By Jesse Wood
Feb. 26, 2013. The Kickstarter campaign for the ‘Doc Watson Family Milestones’ project was a success with nearly 500 people pledging more than $83,000.
Nancy Watson, daughter of Doc and the person behind the 10-year project, is thrilled.
“It feels like a dream. It feels like a dream,” Nancy said. “I am so excited that I am about to bust.”
‘Doc Watson Family Milestones’ features stories, songs and photographs of the Watson Family captured from 1953 to 2006 – a vast majority of which have never been released. The collection has a living-room feel, which Nancy said she was going for.
Now that the funding has been secured to print an initial run of 5,000 copies and make the collection affordable to the consumer, the project is moving along. Nancy said the project is in the proofreading stage and will go to the printing presses, hopefully, this weekend.
“We are trying to get everything exactly perfect before it goes to press,” Nancy said.
The Kickstarter goal was $72,000. Nancy said the $11,000 extra the campaign raised would go to songwriter royalties. She estimated those to costs to be $15,000.
The four-disc collection, which will feature a hardback binding with stories and photo collages, will be first available at a booth in MerleFest, which takes place in Wilkesboro from April 25 to 28.
Click here for a previous article on the project: www.hcpress.com/upcoming-events/nine-days-left-to-pledge-for-doc-watson-family-milestones-project-created-by-docs-daughter.html.