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The Savage Radley Launch Indiegogo Campaign for First Album

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Rural western Kentucky band The Savage Radley were WKMS Battle of the Bands semi-finalists in 2014 and were the first band to play the WKMS Live Lunch series. Based in Murray, they have a blues, folk sound in the Delta-style. Otto Sharp and S. Knox Montgomery join Tracy Ross on Sounds Good to talk about their recently launched Indiegogo campaign for their first album, "Houses."

The Savage Radley have played together for four years and during that time have had some lineup changes, developed their sound and grew their fan-base playing in local venues around the region. They're ready to produce their first studio album, "Houses" from a shortlist of 17 songs, which they'll whittle down further for the final press.

Their Indiegogo campaign goal is $10,000, which will go to building a production team where everyone knows their role, production fees, mastering fees, studio musician fees, logistics, etc. With Indiegogo, they have 'flexible funding,' which means they'll get the money raised even if they don't make goal. Reaching for community support, they say, was the way to go because the extra money to produce an album would have been hard to come by even from playing gigs. Incentives range from a digital download of the album and handmade t-shirts, to a private concert and a special mention in the liner notes of the album.

The Savage Radley's Indiegogo campaign

The Savage Radley on Facebook

Tracy started working for WKMS in 1994 while attending Murray State University. After receiving his Bachelors and Masters degrees from MSU he was hired as Operations/Web/Sports Director in 2000. Tracy hosted All Things Considered from 2004-2012 and has served as host/producer of several music shows including Cafe Jazz, and Jazz Horizons. In 2001, Tracy revived Beyond The Edge, a legacy alternative music program that had been on hiatus for several years. Tracy was named Program Director in 2011 and created the midday music and conversation program Sounds Good in 2012 which he hosts Monday-Thursday. Tracy lives in Murray with his wife, son and daughter.
Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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