Check out the video and the clip of the recordings and join Hope's Wake as he creates his first full length!
Snippets of what we have recorded thus far: http://soundcloud.com/peafowl/demo-of-the-new-recordings
Thanks for visiting! By now you may or may not know who or what exactly Hope's Wake is, but I will tell you: it's me - and a rotating cast of musicians.
Although I have been writing and playing music for some time, last year was really my introduction into the professional realm. I released my first EP, toured in the East, and met some wonderful people. However, by tour's end I was ready to step it up a notch.
I moved to Nashville, took out all my savings, and sat myself at home to perfect my craft. Every day, I worked hours and hours on every aspect of my sound. Now I'm ready to give it all to you.
The studio I booked is Beech House Recording. It is located right here in Nashville and it is fronted by Mark Nevers. If you haven't heard his name, he's the same guy that produced Bonnie Prince Billy, Lampchop, Calexico, the Silver Jews, and recently Caitlin Rose. He, Sean Zywick, and I will be working together to produce my 10 best tracks (+2 bonus tracks) as well a four song EP.
While $10,000 seems like a lot of money (well it is), for professional recordings it isn't. I have the studio booked for ten days and the money is set to pay for:
- production (engineer, studio use, mixing)
- studio musicians (bassist, guitarist, drummer, string quartet)
- pressing (vinyl and cd)
Even then, it may not be enough money, but all I care about is getting these songs into your hands - without going into serious debt.
Just remember: Kickstarter is All or Nothing. If the goal isn't reached not a dollar of funding will go through. In other words, if we don't reach the goal, don't be surprised to see Sean Zywick and I on the corner of Broadway sleeping in a cardboard box.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
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If you would like to pay more then that would be great, but I won't force you to.
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Aug 18, 2011 - Sep 17, 2011
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Digital copy of "Raise your Glass" (the song I wrote for my fallen friend Phil) +2 more. I'm going to put a string quartet from the Nashville Symphony on it. Help make it the best it can be.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Digital download of the album two weeks before it's worldwide release.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Digital download of the album with two bonus tracks and a mailed copy of the Our Own Road EP with a personal thank you note.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Digital download of the album with the two bonus tracks, signed copy of new album (by me and everyone who works on it) as cd or vinyl, Our Own Road EP, handwritten lyric sheet, the Cicada song, and four unreleased acoustic demos.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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I will write a personalized poem about you! You make the choice: Acrostic, Haiku, or Cinquain. Plus everything in the $50 pledgeEstimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Pick a cover you would like to hear and I'll record a video and dedicate it to you on youtube. Also includes everything in the $50 pledge.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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I just so happen to paint. I'll make you a 12 x 12 painting of my depiction of one song off the cd, label you as associate producer on the cd package, and give you everything in the $50 pledge.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Do you have an interesting story, you really want to turn into a song, but you're not sure how? Send it to me and I'll write you a song, record it for you, and make a video of it on youtube. Then I'll label you as associate producer on the cd and give you everything in the $100 pledge.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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I'll come to your home and we'll have a private acoustic concert with all of your your friends and family. It will be loads of fun. You could even charge people if you wish. Plus, I will label you as executive producer on the cd package and give you everything in the $250 package. (Sorry world, US only).Estimated delivery: Jan 2012