Seattle Local: Help Fund Kevin Long’s Second AlbumPosted by Lindsey Scully
Local singer/songwriter Kevin Long is in the process of recording his second full-length album; he could sure use your help via a pledge of support on Kickstarter! The Spokane-raised artist released his debut full-length Small Town Talk last year, to which it received rave reviews on various media outlets and included his hit singles “Hometown Remedy,” “Until I Heard The Sound,” and a demo version of “Goodnight Moon” which Long has mentioned will be recorded for Forgiveness In The City.
His Kickstarter blurb about the project is one of the most personal and honest I’ve ever read. Long describes the pain-staking journey of seven years of songwriting in order to complete his first debut album Small Town Talk, his long battle with drugs and alcohol, and how he overcame his fear of singing in public. The rise-and-fall background Long describes is extremely personal and some may wonder why one would share such intimate details with the Internet and strangers. With Long, it’s like he is giving the supporters a glimpse into how his music was built and constructed.
Kevin Long is man with many stories, and while he did speak of some on Small Town Talk, he has many more to share on Forgiveness In The City. As with all other Kickstarters, there are perks and incentives for your support varying from a digital download of his new album, invitation to a celebratory dinner, or even a private house show with some of your friends. Each pledge bracket is quite reasonable and offers a fantastic reward beyond just supporting a local musician.
Starting in early May, Long will be going on tour with Rocky Votolato for 17 dates and winding back at Neumos on June 9 where you can experience many of his new songs live. Pledge now!