We need to be encouraged. These are songs of hope and redemption...from God to us.
Chris Blanton is pre-selling the new CD he's working on, and you can be part of making it happen!! ...click the Video (above) to let him tell you about it.
A Unique Idea
Chris has written and recorded songs from many of life's perspectives, but these are slightly different. As words of encouragement and hope from God to Humanity, eight songs are completed with at least five more in-process. From April to June, all the songs will be recorded and mixed, then Chris will choose the best 6 to 10 songs for an August release. This indie recording will feature the musical expressions of some of Athens' finest, including the amazing violin of Brian Vaccaro!!
How Does It Work?
Watch the video (above), then choose a level of support (on the right) that you're willing to donate in order to see that this project gets funded. For convenience, you can log into Kickstarter with your facebook account. Kickstarter uses Amazon to process the payments, so it's even more convenient if you already have an Amazon account.
Once you're an Official Backer of the project, we're on this adventure together!! You'll get timely updates from me throughout this short fundraising campaign, and I'll send out some previews of songs and videos during the recording process!! Consider inviting others to come along: tell your friends and family about it. Post it to facebook and twitter.
What's The Money For?
The budget for this project includes: buying studio time, hiring some amazing musicians, a few equipment upgrades, paying for artwork and design, hiring someone to master the audio tracks, replication of the first 1,000 physical CDs, encoding for iTunes/Spotify/etc, a little local promotion, and a sa-weet release party somewhere in Athens! If we get more than 100% of what's budgeted, we can hire more people to do more things, and possibly turn this into a full-length recording!!
Who Is Chris Blanton?
He's a normal guy who likes to play basketball, write thought-provoking songs, lead worship, be goofy with friends, learn from his mistakes, and teach people stuff. :) He and his wife lead a simple life: teaching music lessons, raising a son and daughter, spending as much time as possible with their ever-growing extended families, and enjoying the stories-of-life with friends old and new.
What Does He Sound Like?
What Are Some Of The Lyrics For This Project?
"now that you're here with Me let Me love you awhile." -from My child
"someday soon you will see his face, smile and run to embrace, but until then know that he is safe, safe with Me" -from safe
"far too long have people spoken words that bring much harm. in My kindness your repentance, I have open arms. come to Me and find My words of freedom for your soul. come to Me and I will rescue you and make you whole" -from I AM with you
"find rest, find peace, find your strength in Me." -from rest, peace, strength
Yes! Send a check to: Chris Blanton, 335 Ponderosa Drive, Athens GA 30605.
pledged of $7,800 goal
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Mar 13, 2012 - Apr 15, 2012
Pledge $3 or more
a personal thank you on facebook AND a pre-release digital download of the first single.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $10 or more
digital download of the entire album ONE WEEK AHEAD of the release PLUS the thank you on fb.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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signed physical CD either mailed to you or hand-delivered, PLUS the album download, PLUS the thank you.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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THE BRONZE DEAL: two (2) Tickets to the Official Athens-area Release Party--including food/drink, PLUS the signed CD, PLUS the thank you.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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THE I'VE GOT KIDS DEAL: your whole (immediate) family gets Tickets to the Official Athens-area Release Party--including food/drink, PLUS the signed CD, PLUS the thank you.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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THE SILVER DEAL: sheet music and charts of all songs e-mailed to you in PDF format PLUS the 2 Release Party Tickets, and the CD, and the thank you.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $50 or more
THE GOLD DEAL: a personalized video thank you on YouTube PLUS the sheet music, and the 2 Release Party Tickets, and the CD, and the thank you.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $100 or more
THE PLATINUM DEAL: your name as a Platinum Supporter in the liner notes of the album! PLUS the personalized video, and the sheet music, and the 2 Release Party Tickets, and the CD, and the thank you.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $150 or more
1 backer Limited (14 of 15 left)
THE SHOW ME HOW TO PLAY IT DEAL: two hours of one-on-one music instruction with Chris Blanton, showing you how to play the songs--or any other tunes you wanna learn--either via Skype or at his house PLUS the Platinum Deal.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $250 or more
1 backer Limited (9 of 10 left)
THE MUSIC AT MY HOUSE DEAL: a personalized acoustic House Concert for you and 15 of your closest friends--within 50 miles of Athens, GA (if distance is greater than 50 miles, include appropriate travel/housing/meal expenses) PLUS the Platinum Deal.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $400 or more
THE ACOUSTIC CONCERT DEAL: a personalized acoustic Church Concert for your entire congregation--within 50 miles of Athens, Georgia PLUS the Platinum Deal ...if distance is greater than 50 miles, include appropriate travel/housing/meal expenses and a basic audio system.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $700 or more
THE SONG FOR HIRE DEAL: to be included as part of this project, Chris Blanton will write a song about Your Choice of Any "Humanity" Topic! PLUS the Platinum Deal.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $1,200 or more
THE FULL BAND CONCERT DEAL: a personalized full-band Church Concert for your entire congregation--within 50 miles of Athens, Georgia PLUS the Platinum Deal ...if distance is greater than 50 miles, include travel/housing/meal expenses **note: the venue must have an appropriate full-range sound system...if not, we'll chat about the details.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $2,000 or more
THE WOW YOU REALLY MUST LIKE CHRIS BLANTON DEAL: you get your name as a Co-Executive Producer in the liner notes of the album! PLUS your choice of either (1) the Full Band Concert Deal, or (2) the Song For Hire Deal coupled with the Acoustic Concert Deal....PLUS you'll feel really great about helping Chris Blanton achieve such a huge portion of his project goal so quickly :)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012