A Call To Action
You’ve all seen that rickity rockity tin can of a van we roll through your city in. The thing’s barely staying on its axles, it has no insolation or interior, no heat or a/c, holes in the bottom that leak water inside, a constant cacophony of strange noises and moans, no real guarantee that we’ll get to point B, not to mention a whole host of other problems… Yup, it’s time to get a new (or slightly less used) van.
But unfortunately vans are very expensive – it’s going to take at least $40,000 to purchase and outfit the kind of vehicle we need for our heavy 250+ days-a-year touring schedule. And that’s money we just don’t have! We are going to raise half of it ourselves through gigging and private parties (though $20,000 if A LOT and we’ll probably have to take out a bank loan) and we’re hoping to raise the other $20,000 from you, the listener, the lover, the supporter of live homemade 100% grassroots music….
Those of you who have recently downloaded our Old-Timey AfroPop Jibberish Junction or Free Love albums know that we don’t mind giving things away for free – and now we’d like to ask for just a little back. We need this van to stay alive, stay safe, and get to you – your town, wherever that may be. Please help us do that – the arts don’t pay us much (sometimes we literally skip meals), but we are heavily invested in heart – for the music, and for you. Do your part – help musician’s livelihoods – do something cool ladies and gentlemen… now is your chance.
How To Donate
All donations are run through Paypal’s secure server. You do not need a Paypal account to contribute – all major credit cards are accepted as well. The form is private and easy to use. You may access the donations page by clicking on the donate button below:
What, you thought we were just going to hit you up for some mula, and not offer anything in return? Of course not – we’ve arranged a whole tier of spectacular and magnificent rewards to show just how much we appreciate your generosity. Dig it:
$1-20 Thank you email including unreleased track from our next album, Volume Three
$21-40 All of the above + Personal thank you letter by mail with Big Charlie Baseball Card including digital download code
$41-60 All of the above + Hand-painted DBRS kazoo + Linked list of required listening from each band member
$61-120 All of the above + Hand-designed T-shirt + complete collection of our discography
$121-250 All of the above + Hand-drawn Big Charlie dinosaur + Video cover of any song you want
$251-500 All of the above + Hand-crafted Jimmian button-style silk suspenders + All original DBRS “Many Faces of Bootsy” calendar + “A Gentlemen’s Guide to Style” by Matt Thomas, Saxophones
$501-1,000 All of the above + Specially bound, unreleased “Important Things Humans Should Know” book, 1st edition w/ illustrations + Unreleased EP of early Dirty Bourbon material + Specially wrapped package of 10 artifacts from the road
$1,001-5,000 All of the above + Noah’s Special Wild Card
$5001-10,000 All exclusive private house show within our reach
$10,001-15,000 Your choice of: 1) free shows for life, or 2) our old van
$15,001-19,999 Clay and Matt will have a fencing match in your living room
$20,000+ We will let you blow up (or destroy in any preferred manner) our old van
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