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UPDATE: THIS PROJECT WAS SUCCESSFULLY FUNDED!

Jonathan Santos is a soulful, globally minded and locally grounded singer/songwriter out of Asheville, NC. People are moved daily by his music that inspires and encourages. Now it is time to take it to the next level. You can listen to his song “Enough” on the official kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/578200915/changing-the-world-by-changing-me-ep?ref=video

The goal of the Kickstarter Campaign is to raise $3,333 that will pay for him to record an EP at Echo Mountain Recording Studio in Asheville with the incredibly talented producer Josh Blake. Many greats have recorded there including Avett Brothers, Flogging Molly, and Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers.

Help to spread the word and let’s get this project funded!

Santos states, “With so much encouragement from the arts and music community here as well as the supporters of this project from around the world, I realize now that this project is something larger than me and I am honored to play my part. So, I invite you to join me on this adventure!”

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/578200915/changing-the-world-by-changing-me-ep?ref=video

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watch a video interview with Wood about the Kickstarter campaign

Aaron “Woody” Wood has a musical background that is as diverse as it can get. His earliest memories are of making the rounds in the bluegrass circuit with his father A.L. Wood, often sitting on stage with Bill Monroe and the Stanley Brothers. He’s dabbled in every genre from folk to rock to blues and was a pivotal member of the Blue Rags, a band signed to Sub Pop in the 90s. He’s had the opportunity to share the stage with R.L. Burnside to Leon Russel to Sara Evans to Carlos Santana as well as a slew of New Orleans finest. He’s currently embarking on a new venture, funding a solo project on his own.

Recently Aaron finished a 5 song EP at Echo Mountain Recording in Asheville, NC. Using the site www.kickstarter.com he is asking people to work with him to finish the album. Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative ideas and ambitious endeavors. It is powered by a unique all or nothing approach where projects must be fully funded or no money changes hands. Aaron has funded the first half of his album himself, and has about 60 days to raise $9000 to finish. The risk is all on him.

Project creators inspire people to open their wallets by offering smart, fun, tangible rewards, i.e. products, benefits, or experiences.

Here’s an idea of some of the incentives that will be offered through the site: The $1 to $5 dollar range will get you downloads of the songs he’s already finished that you can listen to right now. Other levels will offer, hand made screen printed CDs, Posters, Vinyl, and T-shirts. There will be other levels that offer an opportunity to be apart of the recording experience, have Aaron record a mutually agreed upon cover, or have him play a private show for you and your friends.

A special tier will be offered for local and regional fans, that will get you a copy of the full album as well as an invite to a house show/pool party featuring Aaron Wood, Jason Krekel and a few more musicians. Food, drink, pool, yard games and 40 ft slip and slide will be provided. Space is limited for this tier so sign up early.

To hear the first 5 songs of the album, please check out www.aaronwoodmusic.com Be sure to check www.kickstarter.com for updates and to see how you can be a part of making a great record.

Press Quotes:
“Aaron “Woody” Wood is using a unique approach – call it social networking, or crowd-sourced funding – to get a full-length album recorded and produced… I love this model for getting an album created and honestly… In this digital age of online connectedness, it’s all about creating a vibrant network that wants to be invested.” ~ Ashevegas Blog

“I’ve been a fan of Wood’s since seeing him play the first time and wondering who the hell it was that was shredding the guitar like that. I think I’m gonna pony up.” ~ Blog Asheville

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