FUNDRAISING PAINTED MANDOLIN'S RECORDING OF "SWEET RAIN"
Painted Mandolin has been mixing and matching songs and tunes for a handful of years now growing an impressive fan base of listeners and dancers. Their variety of instrumentation, influences, and individual contributions, have also laid the readiness of a foundation for recording original music. The results are proving to be exciting and satisfying since beginning the project!
Like most things these days, production, recording, duplication, and promotion are expensive. To meet our goal of getting our music to you, we need your help. Our sincerest hope is that if you find yourself connecting to the sound of Painted Mandolin, you'll make a financial contribution as soon as possible as we're hoping to bring the recording of "Sweet Rain" to you this Spring of 2023.
Take a look at our fundraising rewards below. Click BELOW to listen to samples of a few of the songs. Your financial support will bring us to the finish line and with the hope that you'll enjoy hours of enjoyment from Sweet Rain!
HOW THE IDEA FOR "SWEET RAIN" BEGAN AND ITS DIRECTION SINCE...
It was August 2020, deep into the Pandemic, when fires started in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I was feeling really sad and trapped… when a portal opened and poetry, lyrics, and music linked to my brain. I would wake up and would have to run to my pen and pad, to write some fragments down. Out of these emotions and magical connection to the portal, these 6 songs were born. Luckily, I'm in a great band that can paint these dreams down to a disc. I hope you enjoy it!
Larry Graff - Principal Songwriter for Sweet Rain / Vocalist & Rhythm Guitarist of PM
Jerry Garcia once told me, "No matter where it comes from, you gotta make the music your own." I was privileged to experience that process firsthand with Jerry for almost 4 years and a handful of recordings. On the recording of Sweet Rain, Painted Mandolin continues that idea on a freshman release of lyrics and music with different flavors and spices blended in 6 songs from Larry Graff, one from Matt Hartle, and musical contributions from all four members. As the Producer of this recording, I appreciate the trust my bandmates have given me in steering the creative vision and musical landscapes of these songs. We've created a patchwork of influences that serves up a unique jam and we hope you'll feel the same.
Joe Craven - Producer of Sweet Rain / Vocalist, Mandolinist, Fiddler & Percussionist of PM
Enginering and playing on the recording of Sweet Rain has been an amazing experience for me. From the very beginning when Larry played these songs from me, I knew it was going to be special. It was great to participate while Joe produced the record, expertly guiding the collaboration of many talented musicians in the evolution of each song. Each one takes you on a unique journey. I can't wait to share this music with you all.
Matt Hartle - Engineer of Sweet Rain / Vocalist, Guitarist, Banjotarist of PM
THE FOLLOWING ARE OUR FUNDRAISING REWARDS AND HOW YOU CAN HELP!
$400. ZOOM show for you, your friends & family living anywhere on planet earth.
Enjoy a Painted Mandolin performance via live ZOOM. We’ll schedule your ZOOM party and you invite the guests no matter where any of us are on planet earth!
Includes an autographed copy of the CD as well as a digital download.
$2,000. Backyard Concert within 100 miles of San Francisco, CA
Throw a party! Invite your friends, family, co-workers, first responders, book of the month club fellow readers...YOU name it!
Painted Mandolin will come to your space, set up an appropriate sound system, and perform 2 long sets of their music for your guests to listen, dance and groove to!
Sugar Bear Donation
A generous tier donation can be made;
1) As a gift to help us cover costs that allow us to bring this recording to completion. 2) In honor or memory of a good friend or family member. 3) To support the creativity and art of Painted Mandolin
We are blessed to have so many fans. Thank you from our hearts to yours.