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Robert Robinson is ready to spread his message of love and comfort with an album of soothing favorites for people of all ages.
Robert Robinson is ready to spread his message of love and comfort with an album of soothing favorites for people of all ages.
146 backers pledged $22,259 to help bring this project to life.

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"Lullabies from the Heart with Robert Robinson" Songs of Love and Comfort from nursery to nursing home.  If you have ever needed music to soothe your soul and bring you peace... or sleep, we would love your support in bringing this project to life.

The concept for this project was created by Rafael Forbush of Lev Productions, after years of being both a fan and a colleague of Robert Robinson's. 

While Lev Productions touring with Robert for one of his national holiday tours, a fan approached Robert and shared her story: 

She said, "Robert, I am an insomniac and I haven't slept for days. I often go weeks at a time without getting any rest. But I came here to your concert and I fell asleep almost instantly." 

Robert wasn't sure how to react at first, but Rafael knew that Robert had done more than sing that day: Robert Robinson soothed his fan's soul. 

This moment stuck with Rafael, reminding him how powerful music can be. Especially, when Robert Robinson is singing it. 

Rafael was reminded of this moment after seeing a mother's plea on Facebook: she was having trouble getting her child to sleep, and was looking for any kind of help. Some suggested back rubs, and others suggested checking for monsters, others went so far as to recommend sleeping pills made for children. 

For Rafael, the answer was obvious: Robert Robinson's music. 

Robert has so much soul, the Minneapolis Star Tribune once referred to him as "God's Canary." Robert Robinson has been a cornerstone of the gospel community, and an icon in the Twin Cities for decades. He has released 13 albums, and his latest is like nothing he has ever done before. 

Set to be released on October 8th, 2013 "Lullabies From the Heart with Robert Robinson" will set out to redefine the word “lullaby” to include any song with a universal message of love and comfort, making  lullabies appropriate anywhere from the nursery to the nursing home. 

Rafael enlisted Scott "Scooter" Nelson to help produce the album. An instructor at Minneapolis's Institute of Production and Recording, Scooter has won countless awards for his work with lullabies and children's music. He is also the drummer for the Minneapolis based group, The Tex Pistols. Scooter has worked with Robert on three of his past albums, including Inspiration. 

Sean Turner will also be assisting with the composition and piano for the album. Sean is a teacher at McNally Smith College of Music, and has worked for high-caliber clients like Discovery Channel and Oprah Winfrey in the past. He has also done work with lullabies for all ages in the past, making him a strong addition to the team. 

Children and adults alike will be soothed. Robert's voice can quiet the stress of the day, with just the push of the "play" button. 

Investors have helped us get the project started; we have the songs selected and arranged, and have even been in the studio. We will use the money we raise from Kickstarter to pay those who have already given of their time so generously to breathe life into this project. 

With your donations and support, we can make this dream into a reality for all of the people who need to hear it; the sad, the vulnerable, the lonely, and the tired can once again find peace through the vocals of Robert Robinson. 

Thank you for viewing our project. We are all humbled by the talent of Robert Robinson, and have come together to spread his voice to those who have never 

For more information about Lullabies From the Heart with Robert Robinson, or any of the people involved please visit www.LullabiesFromtheHeart.com

Risks and challenges

This is a low-risk project with high sentimental return for your investment.

This project has been carried by short-term private loans and the passion and generosity of the Twin Cities music industry. The final production process is underway: the CDs will be ready in October.

There is only one foreseeable risk to this project:
If we don't reach our goal, we risk not being able to pay the artists who have made this project possible. Their time and energy has already been spent, creating this masterpiece and it is important we can compensate them for their hard work.

We want to make sure that everybody gets what was promised to them. Rest assured we will not stop working until this project reaches beyond your doors.

95% of the work for this project is done. Now, we must pay people back for their time and hard work, and send this musical message out into the world. Luckily, you can help us with both.

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    For any level of support, you'll receive a beautiful, digital thank you signed by Robert Robinson sent via e-mail. Sincere gratitude for a gift of any kind.

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    With this gift, you will be able to dedicate a lullaby to someone special on the "Share a Lullaby" page on the Lullabies from the Heart website.

    This album is about touching hearts and souls, so reach out and together with Robert Robinson and Lev Productions, share a lullaby.

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    For a $10 donation, Robert will send a sincere thank you message and a digital download of "Through His Eyes" (an original track from the album) straight to your e-mail.

    *New with downloads? No worries! We'll include instructions for Mac and PC users*

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    For a $25 contribution, you'll receive a digital copy of "Lullabies from the Heart," sent by e-mail, along with a sincere thank you message from Robert.

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    Get the original edition of the Lullabies from the Heart CD by mail as well as a digital thank you message via e-mail.

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    Receive a thank you note, a photo of Robert Robinson, and the "Lullabies from the Heart" CD by mail.

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    "Share A Lullaby" Package:
    Receive two "Lullabies from the Heart" CDs - one to cherish and one to share - as well as the option to make a dedication on the "Share A Lullaby" page of the Lullabies from the Heart website.

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    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE: Want behind-the-scenes access to the artists? Can't make it to the CD Release Concert? On Sunday October 6th, you and a guest can watch the rehearsal for the concert, meet the band, take a photo with Robert.

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    You plus a guest will receive star treatment with reserved seats to one of Robert Robinson's holiday concerts in the Twin Cities area on

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    Receive two tickets to the Lullabies from the Heart CD Release concert on October 11th at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, MN.

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    Lullaby Memories:

    Receive the Lullabies from the Heart photography book, signed by Robert Robinson, Executive Producer Rafael Forbush and Producer Scott "Scooter" Nelson.

    See the passion behind this concept through the rich photography of Rafael Forbush, and quotes from the songs on the album. See behind-the-scenes photos from the studio and CD release concert. Experience the project fully by looking through the book

    You will also receive a copy of the album by mail.

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    Let Robert Robinson thank you personally with a Lulla-Gram:

    Robert will personally call and sing to you (or a friend) in honor of their birthday or anniversary.

    You will also receive a physical copy of Lullabies from the Heart with Robert Robinson (by mail), and a signed 6x8 photo of Robert Robinson.

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    Robert will dedicate one of the songs to you or a person of your choosing at the Lullabies from the Heart CD release concert on October 11th in downtown Minneapolis.

    We will record the dedication, and the song, and share it with you (or your honoree) to cherish forever.

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    Take part in a once-in-a-lifetime live experience.

    These donors will receive 2 tickets to the CD release concert in Minneapolis on October 11th, and a chance to take part in an exclusive meet-and-greet with a photo opportunity after the show.

    Meet the band, mingle with the creators, have a drink with other donors at an exclusive reception.

    You will also get an autographed copy of the album that night, with a personalized thank you message.

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    Sing a Song with Robert: This lucky person will receive 2 tickets to the Lullabies from the Heart CD release concert on October 11th, as well as a chance to join Robert on stage! If you don't want to sing, just let Robert serenade you.

    You will also receive an autographed copy of the CD, and a photo opportunity for you and your guest, with Robert himself.

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