Forgive the shameless promotion, but this is worthy of posting: Banjo conceptualist Ryan Cavanaugh is seeking supporters for a new jazz-fusion banjo album called Back Country to the Future with fusion legends Bill Evans (sax), Mark Egan (bass) and Joel Rosenblatt (drums).
Ryan tours internationally with Miles Davis alum saxophone player Bill Evans per recommendation from John McLaughlin. Please donate if you can, share wherever you can and watch his funny promo video here. http://igg.me/p/70325
The days of record labels funding artist projects are all but gone.
Independent artists such as myself are forced to seek out production budgets through other means. If it weren't for patrons some of the world’s most beautiful music may never have been heard. Please help us reach our goal in making some great new music!
If you aren’t familiar with Ryan Cavanaugh, watch these videos.
In Nashville at Music City Roots:
Playing Jigs with his teacher Rex McGee:
Ryan made this video to help promote the new album. He's using his Deering Crossfire banjo and Line 6 pedal board. You'll have to ask him for more details beyond that...
Improvising on the Electric Banjo
He still needs donations, if anyone can toss a couple bucks his way, there are some great incentives. Ryan's IndieGoGo Fundraiser for Back Country to the Future.
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