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Zahatar: Acoustic String Band's "The Little Country" album

A project in Denver, CO by Christopher Grano

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Zahatar presents an album of distinctive arrangements of Celtic tunes from Charles de Lint's urban fantasy novel The Little Country.
Backers: 196
Average Pledge Per Backer: $54

Funded: $10,525 of $8,000
Dates: Jun 2nd -> Jul 4th (33 days)
Project By: Christopher Grano
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Latest News

"More goodies" stretch goal UNLOCKED!

July 4th - via: kickstarter.com
We've made it to $10,000!  Thank you, loyal backers! Here's a chart revising what each reward level will now receive: Everyone we talk to has been happily chattering about the Z-shirts in particular, and we're so thrilled that now we can offer them... (Read More)

24 hours to go!

July 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
The clock is ticking, folks!  We've had an amazing campaign up to this point.  Just $214 to go to hit our $10K stretch goal, and $714 to hit the $10.5K stretch goal.  Can we do it?! The $10K stretch goal unlocks rewards at lower levels: * Die-cut... (Read More)

Z-shirts UNLOCKED!

July 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
What a ride this has been! We’ve made it to $9,000, thanks to your tireless support! Z-SHIRTS UNLOCKED!!!  Now everyone at the $100 level and above will receive an official Zahatar concert “Z-shirt” featuring art by Scott Laumann, designed by... (Read More)

It's all about the gravy now!

June 30th - via: kickstarter.com
If you have a heaping plate of delectable mashed potatoes, what makes it better? Lots and lots of gravy! If The Little Country album is our plate of mashed potatoes, these stretch goals are the gravy: Die-cut stickers x 3 (already UNLOCKED at the... (Read More)

Christopher Grano of Zahatar on Putting Charles de Lint’s Words to Music

June 30th - via: sfsignal.com
Some might say that my love of music and my love of fantasy fiction are merely complementary, but for me, they are a singular passion. Stories told through music speak to all of us. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow stated that music is the universal human language, while more than a hundred years later, Marilyn Manson would say that music is the strongest form of magic. (Read More)

More info on the "Her Two Chairs" Remix EP....

June 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Sunday, backers! Now that we've officially made it to our first funding goal, it's time to see if we can make it to some stretch goals!  With just $880 more, we'll be able to produce Zahatar concert t-shirts.  With $1,880 more, stretch goals... (Read More)

Sweet success, thanks to all of you!

June 28th - via: kickstarter.com
This is all because of YOU, faithful backers!  We are officially making an album that we will get to share with you and with the world!  Our elation holds no bounds tonight!  Now on to stretch goals! Here's your video as added thanks for helping... (Read More)

Skippin' down the gravel walk!

June 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to all of you, we're less than $1,000 away from our first funding goal!  Here's your video reward for helping us get to $7k!  The tune is one many of you will recognize as The Gravel Walk, arranged by Zahatar.   Friends, the countdown... (Read More)

According to GlobeIn, we're one of the top 20 music projects worth supporting!

June 26th - via: kickstarter.com
That's right!  Tell your friends who might not have pledged yet!  :-) http://globein.com/blog/20-albums-youll-want-hear -Chris  (Read More)

20 Albums You’ll Want To Hear

June 26th - via: globein.com
Campaigns to put out the latest albums of some extremely talented artists. (Read More)

Wouldn't you look awesome in one of these?

June 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Chris hangin' out and makin' goofy faces with our videographer/Z-shirt designer, Aarrun Marcus Yes, yes, you would look awesome in one of these custom-designed Z-shirts, featuring iconic art by Scott Laumann developed expressly for The Little... (Read More)

Rosie McCann doth say, we've made it to 6k!

June 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Monday to our illustrious friends and supporters! We’ve made it to $6k! Congrats to all of you for making it possible. We’re 75% funded with only $2k left to go to reach our first successful finish line of the campaign. Here is your video... (Read More)

Here's some absurd good news: we officially have more than 100 backers!

June 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Congratulations, fine, fabulous backers!  We now have over 100 of you - that's more than 100 people who believe in our project, love Charles de Lint's books, and want to hear more of his amazing music arranged for string band!  We couldn't be more... (Read More)

The Irish Washerwoman, with a dash of Zahatar!

June 16th - via: kickstarter.com
What do the Boston Pops, Andre Rieu, Leroy Anderson, Sonny Bono, and Isaac Asimov have in common?  They have all been inspired by the tune in today's update: The Irish Washerwoman.  This tune has stood the test of time in Ireland and in popular... (Read More)

The Green Man bids you a Happy Father's Day!

June 15th - via: kickstarter.com
 We have some great news for you on this beautiful Father's Day! There have been a few questions about additional copies of the physical album The Little Country being available for current backers to purchase via Kickstarter.  We'll be utilizing... (Read More)

Hot pink tumbleweeds on stickers? Why not?!

June 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Wednesday, beautiful backers! We are pleased to announce that Scott Laumann's iconic imagery for our recent concert performance of The Little Country will make its way onto die-cut stickers as an additional backer reward! These high-quality... (Read More)

The Journey to the Four-Mile Stone...50% funded in 7 days!

June 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Salutations, backers!  Congratulations!  Thanks to all of YOU, we achieved 50% of our first funding goal in just SEVEN DAYS on Kickstarter!  If you want to see The Little Country album succeed just as much as we do, keep spreading the word! :-)... (Read More)

A Set of 3 to Celebrate $3K!

June 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Happy weekend, illustrious backers! We passed the $3,000 mark today and are already on our way to $4,000...nearing the halfway point!  For those who are just joining us on this adventure, I am sharing a video of a traditional Celtic tune every time... (Read More)

$2,000 captures a butterfly!

June 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings, backers fair!  Thank you for helping us achieve more than $2,000 for The Little Country album in just five days!  We're now a quarter of the way toward successful funding, and then it's Stretch Goal City.   As promised, here is your... (Read More)

The Little Country: Spotlight on visual artist Scott Laumann

June 5th - via: kickstarter.com
courtesy of Angel Mountain Media / Cindy Schneider - used by permission The Little Country was a large scale art installation based upon Charles de Lint’s urban fantasy novel by the same name. It was open May 21-24, 2014 at the Historic Carnegie... (Read More)

Kickstarter project: tunes from Charles de Lint’s The Little Country

June 5th - via: sleepinghedgehog.com
We’ve reviewed The Little Country and have a recording of the Tinker’s Own band performing ‘The Tinker’s Black Kettle’, a jig composed by Charles de Lint from the novel. (Read More)

Zahatar kickstarting Celtic album

June 5th - via: examiner.com
The band, Zahatar (based in Colorado), is on Kickstarter to fund the recording and distribution of their very first album of Celtic tunes, based on melodies by world-renowned fantasy author Charles de Lint that appeared in his novel The Little Country. (Read More)

$1,000 in our first day on Kickstarter!

June 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Wow, what a journey the last 24 hours has been...and so much more to come!  Special thanks to all you early bird backers that helped make our first day on Kickstarter a smashing success! For every $1,000 that we raise, I'll be including a video... (Read More)

The Little Country in music

June 3rd - via: rebeccalangauthor.com
Charles de Lint is one of my all-time favourite authors. A master of urban fantasy, he is responsible for such masterpieces as Greenmantle, Moonheart and the much beloved The Little Country. (Read More)

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