Taking the Pledge – Jess Morgan

I’m taking the Pledge, no I’m not giving up drinking, that would be just too silly. This Pledge is a worthwhile one and I happy to join.

As is a growing trend in music, musicians are having to go it alone, devoid of record label support, they are finding their best avenue of support is direct with the fans to help finance their music project in advance. This is not just the domain of new artists but established ones too. The likes of The Libertines, Ian McCulloch, Reef and Kirsty McGee are to name but a few who have to go there own way.

On this occasion my Pledge is with Jess Morgan, listen to her Folk Radio Session I mentioned earlier in this blog. Her new CD “Aye Me” is due out in March and as of today she’s managed to reach 75% of her target.

This is not just a case of promising to buy the album or download, she is also putting up on offer some special “goodies” including art prints, posters, tote bags and t-shirts, all designed by Jess and all come with a free download of the album, she’s also offering house gigs around the UK and Europe to lucky bidders

All details can be found here Pledge Muisc Jess Morgan

Also check out her tour dates coming up and a few occasions for you to catch her in our area, including Cambridge Folk Club on 23rd March, the album launch tour on 30th March at Bedford Esquires as support for Paper Aeroplanes at Stage 2 of The Stables in Milton Keynes on 20th May and Ely Folk Festival 14th July

TOURDATES

23/3/2012 CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Folk Club (@The Golden Hind) Supporting Lady Maisery

Album Launch Tour Dates:
26/3/12 NORWICH The Bicycle Shop Album Launch Gig
27/3/12 CAMBRIDGE Hot Numbers
28/3/12 BIRMINGHAM (BalsallHeath) Ort Cafe tbc
29/3/12 Half Moon Bishops Strotford (Acoustic Club)
30/3/12 BEDFORD Holy Moly’s (@ Esquires)
31/3/12 NOTTINGHAM Guitar Bar
1/4/12 SHEFFIELD The Shakespeare
2/4/12 YORK The Basement
12/4/12 LONDON The Lock Tavern
2/5/12 LEICESTER THE MUSICIAN Supporting Mawkin
18/5/12 EXETER Bike Shed Theatre
19/5/12 WINCHESTER Discovery Centre Supporting Polly and The Billets Doux

Playing support for Paper Aeroplanes www.paperaeroplanesmusic.com  on the following dates.

25/5/12 NORWICH The Bicycle Shop
30/5/12 MILTON KEYNES The Stables
31/5/12 BATH Chapel Arts Centre
1/6/12 ST AUSTELL Eden Project Café
2/6/12 CALSTOCK Calstock Arts
3/6/12 FALMOUTH Miss Peapods

And finally… just a few more dates for your diary…

6/6/2012 SEATON, E.DEVON The Grove Pub
16/6/12 DEVON Lapstock Festival
17/6/12 WALTON-ON-TRENT The Big Session Festival
29/6/12 GLOUCESTER Winterwell Festival
14/7/2012 Ely Ely Folk Festival
20/7/12 COVENTRY Ditch The TV @ The Maudslay Pub
17/8/2012 WELLS, NORFOLK The Granary Theatre with Brookes Williams
26/8/2012 SOMERLEYTON the FOLK EAST FESTIVAL

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