Southold singer-songwriter Robert Bruey’s Kickstarter campaign for crowd funding his third-studio album ended today, exceeding his $8,000 goal by $1,710.
Two backers pledged $1,000 each, earning producer credit, a private concert by Bruey and a dinner of his Shepherd’s Pie. Another earned a private concert with a $500 pledge. Other backers earned rewards such as a digital download of the new album once it is released or a signed CD. He had 156 backers in total.
Bruey is making the album with two-time Grammy winner Ben Wisch. The album will consist of original compositions Bruey has written over the past couple years.
Among the musicians who will be featured on the album are Jon Preddice of Miles to Dayton, Jean-Paul Vest of Last Charge of the Light Horse and Jack Licitra of Jack’s Waterfall and The Waterstreet Blues Band. Bruey’s wife, Dana, sings harmony.
The $8,000-plus is to help finish recording then mixing and mastering the album, creating album artwork, pressing CDs, planning a CD release show and promotion.
Catch Bruey perform for Long Island Winterfest on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Sannino Bella Vita Vineyards in Peconic