I am beginning a new recording project this spring, and I am asking for your help in making this possible.
This will be my third 'record' on guitar - who knows what number overall. I have been making records for a long time, and each one feels completely different, though I imagine there is some thread that is binding them - I am no longer 16 and making tapes on four-tracks in my bedroom, but in many ways the spirit is the same.
I'll be making this one with the help of Sean Ogilvie (Musee Mecanique / Laura Gibson / and Kele Goodwin) who also helped to create my last record, 'Home of the Brave.' This time, we'll be recording in a variety of spaces including my own victorian home in SE Portland.
In the past few years a lot of things have changed for me, and as a musician I've had trouble finding a voice to express myself - so this is one way, and a stepping stone to another way. I hope that you'll be able to take some small thing from the songs I've written.
I'll be enlisting the help of other musicians in Portland, as well as in the bay area, CA and New York. I'll also be working with Mason Jar Music, who have some amazing orchestrators.
The money you donate will go toward -
- paying an engineer to record and track my songs
- paying other well-deserved and talented musicians
- paying orchestrators + musicians at Mason Jar
- mixing and mastering the final record
- packaging, artwork, and pressing
Thank you so much for considering my project. It means the world to me!
with warm regards,
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pledged of $4,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on April 27, 2012.
Mar 27, 2012 - Apr 27, 2012
Pledge $5 or more
My sincerest gratitude w/ your name listed on my website, and an 'unreleased' song of mine from a past recording session.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $15 or more
The above, and a digital download of the new record.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $25 or more
A copy of the new record, a copy of any of my previous records (Home of the Brave or Thistle the Maker) (or: alternatively, a recording of a live radio show in Davis, CA in May 2011, and a hand-made thank you card.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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All above, plus a collection of poems, essays, and/or songs that I will put together that have inspired me over the past months.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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All above, and another 'unreleased' song of mine.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $100 or more
All above, plus a creatively framed photo from my travels.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $150 or more
All above, and a copy of Burst & Bloom Records 'Seasonal Disorder: Spring' compilation cd (which features a song of mine and other New England musicians)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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All above, plus a box of hand-baked something from my kitchen (you choose: what do you like? I promise I can make it) - mailed and delivered to youEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $500 or more
The $100 reward, plus my songs played live in your city or home - please keep in mind it may take a bit of time to make this actually happen! (US/Europe only)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012