Funded! This project was successfully funded on July 1, 2012.

Photo-main
Play
00:00
00:00

My best CD yet is finished and needs your activism in order to reach a larger audience. An honest, professional effort is in order.

I’m Seth Davis.  I’m a songwriter originally from Queens and I live in New Paltz, NY now.

I’ve  created this Kickstarter campaign so that you can be a part of marketing and promoting my new CD, which is called Morning Songs. It’s completely done, and I’ll be getting the CD’s manufactured in the next few weeks.  I’m very proud and excited for you to hear it!

Fulfillment of this campaign will see my music reach the greatest potential audience through the following steps:

•Engaging a professional radio campaign

•Publicity and PR

•By evolving my website and social media marketing.

•By possibly travelling to markets that air songs from my CD.

As a gift to you for staying with me even this far, please view the exclusive world premiere of the video for my song  "Two Birds".  It was created over the past two years.  I got thrown down brownstone stairs, sprained my foot, stepped on glass, & got pneumonia in the process of shooting.  (All in a day's work.)

Please watch my Kickstarter video, and then review the rewards I'm offering in exchange for your support: pre-sales of cds, downloads, t-shirts, house concerts & more.  I thank you in advance for your participation.  Every little bit counts and I take no amount for granted, so please do what you can...if you can.  It is a pleasure to have your help in growing my audience and to share these songs and these premiums with you.

Watch the video! 

Looking forward to playing for you soon.

seth

FAQ

Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.

Ask a question
77
Backers
$9,502
pledged of $7,500 goal
0
seconds to go
  • Pledge $10 or more
    You selected

    8 backers

    Every little bit counts, and if this is all you can do then please do it! You'll get an mp3 of a previously unreleased song delivered to you via email before anyone else hears it. I also trust that you'll accrue some good karma and I'll be truly grateful to have you on the team.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $20 or more
    You selected

    9 backers

    For your kind efforts you will receive a digital copy of Morning Songs before it is offered to the masses as well as a warm and purple place in my heart (right between Andy Kaufman and PJ Harvey).

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $25 or more
    You selected

    19 backers

    You get a SIGNED hard copy of the new CD. Please remember that smaller runs of CDs (as mine is...making only 1000 to start) cost more, then i'll be packing & shipping...so the "price" is right.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $40 or more
    You selected

    3 backers

    You get a SIGNED copy of the new CD, Morning Songs, as well as a copy of my 2005 release, Prettier Than Blue and my 2001 release, w/o Annette. Those of you who own these earlier recordings can SHARE them on a special occasion or just to exercise the spirit of giving.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $50 or more
    You selected

    7 backers Limited (43 left of 50)

    For just a few shekles more I'll throw in a digital download of my recently digitized Demos 1994, a 10 track selection of rare & sweet tunes speckled with promise & drunk on new-wave. My response to re-listening to this collection alternates between chills & cringes. And a signed copy of Morning Songs and Prettier Than Blue and w/o Annette.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $75 or more
    You selected

    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    You get 4 copies of the new CD, Morning Songs, which you can give to those you love or want to impress (no one else will be giving them such a unique and awesome gift)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $75 or more
    You selected

    5 backers

    You'll look super-cool (or sexy or relaxed or fit or whatever you envision) in this really flatterring Seth Davis original T-Shirt, designed by Matthew Maley (creator of The Worlds Greatest Search & Discover http://worldsgreatestsearchanddiscover.com/ ) Plus a SIGNED copy of the new CD, Morning Songs, as well as a copy of my 2005 release, Prettier Than Blue and my 2001 release, w/o Annette. (Specify preferred adult t-shirt size...I'll be in touch to confirm)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $110 or more
    You selected

    1 backer

    Holiday shopping head-start...7 copies of my new CD, Morning Songs, all signed and ready for you to give as gifts or bribes. Also a t-shirt (specify adult size...I'll be in touch to confirm) .

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $120 or more
    You selected

    5 backers Limited (2 left of 7)

    That's just $10 per week for a year, folks. You tell me your favorite sorng, or ANY SONG YOU'D LIKE TO HEAR ME COVER & i'll deliver a digital copy or a live youtube video of MY original interpretation of THAT VERY SONG! And a signed copy of the new CD, Morning Songs. And what the heck...a t-shirt (specify adult size...I'll be in touch to confirm.) (my 6 year old just reminded me that i need to put a quarter in the potty-mouth jar at home for using the word "heck". what the,,,,,,,,?

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $150 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    Holiday shopping head-start...10 copies of my new CD, Morning Songs, all signed and ready for you to give as gifts, send to all your regional libraries for their music collections or to stash in a time capsule where (when opened in 100 years) smarties will draw conclusions about music and culture in 2012 based on analysis of MY songs. Also a t-shirt (specify adult size...I'll be in touch to confirm) & my sincere gratitude.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $175 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    A baker's dozen! You get 13 copies of my new CD, Morning Songs, all signed and ready for you to give as gifts, sell on e-bay or use as impractical coasters. Also a t-shirt (specify adult size...I'll be in touch to confirm) & my sincere gratitude.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $200 or more
    You selected

    2 backers Limited (1 left of 3)

    "Let's DO something...". Wanna write a song together? You send me a lyric or a poem you have and I i will compose a song from said lyric or poem, record it and send it to you or post a video of me singing it on youtube, Also a t-shirt (specify adult size...I'll be in touch to confirm) and a signed copy of the new CD, Morning Songs.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $225 or more
    You selected

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    You get my Tacoma Chief acoustic guitar on which I wrote the majority of these songs. This one is great for a luthier or other confident craftsman (no offense to my luthier friends). It's been injured and needs more work than i can give or afford right now, but looks really cool & plays & WILL play well if you get it fixed. The strangest set of cracks have befallen it and even forensic guitar experts i've consulted on the subject cannot say for sure what the hell happened to it...an interior brace just came undone while plugged in at a gig one evening & BAAAMMMMM! this loud, horribly amplified crash ended THAT song abruptly. Since then it just hasn't been itself. It comes with a lovely hard shell case (in excellent condition and itself probably worth around $100). THis one will have to be picked up in or near New Paltz, NY or write me to discuss possible meeting places. Or it may be sent via USPS if you pay shipping. Sad to see it go... AND a signed copy of Morning Songs.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $250 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    You will be the hippest and most original individual in your network: Send me names and addresses for twenty (20) of your dearest anybodies and I will mail each of them (at the time of your choice, either sooner or at holiday time...so long as it's all at once & not like 20 birthdays or something!) a signed copy of Morning Songs. I'LL DO IT ALL! And you get to check them off your list while standing up for something you've got passion for; good independent music. You, of course, may be one (or more) of the 20. Heck...you can even send one to the president or the queen. This feels to me like the best deal of the lot.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $300 or more
    You selected

    1 backer

    You and a Mr. Softee truck full of your friends can enjoy a House Concert @ your place, anywhere within 50 miles of New Paltz, NY. I'll get there in time to cook YOU dinner before the concert. Then mingling and a couple of hours of stories & songs. (You might want to consider offsetting the cost of this reward by charging a few bucks per head…a reasonable token for a cozy house concert). http://www.suite101.com/content/rules-of-hosting-a-house-concert-a72208I'll You also get a t-shirt (specify adult size...I'll be in touch to confirm), and a signed copy of the new CD, Morning Songs.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $400 or more
    You selected

    1 backer

    A lot of people have been asking for more live dates... I will commute anywhere within 125 miles of New Paltz, NY to make you dinner & perform a House Concert @ your place (or anywhere you arrange for), with the aforementioned stories & songs. (You might want to consider offsetting the cost of this reward by charging a few bucks per head…your guests will get more than their money's worth). http://www.suite101.com/content/rules-of-hosting-a-house-concert-a72208I'll You also get a t-shirt (specify adult size...I'll be in touch to confirm), and a signed copy of the new CD, Morning Songs.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $2,500 or more
    You selected

    1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)

    Hear that? HEAR IT? It's my heart POUNDING as I put this one out there...but if you got it to give I know I can give you your money's worth, so..... For $2500 I will travel anywhere in the continental US to perform at a House Concert and prepare soup & salad for up to 30 of your closest friends @ your place or wherever they allow these sort of shenanigans. This is a great opportunity to curate a culturally potent music event that will leave your community with a sense that you're even cooler than they thought (I, of coure, already knew). (You might want to consider offsetting the cost of this reward by charging a few bucks per head…totally acceptable for a cozy house concert...but honestly if you're laying down $2500 you probably aren't too worried about such details). http://www.suite101.com/content/rules-of-hosting-a-house-concert-a72208I'll You also get a limited edition t-shirt (specify adult size...I'll be in touch to confirm), and a signed copy of the new CD, Morning Songs. And I will write you a song. (I can cry.)

    Estimated delivery:
Funding period

- (31 days)