Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ollabelle needs you

Ollabelle, a great NYC based band, is trying to go the independent route for their new disc.  (Not too long ago that sentence would've meant they were recording for a small label).  The band has taken to the internet and social media to try and raise funds for their new disc, as they want to release it themselves.  Great idea and I hope they are able to raise the necessary funds (they're currently 90% of the way their goal of $10K).  I contributed to the cause, as I think they are an incredibly talented group of musicians (and if you've never heard them you really should seek out their 2 studio discs and 1 live disc).  They don't reach a wide audience, as they are a grass-roots driven band and mostly play locally.  I appreciate the fact that they are trying to make it on "their" terms, I only hope they can reach a bigger audience so they can afford to keep making music.  Their music is a true Americana-based sound, with blues, jazz, country and folk influences.  All are excellent vocalists as well as musicians and it's a shame that more people don't know about them.  Here's the link to their fundraising page and a few videos. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ollabelle/ollabelle-album

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