Yes Dear launches Kickstarter campaign to fund debut studio album

By Dave Carew

Three years ago, three gifted singer-songwriters named Josh Jackson, Joey Boone, and Locke Sandahl got together and decided to start a band. But what should they call it? Well, each of the guys was happily married and busy raising beloved daughters. So the perfect name for the band jumped out at them. It was, of course, Yes Dear.

Now, after turning themselves into Nashville’s best and most entertaining acoustic covers/originals band, Yes Dear is set to record their debut studio album—and reaching out to the community, via Kickstarter, to help fund it. (Please see link below.)

“Even though we have been playing together for the last three years, it has been 10 years since any of us recorded,” Josh Jackson told Underground Nashville. “Our producer will be Steve Gibson, the Emmy Award-nominated Music Director of Country Music: In Performance at The White House, The Grand Ole Opry, and The CMA Awards. So we are very excited!”

The Yes Dear Kickstarter campaign is open until April 18. Although the band quickly hit its initial $5,000 pledge goal, it still hopes people will contribute.

“Anything contributed from this point forward just makes the product even better,” Josh Jackson said. “More songs, better packaging, more time spent on making it the best it can be. And we are also hoping to get some [additional] businesses to pledge, to be sponsors for our CD release party.”

Underground Nashville solidly supports this Kickstarter campaign, and urges all our readers to check out Yes Dear’s page. You’ll find it here:

David M. (Dave) Carew is writer/editor of “Underground Nashville” and the author of the novels “Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville” and “Voice from the Gutter,” both now available at Dave also is a freelance book editor, publicist, seminar and workshop leader, journalist, and advertising / marketing / public relations writer.

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