Hi. My name is Wes Kirkpatrick.
I'm a singer-songwriter originally from Colorado. I'm currently living in Chicago, IL. However, by the time this Kickstarter ends, I'll be living in Nashville, TN.
I'm really excited about this new EP. In the past, when going into the recording process most of the songs I've had have been around for years. They've been edited, re-written, road tested and have settled into a comfortable groove. Don't get me wrong, this is great. However, by the time I record the songs they already feel 'old' to me and to those of you that hear them at the shows.
With this new EP, none of the songs are more than a few months old. They are songs that I wrote and instantly felt a connection with. They are songs I wrote mostly in the middle of the night, in hotels, on the road or in my apartment looking out at the Chicago skyline. They are songs that have only been played live a handful of times, if at all. They are songs that mean a great deal to me. They are fresh and that's how I want you to hear them.
Risks and challenges
The recording process is a lot of fun. I love going into the studio and bringing songs to life the way I've heard them in my head while playing solo. I love the creative process of musicians working to make the songs the best they can be. With that being said, it's a very long and expensive process as well. There is a lot of travel involved, studio costs, hiring musicians, mixing, mastering, promotion etc. As an independent artist this can be a bit overwhelming.
The biggest challenge when recording is usually time. However, I'm ahead of the game this time around. The songs have already been recorded. The hardest part is out of the way. Now we're on to mixing, mastering, artwork and promotion. My goal is to have this EP completely finished and ready to go by August, 2014. I'm confident that if we hit my goal of $5000 we'll have no problem being ready by then.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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