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Rusty Old Crows / Blog

Where we are now

It's been a while since I posted something on the blog, so while I'm wiating between class, it seems that now's the time (which is also the name of a Charlie Parker tune). Anyways, a lot's happened since the last blog. We've played a show (sans bass and lead guitar)(oh, and it went well), we've had music on another sampler disc, had some professional photos done (well, a friend of mine has the gear for that and was itching to do something with it. The picutres are up for everyone to judge), and, of course, there's all the RN stuff (recordings, gaining fans, and gaining the #1 spot for our region). Life's been pretty good, but there's always room for improvement. We need a lead guitarist and a bassist still (preferably with some jazz/improvisation experience and at least semi-commited to being in a band and not completely in it for the money. So if this sounds like you or someone you know, feel free to shoot us a message; we'd love to hear from you!) Playing more shows is also a must, but most of the awesome gigs are paying and I don't feel comfortable trying to do with out having the lead guitar and bass parts covered, at least temporarily. And of course the overarching goal of putting out an album. We've got the material, just not the time to record it. We've been trying to get it done for some time now. First we were shooting for the end of last summer, then before the new year. Now we're just trying to finish before the end of time (which might be the next year if the Mayans were right, but I'm not banking on that being true). So that's where we are now, we've got a decent start, we just need to keep going; to keep reaching our goals and setting new ones to strive for. Take care everybody.

Getting started (pt. 2)

The hardest part of anything, be it that paper you've put off to the last minute, a new school or job, or even just going about your day, the hardest part is getting started. And that's what this little band Blake and I have started have experienced. The thing of it is, I thought the hardest part would be either the recording/editing or writing new material. Not that those things are easy, but the most difficult part is getting people to listen and garner fans. First of all, there's only a hand full of people I know and it's kinda hard to get people to take notice sometimes, especially when you're new. And you hate to send people things on Facebook because it seems like you're harassing them or just sending a bulk invite. I don't want to come off as doing nothing but complaining, but I guess what it comes down to is I need some help. I really need help from everyone on here. I guess I thought it'd snowball and get bigger and bigger, and that seems to be how most things start out, but I need some help with that. Some of you have invited others that you know to this fan page, and that's great. And some of them have even checked out our music, but that doesn't get us anywhere if it ends with you. If you will help us out by suggesting this fan page to people you know that might like our stuff or share a link with our music, that might help get the ball rolling. And I can keep track of who's doing what at this point, and maybe the favor might come back some day. I really do appreciate what you've done for this band so far, I really do. And if anybody has any ideas or comments, feel free to post things. Take care everybody.

Chad Kennedy
Chad Kennedy  (over 3 years ago)

very well put sir, and i couldn't agree more. I think your 'little' band has great potential, I listen to your stuff quite often... and I spend soo much of my time writing, and practicing music... Its hard for me to find time to listen to it. I will spread the word as far as I can, and we should get a show together sometime!

Getting started...

This is something proving to be difficult, not that we thought it'd be easy or that someone told us it'd be easy. We knew it'd be hard and everyone seems to indicate the same. It's the coming up with more listeners and fans that's the trick, does anyone have any tips or ideas that ReverbNation hasn't offered? Any help that anyone can give will be greatly appreciated.

-Nathaniel

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