TAX-DEDUCTIBLE GIVING OPTION:
*For the remainder of this campaign if you desire to give a larger tax-deductible donation, instead of receiving a reward from the campaign, you are welcome to use this link to do so (Kickstarter approved!): http://www.cagelessbirds.com/studiosupport
Also, if you have recording equipment or a computer you are interested in donating to the Cageless Birds, please send an e-mail to Joel via firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW PERKS ADDED FOR STRETCH GOALS!
We have added new perks for the final week of this campaign, including: 5 Classic Tote Bags (French Roast), 5 History Books (With Watercolor Set), 5 "Writers" (Saddle Brown), 10 "Littles" (Espresso), a brand new dark-roasted blend of Maker Coffee in honor of Molly's first single and new album, AND 3 Signed & Matted 16x20 prints of original photos by Molly's Dad, Ricky Skaggs (who will be making an appearance on this album!)
Even though we have reached our initial goal of $16,500 (WOW!) remember that any additional money that comes in is still going to go to new equipment for our studio to use on this project and many to come! (See the post below on our Stretch Goals)
Would you help spread the word this final week as we approach our deadline?
Thank you all so much,
-Molly & The Cageless Birds
ADDED STRETCH GOALS!
We have been so blown away by all your support and generosity with this project. Thank you so much for funding this dream! We have been able to make a high quality project with an affordable budget because of you, and also because several of our friends have loaned us their equipment to use for this album.
As a Collective we are dreaming into the future and believing we will have a fully functioning studio that is in operation for creating, capturing and releasing music every season. To do that we need to purchase some new equipment! We are so thankful for everything that has been lent to us for use, it has been overwhelming and we truly have lacked nothing. Now is the time for us to grow. Here is what your gifts above and beyond the original goal of $16,500 will go to specifically:
STRETCH GOAL #1: $20,000 = NEW COMPUTER
We need a new computer! Much of this project has been run on a friend’s tower, and Joel’s laptop. We need to purchase a new computer that has the power to run the projects we are doing now and 10 years from now. If we reach $20,000 we will be able to do this!
STRETCH GOAL #2: $25,000 = RECORDING GEAR
We need some new great preamps to be able to record at higher quality, as well as more tracks at the same time. This would add 8 amazing channels to our studio that would help in SO MANY ways, in recording as well as mixing.
STRETCH GOAL #3: $45,000 = MASSIVE UPGRADE
Let’s just say if you are looking to be incredibly generous towards the dream of the Cageless Birds studio, here is your avenue! We would be able to use all of the money given to us to purchase recording and mixing gear, instruments, mics, etc, upgrade our space.
Thank you so much for coming to my Kickstarter page. I welcome you to this most beautiful and momentous occasion in my life as a musician, writer, and all-around lover of music. I am pleased to announce that I am making my very first solo album project this year! It may seem like this has been quite a long time coming, but I am confident that this is the right and best time to be making this record.
Music has always been my most favorite art form. I believe that God has given music to all of us as a gift so that we can get swept up into His Perfect Love that is stronger, greater, and much bigger than ourselves. Music is a place where I find the true heart and nature of God, my Creator, and I discover that once again, I am seen and known by Him. I am making this record because I have much to be thankful for as well as much to sing and play about! This album will be a collection of pieces and songs that represent all the different sides of my heart and sound. My intention is for this first album to be a celebration of the goodness, beauty, and love of God that has consistently been in my story since the very beginning. I have a dream that each listener will walk away from this music with a heart that is full of hope, joy and the confidence of knowing how loved we he or she is by the One who is Love.
Like music, family is a deep passion of mine. I grew up in a musical family and had great permission to plunge the depths and soar the heights of Sound. I discovered all the wonder music held and always encountered the majesty, glory and beauty that was much bigger than myself. For the last five years, I have been part of an incredible collective of creatives, friends, and lovers of Jesus called The Cageless Birds. We are a community who believes that family is indeed the revolution that the entire world as well as the heart of God is longing for the most. I am making this first record as a celebration of this reality that I have been cultivating all of my life through my friendships with God, music, and family. I am honored to co-produce this album with my dear friend, Joel Case, and brother Luke Skaggs. Together, we are working to color and craft these songs track-by-track and find the beauty hidden beneath each one. I believe that humanity was created to be together and that we are at our very best when we need one another. This is where YOU come in!
My greatest desire is to make an album of beauty and excellence, both in heart as well as execution. To make this album the best it can be, I need your help raising financial support. I am inviting YOU to partner with me in making this beautiful dream come true! I need your help in making it happen, and honestly, I don’t want to do this alone! I am raising $16,500 to cover the production costs, paying guest musicians, mixing and mastering the project, travel expenses, and other miscellaneous costs, including printing and shipping the CDs to you! We have a few small dreams above and beyond this amount that would be the cherry on top, which we will share later on in the campaign! Anything else raised above this amount will go toward any unforeseen costs, and become seed money that will directly go toward other musical projects our collective are dreaming in for the future!
If you are inspired to support, please check out the many beautiful perks listed below that feature amazing hand-crafted items made by my amazing craftsman friends and fellow Cageless Birds! From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you for your love and support for my dream, my sound, and my heart. Let’s do this together!
Risks and challenges
We are ready to roll! We have a deadline for completing the recording part of this process in May, which will keep us working hard at it! We have a mixing and mastering engineer, our good friend Dave Wilton (http://davewilton.com), and we are lined up to print and ship the CDs, as well as all the rewards we are offering you. Artwork will be done in house. We are independently releasing this album, so it won't have to go through any hoops to get out. We have an amazing team working together. This is the most prepared we have ever felt to complete a project as the Cageless Birds Collective! We will do our best to have this record completed and in your hands by October this year.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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