Nashville, TN -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/03/2013 -- Nashville singer-songwriter Blair Gilley is launching a fund-raising campaign today on Kickstarter’s platform. Gilley hopes to raise $20,000 to put toward the recording and marketing of what he calls “the most important music I’ve ever written.”
“The last few years of my life have seen more change than I could ever imagine,” Gilley said, “ranging from the death of my father, a divorce from my friend and partner of eight years, and the breakup of my band after securing a major label record deal. Writing music became the healing process that led me to where I am now: at peace and about to embark on a whole new life. This next album is the story of my journey.”
Gilley hopes to raise $20,000 from supporters in the next 30 days, which will cover the costs of recording, manufacturing, distributing, and marketing the record he hopes to make. This project will only be funded if at least $20,000 is pledged by Saturday May 4, 8:37pm EDT.
The incentives for fans to get involved are sweet, ranging from chances to appear in videos and on-stage with Gilley to personalized songs and a weekend trip and Cajun experience to Gilley’s childhood stomping grounds in Louisiana. Supporters can get involved for as little as $1, and for $5 or more can own tunes spanning Gilley’s musical career.
Two of Gilley’s endorsement partners, Kramer Guitars and Blackstar Amps, are throwing in some custom gear to make the offerings even sweeter. Fans who pledge $2,000 will get a signed custom 2013 Kramer Assault 220 Plus guitar. Other packages include a tour of the Gibson/Epiphone/Kramer headquarters, guided by Gilley.
“The name says it all,” Gilley said. “This is a campaign to ‘kickstart’ my music career. I want to be able to compete on the same level with artists who are signed to major labels. I want to be able to bring the music I hear in my head to life. Most importantly, I want to share that music with the world. I want all of the amazing people I’ve met over the past decade…and the people who I’ll encounter in the next decade…to be part of this journey with me.”
For more information, visit the Kickstarter campaign page at http://kck.st/XfI9H1 or BlairGilley.com.
Blair has over a decade of experience in the industry and he doesn't know the words NO or I CANT. He has always and will always find a way to come up with a solution to any obstacles that may come his way through this process.
About Blair Gilley
Blair Gilley is a singer-songwriter and guitar player from Nashville, TN. He currently plays guitar in The Johnny T. Band. Previously, he founded and played guitar in the popular regional pop-rock bands Flight Case For Sushi and GoodNight City. In October 2012, he released his first solo project, a six-song EP entitled About Home. He has endorsement deals with Kramer Guitars USA and Blackstar Amps. Visit BlairGilley.com for more information.
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