Nashville, Tenn. – Acclaimed filmmaker, writer, producer and recording artist Steve Taylor, director of the Blue Like Jazz movie, is taking a sabbatical from filmmaking to release his first studio record in 20 years with his new band, Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil. Teaming up with veteran musicians Jimmy Abegg, John Mark Painter (Fleming and John) and Peter Furler (Newsboys), Taylor raised over 150% of the funds needed to record the album via a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign that features a video of his comical attempts to renew his "license to rock" at the DMV (Department of Music Veterans).
Setting a goal to raise $40,000 in 28 days, Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil raised the appropriate funds needed to record and produce the new album in only 36 hours. Because of the unexpected success, the band has added a variety of stretch goals onto their Kickstarter campaign in order to raise funds for their first tour as a band. Fans can pre-buy a ticket by adding the $25 cost to a specific backer award that they’ve already chosen. Depending on additional funds raised, the band is aiming towards a full U.S. tour with sights set towards a potential international leg. For more information on how to support the album and tour, visit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2128223578/steve-taylor-and-the-perfect-foil-new-album-really.