I've been pumped to start this campaign for months now! Kickstarter is such an amazing platform, and I think this is going to be a ridiculously fun way to make a new record.
I only have 30 DAYS to meet the goal, though, so PLEEEASE tell your friends to check out this page. Use those little Facebook and Twitter buttons above to help spread the word online as well. I want to hug each and every one of you for slightly longer than I'm supposed to.
Here's the low down. I have spent the past 8 years writing, touring, working etc...I've had the opportunity to play incredible venues, share the stage with talented musicians and have even been able to travel all over the U.S. and even to London!!! I feel like I'm at a pivotal moment in my life with music, which I hope will allow me to keep doing what I love. As I am sure many of you have heard, the music business is in decline. The old model of major labels spending hundreds of thousands of dollars recording young artists are simply gone. Now are the days of the independents like me. This means that we have to finance our own albums. It costs a lot of money to record an album. There are producers, engineers, studios, musicians, graphic designers, mastering technicians, duplication costs, photographers, etc...
Over the past couple months I've been able to share my vision and excitement with a lot of great musicians and engineers, and I want to have enough funding to bring them on board, to allow them enough time to do their best work on my project. Plus, as much as I enjoy the challenge of playing multiple roles in the record-making process....from covering all the instruments, to mixing/engineering... even attempting artwork design (as early "Courage" fans may remember).....there is something REALLY powerful about assembling a team of people who are at the top of THEIR game, and creating something BIG together. THAT's what I want to do. But I need your help to do it.
I'm at a crossroads. I could try to make a record with some friends in a basement or I could lay it all out on the table and go for it. Will you help? I've already sold my scooter and have been fundraising for the past couple months, so know that I'm all in. Will you be apart of something really BIG? I hope you will. As you can see, there are several tiers and incentives to choose from. I am incredibly grateful that you would consider supporting the making of this record. I am eager for you to hear these new songs. I have spent the past 2 years writing this record and I can probably say that it is my best work yet.
Thank you in advance for any support you are able & willing to offer.
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