It's time to take it on the road! cds and t shirts in hand, voices aloft, beautiful songs at the ready.
No I don't like coming to you with my hat in my hands, but it's time. I need help and I've got something pretty awesome I want to bring into the world.
I hope you take the time to listen to the song I wrote and recorded for this kickstarter video. It'll give you a little idea of what this is all about and what i'm trying to say.
'I Leave On The Light' is my first full length effort since Ziggy Lane in 9th grade. I am sooo close to having it done! This album is the launching point for a tour and an enormous step into the future of my dreams. Be My Kickstarter!
'I Leave On The Light' and the ensuing tour to take place this late February and early March are the realization of a lot of hard hours of work and creative process I've spent since leaving the Northeast in the fall of 2004. I've been writing songs about my feelings and confusions and disappointments and successes. Maybe I've been writing songs about you!
The song I thought nobody would want to hear, "28," is now a crowd favorite. If you haven't heard it, please go to my website
and give it a listen. I Leave On The Light is about the little things that we somehow all want to share. At least I think that's what it's about. Let me share with you, I can't wait.
With your generous donations, I am going to finish the album. By this, I mean I am going to press physical albums. I am going to put these albums in my van alongside some incredible musicians and I am going to drive them out of Texas and up the Northeast coast. I am going to make sure that there are people with pens in hand there. These people are going to then translate their shorthand into the typed page of blogs and newspapers so I can be sure to come back to these cities again and again. That's where it all starts and then it goes nationwide... Worldwide! I am going to play for more people than I've played for in my life and I am going to make a dent in what I have to be sure will be the start of a fantastic career as a touring musician.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $11,000 goal
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Jan 25, 2011 - Feb 20, 2011
Pledge $20 or more
I will mail you a signed copy of the cd for your listening enjoyment!
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I will mail you a signed copy of I Leave On The Light and a tour T Shirt in your size of choice. You will look so cool.
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All of the above and a filmed shout out, from the tour, posted on your wall or your person of choice.
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A signed CD, a T Shirt, and I will permanently put your name on the back of my van in a totally obvious and celebratory way that will remind us of how much we love you every time we're loading up our gear!
Pledge $250 or more
A signed CD, a T Shirt, your name on the van, and a mix! We will briefly discuss your likes and dislikes and I will put together a personalized compilation that will quickly become your favorite cd of all time. Who knows, I might turn you on to your new favorite band!
Pledge $500 or more
This is the exact same reward as the other $500 reward, but without any grammatical errors! A signed CD, a T shirt, your name on the van, and something I'm gonna call Tour Treasure. ooooh, what's that? you may ask. I am going to find you something really special from my travels, personalize it, and send it to you. Maybe it'll be a beautiful vintage tour poster. Maybe it'll be a carving from some far out dude on the side of the road. If you're my Dad, it'll probably be a Harvard fleece! But it's something you're going to love and something you will cherish and it will be all love from me to you.
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer All gone!
A signed CD, a T shirt, your name on the van, and something I'm gonna call Tour Treasure. ooooh, what's that? you may ask. I am going to find you something really special from my travels, personalize it, and send it to you. Maybe it'll be a beautiful vintage tour poster. Maybe it'll be a carving from some far out dude on the side of the road. If your my Dad, it'll probably be a Harvard fleece! But it's something you're going to love and something you will cherish and it will be all love from me to you.
Pledge $1,000 or more
A signed CD, a T Shirt, and I will play a private show in your living room. If you're in shooting distance from Austin or the current tour, we'll make it happen easy! If not, you may have to wait for the next tour, I'll definitely work around you to make it happen.
Pledge $1,500 or more
A signed CD, a T Shirt, and a song. You will provide a topic, an event, a lyric, whatever you want, and I will write and record a song for you. Think about how money it will be when you give this as a birthday present to your favorite person.
Pledge $3,000 or more
1 backer Limited (1 of 2 left)
OK, for this kind of money, I'm going to write you a song about whatever you'd like. I'm going to get a producer on board and I am going to make you a radio quality recording. This is going to be a truly beautiful piece of art that you or the recipient of this gift will never forget. Just ask my brother about the song I wrote for his wedding. I'll take your direction and deliver.
Pledge $5,000 or more
are you kidding? let's talk. I'm open. ;)