100% of the funds raised will go towards the debt created by recording, mixing, mastering, & manufacturing my new album The War Within
*** For every $350 raised ABOVE The $5000 goal, I will give $100 to another artist/band. The $100 will be donated towards their own KickStarter campaign, or to their general artist/band needs. This will be a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE type format. Artists/bands who share this info on the social networking sites will be placed first on the list of artists who will be given the $100 donations. Pledgers can also suggest artists/bands for me to donate to. I believe in artist community. We should have each others backs...not stab them***
I expect nothing but the best out of myself, and that's what I intend to provide for you: the best studio album that I've ever released. With a pledge from you, we can make sure that this happens, as well as make sure that I can provide you with some exclusive incentives.
Thanks to my involvement with The Peoples Music Awards 2011 in London, England last summer, a great buzz around my work has been created. I was provided an opportunity to work with The Record Shop Studio in Nashville, TN on my new material. Since December of 2011, I have been hard at work on this project. This album is undoubtedly the best representation of myself as a songwriter and as an artist.
'The War Within' features:
Peter Keys (Lynyrd Skynyrd, George Clinton's band) , Brian Nutter (Keith Urban's band), Sam Hunter (Jamie Lynn Spears band, Sam Hunter Band), & Chris Kimmerer (Mat Kearney, Eden's Edge), along with several other Nashville-area artists/performers who helped with background & group vocals. And of course, my right hand man, Brad "Bones" Jones is all over the record, ripping some great guitar parts.The album was produced by Sean Giovanni.
When recording a full length album without the support of a record label, an artist/band is required to shoulder the full financial responsibility. But, this also means that I get to realize the creative vision of the project to the fullest, which is quite important to me.
My partnership with Kickstarter will provide you an opportunity to take a direct part in the new recording project, and will allow me to engage and connect with you in a more personal way. Other than the the cool feeling you'll get when you're able to say "Yea, that new TS record? I totally helped make it happen" , you'll also get some awesome freebies, each being based on your pledge amount. You can see each Reward Package on the page here, and what each will provide.
The project page is completely transparent, so you can rest assured that you will always know what is going on with the project. The ONLY way you can actually be charged for your pledge amount is if the FULL goal is met by the deadline. If the project is so little as $5 shy of the total, then no one is charged. However, if the goal is met PRIOR to the deadline, pledging continues, providing an opportunity to raise an amount ABOVE the initial goal.
If the goal is NOT met, whether it be $1000 short or $1 short, I will get NOTHING. The goal MUST be met in order for the pledges to activate.
"5,000 ? That seems like a LOT!"
Yes. It is. This is one half of the total cost I've invested into this project since December of 2011. And I am asking you to help me obtain a tremendous goal and to help me reach the next level of my career.
I believe in my music. I believe in the work that I have put into this group of songs. And I believe that incredible opportunities are in store for me because of this album. And getting this new material recorded and released will help make all of this a reality. More than all of this, though, is my belief in YOU...my fans, my friends, my supporters. I know that we can make this happen together.
Thank you so much for your undying support and unconditional belief. Share this with ANYONE & EVERYONE! Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, email lists, classmates, church groups, senior citizens, babies...you get the idea.
Belief breeds reality ... let's do this!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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OPTION #1 | As simple as it gets: this pledge gets you a DIGITAL copy of the new album one week prior to the official release date. This package is for those of you that got a random message, text, phone call, etc. saying "Hey, will you help my friend make a new incredible album, despite not knowing him at all and not really being familiar with his work?" . You made a choice to do a good deed for a perfect stranger. I salute you.Estimated delivery:
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OPTION #2 | An advanced DIGITAL copy of the new album. PLUS - Your name in the album's interior liner notes. Your name, right next to my mom and dad, my dog, my uncle Ezekiel, and right next to all the other awesome people making this album possible. Yep.Estimated delivery:
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OPTION #3 | Everything in the previous options -PLUS- a physical copy of my new album at least one week in advance of release date - PLUS - a physical copy of one of my previous albums (your choice) - AND .... a high five. We'll make it work. Somehow.Estimated delivery:
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OPTION #4 | Everything in the previous options - PLUS - Physical copies of my previous 2 studio albums, 'Along For The Ride' & 'Not Broken Yet' - PLUS - An autographed poster featuring the new album artwork PLUS - a personal message sent to your social networking site of choice in the form of video. Yep. It just got REAL. And if you give me a random topic to discuss briefly in your custom message, I'll do it. Literally. Figuratively. Casually. Yep.Estimated delivery:
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OPTION #5 | Everything in previous options - PLUS - A personalized Facebook profile picture for you. Yep. My smiling face & me holding a handmade sign that says "_____ is AWESOME!" . The envy of all your friends just grew by 37% by selecting OPTION #5Estimated delivery:
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OPTION #6 | Everything in previous options - PLUS - I like stories. You like stories. So, I'll write a brief story about you and your best friend. I'll then narrate this short story, film it, and share it on my own YouTube channel plus your social networking page. Of course, I'll be wearing a crushed velvet robe during my narration.Estimated delivery:
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OPTION #7 | Everything in previous options - PLUS - A cover song of your request, recorded and uploaded to my YouTube channel, with a special dedication to YOU. Or your aunt Claire. Or uncle Theo. Or Rudy. Right.Estimated delivery:
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OPTION #8 | Everything in the previous options - PLUS - Select ANY song of mine, and I will send you a hand written, framed copy of the lyrics, signed by yours truly. Remember...a song of MINE. No requests for Taylor Corum or Kyle Tallman songs. =)Estimated delivery:
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OPTION #9 | Everything in previous options - PLUS - A VIP concert package: you and ONE friend get to spend the evening with me, on any HEADLINING performance of mine. This would include some pre soundcheck nachos, hanging out during and listening to soundcheck, making sure my sneakers are on point, and of course 2 front row seats to the show that night.Estimated delivery:
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OPTION #10 | Everything in the previous options - PLUS - Lifetime guest list pass. That's right. Your name will be on every guest list from now until I stop performing live. That, of course, will be when I'm 97. (This is for Travis Singleton HEADLINING performances ONLY)Estimated delivery:
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OPTION #11 | Everything in previous options - PLUS - A tour of The Record Shop Studio in Nashville TN with yours truly and Sean 'Gio' Giovanni, producer of The War Within. (Buyer assumes travel/lodging costs). We'll check out where the magic took place while recording this new album. And play fetch with Jops, the official dog mascot of The Record Shop.Estimated delivery:
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Option #12 | Everything in previous options - PLUS - A private house concert for you and your personal guest list (45 or less). This cost includes my travel expenses within 250 miles of Knoxville TN. (Beyond 250 miles, buyer assumes further travel expenses. Please allow 6-10 weeks for scheduling. Private concert may need to take place on a week day/night.)Estimated delivery:
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OPTION #13 - Everything in previous options - PLUS - A commemorative, framed copy of The War Within, with a personalized engraving dedicated to you. A pledge of this amount shows that you are a loyal friend, a proud supporter, and that you believe in the dreams of others.Estimated delivery:
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Perhaps someone wants to donate the goal amount in full. (Remember, we can raise as much as we can once the goal is met. The deadline remains intact, regardless of when the goal amount is met. Every dollar over goal, within deadline, is just extra funding). What could I offer someone who offered to donate this amount in full? I'm not sure, exactly. But know that I would come up with something extreme and elaborate. A telegram delivered by me at your workplace? 100 dvd's/blu ray's of your choice? Nachos? Whatever it may be, trust that you would receive the highest of fives.Estimated delivery:
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