I am really happy with the way that I relate to music right now and I want to capture this fleeting moment in an album, the right way.
I am ready to record and share the journey that I have been on since I last released an album. I think our time needs music that connects to the listener from the inside out, so I am teaming up with genius producer Freddy Wall in Nashville, to take the energy of a live show, multiply it by a thousand, bring in professionals to lay down unbelievable tracks on instruments you'd never expect, and create a set of tunes that will excite you, make you move and take you on a journey that will leave you satisfied and breathless. Not unlike finely crafted sandwich.
For lots of videos of cover and original tunes, visit My YouTube Channel! (Don't mind the awful haircuts... some of them are pretty old!) Searching for "Bryce Larsen" will also bring up lots of videos that other people have posted if you're interested in hearing more.
Your Donations Will Go Toward:
Those who know me, know that I live to perform. I love the conversation that occurs between an audience and a performer, whether they are actively listening or just tapping a toe while talking to a friend, I feel so blessed that people choose to let me share these moments with them.
I've spent years working alone, practicing, performing, and trying to make great music by myself, but In the last few years, I have come to realize that music is not meant to be a solitary endeavor.
...Music is meant to bring us together.
That's why this time I'm building a team of believers to help turn the songs that I have written during the journey of the last few years into the album of my dreams.
There is another side to my art that is not being shown on stage. I want to create something new by working together with some of my incredibly talented friends and taking inspiration from the music of New Orleans, Nashville, Brazil and Africa that I have come to love, as well as the rock and pop I have been steeped in my entire life as a New Yorker.
Think about it...
If you let others pledge, and wait until the album is done, it will cost $10 on iTunes. ---If you JOIN NOW, you will be helping to CREATE that music!---
This time I want to do it right. Great studios, great musicians, great producer, inspirational surroundings, and the thoughts and prayers of thousands of people that have joined the team across the world. I’ve been writing and performing my entire life, but over the last few years I have really learned a lot about who I am, and who I want to be.
In the years since I last visited a studio to record, there have been quite a few life changing events for me.
- American Idol
- Touring the USA w/ my guitar (via yellow dodge neon)
- Falling in love and getting married
- Spending time with old friends
- Meeting new friends
- Being blown away by great music all over the country
- Playing nearly 300 shows per year
- Teaching middle schoolers about the potential in music
- and learning hundreds of cover songs
...my music has definitely reached a new place.
---Won't it feel good to listen to this album when it's done, knowing that if not for your help, it may never have existed?---
Throughout my life, my relationship with music has constantly evolved. The recent events in my life have given me a connection to music that I have never had before. I hope that I never lose that connection, but I know that nothing is permanent and I want to capture this moment, while it is alive and fresh. I have THE TEAM, the songs, the musicians, the studio, the producer, the time and the plan. All I need now is the funding!
I'm not asking for sacrifice. If you are not able to join us financially, join us in your heart. Your thoughts and prayers will help us to create something fantastic!
Kickstarter works by a pledge system. Backers pledge to support musicians at a level of their choice, but no money exchanges hands until the kickstarter project ends (in this case August 12th) and only then if the target fundraising goal has been reached (in this case $20,000). So as long as we reach our goal, you should see the transaction on your card on August 12th.
Join us now! even if you join now for a few dollars to get your name on the backers list, you can always change your donation later on. It's important that our backer count is high so we turn heads in the kickstarter world early and have a few weeks to get new people to join.
Of course! The Yogi's Pet reward is actually available to ANYONE who backs the project. All you need to do is add Matt Giordano on Facebook (www.facebook.com/theyogimatt), and leave him a comment telling him that you backed BL's Kickstarter. He'll help you from there.
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Jul 15, 2012 - Aug 12, 2012
Pledge $1 or more
["Under Cover Lover" - DONOR EXCLUSIVE Cover Song Album] Thank you so much! Every dollar counts, and as a token of my appreciation, while I'm in the studio, I'll take a day to set up my live gear and play a few cover songs for you. Everyone who joins us on this journey will receive a digital copy!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $5 or more
["Model Citizen" - I'll Personally Draw Your Portrait!] If only the world was made of upstanding citizens like you... You'll get the Digital Cover Song Album, and I will personally and draw a portrait of you! I'll even throw in an "I Kickstarted BL" sticker. Not to toot my own horn, but I am a phenomenal stick figure artist.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $10 or more
["Smart Shopper" - Digital Copy of the New BL Album - *TWO WEEKS BEFORE RELEASE*] Hey, you really know what you're doing. You'll get the Cover Song Album, plus you will receive a digital copy of the new album when it's finished... It's kind of like pre-ordering the new CD from iTunes, except you know that every cent you pay goes right into creating the music you're listening to! You don't need a piece of plastic cluttering up your car. Your tunes are perfectly happy in your iPod. Who needs a record label anyway?Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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["Yogi's Pet" - A FREE yoga class from Master Yogi Matt Giordano!] If you're mid-20's and American chances are you've performed a sun salutation or two in your lifetime. Most yoga classes can cost from $10-$50 for an hour. Matt Giordano, one of New York's most in-demand yogi's, has offered a free guest pass into ANY of his classes as a reward for backing this project! Visit www.theyogimatt.com for more info, and add him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TheYogiMatt) for inspirational updates and class schedules! This reward also includes digial copies of both the Exlusive Cover Song album, and the funded album. [All classes take place in the NYC Area]Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
Pledge $20 or more
["Touchy Feeler" - Autographed Copy of the New Album] Thanks for stepping it up! You'll get everything the "Smart Shopper" gets, plus you will receive the an Autographed copy of the album on the release date along with an exclusive "I Kickstarted BL" sticker, and a hand written thank you card. I must admit, I agree with your old fashioned ways... There really is something about holding a NEW CD that gets me. (Add $10 for international orders)Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $100 or more
["Benevolent Dictator" - Personal Video Song Request!] ::I'm not worthy!!! I'm not worthy!!:: You'll get everything the Touchy Feeler gets, PLUS I'll record a video of a performance of the song of your choice. Would you like to hear me sing a Spice Girls song? Maybe you want to see how it would sound if I covered Megadeth. for a $100 donation, I won't say no!Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
Pledge $150 or more
["Possessive Potentate" - Skype Request Session] You'll get everything the Benevolent Dictator gets, except your request will be just between us. Once I've learned your tune, we'll arrange a Skype date and you will be the first to hear my arrangement of it, and the only one to hear that performance!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $500 or more
["Stretchy VIP" - Private Session for up to 3 people in master yogi Matt Giordano's Private Studio w/ Live Soundtrack by Bryce Larsen] Matt is an Ambassador for LuluLemon Athletica, and teaches at Pure Yoga, Om Factory, Earth Yoga, and Equinox, but he has graciously invited you into his private studio in Manhattan where he performs his own practice, for an absolutely priceless experience. This is limited to 3 people due to spacial restrictions. This reward includes 3 copies of the funded album! [Scheduling based on Matt Giordano's availability]Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
["Party Planner" - Private Concert!] WHOA! are you serious?! You are the Joneses that everyone wants to keep up with. You'll get everything the Touchy Feeler gets, PLUS you get to throw a house party complete with live music by yours truly. I'll take requests, make stuff up, and keep you and your friends dancing and singing all night. All expenses included in the New York area. (Outside expenses depend on location)Estimated delivery: Jul 2013
Pledge $1,500 or more
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["Social Butterfly Pose" - In-Home Yoga Class with Matt Giordano, w/ Live Soundtrack by Bryce Larsen] Matt is an Ambassador for LuluLemon Athletica, and teaches at Pure Yoga, Om Factory, Earth Yoga, and Equinox, but he has generously offered to come to you to conduct a session in any style for you and as many friends will fit in your home! This reward also includes 5 copies of the funded album. [Travel cost not included, Scheduling based on Matt Giordano's availability]Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
Pledge $5,000 or more
["Rock Star Messiah" - Personal Live Soundtrack Day] You have got to be kidding. You ROCK! Ok so this might sound crazy, but have you ever wished you could have your own movie soundtrack as you go about your day? You'll get everything the Benevolent Dictator gets, PLUS I'll follow you around for 4 hours of your choice and provide a live musical accompaniment to your day. I'll serenade you over waffles, follow you on the subway and sing your praises, and musically prove to your coworkers that you are the worlds greatest human being. (Travel included in New York or Tennessee)Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
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["POTUS for a Night" - In-Home Dinner for 8 Prepared by Ex-White House Chef Keith Luce, w/ Dinner Music by Bryce Larsen] Master Chef Keith Luce has generously offered his time to prepare a dinner for 8 in your home! Chef Luce, prestigious winner of the James Beard Award and previous judge on Bravo's Top Chef, was the youngest to hold his position in the White House during the Clinton administration, and was named Best Chef by Food&Wine Magazine. He is currently head chef at Jedediah Hawkins/Luce & Hawkins in Jamesport NY. This reward is a PRICELESS opportunity because Chef Luce NEVER cooks for private events like this. Get a few friends together and make this magical night happen! This reward also includes 8 copies of the funded CD. [*Event date will be worked out with Chef Luce, Travel cost not included]Estimated delivery: Aug 2013
Pledge $10,000 or more
["Honorary Producer" - Visit the Session!] I'm in awe of your generosity. Words cannot express my gratitude. At this level of donation, we'll fly you to Nashville from anywhere in the USA. You'll spend two days living in the suite attached to our studio, listening in on sessions, adding your opinions and if you're game, we'll have you jamming in the sound room with me!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012