If you want to send some music lover in your life an extra-special holiday greeting, how about a personalized card and music downloads from a Country California approved indie artist? This is the latest creative fundraising idea by Angela Easterling – who just finished selling throw pillows made from some of her retired vintage dresses, including the one at right – as she prepares to head to Nashville to record an album next month. Since I quite liked her last album and appreciate novel fundraising ideas, here are all the details from her Facebook page.
I’m really excited to be going to Nashville next month to record a new CD! Will Kimbrough is back in the producer’s seat, but this time, I’m bringing along my amazing SC band, the Beguilers: Brandon Turner on lead guitar and Jeff Hook on the drums. We’ve got some great new songs and the combination of players cannot be beat. Byron House, currently touring with Robert Plant, Buddy Miller & Patty Griffin in Band of Joy will be joining us on the bass. Plus lots of special surprise guests.
All this wonderment does not come cheap and I’ve been saving every penny I make from my touring over the last 2 years to pay for it. I’m an indie artist and entirely self–funded. I’m just about there, but need a little boost to help cover our living expenses in Nashville.
To raise some money, I have a great gift. For a donation of $15, I will send a personalized Holiday card to whoever you want to receive it. Inside the card will be gift cards to download BOTH of my albums, BlackTop Road and Earning Her Wings for free!! This makes a great gift and a nice way to share my music with your friends. Or get my albums for yourself if you don’t have them already! At only $15, it is cheaper than downloading both my albums on Amazon or Itunes, plus you get the added bonus of the personalized card and the chance to support my new CD. The downloads can be played on any ipod or Mp3 player and also burned onto a CD.
I have 115 of these gifts available. Just think, if I sell all of them, that is over $1700, which would be a HUGE help in our budget. The cards will be sent out the first week in December. You can buy just one or as many as you want. I’m happy to send them to multiple addresses in one order. I really hope I can sell them all!
You can message me here or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested!
Even if you just do it for yourself, $15 for two albums and some holiday cheer is a pretty sweet deal. You’ll also enjoy the good feeling of knowing you’re helping Angela get her third album off on the right foot. Consider it!