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Run On Sentence: CSM, Hippo For Christmas

Over at runonsentencemusic.com. Dustin Hamman is concocting his own home brew of crowd funding, and rather than attempt to summarize, we’ll turn it over to him:

Howdy friends.

I make a lot of recordings. They are usually quite different than what you get when you buy a Run On Sentence album. They may be recordings of me just playing guitar and singing, there may be 14 layers of vocals two organs and a drum, i might rock out on my midi guitar and make some silliness, i might play a song i’ve crafted, i may make one up as i go, i may cover someone else’s tune, and i might even cover one of my own… it’s hard to say really. The point is that i make them, and i’d like to share some of them with you.

That’s why i’ve decided to start a CSM. It stands for Community Supported Music.
For a donation of $10 – $25 you will receive, via email, 12-20 MP3 recordings in 2011. One a month guaranteed, plus 8 others mixed in if i get 40 or more people to support the project.

If you are interested in supporting this project simply click this button

In the “purpose” field, type CSM plus the email address you would like your music sent to and make your donation. If you’d prefer, you can also send a check, payable to Dustin Hamman, to:
Dustin Hamman
6 Lyle-Snowden Rd.
Lyle, WA 98635

Most, importantly, it would greatly improve the success of this project if you could help spread the word with anyone you think might be interested. You could even sign someone up as a holiday gift!

Still not convinced? Here’s my rendition of the Holiday Classic, I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas as a sample of the joy you could receive throughout the year.

Thanks for your support,
-dustin hamman

Hosannas: PDX MAS “Three Kings”, Into The Woods Teaser & Campaign

Twenty-three Bands contributed to this free holiday compilation, entitled A PDX MAS. Hosannas turned in a noir jazzy version of Three Kings.  Highly recommended listening.

Hosannas – Three Kings

In other Hosannas news, Into The Woods (intothewoods.tv) are making an appeal for Kickstarter funding with ambitious on-location footage of Hosannas live in Ape Cave (near Mt St. Helens). That’s commitment! Donate and select from lots of rewards.

A year ago, we started this project because we wanted to see bands on a more personal level. We took them and their friends to a cabin in the woods, filmed their performance, and did our best to distill the entire amazing experience into a 15-minute episode. We shot some incredible footage, but the endeavor was so expensive that we could only afford to do it twice. These first few shoots got us obsessed with capturing bands outside of their natural environment. For a year, that’s what we’ve continued doing (in more affordable ways), and now we’re ready to get back to our original concept. This time, however, the project will continue with a more sustainable model that still allows for the raw intimacy found in those original sessions. In our brief existence, we’ve received a huge outpouring of support from the artists in our community, and they’ve expressed their gratitude by offering a number of great rewards to encourage your donations. Help Into the Woods keep going, and see an aspect of live music that would otherwise go undocumented.

“Unlike their peers, Into the Woods feels downright epic, clocking in at nearly 18 minutes, and thus raising the bar for these sort of video concepts. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing future episodes.” – Ezra Caraeff, Portland Mercury

Laura Gibson Website, New Album, Tour Dates

Laura Gibson has a new web-based home: lauragibsonmusic.com.

She has this to report:

This is a good season in my life! I am finishing up a new record, restoring an old trailer as a studio space, and have a few other projects up my sleeves.
Here I am recording in my room!

All dates are with The Ghost of A Saber Tooth Tiger (Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl)

  • 01/15/11 Laura Gibson (duo) in Colorado Springs, CO at Triple Nickel Buy tickets
  • 01/16/11 Laura Gibson (duo) in Denver at Hi-Dive Buy tickets
  • 01/18/11 Laura Gibson (duo) in Denton, TX at Dan’s Silverleaf Buy tickets
  • 01/19/11 Laura Gibson (duo) in Austin, TX at The Cactus Cafe Buy tickets
  • 01/20/11 Laura Gibson (duo) in Marfa, TX at Padre’s
  • 01/21/11 Laura Gibson (duo) in Tucson, AZ at Club Congress Buy tickets
  • 01/22/11 Laura Gibson (duo) in Pioneer Town, CA (Joshua Tree) at Pappy and Harriet’s Buy tickets
  • 01/23/11 Laura Gibson (duo) in Los Angeles at Troubadour
  • 01/25/11 Laura Gibson (duo) in San Francisco at Cafe Du Nord Buy tickets
  • 01/26/11 Laura Gibson (duo) in Sacramento at Cool As Folk Presents – Luigi’s
  • 01/29/11 Laura Gibson (duo) in Seattle, WA at The Crocodile
  • Rauelsson w/ Peter Broderick – ‘Réplica’ Available for Preorder

    Réplica | Teaser Video from Rauelsson on Vimeo.


    Created for the vinyl medium, Replica encompasses two long works, held together by plaintive cobwebs that bridge each finely tuned piece of introspective folk and fragile, whispered vocals into a remarkable whole.

    Spanish-born, Portland OR-based Raúl Pastor Medall, otherwise known as Rauelsson, began working with Peter Broderick at a distance, sending work back and forth through the mail with one another before convening in person to hone and create their quietly engaging collaboration.

    Read more about the album and listen to a stream at Fluid Radio