kickstarting an album ~ nothing new to kickstarter, for sure, but something very big for me!
Here's the plan! For years, you've said that I need an album. Even after my band, Between Liberties, released our debut album, you've wanted to hear the songs I'd been playing in coffeehouses and friends' homes for years. Favorite covers and early originals have gotten dusty while I've been working on expanding my musical horizons. But they are not forgotten, and I think the new originals are opening up rather nicely.
I've started doing some recordings at home, and I'd like to share them with you. But there are costs insurmountable for me at the moment to make the kind of album you deserve.
& Holy Holidays! I do have a whole bunch of stuff - CD's, posters, knicknacks, art, toys, books, and more - as well as plenty of art supplies (thanks, student loans!). So, everyone that donates between now and New Years Eve day has the chance to win a gift from my home. I'll also post exclusive coverage of the album-making process, including video, mp3's and brand new lyrics!
Every little bit goes a million miles in the world of an underground musician. The minimum I'm setting out to raise is $2,800. This alone will cover the cost of instrument improvements, studio equipment and printing a limited edition album. If I make it up to $5k, I can meet a lot more of the costs involved with printing the albums, studio time, etc. I'm sure you know there will be an awesome celebration at my place for backers if I can make it to the 5k-mark! When was the last time you were at a listening party with three floors of music and fire-spinning out back?
Supporting the things we believe in one of my deepest beliefs. If you believe in what I offer, I am asking for your support now. Thanks to you in advance for anything you can donate, and I look forward to keeping you posted on how this goes. & Thanks to Kickstarter too!
Love and Light for all your life,
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pledged of $2,800 goal
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Nov 21, 2009 - Dec 31, 2009
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exclusive updates & previews ~ digital download of album ~ sticker ~ 4 CD's ~ request a song to be on the covers' CD! PLUS: I'll travel to play a show in your town - anywhere in the Continental US! & I'll do all the work to make it happen. You just help fund it :) And, duh, of course I'll come to Hawaii or Alaska (or across the ocean) if the pledge you post is also enough for travel and lodging! See you there :)
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