Hey everyone - Thank you for checking out my new project! I have certainly been blessed by all the Tourniquet fans out there, and all of you who have shown an interest in what I do - plus it’s been cool to see so many of you at The Tourniquet Ark. Now I’m ready to record a new album called ONWARD TO FREEDOM. I believe this is a worthwhile project - I hope you’ll agree and join me.
This is a full album project with vocals - human vocals this time! (Many of you know I did a solo album featuring authentic animal sounds for the “vocals”.) I plan to make the music all of you have come to expect from the main songwriter in Tourniquet since the beginning. Joining me will be a few fantastic guest musicians to add to the mix - on vocals and lead guitar - maybe even a Milwaukee symphony musician or two ... I'm looking at probably eight brand new songs. The songs are pretty much written (in my head) - just need to get them recorded. It's no secret by now that I love beautiful music and I love very heavy music - you will surely hear both in ONWARD TO FREEDOM. My hope is that this is truly something you can feel good about being involved with.
If we reach the goal of $7000, the money will go to for mixing, mastering, guest musicians, guitar and bass setups, drum equipment (sticks, heads, etc.), and of course paying for all the cool rewards I'm offering. I'm hoping to make the CD packaging really cool, which always costs more to do than just the standard CD.
I think I've put together some pretty cool rewards as a thank you for your pledge. Everything from the finished album, of course – to T shirts, necklaces, wildlife photo prints, guitars - and some of my drum stuff I’ve had with me for 20 years – truly one of a kind stuff. Check out the video and the rewards for all the info. I appreciate you all! Ted
If you appreciate what I do with Tourniquet, I hope you'll get on board (did I just say that?) just for the tunes... and the cool rewards!
Thanks again - Ted
Risks and challenges
As this project will involve a few guest musicians, scheduling may present a few challenges that may result in production delays. Working with musicians in different cities (and possibly different countries) may also present a challenge. There will be significant costs involved in creating the finished album. As I mentioned earlier - guitar setups, mixing, mastering, manufacturing, guest musicians - all quickly add up. If there are setbacks, I'm fortunate to know a few people in the industry that always come through for me. I've set the goal as reasonably as possible - I believe in all of you to help me get there!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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