Good God! Yes folks, we have reached 10 donors for the “Fix Our House (Van)” mission. Thanks to Mr. Tony Bush in Lilburn, GA., we are closer to getting behind the wheel of a new touring van, but we still have a long way to go.
To learn more about this mission and what you can do to help, please follow the link above.
We can’t express how thankful we are for everyone who has helped so far in this mission for a new van and in the life of our band. So much is in store for us. Until we see yall, keep your eyes and ears open.
Also…..*Listen to James Hunter*
We have our first three donors! Thank you John Paul Carmody, Baxter Moody and Carrie Perkins for your gracious donations!
We are now at 1.66% of our $20,000 goal! Tell a friend or two, let’s bring it up to 10% by Christmas!
Click HERE or on the “Fix Our House (Van)” button on the top right sidebar to find out how YOU too can help keep New Orleans gypsy folk circus rock on the road (and maybe even your doorstep)! Tons of cool prizes, and most importantly, you get to help something REAL. Be something cool.
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A Short Film by Noah Adams
Do enjoy the copious amounts of free content provided by the Dirty Bourbon River Show? Feel like giving something back? DBRS is currently promoting a digital fundraiser for a new van – click HERE or on the Fix Our House (Van) button on the title bar above for more info – lots of cool prizes, like free downloads of the new, unreleased Volume Three tracks we just finished cutting at the Music Shed, + a whole crap ton of other spectacular and interesting stuff.
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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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Hello folks! Hope everyone stuffed their faces yesterday – I know we all did. Now that Thanksgiving’s past I figured we’d give you a little update for how we’ll be finishing off the year…
Throughout the rest of November we’ll be finishing overdubbing Volume Three at the Music Shed here in New Orleans. Then, come December, while Vol. III’s shipped off for mixing and mastering, we’ll be hitting the road once again for a few little short trips here and there, East and West… Six new showdates just posted + more to come! —–>
Oh, and this Sunday we’ll be making a big little announcement with a whole host of prizes available for those who participate.
Need a hint?
Has a little something to do with this: