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Original soul/jazz/groove tunes.... featuring piano playing & singing by Daniel Pendergraft
Original soul/jazz/groove tunes.... featuring piano playing & singing by Daniel Pendergraft
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"Cosmic Youth"---Daniel Pendergraft 

This project will feature 6-10 original songs recorded at a studio in Nashville. Art for the album cover is being made by an excellent artist, I've got some great musicians playing drums, bass, guitar, etc. It will feature my piano playing and singing. I've poured a large amount of love into my music over the years, and I really want to share that with you now. There will also be a poetry compilation called "Cosmic Youth" that will accompany the release of this album in early 2017. That will include some of my writings from the past five years that explore similar themes to the songs on the album. (Philosophy, unconditional love, transcendence, nonduality, unlimited potential, mystery/mystical, reality) You can see all of the incentives that you will receive for helping me fund this project on the page. Thank you very much if you took the time to read about this project and considered chipping in.

Risks and challenges

Creating an album does have its share of challenges! To bring the finished product to you, the songs first must be conceived, written, and arranged in a basic format. Soon after, I will travel to Nashville, where they continue to evolve as I begin to rehearse them with the other musicians who will share in the creative process by contributing their skill & creativity to the music. Meanwhile, an artist will be creating the album art & other visual art to fit. Then, we will go into the studio and record all of the drums, bass, piano, guitar, horn parts, vocals, etc; making sure it is up to par! Everything will be painstakingly mixed and balanced by an engineer before going into the mastering phase where the finishing touches will be added, making the end result as pleasant to listen to as possible. All of the musicians, the studio, the engineer, the visual artist, and the mastering engineer will need to be fairly compensated for their hard work! Then, the masters will be sent to a company in order to create the physical copies of the CDs. The art will be formatted in a form that is able to be screen printed onto T-shirts, and finally I will send all of the rewards that are listed on this page to all of you wonderful people who allowed it to be possible in the first place! The process has already begun, and the project will come to completion by the end of this year! The funding goal of $5500 is an accurate reflection of the combined costs of everything (at a minimum.) However, if I get over-funded, I will utilize that to expand the scope of the project further. Final release date TBA, but it will most likely be early 2017!

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    Everlasting Gratitude

    For contributing one dollar I will be forever grateful for your assistance :)

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    Last 24 hours special!!! (Poetry)

    As an incentive for the final stretches of the project, get the poetry compilation for only $3!!!

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    "Poems of Cosmic Youth" E-book

    You will receive a digital copy of an original poetry compilation from the past five years of my writings!!

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    Last 24 hours special!!! (digital album)

    You'll get a digital copy of the album for only $7 as an extra incentive in the final moments!! You will also receive the poetry compilation.

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    Digital Album Download

    You will receive a digital copy of the album!

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    Last 24 hours physical album special!!!

    The poetry compilation e-book, a digital copy of the album, and a physical copy of the album for only $15?!? Special incentive for the final 24 hours!!!

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    Physical Album

    In addition to a digital copy, you will become the proud owner of a physical copy of the album (CD)!!

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    T-shirt & Album

    You will receive a T-shirt screen printed with album art!

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    Signed Album

    You will receive all the lower rewards plus a signed physical copy of the CD!

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    Handwritten Lyrics Sheet

    I will hand-write the lyrics to a song of your choice from the album and mail it to you! You will also get a second Physical copy of the CD.

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    Thank-you Call

    I will personally call you and thank you profusely for your support on the project!!! I will also send you three signed copies of the CD :)

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    30-second "Song of Gratitude"

    I will create a short "Song of Gratitude" to you incorporating your name to commemorate your assistance on the project!

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    • Personalized "Song of Gratitude"
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    Custom Full-length Song

    I will create a full-length (around 3-6 minutes) song about a theme or topic of your choice, and record it for you!!!

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    • Custom Full-length Song
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Funding period

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