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Brand new 6-song EP from Young Novalis, produced and recorded with some of Nashville's finest--say hello to 'Feet that found a Road'!
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In 2011, I released my first full-length titled "The Head & the Heart". Many of you played a role in that, for which I am extremely thankful. It was such a great experience recording and sharing that album with all of you and in the 3 years since that time, I've finished writing a new collection of songs that I am equally, if not more excited to share with you all!

Where The Head & the Heart was an album about identity and the inward tug of war between what we think and what we feel, this new record, Feet that Found a Road is a collection of songs that makes the move to application. These songs deal with topics such as finding real hope as opposed to the vague hope the world so often offers us, patience, and finding pupose when life seems routine and incomplete. I'm excited to share these songs because these were real struggles I've had to fight through myself, and that truth and scripture sheds real light on!

I'm excited to be partnering with Producer/Musician Kyle Cummings on this project, along with Ben Shive and Nate Dugger, who are both top notch professional musicians who have recorded with talented Nashville artists such as Andrew Peterson, Ingrid Michaelson, Derek Webb, Sara Groves, and many, many more!

All the songs are written for this 6+ song record. Once funded, Kyle and I will collaborate over the next few months to arrange, fine tune, and record the songs, culminating in my flying down to his studio to record final vocals and guitars. From there it will be in his hands for mixing and then sent off for final mastering!

If we're able to raise more than our goal, I've got songs ready and waiting to be added to this project too :)

Truth and art are powerful, and I would be honored if you would help me unleash this album on the world and walk the road of sharing it with me.

Risks and challenges

Kyle has locked me in to a great rate, so I'm confident that if we at least hit our goal of $7500, this album will be recorded and released successfully, however there is always the chance that the scheduling studio musicians, and my finding the best time to fly down to Nashville being that I work a full time day job, along with the scheduling of mastering the final files for distribution could affect the target release date. In that unlikely event, I will communicate those timeline changes with you as soon as I am aware of them and explain the reasons for schedule changes. I would anticipate that to cause a maximum of a few months delay, but once again do not expect that to occur.

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    Signed hard copy of the EP + Download the EP before it’s released + INSTANT
    DOWNLOAD of 1 song from the EP (Exclusive version for Kickstarter backers ONLY!
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    LIMITED EDITION ‘Young Novalis’ t-shirt + SIGNED COPY of my last CD ‘The
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    30-min GUITAR LESSON for you or a loved one (if more than 25 miles away I’ll
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    LIMITED EDITION of the LIVE EP from the online concert recorded in Nashville +
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    I’ll record a VIDEO PERFORMANCE of any song of your choice to post YOUR
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    You’ll receive an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT on the back of the EP + I’ll
    deliver a homemade dessert (within 30 miles) straight to you or the person of your choice around Christmastime! PLUS all of the above nonlimited rewards!

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    My wife and I will treat you to a FANCY DINNER at our house, you’ll see my little studio where the songwriting happens, and we’ll send you home with a small gift basket of some of our favorite things + all of the above nonlimited rewards!
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    I have no words or gift to properly express my thanks for such a generous gift, but please accept a LEATHER JOURNAL with a personal note inside, along with many of my favorite quotes hand-selected and hand-written thruout + All of the above nonlimited rewards!

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    Song Sponsor! You just covered the cost of an entire song yourself and I am forever grateful! Once again, there’s not much I could do to express my thanks, but I would like to give you MY ONE & ONLY MANDOLIN, on which 2 of my favorite songs were written. In the instrument world it is nothing special, no stradivarius, but it is the brush God gave me to paint the piece that is this EP. Thank you. + All the above nonlimited rewards.

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