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NORTH 61 & THE VINCENT HAYES PROJECT
NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW!
The Vincent Hayes Project will be returning to Glen Brown Productions within the coming weeks to begin recording their follow up CD to Reclamation. Unfortunately, this is going to cost in the neighborhood of $30,000 to pull off a successful release from start to finish (including studio costs, producer, engineer, graphic artists, production, marketing, licensing fees, etc). As an independent label supporting independent musicians, we are asking YOU, the fans and other folks in the industry who believe in us, to offer your support of our new Kickstarter campaign by purchasing an advance copy of the new CD before February 27, 2012. If we can get just 1,000 people to reserve their advance signed copy with a $25 dollar pledge, we can even exceed our goal, in which case we'll be buying The Vincent Hayes Project anew touring vehicle. We need this campaign to go viral and reach as many people as possible, so please share this link and copy the "embed" code from the Kickstarter widget to the left! Also, be sure to sign up for the newsletter or check The Vincent Hayes Project's Facebook page for updates on our progress. Thanks a zillion for your support!
Welcome to north 61 records
North 61 Records & Productions LLC is firmly committed to representing and promoting the very best of today's independent modern blues, roots and experimental artists. It is our goal to create an identity for quality independent music by taking full advantage of modern technologies available for distribution and promotion. We believe that artists have the right to make the majority of profit from their music, and this becomes a real possibility when modern methods of promotion and distribution are exploited by the artists.
North 61 is here to act as a model for the "New Label", as a co-opt of sorts between the musicians, photographers, artists, sound engineers and graphic designers, where collaboration is not only encouraged, but an agreed upon code of ethics, so that we all get something back from our efforts. We offer guidance for those who are in this business of music because it's the only thing they know how to do; the passionate ones who understand that what it all comes down to is the stories in the songs, and that it doesn't mean shit if it's not from the heart. Simply put, North 61 is a "non-label" sort of label run by artists FOR artists. Like the legendary Highway 61 of old, North 61 is heading toward the new frontier in the music industry, and looking up toward the horizon at all there is to discover on the road ahead. Namaste'.
The Vincent Hayes Project Nominated for Two 2011 Blues Blast Awards!
Another nomination for Reclamation! We are proud to announce that The Vincent Hayes project has been nominated for two 2011 Blues Blast Music Awards in the categories of Best New Artist Debut and the Sean Costello Rising Star Award too! We are truly honored to be chosen by the folks at Illinois Blues & Blues Blast for these two awards! Anyone can vote for with a valid email address at The Blues Blast website, or by clicking the banner below!
The Vincent Hayes Project receives THREE 2011 WYCE Jammie Awards for "Reclamation!"
On February 15 The Vincent Hayes Project swept the WYCE Jammie Awards, receiving an unprecedented THREE Jammies in the categories of Best Album, Best Blues Album, Best Group, and Glenn Brown received the coveted "Producer of the Year" Award for his outstanding work on Reclamation, as well as other Jammie nominated CD's. Way to go Glenn!
THE VINCENT HAYES PROJECT HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR A 2011 BLUES MUSIC AWARD FOR "BEST NEW ARTIST DEBUT!"
The Vincent Hayes Project has been nominated for a 2011 Blues Music Award, the highest honor given in the blues, for their debut CD "Reclamation" in the "Best New Artist Debut" category! The Blues Music Awards will be held on Thurs, May 5 in Memphis, TN
See you in Memphis!
The Vincent Hayes Project is nominated for FOUR 2011 Jammie Awards sponsored by WYCE 88.1 FM in Grand Rapids, MI in the categories of "Best Album, Best Blues Album, Best Group and Song of The Year!!! (for Hit Me High, Hit Me Low) What an amazing year this has been for us, and an incredible journey for our debut CD! Additionally, congratulations to our producer/engineer Glenn Brown for his nomination for "Producer of The Year!"
Please show us your support and vote for us at www.wyce.org
The annual Jammies will be held on Feb 15 at the Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI. Mark your calendars now and come show your support! The Vincent Hayes Project will also be performing live at the awards ceremony!