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Please join me in the next chapter of my musical vision and take part in the making of my new CD!
Please join me in the next chapter of my musical vision and take part in the making of my new CD!
244 backers pledged $41,234 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

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Om Sri Maha Lakshmyai Namah
Om Sri Maha Lakshmyai Namah
This is the whole gang who participated in the first round of recordings for the project
This is the whole gang who participated in the first round of recordings for the project
My message
My message
Master Bass Player Bakithi Kumalo bringing some special grooves to the mix!
Master Bass Player Bakithi Kumalo bringing some special grooves to the mix!
Tulsi and Mira - two angelic voices
Tulsi and Mira - two angelic voices
This is my good friend Hari who filmed the campaign video, and who is documenting the sessions for a 'Making Of' film that we hope to release!
This is my good friend Hari who filmed the campaign video, and who is documenting the sessions for a 'Making Of' film that we hope to release!
with dear friend and long time music collaborator, Philippo Franchini
with dear friend and long time music collaborator, Philippo Franchini
My good friend Jenni Young added her beautiful photgraphy to my lyrics from the song 'Thinking of You'
My good friend Jenni Young added her beautiful photgraphy to my lyrics from the song 'Thinking of You'
Michael Ward Bergman, master of the squeeze box and keyboard player for the recordings
Michael Ward Bergman, master of the squeeze box and keyboard player for the recordings
CD Cover form my last CD, Travel Well, by the amazing artist and good friend, Jon Marro
CD Cover form my last CD, Travel Well, by the amazing artist and good friend, Jon Marro
A woman named Chante Ishta came up to me after an event to show me that she had tattoo'd lyrics from my song 'We Are What We Are' on her arm :)
A woman named Chante Ishta came up to me after an event to show me that she had tattoo'd lyrics from my song 'We Are What We Are' on her arm :)
My spiritual guide, Neem Karoli Baba
My spiritual guide, Neem Karoli Baba
This is good friend Lisa Silverman, who generously fed all of us during the first round of recordings
This is good friend Lisa Silverman, who generously fed all of us during the first round of recordings
The one and only Mira doing some singing
The one and only Mira doing some singing
Feeling the Spirit in LA
Feeling the Spirit in LA
Jamey Haddad, master percussionist... who instigated this new project with me
Jamey Haddad, master percussionist... who instigated this new project with me
My recent book 'The Timebound Traveler' that embodies the same message as the new music
My recent book 'The Timebound Traveler' that embodies the same message as the new music
Me, Mira and our sweet Tulsi
Me, Mira and our sweet Tulsi
                 
... For Your Love and Support
... For Your Love and Support
  

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.

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    A Digital Download of any two of David’s prior CDs
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    A Guest Pass to a Kirtan-Concert of David’s at a venue near you • An Advance Signed Copy of David's New CD… and boundless gratitude!

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    A Signed Copy of David's Book 'The Timebound Traveler' • A Guest Pass to a Kirtan-Concert of David’s at a venue near you • An Advance Signed Copy of David's New CD… and boundless gratitude!

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    A Signed Manual from David's Kirtan College Program, including: Chant Translations, Guitar Chord Charts, Sanskrit Glossary and More • A Guest Pass to a Kirtan-Concert of David’s at a venue near you • An Advance Signed Copy of David's New CD… and boundless gratitude!

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    A Yoga Clothing Outfit from one of David's Tour Sponsors, 'Be Present' Clothing Company • A Guest Pass to a Kirtan-Concert of David’s at a venue near you • An Advance Signed Copy of David's New CD… and boundless gratitude!

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    A Rare and Special CD of David's Previously Unreleased Demos, Rough Sketches, and Audio Ideas. *These will be versions of songs that eventually made it onto one of David's CDs (including the new one) • A Guest Pass to a Kirtan-Concert of David’s at a venue near you • An Advance Signed Copy of David's New CD… and boundless gratitude!

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    A Gift Package from one of David's tour sponsors, 'Organic India', including Tulsi Tea, Herbal Supplements, a Tulsi Mala in silk bag, and Travel Mug • A Guest Pass to a Kirtan Concert of David’s at a venue near you • An Advance Signed Copy of David's New CD… and boundless gratitude!

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    A One Hour Private Session with David by phone, skype or in person • A Guest Pass to a Kirtan Concert of David’s at a venue near you • An Advance Signed Copy of David's New CD… and boundless gratitude!

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    A One Hour Skype 'Serenade' (Solo Concert) with David for you and your friends • A Guest Pass to a Kirtan-Concert of David’s at a venue near you • Digital Downloads of David’s Entire Recording Collection • An Advance Signed Copy of David's New CD… and boundless gratitude!

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    A One Hour Skype 'Satsang' (Talk on Spiritual Teachings) with David for you and your friends • A Guest Pass to a Kirtan-Concert of David’s at a venue near you • Digital Downloads of David’s Entire Recording Collection • An Advance Signed Copy of David's New CD… and boundless gratitude!

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    A Magnificent One of a Kind Ganesha Thangka (Tibetan Wall Hanging) from David's personal collection • A Guest Pass to a live Kirtan-Concert of David’s at a venue near you • Digital Downloads of David’s Entire Recording Collection • An Advance Signed Copy of David's New CD… and boundless gratitude!

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    A Magnificent One of a Kind Kali Thangka (Tibetan Wall Hanging) from David's personal collection • A Guest Pass to a live Kirtan-Concert of David’s at a venue near you • Digital Downloads of David’s Entire Recording Collection • An Advance Signed Copy of David's New CD… and boundless gratitude!

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    Lunch or Dinner with David • A Guest Pass to a live Kirtan-Concert of David’s at a venue near you • Digital Downloads of David’s Entire Recording Collection • An Advance Signed Copy of David's New CD… and boundless gratitude!

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    Spend an Afternoon in the Recording Studio with David and Musicians during the next round of sessions in early August, 2014 and get an intimate and up-close experience of the creative process • Digital Downloads of David’s Entire Recording Collection • A signed copy of David's Book 'The Timebound Traveler' • A Guest Pass to a Kirtan-Concert of David’s at a venue near you • An Advance Signed Copy of David's New CD… and boundless gratitude!

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    Spend the Day with David in Philadelphia! Share a Meal, and Enjoy Some Personal Time Together... walking in the woods, and connecting about whatever is in your heart • A signed copy of David's Book 'The Timebound Traveler' • A Guest Pass to a Kirtan Concert of David’s at a venue near you • Digital Downloads of David’s Entire Recording Collection • An Advance Signed Copy of David's New CD… and boundless gratitude!
    * Please note that you are responsible for any travel costs getting to David's home.

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    Spend an Entire Weekend on 'The Kirtan Caravan' (David’s Touring Van). You will Join the Band for a weekend of events, and get a behind the scenes and up-close look at life on the Bhakti Trail (accommodations and event fees are covered)! • A signed copy of David's book 'The Timebound Traveler' • Digital Downloads of David’s Entire Recording Collection • An Advance Signed Copy of David's New CD… and boundless gratitude!
    *Please note: Your only requirements are getting yourself to the van for the departure location, and food. The rest is on us.

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    Kirtan College at Yogaville in Buckingham, Virginia, September 25th-28th, 2014! Lodging, food & program will be covered • Acknowledgement as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER on the new CD and other promotional materials • A one hour private session with David by phone, skype or in person • A signed copy of David's book 'The Timebound Traveler' • A Guest Pass to a Kirtan-Concert of David’s at a venue near you • Digital Downloads of David’s Entire Recording Collection • An Advance Signed Copy of David's New CD… and boundless gratitude!

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    The Bliss of Chant Retreat with David at Sivananda Yoga Retreat in Paradise Island, Bahamas, December 19th-21st, 2014! A single room, food & program will covered • Acknowledgement as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER on the new CD and other promotional materials • A one hour private session with David by phone, skype or in person • A signed copy of David's book 'The Timebound Traveler' • A Guest Pass to a Kirtan-Concert of David’s at a venue near you • Digital Downloads of David’s Entire Recording Collection • An Advance Signed Copy of David's New CD… and boundless gratitude!

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    Awakening Through Love: A Weekend Retreat with David at ESALEN in Big Sur, CA, September 19th-21st, 2014! A single room, food & program will be covered • Acknowledgement as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER on the new CD and other promotional materials • A one hour private session with David by phone, skype or in person • A signed copy of David's book 'The Timebound Traveler' • A Guest Pass to a Kirtan-Concert of David’s at a venue near you • Digital Downloads of David’s Entire Recording Collection • An Advance Signed Copy of David's New CD… and boundless gratitude!

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    A Private in Home Solo Unplugged Acoustic Evening of Music with David... at a location of your choice! (Travel fees may apply) • Acknowledgement as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER on the new CD and other promotional materials • A one hour private session with David by phone, skype or in person • A signed copy of David's book 'The Timebound Traveler' • A Guest Pass to a Kirtan-Concert of David’s at a venue near you • Complete set of David’s entire 'In Print' CD collection (8) • An Advance Signed Copy of David's New CD… and boundless gratitude!

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    A Private Kirtan/Concert at the location of your choice with David and Band! (Travel fees may apply) • Acknowledgement as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER on the new CD and other promotional materials • A one hour private session with David by phone, skype or in person • A signed copy of David's book 'The Timebound Traveler' • A Guest Pass to a Kirtan-Concert of David’s at a venue near you • Complete set of David’s entire 'In Print' CD collection (8) • An Advance Signed Copy of David's New CD… and boundless gratitude!

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    Join David for an Afternoon at the Legendary Martin Guitar Factory in Nazareth, PA, and Take Home a Martin OM-28 acoustic guitar (the model that David plays)! Then spend the evening with David for dinner, and some jamming • Acknowledgement as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER on the new CD and other promotional materials • A signed copy of David's book 'The Timebound Traveler' • A Guest Pass to a Kirtan-Concert of David’s at a venue near you • Complete set of David’s entire 'In Print' CD collection (8) • An Advance Signed Copy of David's new CD… and boundless gratitude!
    *Please note that should you not be able to join David at The Martin Factory, the guitar can be shipped but only in the US.

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    Bhakti Bliss 5 Day New Year's Celebration with David, Mira and Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band at Kripalu in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, December 28th to January 2nd! A single room, food & program will covered • Acknowledgement as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER on the new CD and other promotional materials • A one hour private session with David by phone, skype or in person • A signed copy of David's book 'The Timebound Traveler' • A Guest Pass to a Kirtan-Concert of David’s at a venue near you • Complete set of David’s entire 'In Print' CD collection (8) • An Advance Signed Copy of David's New CD… and boundless gratitude!

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