Last fall, we (Keri & Beau) wrote 4 new Christmas songs.
Our friend Nick Warnes had requested them; he suggested basing the songs on a few passages from the Bible, specifically the Advent scriptures from the book of Luke. As we set about composing 4 songs, we drew from the prayers and songs spoken by the biblical characters in response to the birth of Jesus.
And they turned out great.
And now we want to share them.
Since those demos were completed, we have been scheming about recording a full-length Christmas record, to include full-versions of our 4 original compositions as well as new interpretations of classic holiday fare.
We're finally ready to make this record. We just need a little help from you.
A typical album by a major-label artist costs upwards of $200,000, while independent record labels generally spend $40,000 or more per record. Costs involved range from paying musicians and studio engineers to designing artwork and marketing plans.
We hope to make our album for a fraction of the norm, a mere $6,000, but while the funding goals are not very high, the quality of this record will be stellar. The musicians and producers we've gathered are top notch.
The funds we raise through Kickstarter will be spent on the following:
- studio time
- graphic design
- CD production
This is a big effort, and while we're counting on the assistance of lots of people for the actual production, WE NEED YOUR HELP. Gathering funds is a difficult task, and we only have 45 days to complete our goal of $6,000. The cool thing about Kickstarter, aside from allowing you to help us fund this project, is that when you donate money to us you get rewarded, so be sure to check out the entire list of rewards. Donations can be as little as $1, and every bit helps.
Please help us also by spreading the word - email, Facebook, Twitter, and anything else you can think of. Everyone who pledges money will be included in the recording process, through regular updates and samples.
We need all the help we can get to make this album a success! Please pledge now!
- (45 days)