EAGLE RIVER - A Northland Pines graduate keeps finding success as a musician.
Autumn Skibinski started a Kickstarter campaign back in June for her band "Only on Tuesdays."
It's helped finance her band's extended play album.
Now, that record, entitled "Break Free," was released this week.
The group credits the generosity of complete strangers for the revenue.
"We ended up making almost $11,000 which is absolutely incredible," says Skibinski.
The band needed only $5,000, but they put the surplus to good use.
"Since we had a little bit of extra money to play around with, we wanted to make sure that everything was going to be the highest quality possible so we took a little bit of time and rewrote some songs," says Skibinski. "I'm really glad we did because the ones we actually wrote pretty last minute is actually my favorite off the entire EP."
Skibinski thinks quality is noticeable quickly on the album.
She says it doesn't hurt to record with a famous producer, either.
"We ended up recording with Grammy-nominated producer Bruce Witkin at his home studio in Los Angeles, and it was absolutely incredible," says Skibinski.
Now that the album is out, the group just has to worry about promoting it.
But Skibinski says that won't be as difficult as it used to be.
"Now that we have really solid recordings to work with there's so much more that I am able to do as far as promotion and moving forward," says Skibinski.
But the group could use more fan support to make a leap forward.
"That's the best way to help at this point is just by buying the music and by sharing it, telling all your friends about it," says Skibinski. "That's what's most helpful to us now is just helping us get it out there."
They want to do that to honor their donors.
"We honestly never would have been able to accomplish any of the stuff that we've accomplished if it weren't for that," says Skibinski.
You can find Skibinski's music on platforms like iTunes, Spotify, and on Amazon.