NORTHWOODS - We told you about Eagle River native Autumn Skibinski who is trying to raise money to record an Extended Play (EP) album with her band in Los Angeles.|
Autumn came home this week for a routine visit. But when she leaves this time, she will leave with the gift of a lifetime.
Autumn started a Kickstarter campaign in June to help her band, Only on Tuesdays. They wanted to raise $5,000 to help them record an EP. The Lac Vieux Desert Resort Casino in Watersmeet, MI, saw the band's effort and wanted to help out.
The casino donated the full $5,000 dollars to Autumn's cause.
"I was not expecting them to write me a check for the full $5,000," says Autumn. "I honestly, immediately started crying and hugging them. I was like 'you guys are so wonderful!' They are. They're great."
Autumn will now head back to Los Angeles, where she and her band will put the donations to good use.
"We have to tighten up all the songs," says Autumn. "We're working on finishing up one more. We have to decide on the right producer, and then we get to hit the ground running, and finally get this thing done."
But the band's Kickstarter campaign is still up and running. Autumn hopes to be able to reach the band's stretch goal of $10,000 to fund more than just studio recording time.
"That includes the recording, the mixing, the mastering, the distribution, getting it on Spotify and iTunes," says Autumn. "We're probably going to try to book a small tour now that we have the money for it."
Autumn says she is very grateful for the support she has received.
"Thank you so much to everyone that's donated," says Autumn. "Especially, there's a lot of people that donated that don't even know me, and that's so incredible. The amount of support I've received, especially from such a small town community. It means so, so much to me."
If you want to help donate to Autumn's cause, you can find the link to her band's Kickstarter page below.
Only on Tuesdays Kickstarter page