what a wild ride it's been. the past few years have been a whirlwind of highs and lows, challenges and setbacks, and luckily, some breakthroughs.
it all started with a song...
an impossibly unlikely chain of events brought about this moment, yet it happened, and may very well have saved my life.
since then, i've managed to get my shit somewhat together; i'm off the streets, i'm clean, and focusing on the music i love and live for.
the incredible outpouring of support and attention i've received from folks all over the world has been absolutely mind blowing and has given me the motivation to carry on.
i thank you.
back in late 2010, i released "The Daniel Mustard EP":
i find it amazing and humbling that i was finally able to put something real out into the world and that it was so warmly received by a community of loving fans. i'm finally learning that, after all, it's not actually all my fault.
fast-forward to today; i'm currently at work recording my follow-up EP, "Fragments of Bone", and I need your help to make it happen. Kickstarter proceeds will go towards the final stages of completing the record, including:
-super professional mixing and mastering
-paying those studio musician cats
-pressing up CDs, vinyl records, and merch
i can't show you exact images of all this super cool stuff your going to get- because hey! that's where you come in to help make this all happen. but if your anything like me, you like to see lil something something before you buy, so here's a taste of what some of the album art/merch MAY look like...
a word on the cool (experience-based) rewards:
from the $110 skype sessions and upwards, we are going to have a whole lot of fun- and i wanted to make sure i clarify any questions or concerns:
skype performance: ive done these before, and they are a blast. at the close of the campaign, you'll get an email from me to setup our session at our mutual convenience. i'll play some songs, we'll chat, and have some fun and laughs. no fuss no muss!
cover song video: backers here will also get a note from me after the close of the campaign and we'll discuss a song. im pretty open here, except for hootie and the blowfish and bon jovi covers. just kidding. no, but seriously. anything but those two.
:) we can put this on the youtube and watch our collective star rise- my videos tend to score a lot of hits. or i can personalize it for a loved one. the choice is yours, and yours alone.
homeless walking tour of lower manhattan: as crazy as this sounds, this could be the most entertaining thing im offering here. after living in the washington square park for several years, interacting with the homeless and the authorities and everyone in between, lets just say ive accumulated some interesting stories. ive done this informally for russian tourists (hey, im big in russia, what can i say?) and its always a good time. each individual tour is limited to a small group (5 or less). i'll even bring my guitar and play some songs for you at my old busking spots.
the in-person performances:
it would be my distinct pleasure to perform at your next get-together, party, box social, bar mitzvah, or elk's club meeting.
in all seriousness, i really would cherish the opportunity to perform for you and your people and share my music and stories. this is what i do, and i know how to make it memorable. we'll schedule something that works for both of us, and you'll give me something to look forward to.
package price includes travel and accommodations. joy!!!
the first song from the EP is available for download on my website at www.danielmustardmusic.com and is featured in the nifty Kickstarter video above.
i hope its all been worth the trouble and i thank you dearly for listening.
- (53 days)