GREY SEASON NEWSLETTER – February

Hello again beautiful people,

It seems that all of our newsletters must begin with an apology on the lapse in correspondence. As some of you may know, January was a particularly busy month for us due to all of the blood and sweat we have poured into our first studio album. We have even attached a little collage of some photos from the trip. Rest assured now that we are back in the saddle we shall be ever vigilant in sending you our monthly missives.

We spent January 5th through 10th in Woodstock, NY recording at the hallowed Levon Helm Barn Studio. Aided by the wonderful Benny Grotto and Justin Guip, we cut the basics for all 10 tracks on our upcoming LP in three days. This was a particularly cathartic experience for all of us and one we will be sure to tell future generations. As of Sunday, February 2nd, all tracking for the album has been completed. This includes all of the vocals, strings, guitar overdubs, mandolin, accordion and a few piano parts. Not surprisingly we are suitably enthusiastic on how this record is going to sound when we turn it over to you. We still have to have it mixed and mastered but then our love letter to all of you shall be done. Expect it to be in your hands by late April, barring any unseen circumstances. We will also be sure to let all of you in the area know when our album release show will be so that we can see all of your shining countenances when we hand you a copy.

To all of the amazing individuals who donated to our Kickstarter, look out for some Kickstarter related surveys headed your way. We’re starting to gear up in getting all of your merch baskets together! (On a side note I feel it necessary to say that it won’t actually come in a ‘basket’ per se. The band has a host of useless talents but unfortunately weaving baskets is not one of them. Not that we don’t respect the hell out of people who can.)

We are also pleased to announce that we have joined forces with Green Line Records operating out of the prestigious Northeastern University. We are absolutely thrilled to be given the opportunity to work together with these fine individuals.

We have a couple of shows coming up soon. For those who made it out to our show at the Middle East on the 20th, thank you for sharing an incredible evening with us.

On February 20th, we’re playing an acoustic set at “Gallery 263″ in Cambridge with the infallible Zach Torres, Animal Flag and The Western Den. As always, bring your best dancing shoes and have a good time. Unfortunately that is the only show we have for the rest of February so make sure to catch us.

Then on March 12th, we will be playing at T.T. The Bear’s Place in Cambridge. We will be playing alongside the show stopping Sun and The Moon and The Interlopers. The doors open at 8:30, we do so hope to see you there. We’ll update you on more shows as they develop and until then the best way to see where we’re playing is through our Facebook page.

Until next time, we’ll keep doing our thing and you keep being you.
Much Love,
GS

PS. If anyone has any ideas for the album name, we’d be interested in hearing them.
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Kickstarter 135% FUNDED

Dear Lovely People,

Our kickstarter campaign has come to a close, leaving all of us in a state of awe and pure gratitude towards everyone who came forth to donate and to make this awesome opportunity a feasible reality. You all collectively reminded us why we do what we do, and you’ve given us the fervor to continue doing what we love.
We’re at a loss for words as to how grateful we are for folks like you – we hope we can knock your socks off in return with a delicious record come spring.
So we made this little video for you all..

Album Kickstarter Announcement!

THE BIGGEST NEWS WE’VE EVER HAD

We’ve just launched our Kickstarter to fund our first full length album. We are recording at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock NY starting in January 2014 with 3-Time Grammy Award Winning Engineer Justin Guip. This Kickstarter will be running until Dec. 22nd, and we need to raise $10,000!!! It’s a huge task, and we can’t do it without your help! If we have ever brightened your day on Newbury Street, or you’ve ever been to a show, please help us to fund this project, Spread the word; and let’s do this thing!

P.S. WE’VE GOT GREAT PRIZES IF YOU DONATE SO CHECK EM OUT

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/62101034/grey-season-recording-first-full-length-album-at-t

November 2013 Newsletter

Hello my lovelies!

As the month of November is wearing on steadily, we hope that you are all bracing yourself for the oncoming chill, as well as the holiday season. As the long, cold months of this New England winter approach we’d like to give you an update on all things Grey Season.

The Kickstarter
As you may or may not know our Kickstarter is up and running in full swing. In the first two days, we have raised nearly $2,000 (20%) of our total $10,000 goal! We’d like to express our deepest sentiments to those that have donated so graciously thus far. To those that are unaware of our Kickstarter, allow us to briefly explain…

We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to record our full length LP at Levon Helm’s Barn Studio in Woodstock, New York. (Levon Helm; of course being the drummer and one of the three vocalists for the “The Band”). If you are unfamiliar with “The Band” we would strongly recommend you rectify this situation immediately by either watching “The Last Waltz” or listening to “The Band – The Brown Album”. We also have the opportunity to record with Grammy winning engineer Justin Guip and established local producer Benny Grotto.

We are calling on the kindness of our friends, fans and family to help us make this record. We have some truly great incentives for those of you who choose to donate so be sure to check those out. We don’t ask you wonderful people for much but right now we are calling on you to help us! Any donation is greatly appreciated and will ultimately go towards funding an album that will be yours just as much as it is ours. Our Kickstarter is up and running until 11:59 pm on December 22nd. Let’s do this thing!

A Show…
For those of our beautiful fans that find themselves in the Boston metropolitan area this upcoming month, we will be playing at ‘Cafe 939′ (The Red Room) on December 6th. As a band we are rather excited for this opportunity, since the last time we played at ‘Cafe 939′ we performed as a trio. Come out to the show and celebrate our triumphant return as a 5-piece! Unfortunately that is the only show that we have lined up for the moment due to the fact that we need to start the arduous process of rehearsing to record. We need to start tightening up the screws on the Grey Season machine so that in January when we record our album we can create something truly beautiful.

That my friends is the extent of the Grey Season news for the month. Watch this space for another exciting episode of the Grey Season Newsletter. Until then keep your heads up, your nails clean, and your friends happy.

Much love,
GS

P.S. Here’s our kickstarter video:

GREY SEASON – DESIGN OUR T-SHIRT CONTEST

Design our T-shirt Contest

https://www.facebook.com/events/629894193708590/

Because we have so many talented friends and fans, we want to put our t-shirt design in the hands of you all; we want to keep it local. Help design our shirt.

Guidelines:

• Has to involve the name “Grey Season”

• Involving “Troilus” the Armadillo; is optional

• You can use color, or black and white

• Submissions go through greyseasonpromotions@gmail.com

• Reward for the winner:
-$50
-Free Personalized EP
-Free T-shirt
-Youtube video cover of your choice dedicated to promoting your artwork.

• Submit an entry; get a free unreleased track and a guest-list (free entry) to a show

• Submission Deadline is 12:00 am October 17th, 2013.
Winner will be announced upon review by the band following the Oct. 17th deadline.