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Storm clouds are temporary. The blue skies above are permanent. Such is life! Read more

Hyde Park, NY Music
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This project's funding goal was not reached on April 19, 2012.

Storm clouds are temporary. The blue skies above are permanent. Such is life!

Hyde Park, NY Music
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About this project

We are Ken & Jeannie Veltz.

We met in 1973 and began performing as a singer/songwriter duo.

Thirty eight years later, with many amazing stories in between, we sold our belongings and on July 1, 2011, with no safety net, headed out on the road to return to our singer/songwriter roots.

We have a large library of original songs.  Many of which were instrumental in our family band being signed to a major Atlantic Records recording contract in 2001.

We have chosen the best of that library, along with brand new material, to be featured on the new record album we are in the process of recording called, "Flying".

We have a large base of friends, family and fans across the country from our touring days who have welcomed us to set up a base of operations while we perform and record in their region.

The title track, "Flying", was recorded in the western NY area.

(Listen to rough mix) The remainder of the record will be recorded in various locations where we park and perform along the way.

Here's a rough mix of the 2nd track, "Snow Day"

This is an exciting record for many reasons. It embodies the essence of "Flying", a true spirit of freedom and independence.  Plus, as we travel from place to place and state to state, the recordings will capture the diverse personalities endemic to those locations. 

The money raised will enable this project to become a reality. From the recording costs, mastering and duplicating a 1st run of 1000 CD's, to the ability to set aside the time to record.  Anything above and beyond the goal will go toward continuing to tour when the record is complete. 

Thank you for supporting this project & feel free to ask us questions.

Ken & Jeannie Veltz

Find out more about us at the links below.

VeltzMusic

Ken & Jeannie Live      Veltz Family Story thru Atlantic Records 

Off-Broadway Show      World Peace Video     Press     Press

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    You receive a virtual hug and a heartfelt thank you! Every little bit helps and this thank you hug accompanies all the remaining rewards!

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    A pre-released mp3 of the title track,"Flying".

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    As each track is completed you will receive an email with an attached pre-released mp3 of the song, PLUS, #2

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    A hard copy of the finished CD mailed to you, PLUS #2 & 3.

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    A LIMITED EDITION signed & numbered copy of "Flying", with a personalized thank you written on the CD mailed to you, PLUS, #2 & 3

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    Your name listed on a special "thank you" page on our website, PLUS, #5

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    10 hard copies (to give to friends) of the finished CD mailed to you, PLUS, #2 & 3

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    Pledge $250 or more
    About $250 USD

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    A live (20 minutes or so) video chat with Ken & Jeannie to thank you personally and discuss what's on your mind, PLUS, #6

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    Pledge $500 or more
    About $500 USD

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    Your name will be listed in the liner notes of the "Flying" CD as an executive sponsor of this project, PLUS, #6

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    10 signed copies of the finished CD to give away as you see fit, PLUS #9

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    Pledge $1,000 or more
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    You will receive a "LIVE" concert with Ken & Jeannie (via video-chat) performing the songs that will appear on their new album, "Flying", complete with interactive answers to questions, and comments and stories that inspired the writing of each song. The complete essence of a live venue performance but for an audience of one, YOU, or as many as you would like to invite. You can play the audio through your sound system and invite friends for a unique party experience.
    We will need to mutually agree on the date and time to accommodate schedules. But here's more great news! Unlike the wait to receive the finished hard copy of "Flying" (Est. Delivery: Sept 2012) we can begin scheduling your concert immediately after we reach & receive our funding goal. (Est. May 2012)
    PLUS, you will receive all the rewards listed in #8.

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    A personalized song written for you or someone you love!
    Through the years Ken has been commissioned to write many personalized songs, i.e., for newborns, wives, toddlers, teenaged children, etc., as a unique and very meaningful birthday or holiday gift that indeed lasts a lifetime!
    In addition to having Ken write the song, Ken & Jeannie will produce a simple studio recording of your song (with acoustic guitars & vocals).
    For examples of former songs and the recording style to be expected, please email: kenveltz@gmail.com.
    An extended live video chat (#8) will be utilized to communicate the details and emotions necessary for Ken to write a song that accurately represents you or the one for whom it's being written.
    PLUS, you will receive all the rewards listed in #8.

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Funding period

- (27 days)