Crowdfunding Campaigns of the Week: Angaleena Presley, Phil Madeira, and Robert Deeble
Most weeks in this space, I feature two or three of the newest crowdfunding campaigns to hit the internet. But just critical to a well run crowdfunding campaign than its launch is its finish. Those final couple of weeks before the campaign closes can sometimes mean the difference between being funded or not, or offers a final chance to get fans to purchase direct from the artist before the album becomes available on the retail sites. So this week, I’m going to focus on three campaigns that are in their final days before closing out.
Angaleena Presley is a name that is likely well-known among Americana fans. A member of the trio Pistol Annies, Presley found success in the past few years as a solo artist and has made numerous appearances at the Americana Music Festival and Conference. Now Presley is releasing the follow up to her solo debut LP American Middle Class, entitled Wrangled. The album drops on April 21 via Thirty Tigers and features appearances or co-writes from Morgane Stapleton, Wanda Jackson, Guy Clark, and her Pistol Annies bandmates Ashley Monroe and Miranda Lambert. Backer rewards include signed copies of the album on CD and vinyl, a signed test printing, and a handwritten lyrics sheet.
I featured Phil Madeira’s Providence in this space when it launched but, as it enters its final week I wanted to come back to it. Some roots music fans may not know Phil Madeira’s name, but it’s a sure bet they know some of the artists he has worked with. A long time member of Emmylou Harris’ Red Dirt Boys, Madeira has also produced or co-written music with The Civil Wars, Buddy Miller, Will Kimbrough, and more. Providence finds Madeira working with Chris Donohue and Bryan Owings, as well as a few surprise instrumentalists along the way. Backer rewards include your name in the album’s liner notes, a copy of Madeira’s book God on the Rocks, and a songwriting session in Nashville.
They say the best music comes from the heart. If that’s the case, then the inspiration for Robert Deeble’s new album Beloved should truly hit the mark. This, Deeble’s sixth album, is inspired by the fostering and eventual adoption of his daughter. Along the way, Deeble enlisted help from the likes of Jen Wood of The Postal Service and Graig Markel. 25% of any proceeds raised past the goal amount will be donated to Treehouse, an organization to help foster children. Backer rewards include a signed copy of the album on CD or vinyl, an Executive Producer credit, and a custom song written just for you by Deeble.