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Sean P. Means
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Kristi Lauren | courtesy photo Salt Lake City musician John Thomas Draper, who performs classic and original blues and roots music, is raising money via Kickstarter to fund his first CD.
Utah Crowd-Funding: Singing the blues

This week’s Utah Crowd-Funding project has a right to sing the blues.

Salt Lake City musician John Thomas Draper performs blues and roots music, both classic songs and original compositions, at various venues around Utah — both as a solo artist and, with vocalist Kerry Strazdins, in the duo The Dusty Boxcars.

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Draper is making plans to record his first CD. That, of course, takes money for studio time, hiring a producer, and other expenses.

Draper is trying to raise $4,200 via Kickstarter to fund his CD. So far he has raised $1,420 in pledges. The deadline is Sept. 17.

Benefits for donors range from a digital download of the new album (for $10) to a private concert in your house (for $500).

If you have a crowd-funding project you’d like mentioned on The Cricket blog, email it to: spmeans@sltrib.com. Be sure to put "crowd funding" in the subject line.

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