Dear Kickstarter backers,
Have I told you lately that I love you? After recording the first song for this album two years ago, beginning the recording process in earnest in February, launching this Kickstarter project in April and reaching my funding goal in May, I have finally received 13 boxes filled with copies of Leaky Boats and Paper Birds! In fact, I am holding a copy in my hand as I write (which may explain why it's been difficult to type this paragraph). I'm attaching a picture of the cover art to this update, for those of you who haven't seen it yet.
Those of you who requested copies of the album or other swag with your donation have either already received your reward or will receive it in the very near future. It was so much fun putting together all the packages! I've attached a picture of my living room assembly line. Please let me know (email@example.com) if any of you received the wrong reward or if something got damaged in shipping; I'll be happy to replace whatever!
Those of you who opted to forego a reward for your contribution have displayed a strain of self-abnegation I have never possessed in matters of music (or chocolate). Thank you. In case you are still interested in buying your own copy of "Leaky Boats," I've created a PayPal link on my website. The album is also available at a growing number of Door County retailers and will (I hope) be available on CDBaby and iTunes in a few weeks.
The album has already gotten one favorable review--from Wisconsin Public Radio's folk DJ, Stephanie Elkins--and I posted it at the bottom of the CD purchase page in case some of you would like to see the good results of your donations!
I'd like to say just one more time how floored I have been by your generosity throughout this entire process. Thank you so much for sealing the leaks, lifting the birds, and making this record real. I couldn't have done it without you.