Ladies and Gentlemen,
We in the Dirty Bourbon River Show have been hard at work these past weeks since our last Southeast tour. There has been much writing and learning, much rehearsing and perfecting, we’ve finished recording our 2012 releases and filmed a music video for one of our upcoming singles, and yet there is still so much to do!
After a successful Mardi Gras show in our hometown, the Dirty Dirty, New Orleans herownself, we prepare for a brief return to the midwest next week ->
and then a few shows leading up to the grand release of Volume III and the kick off of our four-month-long national tour!
However, despite all of the wonderful shenanigans we have in store for you, we have a serious matter to tend to:
Friends and family, before we embark on our great quarter-year journey that begins with a trek back to the wonderful, beautiful, and treacherous mountains of Colorado, we must secure a new mode of transportation!
I’m sure all of you at one point or another have seen our hulking, sagging, meandering beast of a van and probably heard her grunts and sighs of protest, too! She’s stood the test of time so far, but her journey is coming quickly to an end. I’ll put it this way: she’s got no A/C or heat, no insulation, completely busted shocks, and an engine held together in some parts with whatever we could find to do the job! For as lovely and enduring as she’s been (and she is a trooper!), it is simply time to upgrade to something that will not ultimately kill us.
SO! If you’ve thought about donating and haven’t gotten around to it, PLEASE DO IT NOW! If you didn’t think we needed the money/a new van that badly, WE DO! If you have anything from a dollar to 20,000 of them lying around, please, PLEASE, help out your brothers and family in music and good times, the Dirty Bourbon River Show, to continue our quest to bring our ever-evolving original music to the world at large, so that we don’t end up like this!
Loved ones, please take a moment to search your hearts and your wallets in this time of the utmost seriousness. We are on the verge of greater things than ever before in this great journey, and we can’t do it without your help! For anything at all, no matter how big or small, that you can donate to our cause, we are eternally and deeply grateful.
Ok, you guys. I haven’t gotten a chance to see you perform in person. I missed you at Shakori last fall because we were too tired to stay up – we weren’t staying at the park. I missed you in Winter Park, Fl because I had to get up too early the next morning. Yes, I’m older than I’d say 99% of your fans. I’m almost 64. But I bought a couple of your tunes from ITunes and I’ve downloaded some others. I play your music A LOT – it lifts me UP – I really enjoy it. My hope is that I’ll catch up with you one of these days. SO, because I listen to your music so much, I’ve donated. I wish I had more to give you. I wish I was rich and could just buy a brand new van. Anyway, I hope you can find a way to get a new “home.” And that this little bit I could give can help…
Thank you so much Sharon! Means so much… Maybe we’ll catch you at Shakori this Spring?