You probably already know how Kickstarter works, but if we do not make our goal, we don’t get any of the money pledged. And though we had a good head of steam at first, it slowed down quite a bit over last weekend, and I fear that with the final weekend upon us, it might do the same thing. That makes me a bit nervous. We have until this Thursday in the early morning to hit our mark of $15,000, with your help through Kickstarter, in order to make our Spring Music Fog Marathon at Threadgill’s a reality. Or the cat wins! (Editor's note: Go ahead, click it. You'll just add to the 70+ million views of an angry cat. We'll be right here with our less viewed, but far more tasty music videos.) Please share our project with your friends on Facebook to help us get the word out and hit our goal, so we may continue to archive great Americana music and intimate performances.
We had a brush with rock and roll royalty as we invited Billy Burnette to appear in front of our cameras during Americana Fest in Nashville this past October. He has written songs that have been recorded by artists that span the genres; Ray Charles, Cher, Roy Orbison, to Glen Campbell, George Strait, Alan Jackson, and Faith Hill. He is a sought after guitarist that has toured with Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, and as a member of Fleetwood Mac. And he rocks, so let’s “Tear It Up,” with a song from his Memphis in Manhattan release. Here is Billy Burnette with Kenny Vaughan, Dave Roe, and Jimmy Lester, filmed during the Fall Music Fog Marathon, from Nashville's Marathon Recorders. You got to roll with it. Yeah you do!
- Jessie Scott