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A new song every month for a year culminating in a new album.
A new song every month for a year culminating in a new album.
199 backers pledged $20,944 to help bring this project to life.

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Seven years. They say that's how long it takes for every cell in your body to change. It's been seven years since I made my last full album.  It is time now.  It takes a lot to make a record. To listen to the soft calls of songs waiting to be born. To trust my own hands and voice to do them justice. To breath life into stories and melodies. To feel the rhythm. To hear the harmony.

I am excited and a little frightened to share these songs with you. I feel proud and vulnerable at the same time. 

You surprised me with your love and generosity for my last project putting out Vinyl. It feels good to see people hold that record in their hands now. To know they get to have that moment of watching it spin and putting the needle down.  So thank you for that.  And it isn't easy for me to ask you to support another record. There is a lot of places we can put our money to do some good in the world.  I do think the world needs good music now more than ever.  I know I do.  Music has been my best and closest friend. Music is always there for me. Through some of the hardest times of my life, and some of the most joyful.  It means a lot to me to be able to share that with you.

So check out the rewards (like this original artwork below). Give what feels right to you or not all. Either way thank you for taking an interest enough to visit this page Thanks for telling people about it and sharing, too. 

Yours in gratitude,

Forest

"Color of Morning" original Forest Sun painting currently on display at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art. Yours for $1000 pledge.
"Color of Morning" original Forest Sun painting currently on display at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art. Yours for $1000 pledge.
"Under The Same Moon" Acrylic on canvas. 12' by 12"
"Under The Same Moon" Acrylic on canvas. 12' by 12"

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    Just to show your support. Thank you!

    No reward for this pledge amount except the feeling of contributing to the music.

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    Monthly Download

    Get a brand new Forest Sun song sent to you every month for a year!

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    CD

    A new song download every month and a CD mailed straight to you of the full album.

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    Any five CDs/vinyl from my back catalog

    Get the discography or any five of your favorite cds or vinyl.

    Plus the new song download every month.

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    Autographed CD

    Get the monthly new song downloads for a year, and Have your Cd personally autographed.

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    Live song via Skype or FaceTime

    I will play you a song live via FaceTime. Pick your favorite of my tunes, dedicate to a friend. You can even request a cover.

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    Sponsor a Porch Session live video

    Sponsor a Porch Session live video with special guests! and of course receive the monthly new songs and your choice of download or autographed cd.

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    Original painting - "Color of Morning"

    You can an own an original Forest Sun painting! This piece is currently on display at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art in the Color Works Exhibition and can be all yours for this pledge amount. Acrylic on Canvas 12"-12" handmade cedar frame. Also available for this pledge amount "Color of Evening" and "Color of Night" They work well individually or as a Triptych.

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    Original painting "Under the Same Moon"

    You can an own an original Forest Sun painting! This is brand new work and can be all yours for this pledge amount. Acrylic on Canvas 12"-12" handmade cedar frame.

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    Host a house concert!

    Host a house concert. You bring the audience I'll bring the music! Put on your promoter hat and sell tickets and make your money back :) We'll find a time that makes sense with touring schedules.

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    Sponsor a Song

    Be the official sponsor of a new song! I will put your name in the credits on the cd and my website and social media and shout it from the roof tops!

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    Full Band House Concert in the Bay Area

    Special for Bay Area folks .Within 2 hours of the bay area only for this reward.
    I will bring the music, the band and the PA. You bring your friends. Or offer tickets!

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    House Concert anywhere in the world

    I will come play you a personal concert for you and your friends anywhere in the world.

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    Patron of the Arts

    Patron of the arts includes all of the rewards, VIP tickets to any show, anywhere for life, and heaps of gratitude !

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