I'll be recording my first studio album with some fantastic musicians come January!!!
It's exciting as an artist when you have a body of work you can truly believe in, and that's what I feel I have with these songs. They're songs that acknowledge the longing we have as human beings to do something great, to make our life count; but they also recognize the fact that we often fall short of the ideals we hold. I want remind myself and others that it's okay to live in this tension of dreams and shortcomings.
I recorded my first EP last winter and did it all myself, from recording to pressing to the artwork. This time I want to make something that will do my songs justice and record a full LP in a professional studio as well as get my album professionally mastered and pressed. I have some amazing musicians backing me on bass and drums to do this, as well as other studio musicians that have offered to help with things like pedal steel and piano.
I am recording at Feral Studios in January. The studio is an awesome space that supports the local music community here in Salt Lake and Jay, the recording engineer, has over 10 years of experience. All said and done, the total cost for 9 days of recording, mastering the album and pressing 1,000 copies is going to be around $5,000. I am working hard and saving up half of the total cost but I need an additional $2,500 to get this project done.
If I haven't already said it enough, I'm really excited about this album and need your support to make it happen!!! So check out my rewards and know that you're loved! Oh yeah, I'm going to be posting a live, one take video of me performing a song off my upcoming album to support my Kickstarter campaign so be sure to check back!!
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Oct 6, 2010 - Nov 5, 2010 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
You get a brown lunch bag puppet monster made by yours truly. Who knows, maybe it'll become your best friend! I'll also send you an mp3 from my album.
Pledge $10 or more
You'll get a digital download of my full album! Thanks for your support!
Pledge $25 or more
I'll send you a hard copy of my album, PLUS an awesome, handmade zine with my poems, artwork and lyrics (with a few submissions from my friends) only available to my kickstarter supporters, AND I'll send you a funny postcard expressing my love and gratitude.
Pledge $50 or more
10 backers Limited (20 of 30 left)
THE BREAKFAST SOCIAL- You and a friend/lover are invited to a Sunday morning concert where me and the band will play the entire album before it even comes out! AND there will be breakfast complete with beermosas. OMG! Plus you will get a copy of the album when it comes out, a copy of my zine, and a thankyou card filled with my love and admiration. Tickets are limited!!!
Pledge $100 or more
I will make you a one of a kind hand made limited edition zine with poems and drawings not included anywhere else in the entire world, PLUS your name will be listed in the liner notes on the album AND you will be mailed a you plus one invitation to The Breakfast Social where you will be hugged repeatedly (whether you like it or not). You will also get a copy of the album and a sincere thank you card, AND you + a friend or lover will be on the list to get into my official cd release party for free!
Pledge $500 or more
I will play you and whomever you would like to invite a private house concert anywhere west of the Rockies. I'll also make you a handmade chapbook, send you a copy of the album, list your name in the liner notes with a special thanks and me and my mom will write you a card expressing our deepest gratitude. On top of all this, you'll be on the list to get into my cd release party and drinks will be on me! You will also be hugged repeatedly plus have my undying love and admiration:)