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Singer-songwriter, acoustic music played to homegrown poetry depicting the inspiring story of a father and his son.

Longtime Coming

I am an older brother and have always felt like a partial-dad most of my life. Although these songs are not about my siblings directly, many of the songs have been mantras I have used to combat struggles and guide my own life. However, these songs are not necessarily biographical either. They are songs that represent many things that many people go through at all ages of life. It is in this mindset of knowledge-sharing that I continue to write and perform music.

I have been wanting to make a professional album for a bazillion years. Now is finally that time. This full length studio album, 'First Steps', will be released May 2013 leading into my first tour. Yay!

Enjoy the demo of  'A River Carries On'(lyrics) 

To Becoming!

Cheers,
     Jesse

The People Musically Involved With This Project:

I have been recording at Sleepwalk Recording with Eric Day (recording/engineering), Stephen Harms (bass/cello), Kevin MacDowell (piano), Tim Reed (piano), Ricky Peden (drums/camera filming and editing for kickstarter video), Jake Bergman(drums), Rob Funkhouser (drums/percussion) William Borders (slide acoustic guitar), Jennifer Burch (backing vocals), Maya Jacobs (backing vocals/).

My talented Granny, Sue Lacy, will be painting original oil paintings that will be use for the album cover, inner and back art. They will also be used for 1 of 2 ECO magnets and the ECO Bookmark.

My talented friend, Maya Jacobs, will also be drawing an original rendition of 'House Down By The Road.' that will be use for 1 of 2 ECO magnets and possibly a summer T-Shirt.

The Album:

Album Artrwork Painting in Progress (Unfinished) *Will be used for the Album, Magnet, Artwork Print and Bookmark
Album Artrwork Painting in Progress (Unfinished) *Will be used for the Album, Magnet, Artwork Print and Bookmark
  • The music is acoustic singer-songwriter style and includes guitars, electric bass, upright bass, cello, piano, drums and vocals.
  • The music draws inspiration from the smooth poetic whispers of Iron & Wine and honest heart-on-the-sleeve passion of Glen Hansard, all the while harnessing its own uniqueness.
  • Lyrics are driven by positive life mantras that have helped me and my friends overcome many of the life struggles that come everyone's way.
  • All website hosting, all packaging and all merchandise will be GREEN.
Maya's Magnet and T-Shirt Design (COLOR comin')
Maya's Magnet and T-Shirt Design (COLOR comin')

*Your Financial Boost

will supplement:

Remaining Recording/Mixing with Eric Day at Sleepwalk Recording
$900.00

Mastering
$250.00

Zero Carbon Footprint 100% Recycled Packaging
$1,100.00
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= $2250.00

Four-month Tour
$3,000.00
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= $5250.00

East Coast Summer Tour '13
East Coast Summer Tour '13

Finding 'First Steps' May 2013:

jesselacy.com
CD Baby (online)
WildCare Inc. in Bloomington, IN (10% of profit goes to WildCare Inc.)
Landlocked Music (on location)
TD's CDs and LPs (on location)

For info on the exact release date, shows and other important news, join the mailing list at jesselacy.com and you follow us on FaceBook  & Twitter.

THANK YOU.

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The $1500.00 is crucial for the album to release and for this Kickstarter to be successful. If this number is not met, all money will be refunded and nothing will apply to the album.

*Anything over that goal would be extremely helpful. More pledge money = less money out-of-pocket.

"If the project is successfully funded, Kickstarter will apply a 5% fee to the funds raised, and Amazon will apply credit card processing fees (between 3-5%)."

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