My name is Benton and I’m a singer/songwriter, born and raised in Nashville. I started picking out popular melodies on my grandmother’s piano at age 4 and made up songs while riding my bicycle at age 8. I played my first original instrumental piece for a packed out War Memorial Auditorium at age 15 and never looked back after that.
After college, I joined a band, made a record and toured the country for a couple years. My time on the road led to cuts with a number of successful Christian artists (among them, Natalie Grant, Point Of Grace, Sandi Patty) and a writing deal with Sony Tree.
During a period of self-discovery, I left the music business to work in a coffee shop and return to my love for writing transparent songs about life, love and hope. The songs I wrote and recorded over the next three years became ‘Grace & Gravity,’ my first solo record. And I’ve been writing and singing lots more songs since then.
I’m here at Kickstarter asking for your help because I’ve started a new project that I’d like to finish for you. I'm looking to accomplish some new and exciting things from this new record, including getting it heard by a larger audience. My goal is to raise $2500 by July 1 to cover the cost to finish recording, mixing and mastering a full-length project. I am working with my long-time friend and co-producer, Dennis Dearing (Menace Music).
In exchange for your financial support, I am offering some cool perks. Check the side column.
ONE MORE THING.
Please reach out to your friends (and your “friends”) via your social network site of choice. I have a music player that you can share on your Facebook page. (Visit me at facebook.com/bentonstokesmusic to check it out.) Thank you so much!
Risks and challenges
I am confident I can deliver my project and my incentives by this fall. But you can bet I'll be making every effort to get the goods to you ASAP if I fall behind. I appreciate your faith in me to deliver and I have no intention of letting you down.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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