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"Highway of Shadows" Album Campaign

$11,395 of $13,580 goal

Raised by 33 people in 9 months
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:

$50
Fan
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.

$100
Dancing Fan
Exclusive autographed Pre-Order of "Highway of Shadows" CD + digital download card + an official band tee shirt.

$200
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"

$500
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.

$750
Groupie
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.

$1,000
Roadie
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).

$2,000
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).

$2,500
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.

$5,000
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
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Hello Ladies & Gentlemen,

Today is Friday, November 9, 2018, the birthday of "Highway of Shadows"

Thanks to your support, “Highway of Shadows” is available today for stream or download on all major music platforms. Click a link below and turn it up!

* BandCamp: https://thejoband.bandcamp.com
* SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/thejoband
* AppleMusic: https://apple.co/2QxI9iT
* Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2zHDNOW
* Amazon: https://amzn.to/2z0TwsZ

CDs are also available thru our online store and at all of our live shows.

If you have a CD or tee shirt coming to you for your contributor reward, please hit us back with your mailing address so we can get them out to you asap.

If you need tickets to the album release show at Firehouse Theatre in Richmond on Saturday, November 24th, please get them now. The venue has sold over half of the seats and the show will sell out. We would hate for anyone to miss the concert for lack of a ticket after hanging with us through this long recording process, so please click the link and get your tickets today: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3607101

Thanks again for your support. We hope to see you at Firehouse Theatre on the 24th or in an audience on the road next year!

Warm regards,
The J.O.B. (Jason, Eric, Jared, and Jim)
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Hello Ladies & Gentlemen,

As we approach the official album release date of November 9th, things have been rolling at a quick pace.

The CDs have been produced and they are magnificent! Some of you have an autographed "Highway of Shadows" CD coming to you as part of your contributor reward. Some of you have tee shirts coming, too! You know who you are. If your name is below, please hit us back with your mailing address:

Joe H.
Brian H.
Craig K.
Amber S.
Alex R.
Rebecca B.
Stephanie L.
Monecia S.
Gwendolyn S.
Thomas C.

The new band tee shirts have been ordered. They look fantastic! It's a whole new design updated to reflect today's band. We're excited to introduce the new tee shirts to everyone.

Planetary Group is in the process of distributing "Highway of Shadows" CDs to 300 radio stations across the United States right now. Listeners across America will begin to hear tracks from the album on their local radio stations on the November 9th release date, and the album's individual life will begin, birthdate 11/9/18.

Green Light Go has been busy for the past few weeks generating publicity for the LP. The lead-up single "Lisa's Song" appeared in several renowned music blogs and picked up outstanding reviews! GLG has been pitching "Highway of Shadows" to scores of music influencers across the country and has facilitated interviews and song premiers in several prestigious blogs, magazines, and other music media. This PR campaign still has weeks to go and we are excited to see where it all leads.

Our show of the year, the "Highway of Shadows" album release concert at Firehouse Theatre in Richmond VA is on Saturday, November 24th. The special VIP pass tickets have already been mailed to those folks who had them as a part of their contributor reward. We hope everyone who played a part in making this album can make the show. Please get your tickets in advance at the link below. Firehouse Theatre seats about a hundred people and half the seats have already sold.

Ticket link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3607101

Our crowd fun campaign to create this album was successful because our friends, fans, and family made it successful. Thank you for contributing to our art and helping to bring new music to life. With our initial goal of $13,580, we raised $11,320. Though we came up short by $2,260, we adjusted our plans to a tightened budget, renegotiated what could be with new agencies and contacts, and produced a stellar finished record.

The funding shortfall does affect our ability to have a "Highway of Shadows" tour in the Spring. Producing the album was our No.1 priority, so the touring budget had to be reallocated to make up the shortfall. We're working on a new plan for touring and we're in search of a booking agent who can help us with that right now. We will tour and we'll keep everyone posted.

Make sure to go to our Bandcamp page ( https://thejoband.bandcamp.com) or The J.O.B. page on your preferred music platform on November 9th. Bandcamp, Spotify, Amazon, Apple Music, and all the other major music platforms will activate “Highway of Shadows” on that day. Stream it, download it, share it. Crank it up and open the windows.

Thanks again for your support. Follow us on your social networks and come see us play live!

Warm regards,
The J.O.B. (Jim, Jason, Eric, and Jared)
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Ladies & Gentlemen,

Tickets are now available for our “Highway of Shadows” album release concert at Firehouse Theatre on November 24th! Click the link and get your tickets NOW >>> http://www.firehousetheatre.org/j-o-b

Some of you will be receiving a pair of VIP reward tickets. You know who you are, so look for a separate email about that soon.

Firehouse Theatre is an outstanding venue and we hope to see everyone at the show on November 24th!

And, if you're in Richmond, come see our late show tonight at Bar Louie in Short Pump. 10pm till 1am.

Producer Rich is nearing the end of his meticulous mixing process with 9 of the 10 tracks almost ready for mastering. Everything sounds fantastic! We're very excited for you all to hear this album. And listen again, over and over, often and loud!

Warm regards,

The J.O.B. (Jason, Eric, Jared, and Jim)
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Ladies & Gentlemen,

It is with great pleasure that The J.O.B. present our newest single Lisa’s Song, an early release from our coming album “Highway of Shadows” that will drop on November 9th, 2018.

Please share “Lisa’s Song” with your friends and follow The J.O.B. on your favorite music platform. Thanks!

• Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2O3JEEh
• Apple Music: https://apple.co/2NtXbYU
• Bandcamp: https://thejoband.bandcamp.com
• Soundcloud: https://bit.ly/2CGKNkd

Much more cool info to follow! Keep an eye on us, and don't forget our album release show is scheduled for November 24th!

Warm regards,
The J.O.B. (Jason, Eric, Jared, and Jim)
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$11,395 of $13,580 goal

Raised by 33 people in 9 months
$50
Fan
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.
$100
Dancing Fan
Exclusive autographed Pre-Order of "Highway of Shadows" CD + digital download card + an official band tee shirt.
$200
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"
$500
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.
$750
Groupie
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.
$1,000
Roadie
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).
$2,000
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).
$2,500
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.
$5,000
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
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