Friday, September 11, 2009

Preservation Hall Engineer In The News

Recently we told you that Earl Scioneaux III, engineer for several Preservation Hall Jazz Band recordings, was profiled in a New York Times article for a project in which he is attempting to combine the disparate threads of Traditional New Orleans Jazz and Electronic Music. The project is called Electronola, and all of the funding for the project has come through fans who want to see the project through via a website called

Well, the project is nearing completion. And now you can preorder your copy with customized extras! Just like the nontraditional means by which the project was funded, Earl and Kickstarter are offering varying packages of customized extras to patrons who are interested in preordering the Electronola recordings at varying levels of monetary commitment!


Here's what a recent New Orleans Times-Picayune article had to say about the project:
Musicians Are Increasingly Using The Web To Finance Their Albums
by Alison Fensterstock, The Times-Picayune
Sunday, September 06, 7:00 AM

"Earl Scioneaux III, a recording engineer for many of Preservation Hall's projects, took a similar approach to funding Eletronola, an album that combines traditional jazz and rhythm and blues with electronic music.

Scioneaux had the know-how to develop the album. He just needed the money. So he set up a page on, a site that matches artists with donors. Scioneaux uploaded video explaining the project, sent the link out and waited.

He posted updates as work on the album progressed and offered playful incentives to donate. Scioneaux even cooked a gumbo dinner in his home for a dozen or so donors.

In six weeks, he'd exceeded his $4,000 fundraising goal. The album will be out this fall, Scioneaux said..."


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