About this project
SEE A CLIP OF PHIL PERFORMING 'LIVE' ON MUSIC CITY ROOTS! Phil is one of Nashville's most respected performers, musicians, songwriters, and record producers.
Special guests include Emmylou Harris & And Her Red Dirt Boys, The McCrary Sisters, Oliver Wood, Mike Roe & Derri Daugherty, and more!
T SHIRT DESIGN SETTLED ON! HERE IT IS!
ANNOUNCEMENT! Originally each disk was going to be 12 songs. Requests for a few songs that we were holding off of using this time have been high... so each disk will be a minimum of 14 Songs! 28 Songs!
Following the completion of MERCYLAND: HYMNS FOR THE REST OF US, VOL II, (officially releasing November 2015), producer, songwriter, musician Phil Madeira turns his attention to another SOLO project.
Phil is one of Nashville's most respected performers, musicians, songwriters, and record producers.
This time, Phil tackles TWO DISCS- one devoted to the kind of songs he's noted for writing for other folks, songs like "The Ghost Of Johnny Cash" and "Grandpa's Skin", and 12 more. For now, we'll call it "The Songwriter CD". This is the side of Phil you've heard in songs like "Maybe", sung by Alison Krauss, and "Kyrie", written with and performed by Emmylou Harris.
The second CD is devoted to The Blues, as only Phil delivers it- a feast ranging from low-down, guttural Mississippi blues to Chicago Shuffles, and jazzy fare. For our purposes here, we'll unofficially call this The Blues CD. No less than 14 songs!
Phil's co-writers on these two discs include Oliver Wood, Gordon Kennedy, Merrill Farnsworth, Chuck Cannon, Steve Hindalong, and others, plus many penned solely by Phil.
The musicians will include Nashville's finest- Emmylou Harris' band "The Red Dirt Boys" (Will Kimbrough, Bryan Owings, Chris Donohue, PM), Byron House, Dennis Holt, The Barber Bros, and more. There are some surprise guests in the works as well.
Our REWARDS ARE UNIQUE! Lots of Art and one-of-a-kind items.
WANT MORE THAN ONE OF A PARTICULAR REWARD? Just double your money, and leave a note when you back at that level- in other words, if you want two songwriter sessions at $750 each, you'll add $750 for a total of $1500. Please feel free to email with questions.
Backer rewards include T Shirts, Phil's hand-painted post-cards, and Phil's amazing Folk Art fully functional LAP STEEL GUITARS!
Note: The Gretsch drum will be playable, as well as displayable. :)
Phil has bought several new "Recording King" lap steels- excellent instruments- on which he is painting scenes like the one below, a Hank Williams themed assemblage of Phil's painting and collage work. Best of all, they are playable!
For clarification, the above image on LEFT is already a painting; the guitar on the right will be painted with the roots theme of YOUR CHOICE!
Oh... one more thing. He'll deliver the music just in time for Christmas!
Thanks to Amos Perrine for the use of his photos from Mercyland at Downtown Church.
Risks and challenges
Having made 3 records with Kickstarter backers, I'm confident that backers will not be disappointed. Our goal is to have the digital download in your hands by November 1, and the physical products to you no later than December 1, just in time for Christmas! We want the highest quality product to be delivered to you, which means we won't cut corners, which means that our timeline of delivery may be stretched. We have a history of satisfied backers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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