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About this project

I am making my first full length Album!  It has been my life long dream to make an album of original music that I can be truly proud of.  The pressure that I have been putting on myself has actually probably been what has kept me from ever finishing a full length album before now.  This year, I am dedicated to making it happen. 

I have poured my heart and soul into this project.  I have spent the last year writing new music and painstakingly crafting the raw materials for what will become this album.  I am so proud of the songs and arrangements that I have put together and I cannot wait to share them with the world.

The reason I have come to kickstarter is that I have reached the end of my money and to get this project to be everything I want it to be, I need a little help.  I have already invested $10,000 of my own money and being a full time musician, that was not an easy feat.  I don't want to compromise on quality and I don't want the recording, mixing, and mastering process to take forever waiting on me to be able to afford it.  So I turn to you my friends, family, and community to ask you to invest in my future as an artist.

For years, I have worked very hard to build a life as a full time musician, playing covers in bars, restaurants, and weddings.  I love my life, and I am thankful everyday to be able to pay my bills with music, but it's always been my passion to play and produce my own original material.  I never feel more alive than when I see an original song come together.  There is nothing in this world that brings me joy like creating does.  It's time to take steps toward becoming the artist I've always wanted to be.

I am thankful for all your support!

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After years of intensely studying all kinds of popular music to perform covers, I believe I am uniquely qualified to make an album of great pop music. I believe in connecting with people through lyrics and shaping the music to support those lyrics while making it fun and sensible to pop audiences.

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