I am making my debut solo record! I can't wait to share these songs with the world, be part of making it happen!
I've been spending the last two years largely off of the stage, gathering my focus and creating a new musical vocabulary for myself. The result is a crop of new songs that I believe are the best I've yet written, and not quite like anything I've heard before! Needless to say, I'm more than excited to share them with the world, to get into the studio and make a record that covers a lot of ground, sonically and emotionally. The tunes are dynamic, they're unusual, and I quite like them :)
Making this record is an end in itself; I want to create something that shows what I've been working on, that lets all of the songs shine, a work of art. But it will also be a new beginning for me, as I intend to use this record as a calling card to start the next phase of my musical career. I want to play lots of shows, I want to tour, I want to play for you in your hometown! Having a great sounding album is what's needed to generate that kind of momentum with booking agents, DJs, promoters, and music lovers like yourself.
A bit more about the record:
I will be recording it at Contact Create studios (http://www.contactcreate.com/), with producer Bubba Jones. I talked to a huge sampling of producers and engineers in the Seattle area, but Bubba was definitely the one I could best see myself working with. Distinguished as the producer of all the recorded output of rising hip hop stars Shabazz Palaces, he is a phenomenal all-around musician with sensibilities that far transcend the confines of genre.
Those of you familiar with my prior bands will be stoked to know that my good friend and longtime collaborator Andrew Pulkrabek will be playing bass on and co-producing the album! He and I have been playing music together since we were 12, and that chemistry will be very welcome in this process.
Drums will be ably handled by Daniel Braithwaite, an amazing Denver transplant who is now a very sought-after player in Seattle! I am honored to have him on board for this project.
There are likely to be some other special guests, as well! Stay tuned...
In summation, if you have made it this far through the project description, seen the video and looked over the rewards (on your right, named after whiskeys reflecting the level of distinction!) I hope you will have sensed how dedicated I am to making this record happen! Please donate what you can to my craft, please let your friends and family and fellow music-lovers know about what I'm doing, please share the URL for this campaign on your Facebook, Twitter, etc., spray paint it on your walls, shout it from the rooftops! It's going to be good.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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