I've been working on a new record of (mostly) original folk tunes, and I'm excited to share it with you. Here's how you can help!
It’s been a long time since I released my last record, but I’ve been working on a new collection of songs and I’m happy to report that it’s almost finished. The experience has been challenging but richly rewarding and I’m very excited to share it with you.
It all started in a barn in rural Minnesota, where a group of great musicians and I recorded over a dozen songs together. The barn and the landscape created an amazing mood and atmosphere that comes across in the music and ties the songs together. I knew right that it would be the foundation of a great record.
We've been working on it ever since. On some songs we barely touched what was recorded in the barn. With others we kept the feel but took the songs in new and exciting directions. Now we’re ready to mix and master and send it out into the world, but to do that I need your help.
Half of the record is already paid for, and I’m hoping to raise $5000 by November 1st so we can finish it up. Your pledges will go to pay for quality mixing, as well as mastering and production costs. This will ensure that when it reaches your hands it sounds every bit as good as I imagined it would when we wrapped up at the barn.
I’d love for you to be a part of this record, and your financial pledges will make that possible. So tell your friends and pledge what you can. And thank you so much for your support.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Oct 6, 2011 - Nov 2, 2011
Pledge $1 or more
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
Pledge $10 or more
In addition to my thanks, you'll get a digital copy of the record before it's officially released.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $15 or more
You'll get the digital download and I'll send you a signed copy of the CD.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Have trouble understanding my lyrics? I'll send you a handwritten copy of the lyrics to any of my songs, addressed to you with a thank you on the back of an 8X10 taken years ago when I was younger and skinnier. And you'll get a signed copy of my CD.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $50 or more
The album art for the project is being done special for this record by a good friend of mine and a great artist named Craig Albright. I'll send you a poster of the album art work, a signed CD, and handwritten lyrics to one of my songs.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $100 or more
You'll get the signed CD, a poster of the album art, handwritten lyrics to a song of your choice, and admission for 2 to my CD release party. I'll be having release parties in my current home, the Twin Cities, and my former home of Iowa City.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $250 or more
Have a story you think would make a good tune? Want to say something to your special someone though a song? If you pledge at this level I'll write you a song on a topic of your choosing (or cover a song of your choosing if you prefer). You'll get an MP3 of your song, handwritten lyrics, as well as a poster of the album art for my record and a signed copy of my CD.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $500 or more
I will write a song for you on a topic of your choosing. I will play it in an hour-long set of music at a private party at your house for you and your guests. You'll get a mp3 of the song, the handwritten lyrics, the poster of the album art, and the signed CD. Sorry - must be limited to reasonable driving distances (Iowa, Wisconsin, or Minnesota).Estimated delivery: Mar 2012