Last night, Brooklyn-based bluegrass singer Michael Daves dropped a bomb on Kickstarter, announcing a campaign for a family pack of solo albums:
It’s about time for me to make a solo album. I’m going for two. And here’s the kicker: both albums will have the same track listing. Same songs, in the same order.
I’m excited about this.
Daves says the first album is bluegrass record that he’ll record at Old First Reformed Church in Park Slope, the same church that receives funds from this weekend’s Brooklyn Bluegrass Bash (Q&A with Daves on that here), and will feature a damn fine backing band: Noam Pikelny, Sarah Jarosz, Brittany Haas and Mike Bub.
The second features an electric trio for a “stripped-down version of a rock album” including a rock drummer and banjo/violin “played by someone completely unfamiliar with traditional music.”
Check out video below and support the campaign here. Some great rewards for getting in this project early.