4 years in Switzerland, now we're coming home w/ songs about hope & seeing God in new ways. New album's called 1,000 Different Colors!
After 4 years of living with my family in Switzerland, I'm coming back to the United States with a heart full of inspiration...and a suitcase full of new songs. This summer, we’ll be spending several weeks recording in Nashville, TN to bring this new music to life.
The new album is called 1,000 Different Colors. These are worship songs; songs about hope and believing God is working, even in the difficult times. They are life songs out of our experiences and lessons learned while we were living in Switzerland; songs about seeing God in new ways. In the diversity of nature, in all the different cultures and all the different people we meet, God is showing us 1,000 Different Colors of who He is.
We have a basic budget for this album, and we could make a simple recording with these funds. Producer Stephen Leiweke (Plumb, Jars of Clay, Margaret Becker, Charlie Peacock) is already on board for this project. But as I pray for the album, and Doug and I talk over every detail together, we believe that we are not supposed to make this record alone.
This is the vision: All of us, from different cultures and backgrounds, from all over the world, coming together to make this music…we are 1,000 different colors, and we serve the one true God, and we are making this music for Him together.
We can make a better record with your support. Your financial contribution will make it fuller, your prayers will support us, your comments and encouragement will mean so much to the musicians in the studio as the project is being made.
In return for your contribution, you get all kinds of great rewards. You'll get a free download of the new album as soon as it's ready, before anyone else hears the first downbeat. You can get the unreleased B-side recordings of songs that didn't make the record. Heck, I will come to your house, perform a concert for you and your friends, and hand out signed copies of the new CD like they're glasses of water.
You can get a free session to discuss your songwriting or your artistry, or a songwriting/artistry seminar for your friends or your church team. I've been teaching and working with international artists in Zurich, Switzerland for the last several years, so I have lots to share with you about inspiration, creative community, and your personal art having and impact in the world.
These are just a few of my ways to say "thanks" for your contribution. I want it to be totally worth it for you. So take a closer look at the full list here at the kickstarter page.
A few important details: The project here at kickstarter will not be funded unless we meet our goal of $12,000. That’s why we’ve kept the goal amount low. We can totally surpass our goal, and every penny will go to the making of the music.
The greatest benefit is that we all get to do this together. I will post updates for everyone here at kickstarter, so you will know when we're tracking drums, when I'm singing the vocals, when we're in the mixing phase. You can send in your comments. Your encouragement and prayers will be so great.
There is power in agreement, strength in numbers, and it means a lot to the musicians in the studio that you are tracking with us, ready to be the first to hear the music when it's finally done.
Thanks for your friendship, your encouragement, for wanting good music to be made about God. He is so awesome, and worth all our hope and effort to serve Him, to bring people closer to Him in worship. It's my hope that these songs will do just that. Please join me.
Thanks and may God bless you!!!
Questions? Email me at email@example.com.
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The Earlybird Download - My sincerest thanks (a hug, a firm handshake, or kisses on both cheeks – whatever your culture prefers), access to all our behind-the-scenes kickstarter updates during the making of the music, and you'll receive a free download of the complete album as soon as it's mastered...that means instant music on your listening device of choice, weeks before the general public even gets a glimpse.Estimated delivery:
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The Pre-Release - In addition to my sincerest thanks, and access to all our behind-the-scenes kickstarter updates during the making of the music, you'll receive a free download of the complete album as soon as it's mastered AND we'll send you a free copy of the CD as soon as we get them. *If you live in Switzerland, the hard copy along with sincerest thanks will probably be delivered in person. :)Estimated delivery:
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The B-sides: In addition to the Pre-Release Package, you'll get a free download of the album's B-sides, the unreleased tracks that didn't make the record.Estimated delivery:
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The Signature Gift Pack: In addition to The Pre-Release Package, you'll receive a signed copy of my last album, Mysterious You, and two signed copies of 1,000 Different Colors...one for you and a friend.Estimated delivery:
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The Background Tracks: In addition to The Signature Gift Pack, you'll receive the charts and background tracks to the entire album. You can use them to perform the songs in your church, or just take your singing in the shower to a whole new level.Estimated delivery:
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The Discography: In addition to The Pre-Release, you'll get signed copies of my whole discography: 1553 Delmar (2001), Unreleased (2004), Live at Wheaton College (2005), Mysterious You (2006), and two copies of 1,000 Different Colors...one for you and a friend.Estimated delivery:
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The Christmas Package: In addition to the Discography package, you'll get 6 more copies of 1,000 Different Colors to give away as Christmas presents.Estimated delivery:
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The Skype Artists Meet-up: In addition to everything in the Discography, you'll get 2 more signed copies of the album, plus a 45 minute skype meet-up to discuss your art, your music, your songwriting.Estimated delivery:
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The Combo: Everything in the Skype Artists Meet-up Package AND The Christmas Package...I'll send you my whole discography, we'll meet-up and chat about your music, and I'll send you a big box of CD's for Christmas gifts...it'll be awesome.Estimated delivery:
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The Box - In addition to the Pre-Release Package, you'll receive an entire box with 30 copies of 1,000 Different Colors, hot of the presses.Estimated delivery:
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The Lessons: In addition to The Combo, I'll offer you three 1-hour songwriting consultations via skype or in person depending on dates/availability. We'll talk music and the life of the artist. You'll feel really encouraged. You may even have some good next steps lined up for your own music.Estimated delivery:
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The Home Concert - I'll come to your home, perform a house concert for you and your friends, and then give an optional workshop on Songwriting or The Life of the Artist. Plus, I'll hand out free CD's for everyone who shows up. (Limited to 30 free CDs. If you are more than 250 miles from Boulder, CO, additional travel expenses may apply. If you're in Zurich, we can probably work something out while I'm already in town. Dates subject to availability.)Estimated delivery:
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The Event & Seminar: I'll come to your church or venue and offer a concert or worship event. While I'm there, I'll offer a songwriting seminar AND a seminar on The Life of the Artist. (If you are more than 250 miles from Boulder, CO, additional travel expenses may apply. If you're in Zurich, we can probably work something out while I'm already in town. Dates subject to availability.)Estimated delivery:
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The Whole Enchilada: In addition to everything in The Combo Package and The Lessons Package, you can also choose between the Home Concert Package and the Event & Seminar Package, plus Doug and I will take you out to dinner.Estimated delivery:
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