Friday, March 1, 2013

Wolves Without Teeth EP has arrived!

Dear friends,

We just released a brand new EP. These are songs that we've been working on for the last few years. They've sat and stewed and absorbed flavor while time passed by. 

What's special about this group of songs is that we're giving away all of their sales to a nonprofit we've been partnering with called Courage Worldwide as they work to rehabilitate and provide a home for young women rescued from a life of sex trafficking.

Go listen to and/or purchase the EP titled Wolves Without Teeth by clicking the link below.

Thank you for supporting us as we work with Courage Worldwide to put a stop to sex trafficking in Northern California and abroad. 

Peace and thanks,
Dane and Aimee

Monday, February 13, 2012

Fears are wolves without their teeth

Our campaign to raise funds to record our next record was only partly successful, depending on how you define success. Monetarily speaking, we did not reach our goal of $10k. In fact, we only raised just over $1k. This may seem like a major setback in our goal to record a full-length album to donate to Courage to Be You, and it kind of is, but we're choosing to remain optimistic.

With the money that has been donated towards this cause we'll be heading in to the studio to record the album's title track "Wolves Without Teeth." This song captures the overall message of the album, which rallies people to stay hopeful in the face of discouraging circumstances. Oh, how appropriate.

To all of you who have been supporting us in our efforts to fight human-trafficking with music, thank you. Here's a sneak peak of the lyrics to "Wolves Without Teeth."

Stormy clouds form overhead
Rain will fall without regret
And your cold feet might get wet
Don't hide inside your home

You gaze out from the window pane
a sigh to greet the howling wind
unlock the door that keeps you in
go soar above the world

You may fall, but you just as well may fly
The greater loss is to never even try
The life you seek is on the other side
Take the leap and come with me tonight.  

The choice is clear go make it now
Dry your tears and leave the ground 
Breaking free takes everything 
But see what freedom brings 

You may fall, but you just as well may fly
The greater loss is to never even try
The life you seek is on the other side
Take the leap and…straight to bridge... 

Dare to sail the wilder seas,
Scale the ridge above the trees,
Take the fake from make-believe,
Fears are wolves without their teeth. 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Making music to end sex-trafficking

We're The Music Room, an indie folk band bent on using music to bring justice to the world. Sound too dramatic? You're right, it's dramatic and lofty, but what's crazy is that it's actually happening. 

Click HERE to visit our fundraising site to contribute!

Aimee and I (Dane) are using our Music Room songs, and any funds that they generate, to support the non-profit Courage to Be You as they fight the sex-trafficking of minors in Northern California and beyond. We partnered with them about two years ago and have been inspired to use art, lyrics and music to fight injustice with them ever since. 
One of our songs, Cost of Believing, made it on a compilation album they released in 2009 to raise funds for their first Courage House-a home built to rehabilitate girls rescued from sex-trafficking. We began playing benefit concerts with them and other artists from Northern California to shed a light on the injustice of sex-trafficking as well as to encourage people to do something about it. In so doing, we've been compelled to do more ourselves. 
If we're able to fundraise the cost of production, recording and packaging for our next full length album we'll be able to donate all money made from the new album to Courage to Be You directly. Aimee and I have decided to ask you for financial support in recording our album "Wolves Without Teeth." You'd be partnering with us as we continue partnering with Courage to Be You. Together, we'd be doing our part to stop human-trafficking in our backyards. 

Our goal is to raise $10,000 to record the new album. That's a lot of money that we don't have right now, but we trust that God will provide through people like yourselves:)

We wish to be entirely transparent throughout this entire process and encourage your questions, critiques and comments during this fundraising drive. 
We love music and all that it can do for a human soul. We're blessed to be able to write it and record it. Even more exciting than recording for the purpose of sharing the music itself is the idea that whatever income it generates can be donated to protect human souls in a practical way. We want our music to speak to the soul while also being an instrument of justice to protect the soul. 
Right now, this idea is a simple concept with incredible potential. We've set the recording date with our producer and the studio time is booked, but it's not going to happen without your assistance. Please help us! 

Other Ways You Can Help

Please help us by sharing this link with people who might be interested in supporting this cause. Share it through your Facebook, Twitter or email. Tell the world!
Follow us on Twitter: @musicroomband
Like us on Facebook: The Music Room's Page
Watch us on Youtube: Our video uploads
Hear our music: Live While You're Alive EP

Friday, September 16, 2011

Concerts and missions can stop human-trafficking

Dear People,

We've been so blessed to partner with Courage To Be You in their mission to end sex-trafficking here in Northern California and beyond. We talk about them a lot because they're legit in what they do and what they do is legitimately needing to get done. I'm not here to talk about them right now though.

I wanted to tell you about something else that is legitimately sweet. Our mandy-lion (mandolin player) Kyle Booterbaugh is married to a woman who wants to tackle the injustice of sex-trafficking head on. She's heading to Cambodia next month to kick injustice in the rear and rescue girls from a life of sex slavery. We think she's an awesome warrior woman for doing this.

Her name is Colette and you can read all the details of her upcoming mission by visiting her website HERE.

We want to help send Colette to Cambodia to do this difficult work so we're playing a show to support her before she leaves.

The concert will take place at Origin Coffee and Tea (also a legitimate justice-seeking establishment) on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7pm. If you show up and buy a cup of coffee you'll already be taking part in stopping sex-trafficking by way of funding International Justice Mission as they work in India. If you support Colette you'll be directly funding hands and feet that are reaching and traveling to help these girls in Cambodia. And if you listen to us play we'll wink at you and say, "hey, thanks for listening."

It's not so much about us. We're just the band. It's about ending injustice and playing songs for freedom.

Word to your moms,
Dane (the male portion of The Music Room)

Saturday, September 24th @ Origin Coffee and Tea, 7pm
2168 Sunset Blvd, Rocklin, Placer, California 95765

Monday, August 22, 2011

Upcoming Shows in Aug/Sept. 2011

Hello everyone! We've missed you. I (Dane) spent a real big chunk of my summer playing drums with an artist named Grayson Kessenich and also attending weddings up and down California. Meanwhile, Aimee's belly is growing larger every day as another member of the future Music Room band is being developed inside of her. Yes, she's pregnant!

If you'd like to see us soon we've got three shows coming up this month and next:
Event: Awareness to Action Event
Date: August 26, 2011
Location: Bayside Church 8191 Sierra College Blvd Roseville CA
Time: Friday, August 26, 2011 from 5PM to 10PM
Cost: $10
More info:
Event: Courage Concert with Natalie Grant
Date: Thursday, Sept. 15th, 2011
Location: Adventure Christian Church
6401 Stanford Ranch Rd., Roseville, CA 95678
Time: 7pm (doors open at 6pm)
Cost: $10 cover at the door
More info:
Event: Concert at Origin Coffee and Tea
Date: September 24, 2011
Location: Origin Coffee and Tea 2168 Sunset Blvd. Rocklin
Time: Saturday, 7PM to 10:30PM
Cost: FREE
Info: We're playing this show with Josiah James and helping our friend raise money to travel to Cambodia to rescue girls out of sex slavery.

We hope to see you soon. These will be the last bit of shows we'll be playing before Aimee makes a baby, so catch us while you can:)