About this project
THANK YOU to all who have generously contributed to the campaign!!! For those of you who are visiting us during these final days, please know that additional contributions are deeply appreciated and will be put to good use. The funds will go to expanding the scope of the artistry and provide us with a greater capacity to spread the music to a wider audience. Also, if we achieve a certain degree of new heights in our funding, we will be able to film the recordings and offer a behind the scenes look into the music making process...
It’s been a year and a half since I recorded my last CD, Travel Well, which enjoyed great success thanks to your support! Now its time for me to get back into the studio to make some new music that I am excited to share with you!
As I documented in my recent book, The Timebound Traveler, I have undergone a powerful inner transformation over the last couple of years that culminated in an awakening that changed the direction of my life. This experience has inspired me to write new songs that communicate a celebration of heart and a deep sense of inner freedom. This campaign has grown out of my passion to share these uplifting songs with all of you in the form of my 10th CD!
What makes this project so special is that I am collaborating with members of Paul Simon's band, along with my wife Mira, guitarist Philippo Franchini, and other gifted musicians. We are breaking exciting new ground and creating an entirely fresh and unique sound that inspires, uplifts, heals and rocks!
Back in May, this new ensemble spent two days in the studio to rehearse and begin recording my new material. We played and recorded from morning till late at night, and it was electrifying. The results were the basic tracks for four songs, entitled Shift, Heart of Hearts, 10,000 Things and Freedom. While this was a good start, there is so much more to do!
The next steps are to refine those songs, record about five more songs, add additional instrumentation and vocals, mix, master, manufacture and market the CD. It is a lengthy process from the time that I write new songs to the moment they make their way to you. It takes time, energy, and financial resources.
As many of you know, KickStarter is democratizing the music industry. Rather than rely on music labels to provide the money needed to record and release a CD, musicians like myself are turning to you, our community, to choose the music that you want to hear produced, and to participate in seeing it manifest.
That is why we have created this KickStarter campaign… to co-create something beautiful together with you! I am wholeheartedly committed to making this new music and sharing it with all of you. However, to make that happen, I need you to believe in this project as much as I do!
So, I am inviting you to realize this vision with me, and to contribute the funds that will enable us to record this inspiring and uplifting music so that we can make it available to everyone. Through your pledge we will be able to achieve the goal of the campaign, and secure the necessary financial resources to complete this project.
In addition to the gift of the music itself, we are also offering special rewards in exchange for your contribution (they are listed on the right side of this page). I have personally created these perks and made them available to you as an expression of my gratitude for your participation and generosity.
Now that I have shared my reasons for bringing this campaign to you, please join me in realizing the next chapter of my musical vision. Take a look through the various pledge levels, and rewards, and see which one feels right to you. From my heart, I invite you to contribute to the making of my new CD and turn this ambitious and exciting vision into a reality. Creating beautiful music that brings great joy to others is my passion, service and commitment to humanity. Thank you for taking this journey with me and for your continued friendship in heart and music.
Risks and challenges
This will be my 10th album to be released. I have been touring and recording consistently for the last 12 years. I completed a fund raising campaign for my last CD, Travel Well, in 2012, and fulfilled all my reward commitments in a timely manner. For this CD project, the team is comprised of seasoned and dependable musicians, producers, and engineers who have done this many times. Everyone involved has a proven track record. We are fully confident that this project will be followed through to completion and that the new CD, and rewards will be delivered by the stated delivery date listed. We have a pretty keen sense that our estimated time of delivery will prove to be accurate. Of course, it is always possible that in the creative process, there can be minor delays. If there are, you will be the first to be notified. We value your participation as co-creators, and are committed to treating you as part of the team, and keeping you abreast of the project every step of the way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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