8/18 $10,300 I have to pinch myself! We hit the goal on MY BIRTHDAY. Exceeding my goal means more freedom in the studio and on tour. I am hoping to visit all of you so lets keep the ball rolling. The sky is the limit!
For the last two years I have been working on a secret project with 10 collaborators (Sam Amidon, Kristin Andreassen, Neil Cleary, Matthew Douglas, Jefferson Hamer, Jennifer Kimball, Dave Mattacks, Aoife O'Donovan, Pierce Woodward, Jacob Silver and Robin MacMillan). We took our time to enjoy the process of experimentation and collaboration on 12 original songs and a few covers.
is to let you in on the secret. I want you to hear what we've got...gang vocals, triple banjo and an indie-rock folkestra with fiddle sometimes roaring and sometimes accompanying. With your help, on my 40 day Kickstarter campaign I will raise enough money to mix, master, package and promote the record. Contribute whatever amount is comfortable for you. And you will know that you personally helped an artist (that's Me!) release new music.
Any money I make over my $10,000 goal will help me to hit the road this fall with as many of the collaborators as can come along. I am hoping to tour with the band for four months so we can visit most of you (estimated cost $28,000). The more you give the further we go! Let's make it happen!!
WHAT DO YOU GET?
Advance copies of the record - Exclusive Mp3s available to Kickstarter donors - Original art by Adam Agee (http://www.poeticcreative.com) - 7" vinyl of two songs - Handwritten lyric sheets - A tune or a song written for you by me - Pasta making lesson (Nonna's recipes) and dinner for 3 plus ME! - Free tickets to a full band show - Vintage store shopping trip with me - House concert with me and one band member - Co-writing session or lesson with me.
I must reach my goal - $10,000 - by my deadline - date - to receive the funding. If I don't reach my goal, you will not be charged, I won't receive any money and you won't receive the cool stuff I promised. We will all be bummed and I'll have to win the lottery to release this record.
Thank YOU for reading this far. I can't wait to share this music with you. Contribute whatever you can even if that contribution is time spreading the word to anyone you think might enjoy being part of releasing my music. I appreciate all of you and your unending support of art.
P.S. I've got an extremely geeky yet nifty excel doc of my budget if you like that sort of thing. Just message me and I'll email it to you.
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