This is the gospel/blues/rock album I've wanted to produce. It will have 12-13 tracks with deep, rich tones and encouraging lyrics.
Thanks for checking out my project and considering your involvement. I am very excited to invite you to be a significant part in getting this CD off the ground.
The particular sum I am shooting for goes toward a combination of expenses. The largest expense is the CD project disc and jacket replication ($2500 for the entire package). For promotion and packaging options I plan to order T-shirts ($700-$800). The rest will go for album design, mixing, and mastering.
My hope is to do more than just business, but to use my music as a ministry. I want to be a positive force in the lives of people who would not otherwise step foot in a traditional church but who are used to the sounds that are produced in this project. Here are two quotes that help sum up what I'm about:
“This album from Paul Brendon Lile did not actually strike us as traditional gospel music ... sounding more like a regular singer songwriter…. The songs on this album are, but for one traditional song, self-penned and demonstrate his fervent belief in God.... These are not the songs of a zealot but those of a believer. Standout tracks were the countrified "Who Can Stand" and "Forever More" that would easily stand up as a conventional love song. “ Bluesbunny (secular and independent reviews)
“My neighbor is not into church and listened to your CD, then told me she could definitely get into a church that encouraged that kind of style. You won someone over to attending church all the way in Tulsa!” -- friend in Oklahoma
I want to put my project in the hands of more people so that more people will have that kind of experience. I want people to see the believer behind the sound, enough that some of the other excuses fade away and they consider Jesus again.
I plan to play different venues around the region in the coming year to circulate this product and the spirit behind it. Your help will get the stone rolling.
No. Not to back this particular project. I cannot enter money for myself. The best and most simple way to be a backer is to pledge or pre-order through my campaign here at Kickstarter.
Hopefully. The only problem is that depends on my meeting my goal with this Kickstarter campaign, in order to fund this project to professional standards. I am hoping that all those who are interested or have heard my music before will be willing to pre-order with confidence here.
If I don't meet my goal, backers are not charged anything, and the artists get nothing.
pledged of $4,500 goal
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Feb 29, 2012 - Mar 30, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $3 or more
MUSIC ONLY: A digital copy of my favorite single from the album.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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MUSIC ONLY: A digital copy of the album.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $15 or more
MUSIC AND JACKET: A single hard copy of Blood Water FireEstimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $25 or more
JACKET AND HISTORY: A copy of Blood Water Fire, one of my other CDs, and a poster.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $50 or more
GIVE AND SUPPORT ONLY: This is a donation-only option for anyone who just wants to give to this project in this amount or more with no product in return.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
Pledge $50 or more
WEAR IT: The JACKET & HISTORY package plus a t-shirt with a Paul Brendon Lile image or logo.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $75 or more
LIMITED FOR THE FAN: Everything from the WEAR IT package plus a limited edition/autographed copy of Blood Water Fire.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $100 or more
LIMITED GIFT PACKAGE: Everything from LIMITED FOR THE FAN plus a second limited edition CD and a second T-shirt.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $200 or more
VIP ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Everything from LIMITED GIFT PACKAGE plus your name in the “Thank You” credits of the CD.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $250 or more
VIP DINNER: The VIP ACKNOWLEDGEMENT plus dinner, coffee, and dessert with my family at my place.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $350 or more
1 backer Limited (9 of 10 left)
VIP INSIDER: Everything from the VIP DINNER plus two more copies of the CD and copies of the lyrics and chords that go with the tunes. We can work through one together after dinner if you like.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $500 or more
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VIP PERFORMANCE: The VIP INSIDER plus a one-hour performance in your home and CDs for all of your guests. (Must be within 100 miles of Murray, Kentucky, or travel is at your expense)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $750 or more
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VIP WRITER: VIP PERFORMANCE plus a one-hour songwriting session involving composing a song together. (Must be within 100 miles Murray, Kentucky, or travel is at your expense).Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
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ART FREAK: The VIP PERFORMANCE plus an original, custom-framed oil painting on a wood panel, inspired by the album Blood Water Fire (Check out www.lilestudio.com for a reference to my work).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $2,000 or more
0 backers Limited (2 of 2 left)
YOU’RE A STAR: The VIP WRITER plus collaborating/recording either the song we wrote or a familiar, traditional (non-copyright protected) worship song or hymn (you receive a copy) and an original painting inspired by the album Blood Water Fire.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $2,500 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
“YOU ARE MY BIGGEST FAN:” The YOU’RE A STAR plus two Cornerstone Festival tickets (where the band and I will be playing on their Gallery Stage). Share the campsite and VIP treatment during the show. I’ll be glad to introduce you to the audience as my primary backer if you want and will plug any type of project that you may want people to know about (ministry or business related). I’ll even let you ride in my friend’s canoe.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $3,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY: The “YOU ARE MY BIGGEST FAN” package plus my black and chrome triple hum-bucker, rock & roll Tele (used on the album to play slide).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012