Texas Musician Bobby Bridger Using Kickstarter to Record New Album
Bobby Bridger knows a thing or two about music. The Texas-based artist has spent more than 50 years writing music and performing all over the country, but it's been 12 years since he has recorded a new album. Thankfully for his fans, that's about to change.
The 68-year-old has worked across genres on a number of projects, with such greats as Fred Carter Jr., John Hartford, Hal Blaine, Joe Osborn, Bob Moore and Ron Kramer. He's worked on film scores, released solo albums, and been a contract songwriter. Now he's working on a new project with longtime friend, and fellow musician, John Inmon, and is using the fundraising website Kickstarter to help fund the project.
"The continuing evolution of the digital age has made it possible to record an album much cheaper than in the analog days," Bridger explains. "That being said, many records these days have little chance of being heard other than by immediate family members and friends for numerous reasons; that much has not changed since the olden days."
He adds, "Many artists, my younger self included, think that success is simply raising the funding and making the record, which is a feat to be proud of on its own. However, once you get the record in the can, you have to make the world aware of your recording, which can be just as much, if not more, effort than making the record itself."
Bridger and Inmon have partnered with In The Flicker producer Erin Galey to help with all aspects of the project. Bridger's son Gabe, who recently graduated cum laude from Moore School of Music on a vocal scholarship, is also lending his talents to the upcoming record.
Bridger is almost one-third of the way toward his goal of $31,000, which will cover recording, distribution, marketing, and various other costs. He is also offering various incentives for fans who donate, including previous recordings, autographed memorabilia, and rare collections of books.
To find more information, or contribute to the project, click here.