The songs, musicians, producer and studio are all ready to go... Now let's fund this thing!
Thanks for checking out my Kickstarter page! Please consider backing this project and telling your friends about it. THANK YOU!
What is this project about?
I have recorded a number of albums, but this is my debut solo album and I am so excited about it! This project will give me the chance to get into the studio and record a group of songs with a full band. I'll be recording a number of songs that I've written over the last couple of years as well as a couple of brand new songs. Once the songs are recorded, I'll be able to release the project on CD and through iTunes (and other sites)... At that point the new goal will be to promote the album and let even more people here the music!
Besides donating, how can I help?
We would be grateful if you would tell your friends about this project. I would love to see the number of "Backers" to this project to keep going up. The number of backers is just as important as the amount of money we raise since we really want to let people be a part in this project. The more the merrier!
120 Backers Challenge (NEW):
If we can reach 120 backers by the end of the campaign (8/9/12 at 7:00pm Pacific time), we will record and release another song in addition to the album and give a free copy to each and every person who backed the campaign!
Here are a couple of examples of songs that I've written and performed. Of course, these aren't album-worthy recordings and the album will be a bit different stylistically, but maybe it'll give you a sense of who I am as a musician.
'You Remain True' - acoustic solo performance - You Remain True - Youtube Video
'I Was Made For You' - Nashville demo recording - I Was Made For You
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Jul 13, 2012 - Aug 9, 2012
Pledge $1 or more
You will have my sincere gratitude... And any time I see you in person I will give you a high-five or fist-bump (your choice). You'll also receive updates on our progress in the studio.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $5 or more
You'll be a part of the movement and get 2 digital singles sent to you two weeks before the album release and you'll be kept up to date on the progress of the album with exclusive content from the studio.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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You'll get a digital copy of the ENTIRE album & a PDF of the album artwork sent to you 2 weeks before anyone else can get it! Plus you'll be kept up to date on the progress of the album with exclusive content from the studio.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $25 or more
"The Signature" Pack - You'll receive a signed physical copy of the CD mailed to you AND you'll get a digital copy of the album & a PDF of the album artwork sent to you 2 weeks before anyone else can get it! Plus you'll be kept up to date on the progress of the album with exclusive content (like videos from the studio, etc).Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $50 or more
"The VIP Signature" Pack - You'll receive all of the above, PLUS you will be put on the guest list (for you and your "+1") for the Album Launch Party/Concert exclusively for Kickstarter supporters!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $75 or more
The "I Was Made For You" Pack - You'll get all of the above, PLUS you will be sent an exclusive collection unreleased versions of songs that aren't included on the album!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $100 or more
The "Heart on Your Sleeve" Pack - You'll get all of the above, PLUS an exclusive t-shirt made just for supporters of this Kickstarter campaign.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $125 or more
"The Shout-Out"-You'll get all of the rewards above, PLUS Eric will film a thank you video just for you, upload it to YouTube and email the video to you!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $150 or more
'The Vault' Pack - You'll get all of the above, PLUS an 8gb flash drive loaded with unreleased demos, original rough "songwriting" recordings of the songs from the album, and videos from this project.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $175 or more
"The Benefactor" Pack - You'll get all of the rewards above, PLUS you will personally named and thanked in the liner notes of the CD... unless you are currently in the Witness Protection Program and prefer not to be named :)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $300 or more
"The Writer" Pack - You'll get everything in "The Benefactor" Pack, PLUS you will have an hour with Eric Shouse (if you're in the Los Angeles area he will buy you coffee, if you're far away you can talk over video chat or telephone) to talk about music, songwriting or whatever you want to talk about. If you'd like to try your hand at songwriting, you could spend the hour co-writing a song with Eric too!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
"The Commissioner" Pack - The same as the "The Benefactor" Pack, PLUS you will also be listed on the album as "Executive Producer"! AND Eric will write a song for you about whatever you would like (as long as it's clean) and will record the song and send you a personalized and signed CD of the song... A song just for you or someone you love!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $1,500 or more
"The Producer" Pack - The same as the "The Benefactor" Pack, PLUS you will also be listed on the album as "Executive Producer"! AND you and a friend will be invited to join Eric in the studio for a day to see the recording process first-hand!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $2,500 or more
"The Performer" Pack - This is "The Commisioner" Pack PLUS Eric will travel to you and perform songs from the album and your song at your house, barn, bunker or yacht... You tell us where and and we will be there.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012