I've been working really hard for the last 4 years trying to finish these songs. A lot of them are ideas that I had sitting around the house for years that I kept kicking at until one day they smiled back and allowed me to write them. They were written all over the United States, from Alaska, to Oregon, to Colorado, to the Chihuahuan and Sonora Desert to my front porch in Austin TX. It takes me years to finish a song. I wish they came easier but that doesn't seem to be how it works for me. I'm really excited that I'm able to make a new record and I get to share it with you. I'm recording about fourteen songs and putting the ten that I feel make the album complete on the new record. Of these fourteen, about five of them I co-wrote with some of my long term friends and co-writing partners, Ron Scott, Gregory Alan Isakov, Marc Brenton and new to this group of writing friends, Robby Hecht.
Making a record is extremely expensive, after studio time, printing CDs and t-shirts, musician fees, mechanical royalties fees, radio promotion, artwork, mastering, the total comes out to about $ 8,000. I have a dream of being able to hire a company that does Press Promotions but that is another $2,500, So I'm just sticking with the $8,000 for now, but it would be amazing if I could get enough pledges to raise $10,500 for press promotions.
Risks and challenges
I'm already in the studio working on the songs, so I expect to have it out by February, but sometimes making music seems to take longer than scheduled. I'm aiming for a completed record in February but if any delays happen I will keep everyone posted and I'll work around the clock to get it completed. I'm super thankful for all of you that have grabbed the CD's in the past, or came out to shows, or recorded one of my songs for your own record. It's means a lot to me. Thank you for your current pledge, or for passing this link along on the social media sites.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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