o·ver·come [oh-ver-kuhm] 1. to get the better of in a struggle or conflict 2. to prevail over
First of all, thank you for your support and belief in my dream. My team and I promise to work our butts off to deliver an inspired and hopefully inspirational set of songs! I can’t wait to share my past year of experiences with you!
Why is this project so important to me?
Prior to the past year, I had plans to make some kind of dark and brooding album in my sardonic fashion, laced with the flavor of old soul music that has captured my heart. However, the domino effect began when I was one semester away from graduating college. I was diagnosed with an auto-immune condition, and in turn, I was forced to drop my classes, pack up my life in Boston, and move in with my parents in Tennessee. I know what you’re thinking, but this is not the sob story it looks like it’s shaping up to be.
The circumstances of the past 16 months have been accompanied by a series of physical, emotional, and financial hardships, but on a positive note, I did land smack-dab in the middle of Music City USA. With focus and determination, I began to integrate myself into Nashville’s abundant live music scene by performing around town and collaborating with amazing songwriters and musicians. During this time period, I was making plans for this project. Things were definitely looking up, considering my situation. Then, in August of last year, I went into remission!
As I was focusing on shaping songs and concepts for this project, the word “overcome” kept circling through my head. The idea that we can either be overcome by something or we have the power to overcome it, and that both scenarios are constantly happening in all of our lives. We are in a web of trouble and triumph. Don’t get me wrong, you might find a few dark and brooding songs. However, the perspective shift of these experiences has led me to write some really positive and heartfelt songs that I hope will resonate within all of you!
nuts and bolts:
In the world of Music 2012, computers rule and so many are working on projects alone in their basements. We want to bring a sound that is forged through human interaction, playing together as a band, live in the studio. We want to produce a collection of songs that captures the collective energy created by the phenomenal musicians available to me. Our goal is to facilitate a project, with your help, that allows the musicians to be available for an entire process rather than just a quick overdub session. We want to have the freedom to find the pocket and the embellishments that allow these songs to receive the breath of life that only human interaction can provide. All financial support received throughout “The Overcome Project” will be utilized by paying the musicians and funding the studio time and album reproduction. Every little bit helps!
I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to visit my website and for your interest in becoming a sponsor of this project. It means the world to me that you are joining me on this journey and helping me make a project that is honest, alive, and from the gut. THANK YOU in advance for your support. My wish is for this record will provide the same support for you!
Here are my specific goals:
- To complete my first studio album The Overcome Project
- To record as much of the project as possible live with amazing players
- To expand my existing fan base to a regional and national level
- Tour!! I want to travel to you! You can help make that possible!
- Utilize this independent record to present to industry professionals and move my career forward.
- Revamp my website to provide more information and access to all of you!
Become A Part of the Overcome Project:
Anything you can give will help!! Look to the right to find rewards and incentives. If you can make a pledge it would mean the world to me! If you can’t afford to pledge any word you can spread helps! Sharing via Facebook, Twitter, Email, etc…can make a HUGE difference.
Here are the Numbers:
For 3 full days of studio time we need a full service studio capable of recording a complete rhythm section: Drums, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Organ, and Vocals all at the same time. We plan to use a studio that provides a Grand Piano and a Hammond B3 $500-$750 per day.
So worst case $1000 per day including engineer $3000
Studio musicians working at what is known as a limited release rate (the core group Drums, Bass, Guitar, and Keys will be needed for 2 days).
$600 per day per musician $4800.
$1000 for special guest players (horns, percussion, etc... on specific songs on days 3-4).
$1000 for the limited Pressing of CD's with art work.
We are very lucky to have graphics artists, mix engineers, mastering and additional studio resources beyond this that are being donated as well as people who are sharing their talents for the greater good in the Overcome Project. Our goal here is to use your generous contributions to fund the part of the project that will allow us to deliver you a "world class" recording.
Any additional contributions will be used for promotional videos, merchandising, touring, and anything else I can do to reach out to more people.
Email me personally at any time to ask specifics about any of these incentives at email@example.com OR you can post your questions on the comments page right here, so that others can see them too!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $10,000 goal
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Apr 6, 2012 - Jun 5, 2012 (60 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Every dollar counts and contributes to making this dream possible! Anyone who donates $1 or more will receive a special thank you mention including donor's name on www.nicoleboggs.com and facebook and twitter shout out!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $10 or more
In addition to a special mention on the website anyone who donates $10 or more will receive an advance digital download of the Overcome Project.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $25 or more
Anyone who donates $25 or more will receive an advance signed hard copy of the Overcome Project along with an advance digital download and a special thank you on www.nicoleboggs.com.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $50 or more
All of the above plus a download of an original demo of one of the songs featured on the Overcome Project.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $75 or more
All of the above plus a special thank you in the liner notes of the Overcome Project and an additional signed hard copy of the EP to share with a friend!!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $100 or more
All of the above plus a hand-written copy of the lyrics to the title track from the Overcome ProjectEstimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $250 or more
1 backer Limited (19 of 20 left)
In addition to all of the above backer's of $250 or more will receive live footage taken during the recording process as well as a personal video message.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $500 or more
Backer's of $500 or more will receive all of the above as well as their choice of either 2 voice lessons via Skype or a 3 song private Skype concert!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
The $1,000 or more pledge backer will receive all of the above incentive packages as well as a house concert within a 70 mile radius at no additional charge or a live streaming broadcast for those outside of region. In addition to the concert, backer will receive 5 addition signed hard copies of the Overcome Project and a cover song video of your choosing!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013