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A new album from Zach Winters, written at home, recorded in Mexico.
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I am ineffably stoked about sharing these new songs with you! Here's some details...

WHO: Only some of my favorite musical friends. Current cast includes:

  • Aaron Strumpel - trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Amber Mattfield - violin
  • Caroline Hardin - violin
  • Dave Wilton - mastering
  • Everett Hardin - cello
  • James McAlister - drums
  • Jason Barrows - electric guitars
  • Jay Kirkpatrick - dobro
  • Jesse Proctor - drums & percussion
  • John Lucas - piano
  • Lane Winters - vocals
  • Nathan Culberson - electric guitars

WHAT: A brand new album of songs I'm immensely proud of... 

WHERE: This album has been recorded at home and abroad—in guest rooms, borrowed hours on a piano while a family was out, in a bathroom, etc. Oklahoma, Washington, Missouri, North Carolina, California, Indiana, Tennessee, Colorado & Yucatán, Mexico.

WHEN: The current timeline should see all production wrapped by the end of June, post-production wrapped by July, manufacturing wrapped by the end of August, and going out into the world some time in September/October. Inshallah. Trying to mind Hofstadter's Law...

V I N Y L ??? 

There shall be vinyl. This budget includes an estimate for doing a run of vinyl, but timelines for vinyl can be a bit slippery, so I've tried to give a generous window for this pressing. 


WANNA KNOW MY BIG DREAM?

I have now recorded 6 albums in bedrooms, dorm rooms, laundry rooms, practice rooms, closets, and bathrooms (this is not sarcasm). I feel I've done my best to make it work, but I've often wondered what it would be like to work without limitation or interruption. My big dream—I would LOVE to have a dedicated studio space of my own. Mostly this would be a blessing for furthering my own work on future albums, but I have also been honored to have more and more people ask me to help them make their own songs come to life. I feel a strong sense of calling to continue growing/stewarding my music to connect with God and share it with others, and I think inviting more people into a Winters' studio space would be an extension of that. Anything above the Kickstarter goal will be invested into a dedicated studio space, will give wings to dreams, and will cause my heart to swell (emotionally).

BIG DREAM GOAL: $35k

initial design for sticker | migratory wood thrush, by Marco Molina
initial design for sticker | migratory wood thrush, by Marco Molina

Risks and challenges

We've done two of these together already—you all exceeded our expectations. Very excited to share these new songs with you and we're so thankful for your partnership!

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    HAT TIP

    Hey—a little nice goes a long way. I'll send you a voice memo demo of one of the new songs if you go and do something like this.

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    DIGITAL PRE-RELEASE

    If you wanna hear the album 2 weeks before anyone else but have sworn off new material possessions, this one is for you.

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    PHYSICAL COPY

    When CDs are dead I will stop making them. Until then, this is for your discman/6 CD changer in your car.

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    PHYSICAL (SIGNED) + DIGITAL

    I will literally use my fingertips to press a literal sharpie against your actual album. No questions asked.

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    PHYSICAL + DIGI + STICKER

    I went through a phase where stickers were literally the most valuable commodity in my life. Maybe you are in that phase. This one's for you.

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    SHARING IS CARING Edition

    Friends are one of my all time personal favorites. This one goes out to all the friends out there—you know who you are.

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    VINYL

    It tastes better on vinyl. These puppies take a while, but they'll get there—and if you like pouring warm butter in your ears, this one's for you.

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    THE PROCESS

    I'll collect the voice memos and demos that trace the development of these songs and this album from the first seed ideas, and you can listen to the nitty gritty first ideas and probably hear family moments happening in the background...

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    T-SHIRT

    "Do you know where I can get a new shirt? Asking for a friend—they're all out..." This one's for you, friend. (They will be comfy. They will be cozy.)

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    ANNOTATED (Nerd) Edition

    I personally am a complete sucker for knowing the stories/details behind songs, lyrics, their creation, inspirations, etc. I'll send you an annotated copy of all the lyrics from this new album, with some backstory and details that I hope will deepen your enjoyment of the new album.

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    CD CATALOGUE

    The new album + To Have You Around + Monarch + They Were Longing for a Better Country + My Thoughts are Ours from Here. 5 albums on CD. Hip as ever.

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    FRIENDS Edition

    I hope I die with at least five close friends. If they don't already have a copy of this CD, I will use my time machine to get them one using this Kickstarter. If they already have it, then I will play them a final game of chess between naps.

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    COUPLES Edition

    The two may become one, but they do not both wear one single shirt. Selah.

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    VINYL CATALOGUE

    The new album + To Have You Around + Monarch (2LP). All on vinyl.

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    GIMME THE WORKS - NO VINYL

    Ewe tucan have it awl.

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    GIMME THE WORKS + VINYL

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    MY FAVORITE THINGS

    This is a classic (my opinion). There will be some treats to eat, read, and listen to. Clearly my personal fave.

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    BBQ (w vegetarian options)

    If you're in the Tulsa-area, maybe you might wanna come have a special lil dinner with us. Pops is on the grill and we can grill some portobellos too. Lane and I will share a few songs and we'll all hang together. It'll be fun. If you have a +1, please add $50. We'll shoot for Oct. 16, 2019. How's that sound? Good? Then this one's for you.

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    SONGWRITING/MENTORING SESSION

    I write and record all my own songs and manage/make decisions about how to do what we wanna do—if wanna talk about songwriting, your own songs, how to dream & make goals the move you closer to where you wanna be, then let's do this. (~1 hr on the phone and I'll give you my best)

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    ZW HARMONIES

    I like layering voices & harmonies. If you're recording something and want to have me add some layers + get the new album, this one's for you.

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    SKYPE SHOW

    Got internet? We deliver. Lane and I will sit across from you (digitally speaking) and sing you some songs and requests and we can have some chats. (approx 1 hr)

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    COFFEE & CHATS

    Let's grab coffee somewhere and chat it up. You, me and Lane. You won't murder us and we won't murder you. Seriously though, it'll be fun—we can give the chatting a long leash and talk about music, meaning in the universe, writing, being a better human, marriage, what have you... (Must cover travel.)

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    ZW HOUSE SHOW

    Invite your friends and let's make this a party. I'll bring the tunes and some stories. (Must cover travel.)

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    ZACH & LANE HOUSE SHOW

    It takes two to make a thing go right. (must cover travel)

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