Making a record!!! Start here, Press Play ...

September is the time, Chicago the place where Lil’ Red Records will produce the second Lil’ Red & The Rooster album consisting of ten original songs and an adaptation of Blind Willie Johnson's "Nobody's Fault But Mine". We've put together a Grammy Winning dream team to get your booty swinging, Engineer Blaise Barton of JoyRide Studios, Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith on drums and Felton Crews on bass. If that’s not enough to get you tapping in anticipation, we also have Parisian renowned Jean-Marc Labbe on baritone sax and Billy Branch singing and playing harmonica on "Keep On Loving You". Well, my booty’s shaking, my soul’s burnin’, my heart’s warmin' and we want to share the journey with you! Scroll down for the how to's!

Pre-sales will start in October, we'll keep you up to date on our Socials, so follow us, join our email and stay-tuned!

Don't know Jen & Pascal?

Poetic History of a Lil R&R ...

"Blues floated from Dad’s office & Bojangles and Louis Armstrong on the black & white TV, Ella’s scat & the Nicolas Brother’s tap, tied me to the Note Blue, it tangled feisty to my cute, pulled my soul from deep dark isolation and blew me to my Rooster.

Pascal Fouquet was playing classical guitar on a farm in Normandy, when he heard BB King’s Blues spinning ‘round and ‘round in the key of G, the note Blue stole his heart and locked away the key.

In and out of time on deep in the pocket swinging’ grooves, every song’s shuffle has its own soul’s Blues. The Note Blue brought us together, when I heard T-bone shining out of Pascal’s Roy Schmeck guitar at Le Caveau de la Houchette in Paris. My jaw hit the deck and my heart said, what the heck, cause it don’t do a thing for me, if it ain’t got that swing. Now we live, love and create in a wild affair with the Note Blue!

If you think what’s that old thing they call the swing and the note Blue is not your thing, we dare you to give it try. In and out of time, relieves a spinning mind and when you feel that bouncing bass and shuffle swing, your heart will ring and you’ll say, I do, too, to the Note Blue.” Lil’ Red

Individuals here!

This is a segment from the video above on the Executive Producers, so if you watched the whole thing, you can skip this one! 

PAYMENT OPTIONS .... 

You can click on the Tier Packages below and go through the website or if you prefer to avoid service charges, you can use Venmo or PayPal.me or send us a check. If you choose this method please add a note specifying which package you're choosing and send an email with your name and postal address! (We'll have a surprise to send you.)

PayPal.me/LilRedMilligan           Venmo @LilRedMilligan           email: shop@lilredrecords.com

check payable to Jennifer Milligan to Lil' Red Records, 483 Dempsey Rd, Westerville, OH 43081

FRENCHIES!!! ... and Europeans  

Pour la France vous pouvez envoyer votre payment a PayPal.me/PascalFouquet. Envoyer un mail avec le nom du choix et vos coordonnées a shop@lilredrecords.com.  

For anyone who wishes to pay in euros, you can send payment to PayPal.me/PascalFouquet. Send an email with your choice, your name and postal address. 

Executive Producer Tier 2
  • Executive Producer Tier 2
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$200.00

Your name on the album liner notes, your name on the back of the official album t-shirt with a larger font, membership in the Executive's Club, digital download before the public release and a customized .mp3 voice greeting.

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Businesses Here!

This is a segment from the video above on Sponsors, so if you watched the whole thing, you can skip this one!

PAYMENT OPTIONS ....  

You can click on the Tier Packages below and go through the website or if you prefer to avoid service charges, you can use Venmo or PayPal.me or send us a check. If you choose this method please add a note specifying which package you're choosing and send an email with your name and postal address! (We'll have a surprise to send you.) 

PayPal.me/LilRedMilligan           Venmo @LilRedMilligan           email: shop@lilredrecords.com 

check payable to Jennifer Milligan to Lil' Red Records, 483 Dempsey Rd, Westerville, OH 43081

FRENCHIES!!! ... and Europeans   

Pour la France vous pouvez envoyer votre payment a PayPal.me/PascalFouquet. Envoyer un mail avec le nom du choix et vos coordonnées a shop@lilredrecords.com.   

For anyone who wishes to pay in euros, you can send payment to PayPal.me/PascalFouquet. Send an email with your choice, your name and postal address to shop@lilredrecords.com. 

Sponsor Tier 2
  • Sponsor Tier 2
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$300.00

Your business name on the album liner notes, your business name on the back of the official album t-shirt with a larger font, digital download before the public release and a short customized promo video.

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Sponsor Tier 3
  • Sponsor Tier 3
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$500.00

Your business logo on the back of the album cover, your business logo on the back of the official album t-shirt, digital download before the public release, a short customized promo video and featured in a Live Stream.

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Anonymous Donors

If you don't want your name in the lights, or to be a group, you just want to support our music, we really appreciate you, too! All donations will go to the new album! You can use the button here, or PayPal.me/LilRedMilligan or Venmo @LilRedMilligan. If you're in the EU you can use PayPal.me/PascalFouquet to avoid fees. 

Si vous ne voulez pas que votre nom apparaisse ou soit dans un groupe, si vous voulez juste soutenir notre musique, nous apprécierons vraiment aussi ! Tous les dons iront pour le nouvel album ! Vous pouvez utiliser le bouton ici, PayPal.me/LilRedMilligan ou Venmo @LilRedMilligan. Si vous êtes dans l'UE, vous pouvez utiliser PayPal.me/PascalFouquet pour éviter les frais. 

Who's on the record?

Blaise Barton

Engineer, Mix & Master

Blaise is a Grammy Winning engineer and a go to in the Blues world. He's recorded Buddy Guy, Billy Branch, Carrie & Lurrie Bell well the list goes on and on. He worked his magic on our last album and has become a true friend. Click the button to check out where the magic happens!

Jeff Morrow

Vocal Producer

Jeff sang on our last album, Soul Burnin' and I was blown away by his talent. I later learned he's the Vocal Producer for the series Empire!!! Wow, and a sweetheart, too. He'll be the brilliance guiding my voice to it's fullest potential!

Billy Branch

Vocals & Harmonica on 'Keep On Lovin' You'

Billy Branch can effortlessly segue from vintage Little Walter to thoroughly up-to-the-minute funky blues without dropping a beat.  
                                              Bill DahlAuthor and music critic
Billy's ability to bring personal conviction to everything he plays sets him apart from many of his contemporaries .
                                           David Whiteis,  Author and Music Critic / Chicago Reader

Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith

Drums

If you don't know this Grammy & Blues Award winning drummer, I'm sure you've heard his father, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith who played for Muddy Waters & Pinetop Perkins. Kenny is my favorite Blues drummer. When I started playing percussion I listened exclusively to his father and then to him to learn the subtle feels in each unique shuffle. I'm honored to get to work with him on this project. If he was completely unknown and his father too, he'd still be my favorite. So, check him out and if you're a drummer check out his YouTube videos. 

Felton Crews

Bass

Felton is a Grammy Winner and Chicago Blues Hall of famer who's toured around the world and back always giving back to the next generation. We asked Kenny who he'd love to play with who knows the old Blues and he guided us to Felton. We couldn't be happier! Check out this video of the two of them backing Billy Boy Arnold!

Jean-Marc Labbe

Baritone Sax

Jean-Marc is from Paris and a phenomenal player and performer and I don't say that lightly. I've watched him and played with him over the course of the last 10yrs and he shines. His choices are rich with decades of experience targeted towards post-war rhythm & blues and blues. As a vocalist, he lifts me and inspires me, always tasteful and supportive. I couldn't ask for more. Check out this video ...

If you watched the whole video above, skip this one!

In-Trade Support

Below is a list of non-financial support we're looking for, some of these can be paid positions! 

Looking for:

  • Looking for Merch designs
  • Socials Promoters/ influencers
  •  bookings for release tour in US, Canada & EU
  • Album Release venues
  • Promotion
  • Entertainment Legal Contracting
  • Ad & promo designs
  • music video creators
  • a 1 bedroom apartment in Chicago for the month of September
  • Admin assistance or project management
  • studio stage manager
  • group backup singers - you need to have your own home studio set up!
  • Photographer and or videographer for studio documentation 

It takes a community. Contact us here, if you want to join the team.  
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