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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

5 Days Left! Mose Jones' Kickstarter from Kicktraq

Music Missing for 30 Years Returns Home!! Now Going to be Released!!

Kickstarter for Mose Jones's 1980 album that was never released - Lost / Found

#kickstarter #kicktraq #mosejones 

Lost / Found CD - Release of 1980 MOSE JONES Album -- Kicktraq Mini

Monday, September 23, 2013

7 Days Left!! Kickstarter for Mose Jones!

Music missing for 30 years returns home!!

7 Days left in our #Kickstarter campaign - funding our Mose Jones "Lost / Found" CD project! Please go to our Kickstarter site - http://kck.st/16Z8Xww

Pre-sales of our music and other goodies (T-shirt, Coffee cup, downloads, VIP party, live music) offered in our rewards sections.

Your pledge will give us the funding we need to release this music with the quality it deserves and the promotion and marketing to send this CD around the world!!

For more information:  Remembering Mose Jones  Facebook site  and Mose Jones website

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Band X - Atlanta Party Band with New Promo Video

Atlanta's Band X has a new updated video promo. 

Some of the new footage is from one their shows in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel "The Joint", in May 2013. Other new footage is from their Nashville event at the Grand Old Opry Hotel and Convention Center in August 2013.

Band X Promo

Band X, a nine piece band with 6 males and 3 females, is one of the best party, dance, event, wedding bands on the musical scene today; playing events and performing all across the US. Costume changes, choreographed dance routines, long sets going non-stop song to song, are just part of the charm that has made this band one of the most popular "sought after" party bands in the nation.

Visit the BAND X LIVE web site!

KICKSTARTER for Mose Jones - Lost / Found Project

KICKSTARTER funding campaign for 70's/80's Southern Rock band MOSE JONES!

Steve McRay and Marvin Taylor, former members of the Southern Rock band Mose Jones, have introduced their Kickstarter campaign to release their never released 1980's RCA album - a project they named "Lost / Found"!

The way Kickstarter works it's funding campaign, which this one runs from Aug 31 to Sept 30 2013, is an "All or Nothing" campaign. If you don't reach your funding goal, you get nothing and everyone keeps their pledges. If you do reach or even surpass your goal, the pledges turn into contributions and the project is a funded success.

Our band Mose Jones' last RCA album was never released by the record company. The tapes were put in storage or destroyed, we never knew. 30+ years later, I answered a phone and was asked if I wanted to come pick up some 2" tapes with my name and the band's name marked on them...I went and picked up about 10 tapes, with 6 of them being Mose Jones last unreleased album project.

After our Mose Jones alumni and friend Bryan Cole passed away in December of 2012, I felt compelled to find out what was on these tapes and if the music had survived the years of storage. I called around and found a studio that had a 24 2" tape machine where I could transfer the tapes to digital format. But first, I had to have the tapes "baked" or "cooked" as is known in the trade.

Tape disintegrates over time and the residue comes apart from the tape, so baking them temporarily adheres the tape so they can play successfully on a machine without producing sludge and gumming up the tape heads -which means you would get nothing off the tape.

So the baking was a success, after a couple failed attempts, and the transfers were a success as well! What we retrieved off the tapes was some amazing music and sounds! It was our last recordings in all their analog, now digital, splendor!

The only justice at this point was to finance this project, so we chose KICKSTARTER and we set our goal at $5000. We could use more money, but we would like to make sure we reach our goal.

For more information, go to our KICKSTARTER site! Also, visit our Mose Jones web site for history of the band.