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Utah Crowd-Funding: Singing the blues

First Published      Last Updated Sep 02 2014 09:54 am

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.

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.