Kickin Grass makes fan financing work Posted By John On 16th October 2008 The Kickin Grass Band, popular alt-grass practitioners from North Carolina, have a new CD out on Superfan Records. Using the familiar string band instruments, Kickin Grass creates a hybrid sound that Superfan describes as a “roots-flaunting Americana style of bluegrass.” The band is made up of Lynda Dawson on guitar and lead vocals, Jamie Dawson on mandolin, Matt Hooper on fiddle, Patrick Walsh on bass and Ben Walters on banjo. This is their third recorded project, but have chosen to make this one a self-titled release. Most of the songs are originals written within the group, with Lynda taking on the lion’s share of the songwriting duties. Of particular interest is the creative way the new project was funded, a topic Brance had discussed in a post earlier this year. After having completed six songs, Kickin Grass ran out of money to complete the album - a scenario that presents itself to countless unsigned bands. Instead of going into debt or waiting for a label commitment, they decided to try fan financing. And it worked. Lynda Dawson explained how it all went down… - rest at www.thebluegrassblog.com:80/kickin-grass-makes-fan-financing-work I have heard some of the songs from their "Backroads" CD and have enjoyed this band.