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Light Up The Stairs, a new album by The Welcome Wagon

A project in Williamsburg, NY by The Welcome Wagon

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The Welcome Wagon are recording a new record, "Light Up The Stairs," songs about the depth & difficulty & joy of faith, hope, & love.
Backers: 800
Average Pledge Per Backer: $42

Funded: $33,454 of $30,000
Dates: Sep 12th -> Oct 12th (30 days)
Project By: The Welcome Wagon
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Latest News

Missive #06 - Day 30!

October 12th - via:
Good morning. Over the last 30 days, Monique & I ran a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the making of our new record, Light Up The Stairs. In every way, this campaign has been a success for us. The most obvious and central way it has been... (Read More)

Missive #05 - "Light Up The Stairs"

October 3rd - via:
When you hold a record in your hand—the hard edges of the vinyl on your palms, or your finger just about to click the pixelated triangle that means PLAY—the music that you hear is a product of some kind of deadline. I mean that's where the song... (Read More)

Your Generosity Got Us Across the Finish Line...

September 29th - via:
Yesterday, at just about the halfway mark of our Kickstarter campaign, we reached our goal. And I want to tell you how it happened. Someone who had previously made a pledge must have taken a look at the site and seen that we were really close to our... (Read More)

Missive #04 - Not Just The Two of Us

September 25th - via:
The Welcome Wagon has always been just the two of us, Monique and I. The band is an expression of our marriage, and it is an expression of our artistic lives combined together. When we play live, we face each other, and while we have always hoped... (Read More)

Chart for Galatians 2:20

September 22nd - via:
Some of you have asked about chords or a chart for some of our songs. Below is a chart for "Galatians 2:20". Later on when the record comes out we'll make versions available for download. Godspeed. The WW. Chart for Galatians 2:20    (Read More)

Missive #03 - "The Greatest Gift"

September 20th - via:
A long time ago—it was well over a hundred years ago (it may have been yesterday) I officiated a wedding in Strawberry Fields in Central Park. We were a few people gathered around two friends who had come together to make promises to one another,... (Read More)

Halfway Home

September 17th - via:
As I write this we are 58% towards our goal with almost 450 backers. We are so grateful to all of you for your support and encouragement, we are grateful to you for listening. Being halfway feels great, but also a little daunting: earlier this year I... (Read More)

Missive #02 - "Galatians 2:20"

September 14th - via:
I wrote “Galatians 2:20” at night in our kitchen under the quiet light of the stove, my Bible on the counter next to the sink as I tried to think how to fit those unrhymed and unmetered words into the confines of the chords and a waltz. Because... (Read More)

Over 100 Supporters in the 1st 10 hours! Whoa! Thanks!

September 12th - via:
Guys, we've been supported by over 100 followers in the first 10 hours of our campaign, that's incredible! And get this: only one of those people is my mom!!! (Thanks, Mom!) We are 15% towards our goal, and that's terrific. You are a very generous... (Read More)

Missive #01

September 12th - via:
Hello friends. My name is Vito Aiuto, and with my wife, Monique, we are the band The Welcome Wagon. We are writing to you because we are in the midst of making a new album, Light Up The Stairs, and we need your help to create it. By now you know the... (Read More)

Which T-shirt? It's up to you...

September 12th - via:
For the $100 tier that includes t-shirt, vinyl, CD, and downloads, one of the descriptions reads as if you have to get the soccer jersey as your shirt. But you can choose either one. If you choose that tier, we'll ask you which one you want once we... (Read More)

Please note: The EP is not the LP!

September 12th - via:
We're noticing that a few backers may have selected the $5 tier for our EP (entitled A work of love in progress) thinking it was the full-length LP album (entitled Light Up The Stairs). Please note that they're two different records. Also, if you buy... (Read More)

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