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$9,259
pledged of $8,500pledged of $8,500 goal
141
backers
10days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 29 2018 3:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

 Thank you.  

  I came back to Boston in the summer of 2018 with a plan. The plan was to polish up and record demos of all the songs I had written since my last record, "Wedgewood" was released in 2015. I was then going to launch a massive Kickstarter campaign to bankroll a big time studio record!

 Well sometimes plans change. I started tinkering with these old songs(my friends 'in the know' kept requesting at shows). These songs had been buried. So buried I didn't even have a copy of them to refresh my memory on the lyrics. I had to get them from an old friend who still had a demo from those days laying around. While rehearsing these songs for a gig, I thought it would be fun to record a few live takes and give them out at shows and on the internet. Early in the process, I realized that these songs needed some work and that a quick recording session was not going to happen. Some had to be completely re-written for me to perform or release at this stage of my life. Although part of me kept saying "leave this project in the past", another part of me said to dive deeper into it. When the muse comes calling, I listen.  

                   Photo by Tom Ciomcia
Photo by Tom Ciomcia

 You see most of these songs are well over 15 years old and come from the very early days of my journey into music and songwriting. They come from some of the best and worst days of my life - coming of age and plummeting into the depths of drug and alcohol addiction, while running the streets of Boston in reckless abandon and cutting my teeth as a performer in the open mic scene of Cambridge Massachusetts, a world away from my neighborhood of Dorchester, at the time. 

Photo by Tyler Knight
Photo by Tyler Knight

 After coming home and witnessing the devastating impact of the opioid epidemic in my hometown, I felt even more inspired to share these songs and a piece of my story from that era. I set up my modest home recording gear in my fathers attic and got to work, just like I had done in those original recordings. After listening to a few mixes of these songs by the great Willie Samuels, I thought "these sound really good!" I played them for some friends and everyone agreed that these songs needed a proper release. So here we are. With your help we can release this album properly on Vinyl, CD, and Digitally!  I want to thank you for taking the time to check out this campaign and thank you again if you decide to contribute to it.  Everyone's kindness and support of my music over the years really means the world to me. 

This record is aptly titled "Kings Corner", The street corner my friends and I hung out on and spent many a day and night. 

All the best, 

Bryan  

Photo by Marisa Kathryn Finan-Goode
Photo by Marisa Kathryn Finan-Goode

 For more on me please visit 

http://www.bryanmcpherson.com

http://www.facebook.com/bryan.mcpherson.music

http://www.twitter.com/bryanmcpherson 

http://www.instagram.com/bryanmcp

https://bryanmcpherson1.bandcamp.com/

http://www.youtube.com/bryanmcp 

Photo by Tyler Knight
Photo by Tyler Knight

Kickstarter Campaign Video was shot and edited by Bryan McPherson. All of the songs in the video appear on "Kings Corner" and Copyright Bryan McPherson 2018 

House Shows from years gone by
House Shows from years gone by
Photo by Chris Besaw
Photo by Chris Besaw

Risks and challenges

A lot can happen from point A to B with manufacturing and rewards. I plan on using the skills I have acquired over the last 10+ years in the music business, including 2 previous successful Kickstarter Campaigns, 3 album releases, and hundreds of thousand of miles logged booking and touring the world, to coordinate with manufacturing and my backers to ensure prompt delivery and open communication with you all to facilitate these goals in a timely manner.

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    Be the label! With the Platinum tier, you will be the record label that releases this album but won't have to do any of the work :) Work with me to come up with a logo for your label, or provide your own to be stamped on and credited in the album alongside OFD Records. PLUS Guest List at any upcoming shows for the next 3 years, Coffee Talk about the album when I am in your town, and 1 Guitar Lesson on Skype. ALSO INCLUDES Every other reward in this campaign!
    Disclaimer for Record Label: is for credit only. Does not include any rights to The "Kings Corner" album for any financial gain, or control. Does not include any publishing or copyright of the album. All rights are copyright Bryan McPherson 2018 and 2019.

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