I'm very proud of this record, and worked mighty hard with a number of talented folks to make it a reality. Now it's almost yours!
First, something to keep in mind: Artists get nothing at all if the set goal is not reached. So it's mighty important to chip in if you can and also share the link with as many people as you're able. We're super excited and confident in our music and believe others will be too!
When I was little, we lived for a few years in Virginia. One day, while at Memco with my parents, I became obsessed with a small red guitar. I had to have it, so I promptly threw a tantrum in the middle of the store. Even though my parents couldn't afford it, my dad went back to the store later that day and bought it for me. I'll never forget the pure joy I felt when they surprised me with it. I've not felt anything like that since. That guitar became my best friend, my brother, my sister. I'm not much of anyone without my music. So there ya have it.
A few years ago, I decided to write an album of songs to try and answer a pretty common question: How does one put oneself back together after a gut-wrenching break-up/loss that had no genuine closure? I've no idea if I've found any answers, but I wrote over 20 songs in a feverish few months. Through the help of producer extraordinaire Bob Logan and studio wiz David Spreng, we picked our favorites and began recording them a few chunks at a time. Two other very talented pals, Andy Santospago and Ben Hedlund, lent their chops as well. Now the record's sounding mighty stellar! And I've put together an excellent four-piece to hit the road this fall! You can check out the clip below from our very first show a few months ago! We just need an extra, final push to complete a few remaining tracks, print the CDs, and get this album into people's hands and ears! All donations will go to that end, and anything beyond our goal will go to more promotion, touring, videos, etc. It's hard to put into words how much your help means to me and the band. I'm really proud of The Cynthia Sessions and have every confidence that with your help we're going to make an audiolicious dent! Thanks, danke, merci, shnoragalutouyn, pakka per, arigato, sagol, moran taing!
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