Following his recent, absolutely brilliant, double album project, the legend that is Ricky Warwick wants you to pledge again – and it includes Brittany Spears covers this time…….

Rocky Warwick, ex of The Almighty (this writer’s second favourite band behind Iron Maiden no less) and currently in the best hard rock band in the world, the Black Star Riders, is starting up another Pledge Music project. He follows this website on Twitter and our Editor would ditch his family in seconds to work for him, so Rick if you read this…..

The following email hit inboxes everywhere this afternoon:

“Hey, I am Ricky Warwick. Welcome to my PledgeMusic page.

Over the past year, I partnered up with many of you to create two albums of new material that I am very proud of – and they happened because of you! You all stepped up and made it possible to bring both “Hearts on Trees” and “When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)” to fruition. It was one of the most exciting experiences of my l

During the course of the campaign to make those two records, we did a lot of cool updates for the faithful. I got out my trusty guitar and played several covers for you and presented them as updates to the Pledge campaign. The response and feedback I got from you was amazing! Seems like you all enjoyed that very much. Early on in the campaign, I started getting requests from some of you to consider making an album of these covers. Well, that is EXACTLY what WE are going to do! BY popular demand, I have decided to record a special album of cover songs. Here is the best part… YOU GET TO HELP PICK THE TRACKS!

That is right… I have picked 15 potential tracks for this “Stairwell Troubadour” album. You can vote for the ones you like the best. Here is the list of potential songs:

  1. – Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochrane
  2. – Ace Of Spades – Motorhead
  3. – Running Free – Iron Maiden
  4. – Cocaine Blues – Johnny Cash
  5. – I Fought The Law – Bobby Fuller Four or The Clash
  6. – Oops I did it Again – Brittany Spears
  7. – You Spin Me Right Round – Dead Or Alive
  8. – Jesus Loves You – The Almighty
  9. – Breakout – Stiff Little Fingers
  10. – Burning Love – Elvis Presley
  11. – Oh La La – Faces
  12. – I Wanna Be Sedated – Ramones
  13. – Little Red Corvette – Prince
  14. – What’s So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding – Elvis Costello / Nick Lowe
  15. – I Feel Alright – Steve Earle

Once you pledge for this album, you can vote for the tracks that YOU think should be included. Tim Boland, the man behind the desk for the Patsy Cline record will once again help me bring this album to light. Sound good? Wait… there is more!

As one of the updates during the campaign, I posted a full length video of a special performance I did in Los Angeles in 2014. It has been dubbed “The Living Room Show” because, well, it took place in a living room. But the feedback you all gave me on this session was very impactful and a lot of you kept asking “Are you going to release this as a DVD?”. The answer… YES! We are going to make a DVD available of that special night in Los Angeles.

Both of these projects are my way to saying thank you to all of you for helping to make the “Hearts on Trees” and “When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)” albums a reality. Without you, they would not exist. So, if you liked the stairwell updates or you really dug the living room show (or both for that matter), then I am asking you to Pledge again so that we can work together and bring you these special releases.

For the duration of this special extension on this campaign, we will also continue to make most of the items from the original campaign available for a limited time. Did yo miss out buying the two albums on the original campaign? Now is your chance to check them out. Regret not guying the special vinyl addition? Grab them while you can!

Why Pledge? My fans have been extremely supportive over the years. We (my team and I) want to share the process of realizing this project with you by creating this pledge campaign. We give you the opportunity to get some special items, gifts and to be a part of the entire project.

I will continue doing updates during this run… so you get to watch/listen to those as a bonus for being a part of the whole process. Why should you participate? By pledging you are not only helping us, you will also have exclusive access to those updates (videos, photos, blogs etc.) during the process. Most of the updates are for pledgers only. Be sure there will be some surprises. Be a part of my world.

Thank you a lot for this!

Ricky”

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