JUST GOT FULLY FUNDED! (YEAHHHHHHHHH)!!!
WE CAN KEEP ADDING TO THIS PROJECT WHILE THERE'S STILL TIME, EVERY CENT OVER THE GOAL WILL GO INTO MAKING A BETTER ALBUM!!!!!
THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO BELIEVED, WHO GAVE....DESPITE THE ODDS.....THANK YOU GOD!!!
Press play and listen to some sample clips of the songs!
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Below is the sample clip "No 1 Else" for those of you who are unable to access the tracks above.
REMEMBER, these are the basic versions of these songs (before additional instruments and voices are added), the finished album will include a full band. These tracks are meant to give an idea of what you’ll be backing.
Here is a sample clip from my YouTube channel when I played at the radio station.
More sample songs below! : )
The initial intent of this Kickstarter campaign is to get enough people pre-ordering and backing the project (through pledge options) so that the funding goal is met or exceeded. A successful campaign will allow us to finish overdubbing the rest of the music, and then professionally mix, master, duplicate and make it accessible. This will make it possible to complete this album and get it out to the listening audience.
Hear the Heart
Additional sample songs:
REMEMBER, with the successful funding of this project, the finished album will include all the other instruments: bass, drums, electric guitar, keyboard and backup vocals.
Here is a video clip of the "Live" version of "1 Truth"
Music has the power to move us the way few other mediums can. It influences our perceptions and emotions. It can create powerful potential for personal and social change… all with little to no tangible contact. My desire is that these songs will provide that space for change, moments when God's love makes the difference...in you, in me and in people we may never meet.
The lyrics have flowed out from personal experiences we can all relate to; the need for acceptance, grace and love...songs that tell of the freedom, forgiveness and friendship God offers us right now, in the day-to-day, sometimes messy, reality of our lives. My heart is for there to be a Spiritual interaction, an awakening within the deepest parts of us; one that ignites a conversation between our soul and the Divine. More importantly, is that the Spirit of Truth, whispering through melody, has opportunity to influence how we see ourselves and the world around us. That’s what I think it’s all about - - an encounter with God that changes us forever. My mission statement could be summed up like this:
For All To Hear...The God Who Loves
Many people have been asking about when I'll release an album. Last fall, I started looking for a place to record my songs and I was led to Gary Rowles’ studio. Gary has operated a successful recording studio business since 1985, and is a world class guitar player and worship team member with many footprints of academia in the music industry. He and I feel strongly that now is the time to get these songs out to the public. I've completed the basic guitar and lead vocal tracks so far, and am super excited about this music's finished potential.
Be an integral piece in this music mission by helping bring this project to life. By selecting any of the options listed in the "Pledge" column (on the right side of this page), you become a part of something bigger than just “another music project”; you become instrumental in touching lives who need to hear the message God has put on my heart. Please add yourself to the list of partners who are pre-ordering, supporting, and sharing this Kickstarter project. If you feel these songs are worth being heard, then please:
***Highlight, copy & paste the link below & send it out to those who you think need to hear about this ...it might make all the difference***
Remember: You are allowed to give more for a particular reward than just the amount listed if you desire. : )
Some of the pledge options include a t-shirt and/or bumper sticker with these original designs, made especially for this campaign!
It's been said that there are only six degrees of separation between everyone in the world. With that in mind, I want to challenge you to think of 10 different people to love (family, neighbors, strangers...anyone) and be intentional about it. Even if it seems to go unnoticed, Love changes our environment; not just for others but inside us as well.
(This first T-Shirt automatically comes with the backing rewards that are $75 on up, or you can order it by itself for $23)
LOVE INTENTIONALLY (ALL BLACK FONT)T-Shirt
The $24 T-Shirt (below):
Pullover (unique, separate option)
But WAIT....THERE'S MORE! Act now (last day of campaign) and you will get the FAMOUS LASAGNA RECIPE (as featured in the "Let Rod Eat Lasagna" YouTube video!!!!
Check out the lasagna in the video...(Yummmmm):
At minimum, this project is going to require $13,000 to get off the ground. Here is what that $13,000 will cover: Studio time • Engineering • Production • Studio musicians • Mixing the record • Mastering the record • Artwork for the album • Manufacturing of CDs • Kickstarter fee (5% of final funded amount) • Getting the rewards into your hands
I have a total of 35 days, from the time this project went "live", to reach the goal of $13,000 . However, if the goal is not met, your credit card will not be charged and these songs will not get out to a larger listening audience.
Have questions on how to help fund this project?
Click on this link and scroll down to the "How do I pledge?" section for instructions:
Remember: the power of Love changes lives…Love is changing mine! Let’s take this project… and project it; allow it to become reality so that Love can sing it.
Thanks so much, feel free to like me on my Facebook link (found here in the "See full bio" section just to the right of the video at the top. I look forward to what we all can accomplish!!!
A little aside here: I picked this shot of me, in honor of my Dad (I'm wearing his blazer and shades in this photo). He would have gotten a real "Kick" out of it.
Click this link if you'd like to read about it:
Risks and challenges
Without you, this music stays tucked away from the greater global audience.
While there is no guarantee that every step will go exactly as planned, I am blessed to be surrounded by experienced, qualified people that are partnering with me along the way. Getting the songs into your home is not only my top priority, but my passion and ambition! I am excited to hear how these songs will be received by each of you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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