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"Highway of Shadows" Album Campaign

$11,220 of $13,580 goal

Raised by 30 people in 7 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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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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Greetings Ladies & Gentlemen,

The J.O.B. are excited to announce our album release concert at Firehouse Theatre in Richmond VA on Saturday, November 24, 2018 to celebrate the drop of our LP "Highway of Shadows".

The set list includes the album's lead-up radio single "Lisa's Song" plus three tracks from the new album never before performed in front of a live audience.

Some folks will receive a pair of VIP tickets to the event as part of your contribution reward. For everyone else,
tickets will soon be available for pre-sale. We will post the ticket pre-sale link as soon as it is available.

We are excited to have our friends The Naked Abstract open the show. Click this link for TNA's page: https://www.facebook.com/TheNakedAbstract/

Click this link for Firehouse Theatre's page:
https://www.facebook.com/FirehouseTheatre/

* Doors at 6:00 p.m.
* Act I at 7:00 p.m.
* Main Event at 7:45 p.m.
* Walk up bar & light snacks

Everything else is moving along fine. Producer Rich is presently working on the track mixes for the final album. The lead-up single "Lisa's Song" will be sent to radio stations nationwide for the September 24th add week, so listen for it on the radio waves in the weeks to follow.

Green Light Go begins their publicity push this week. Music bloggers and influencers everywhere will be introduced to "Lisa's Song" before Planetary Group launches the song's official introduction to radio on the 24th. We expect some industry reviews for the new track soon!

Thanks to our friends, family, and fans we've raised a lot of needed money to move this campaign forward. But, in spite of a gallant crowd funding effort, we are still short of our ultimate funding goal. If we don't close the gap, soon we will have to make some hard decisions about what we will have to eliminate or scale back from the initial plan; touring destinations, music videos, etc. Please share this campaign with your music enthusiast friends as they may also wish to contribute and help achieve all of the campaign goals.

Thank you again for your confidence and generosity. Look for another update soon!

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

With recording done, things are moving ahead rather rapidly. Producer Rich has all the recorded tracks in his lair and will be performing his wizardry on them for the next few weeks. The lead-up single "Lisa's Song" will be sent by Planetary Group in Los Angeles to non-commercial, AAA, and college radio stations nationwide for the September 24th add week. The full length LP "Highway of Shadows" will officially drop nationwide on Friday, November 9th, in time for Veteran's Day!

We have confirmed the date and location for our VIP Red Carpet album release concert:
Date: Saturday, November 24th, 2018
Location: Firehouse Theatre, Richmond VA
Time: TBD
Mark your calendars and plan to join us in RVA! Some of you will receive your VIP tickets in the mail as part of your contributor reward. For everyone else, the box office link will be posted as soon as it is established.

Thanks again for your support. We are looking forward to performing the new album LIVE for everyone on November 24th!

Warm regards,
The J.O.B. (Jason, Jared, Eric, and Jim)
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$11,220 of $13,580 goal

Raised by 30 people in 7 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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