Join me in Making a Roman Catholic Alternative Album! Pre-purchase the album, and some other great gear before it's released!
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT. WE DID IT!!!
$13,500 - We'll bring in stringed instruments(violin,cello..) for a few songs on the album (I've been wanting to do this but may not be able to without further funds)
$15,000 - TBD
Hi to all you wonderful people looking for new ideas and causes to sponsor! I'm Donny Todd, a Roman Catholic musician and songwriter. I have recorded four albums and performed music all over the U.S.
For the past year I have felt God calling me to create a Catholic album. I have felt a huge void in the music world where there should be Catholic voices. There are not many Catholics making albums like the one I plan to make who have a clear Catholic identity and can capture the attention of today's youth.
I'm not talking about Praise and Worship. There is plenty of that and much of it is excellent.
I am talking about something different. I'm talking about music that speaks to this generation in its own language.
I have written songs about God's mercy, His forgiveness, the conscience, prayer, etc. in the only way I know how--using my own life as a witness to these things.
To be able to make a professional record and promote it properly is expensive but vital. There are a ton of things that factor into the cost. The main expense is the recording part (tracking/mixing/producing). Then there is mastering. After the songs are tracked, mixed, and produced, mastering gets it radio-ready. Not to mention the cost of hiring musicians to play any additional instruments you may need. On top of that are travel costs, accommodations, artwork, and duplication of the album. I have the advantage of being able to work with the most talented producer I know, Jalyn Anderson. Jalyn is a multi-instrumentalist, accomplished musician and singer, and a highly experienced producer and recording engineer. He was my first and best choice when I thought about who I wanted to record this album with.
Normally it costs around $25,000 minimum to make a professional radio-ready album with a great producer. However, Jalyn has agreed to do it for much less.
That being said, the more money we have to work with, the fewer corners I'll need to cut and the more I can add to the album (like a strings section) which I am super excited to do for a few songs.
I absolutely want to make the best album that I can, musically and spiritually. I want this music to be a vehicle for God to work through, and one that is beautiful to listen to. I want to answer God's call for me in the most fruitful way I can. He has given me the drive, talent, and vision to make a great record--a great Catholic record--and I have never been as motivated as I am now to use these gifts He's given me! Join me in making this record an incredible success and get some awesome and lovingly crafted rewards along the way. (Don't forget to check the rewards to your right).
Please also pray for me and this ministry. And if you like what I am doing please tell all of your friends and family that may be interested in this project to check me out and pledge their support.
God bless you and thank you for visiting my Kickstarter page. I have been, and will continue to pray for you.
To hear some songs from my previous albums:
Already pledged but looking for some extra merch? Want to increase your pledge in support of the campaign but need something to show for it? Or maybe you already got your gear and want to purchase more for a friend…Here are some options for you:
$5.00 Kingdom Come Wristband
$10.00 Digital Album Download
$12.00 Physical Copy of Find Myself (Previous Album)
$15.00 Physical Copy of Kingdom Come Album
$25.00 Signed Copy of Kingdom Come Album
$25.00 Kingdom Come T-Shirt
*If shipping internationally please add $4 for physical album, $7 for T-Shirt
HOW ADD-ONS WORK - If you would like an add-on all you do is up your pledge by the dollar amount(s) while leaving your reward in place.
For example - you pledged at $25 for the $25 reward, to get a 'Physical Album add-on' add $15 to your pledge while leaving your reward the same, so $40 for the $25 reward (the $15 extra is for the 'physical album' add-on). You will be sent an email asking about which add-ons you bought when you get your survey after this Kickstarter campaign has ended.
Please note that If we don't reach the goal of 12k the project will not be funded and nobody will be charged.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
As mentioned above, there are many factors involved in creating an album (recording, mixing, mastering, duplicating the album, packaging, etc.). While I feel I have given myself an appropriate amount of time to have these things done right the first time, and if they aren't done right the first time, to have them remedied, I will keep everyone informed on my progress well after the campaign ends as to any bumps along the way. You are the reason that this album will happen. I want you to be a part of the whole process, start to finish.
Absolutely not! As a Roman Catholic, I am a Christian as well. I don't aim to separate myself from my faith, but rather to express themes that many Christians agree with, just from a Catholic perspective. For example, I have written songs about prayer life, the conscience, scripture, God's mercy and faithfulness, etc. These are themes that apply to most Christians, and I hope for everyone to enjoy them.
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INSIDER PACKAGE: Hand written and signed lyric sheets, your name in the thank you section of the album, a signed copy of the album before it's released to the public, a First Edition Kingdom Come T-shirt and wristband, and two passes to the Kickstarter CD Release PartyEstimated delivery:Add $7 USD to ship outside the US
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PARTY PACK: 4 Official Kingdom Come T-shirts and 4 Kingdom Come wristbands, early release signed album, digital album download, your name in thank you section of the album, and FOUR passes to the Kickstarter CD Release PartyEstimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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FAN PACK: I will perform a live Skype acoustic concert and/or chat/jam session for you and whoever you like. Early release signed album, your name in the thank you section of the album, Kingdom Come T-shirt and wristband, and two passes to the Kickstarter CD Release PartyEstimated delivery:Add $7 USD to ship outside the US
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PERSONALIZED PACK: I will write and record a song about someone you love (may need details on the person) and hold a Skype acoustic concert/chat/jam session with you and whoever you like. You'll also get an early release signed album, your name in the thank you section of the album, an exclusive Kingdom Come T-shirt, and wristband and two passes to the Kickstarter CD Release PartyEstimated delivery:Add $7 USD to ship outside the US
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BONUS PACKAGE: I will send you digital copies of never-before-heard bonus tracks, record a song about you or a loved one or a specific topic that you choose (within reason, we must agree), hold a Skype acoustic concert/chat/jam session for you and whoever you like, send you an early release signed album, a First Edition Kingdom Come T-shirt and wristband, you will receive special recognition in the thank you section of the album as well as a recorded musical thank you video and two passes to the Kickstarter CD Release PartyEstimated delivery:Add $7 USD to ship outside the US
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CONCERT PACKAGE EXTRAVAGANZA: I will perform a live concert at your local Church (anywhere in the Continental US). You will also receive 5 signed early release albums, special recognition in the thank you section of the album, a First Edition Kingdom Come T-shirt and wristband and a recorded musical thank you videoEstimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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SUPER FAN PACKAGE: You will get my Martin DC16GTE acoustic/electric guitar signed by me (my newest guitar FYI). I will send it to your loving arms after I use it to record this album. You will also get a signed T-shirt, 5 early release signed albums, a Kingdom Come wristband, 4 tickets to the Kickstarter release party and a chance to get up on stage with me and perform one of the songs with me, special recognition in the thank you section of the album, as well as a musical thank you video.Estimated delivery:
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