Michigan songwriter travels to Palestine to take part in a musical and cultural exchange with artists, communities and farmers. Read more
This project was successfully funded on January 19, 2012.
About this project
This winter, a dedicated group of runners will embark on a 125-mile running expedition - spanning the West Bank of the Palestinian Territories. The Run Across Palestine, a project of On the Ground, seeks to raise $100,000 for the fair trade olive farmers in this region. Money raised will go directly to two programs that support olive farmers and their families.
I've been invited to join in the journey. I will accompany the runners, travel to communities and farms, share stories, music and experiences with other musicians, artists and community members. I'll be soaking in the culture of the Palestinian people, supporting the run, acting as part of an educational media team and writing the bones of what will be a new album based on this trip.
The money raised with this kickstarter campaign will pay for airfare, lodging and living expenses during the trip.
Olive trees have been used to represent peace for thousands of years. I'm so excited and honored to be involved in an effort to nurture this peace and to support sustainable community development!
I hope you'll be involved as well, if you can. Thank you!!!
Here's some more info about the run!
special thanks to Melissa & Marcus Sigh, Guy Hursh, Chelsea Bay Dennis, Aaron Dennis & Michael Erlewine for the content.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $10 or more
POSTCARDS FROM THE WEST BANK
I will send you a handwritten postcard from Palestine! Doodles as well, if I can fit them in there!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
You'll be privy to special blogs from the trip and a travel journal when I'm back. This will give you an inside perspective of the project! Videos, songs, thoughts, pictures.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $75 or more
MAGNOLIA BELLES PACKAGE
A signed copy of my most recent record, Magnolia Belles plus a CD with demos, outtakes and unreleased material from that session!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
THE ELITE PACKAGE
All three previous rewards combined into one elite package!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $150 or more
Super-secret demos and sketches CD. When I return from Palestine, I'll start work on a new record based on my experiences on the trip. I'll send you a CD with demos, song sketches & field recordings from the trip. It'll be an early, unfiltered look at some of the material destined for the full-length album!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $300 or more
2 hour lesson! Songwriting, guitar, mandolin, banjo, ukelele, piano. At my house, via Skype or at your place when I'm in your neck of the woods! What's that? No interest in learning an instrument? Ok, we'll go bowling - my treat!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
SUPER-ULTRA ELITE PACKAGE
All of the previous rewards. Oh yeah.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $750 or more
I'll come to your place - anywhere within a few hundred miles of Lansing, MI. I'll play a show for you and your friends and relations! Graduation parties? Yeah! Bar/Bat Mitzvah's? Sure! Tractor pulls? Definitely! Foot-stomping! Hollering! Etc.!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
ALL OF THE ABOVE
Yep, all of the above! House concert, lesson, demos, Magnolia Belles plus the bonus CD, postcard, blog, field recordings.Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)