I believe Beauty and Truth can be discovered in the most surprising places, often in the middle of the night, in the middle of doubt, sometimes in the form of one little line of lyric that reminds you that you are NOT ALONE, after all.
We experience God in melody and lyric and art and architecture and literature and in the faces of loved ones and strangers and the natural world.
When we're looking. When eyes & palms are open & willing to see.
I think we're here to pan for gold. Together.
When I was 14, my family moved back to the States from Germany. Before my junior year, we moved again to a suburb of Chicago. Those years were shadows and silent tears, and music became a more important companion than ever.
No matter your story, most of us would say the songs we spent time with between the ages of 14 and 24 were some of the closest to our hearts. In my case, the songs not only spoke for me but also nurtured my desire to become a songwriter.
I am a writer and write in the way I do largely because of the shaping of other writers and artists.
It's my hope to breathe new life into a few songs that met me early on and may have been part of your path, as well. We haven't chosen all of the songs for this EP just yet, because we hope to have your collaboration in part of the selection process.
We're reaching from approximately 1987-1997. What songs carried you through those years?
If that wasn't your decade, no worries! I'm excited to introduce you to some old friends of mine. :)
We anticipate recording in October 2014 for a release in late winter/spring 2015.
You helped bring "FEED YOUR SOUL" to light in 2013. Come along again?
Risks and challenges
Assuming we together are able to fund this project, the hardest thing will be narrowing down our song options! There are so many we'd love to do, and the minimum funding of $12,000 will actually only afford 5 songs, when you factor in all production/art/manufacturing/reward fulfillment expenses.
We would love to record more than 5 songs. In order to do that, we'll need to go beyond our minimum fundraising goal, which is possible!
I'll also need to acquire licenses from the copyright owners to record these songs. We don't anticipate any problems with that, but it will be a small hurdle & an expense.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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