Dear Friends, Fans, and Supporters of Misner & Smith,
Well, to sum it up in three words: WE MADE IT!!!
The fundraiser for the recording and release of our upcoming new album "Seven Hour Storm" was a smashing success! And we couldn't have done it without all of you! We were blown away and humbled by the support that came in from far and wide. Thank you all for your contributions, and for sharing the fundraiser with your friends. We reached our goal on September 14th--coincidentally, Sam's birthday. Yes, it's certainly a leading candidate for 'best birthday ever'....
Three days after the fundraiser officially ended Misner & Smith headed out on a three-week tour in England, playing several sold out shows around the country with our good friends Breeze & Wilson, and we even made our debut on BBC Radio! Check out a video of the performance here: Misner & Smith on BBC radio.
Now that we're back in the States we wanted to give you all an update on how things are progressing with the album thus far. Future updates will be posted on our fundraiser page, as well as on our facebook page and blog. In the meantime, here's what's happening:
~ Studio dates:
We've booked about 10 days in the studio in January, and we're very excited to get started recording. Conversations with our producer and recording engineer have already begun on how we're going to go about the work--and we can't wait! There's nothing like having a great creative team!
~ The Timeline:
We're aiming to release the album sometime in the spring of 2013. It may seem like a long way off, but the truth is, there's a lot of hard work ahead. We want to do this album justice, and to give this collection of songs the attention we believe they deserve. A lot of discovery happens in the studio, and we want to make sure that we honor that process. In this world of instant gratification there is a tendency to rush a final product to press before it's ready. What your support for this album has done--and will do--is allow us the budget to take the time needed to truly make the record we've set out to make from the beginning. And to surprise ourselves along the way.
Perks will be sent out/delivered about two weeks before the official release. If handwritten lyrics and/or songbooks were a perk for your contribution, please email us with your choices of songs at email@example.com by November 10th. If we haven't heard from you by then we'll just assume that you want us to surprise you...Those of you who will be hosting house concerts will be contacted individually to discuss details.
Thank you in advance for your patience and support as we begin this long process. It's going to be quite a journey, and having each and every one of you in our corner means more to us than we can possibly put into words . We truly couldn't do this without you! If you have any questions you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'd also like to invite you to join our email list, if you aren't already on it. We send out show announcements and other updates about once a month, and it's the best way to stay up to date with our music and tours. We'll also be posting updates and pictures on our Facebook page, so you can find us there too! Click on the links below to join the fun!
That's the story for now....We can't thank you enough for your support on this project. We're thrilled to have the best fans in the world--and we can't wait to share the new music with you! Off we go....
~ Sam and Megan