The recording of this album has been years in the making. Perfecting the songs and arrangements. Finding the right instrumentalists and vocalists. It's been a long time comin. We have just laid down the basic rhythm tracks for 8 of the 10 original songs. The ball is and has been in motion.
Most horns and strings have been recorded. These musicians, like all my musicians are TOP NOTCH! Well seasoned professionals dedicated to their craft. I would love to go on about each musician who is a part of this project and how brilliant they all are and have been, but the sheer volume of people I've worked with in one year alone blows my mind.
The importance of this project is well beyond myself. It is about YOU! Too long has the music industry relied upon high dollars to determine what they should create. This has diminished the quality of artistry and left only an image to sell. It is now a rarity that real strings and horns are ever recorded. Not to mention, todays artist is under the gun to replicate the same style and left to age ungracefully, pegged as a fad. MY BROTHERS & SISTERS is living! It is not nor will it ever engage a singular image and or style. The world is diverse and this project aims to mirror and amalgamate it's vast aural treasures, to raise the bar on every musical account, and to pay respect to great artists of the past and present.
The donations received will pay for players and studio time as well as getting it on the internet and on the airwaves so we may all have a listen.
I cannot even begin listing the musicians, family, friends, fans, & mentors who have come into my life and shined upon me their love and wisdom. I am truly blessed to have life itself, to be born in a particular place and time that has embedded my experience so deeply in the values of love and empathy. I am grateful to you all and am forever in your debt for your continued support. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Risks and challenges
The vast amount of tracking along with the coordination of musicians is by far the biggest hurdle. Thankfully, 90% of the music has been scored out and has had years to be edited and mature. No matter what this project WILL come to fruition. The goal is for it to be out by Christmas, but for sure we will have released our single by the 1st of November.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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