My name is Hudson Freeman and I write songs and sing them. I’m originally from Texas, but have lived the last four years of my life in a small country in Southern Africa called Swaziland. The disparity in the type of lives I’ve lived has brought on a great deal of new understanding and change in my heart. I write songs to get a handle on the things that are hard to understand. Recently, I moved back to Dallas and I now have six great original songs that have meant a great deal to me in my transition. Here’s the issue. The professional recording and distribution of a six song record calls for support. I truly believe that you can help with this. If I reach my fundraising goal, I will be able to sidestep a major problem facing many aspiring musicians, which is failure to prepare monetarily. I am very excited about the possibility of sharing my songs with you and I am very excited by the idea of you helping make it possible.
Check out a bedroom demo of one of my songs here!
A live version of one of my songs:
I started really playing the guitar about six years ago. At least, I think it was six years ago, I can’t really remember anything other than playing guitar since then. It was a hobby at first, a fun obsession to pursue with friends and family. I played a little at church and took some lessons which turned into playing a lot at church and taking as many lessons as I could. Here’s the thing about music. Everybody likes it. And when everyone likes music and you play music, everyone likes you. That was my eleven-year old logic anyway. But of course, I couldn’t stop. It was my destiny to be a songwriter. The truth is, music has always been inside of me.
Eventually, it was no longer about being liked by everyone as much as it was about conveying the doubts and emotions I had in a medium everyone could understand. I played and played and played. Then I moved to Swaziland. My family went there as missionaries and thirteen-year old me went with them. But I was alone. I didn’t know anyone, I didn’t know what to say, I didn’t know what to do. So I wrote. I wrote a half thousand songs. By that, I don’t mean I wrote and recorded five hundred songs as much as a thousand incomplete thoughts and feelings I couldn’t figure out. Over four years of believing that songwriting was my calling, I only finished four songs. It wasn’t until my time there was ending that I figured out how to fully express myself through songwriting. In the last few months I’ve written eight songs and there are a select six of them I would like to share with you.
In looking for a producer, I wanted someone who could manage and accentuate my eclectic style of music. My methodology can go anywhere from grunge to folk to pop to classical and I needed someone who could do a good job balancing it all out. That is why I chose Jacob Montague. Jacob has worked with and produced several fantastic bands including Branches and Grow & Twine. You can find some of his work here. http://jacobmontaguemusic.com
In order to get my EP professionally recorded, mixed, and distributed I need $5,000. Your money will go towards studio time, the hiring of professional accompaniment, CD and digital replication, etc.. However, this is not just an EP, it’s the launch of my profession. As a musician launching his career, an EP is key in pitching my musical style, my writing sensibilities, and my brand. I will be using it to network, book shows, and make my way into the music industry.
I am so thankful for everyone who has helped and encouraged me throughout my pursuit of music and this project. I am unbelievably excited about getting people's hands on my music. I really hope that you consider investing into my project and career. Thank you!
Risks and challenges
With any project involving multiple moving parts in producing and mastering a musician’s song, the main issue is timing. There are definitely areas where an unexpected challenge could occur, but know that I will be doing my best to make sure the entire process happens smoothly and without delay. If something does come up. I will be keeping everyone updated through Kickstarter.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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