, we need to work feverishly through the winter and spring. To do that work, we need money. Your support will help us make the professional recording that we've always wanted to make. It will help us realize this dream and meet this professional milestone.

We can't do it without you. As much as we do it for ourselves, we wouldn't do any of it without you anyway. You - our families, supporters and friends - have always made it possible for us to do this. You've given us the most important thing an artist can have - an audience.

We're pretty uncomfortable asking for money, so we want to give you something good in return. The "rewards" we're offering are mostly advance orders of the CD or OFB gigs. We're confident you'll like what you get in return. And we definitely appreciate your support.
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Update 5
Posted by Joel Krauss
12 days ago
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So we were back in the studio over the weekend. I can't express how excited we are about how things are going.

One of the best things about this whole experience (so far) is that we're working with some friends we've made over the years. Pete Galanis is producing the whole thing for us, which is incredible. But we were also able to sneak in a secret guest friend to feature on one of our songs.

It's a huge thrill for us and we can't wait to share it with you all.

This is the best picture Pete was able to get when our guest was in the studio. (Pete's a great engineer and producer, but maybe not the best photographer...)
Our special guest...
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Update 4
Posted by Joel Krauss
1 month ago
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Halfway to our goal and about halfway through recording. Last weekend, we might even have snagged a solo from a friend of ours. More on that later...

We've got two trips to Chicago planned in April. We hope to be really almost done recording at that point. I'm sure we'll have some things to work on, but we should be able to see the finish line from there. Thanks for your support. If you haven't donated, please consider pre-ordering your copy of our forthcoming CD today!
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Update 3
Posted by Joel Krauss
2 months ago
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Danny and Joel are enjoying guitar day in the studio.
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Update 2
Posted by Joel Krauss
2 months ago
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We're so close to halfway there. Danny and I are heading back to Chicago next weekend to lay down more guitars and vocals. Tony's headed back the weekend after that for sax and vocals. It's a lot of miles and hours of hard work. We'll post more photos when we're there. In the meantime, thanks for your continued support!
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$3,195 of $4,800 goal

Raised by 27 people in 3 months
Created January 11, 2017
$250
Anonymous
2 days ago
HS
$25
Heather Statfield
9 days ago

Miss you guys! Can't wait to hear the new songs!

DK
$25
Donna Keith
11 days ago

I am so happy and oroud of you guys. I can't wait to hear your next chapter. Love you guys!

CK
$25
Chris Kosiba
14 days ago
MI
$25
Michael Irelan
20 days ago
TC
$15
Travis Cree
1 month ago

Good luck guys on reaching your goal!

ET
$15
Eric Teall
1 month ago
RB
$400
Robert Beardsley
2 months ago

Happy to support my favorite Kalamazoo Blues.

JB
$25
Jen Baldwin
2 months ago
SE
$40
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2 months ago
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