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Even in Absence: A New Album by Monte Pride

Healing songs to remind that experience, relationships, lives, their love and light persist, even in absence.

Even in Absence: A New Album by Monte Pride

Healing songs to remind that experience, relationships, lives, their love and light persist, even in absence.

$5,408
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56
backers
11days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, October 27 2019 12:17 PM UTC +00:00.

About

My name is Monte Pride, a folk singer-songwriter & fingerstyle guitarist, born & based in Lansing, Michigan. I've completed my second full-length album, Even in Absence, to be released on April 25, 2020. I'm reaching out to ask for your consideration in helping me raise the funds to push the album through it's final stages. Thank you for reading, I appreciate your time, consideration, and energy beyond words. 

EVEN IN ABSENCE:

The songs that comprise Even in Absence were inspired by years of life after the release of my first full length album, Hawthorne Morning Sound, in Autumn 2016. After months of crafting the songs and sharing some live, themes of loss & resilience, trial & growth, cumulation & change surfaced at the album’s center. This work reminds that experience, relationships, lives, their love & light persist, even in absence. 

I'm very proud of the songs and their recordings. The tunes feel miles ahead of my previous work. I’ve focused heavily on my songwriting craft, fingerstyle guitar playing, and expanding my artistic vision. Arrangements and writing have been inspired by sounds of the 1960's songwriter movement, reviving sounds captured by Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, Simon & Garfunkel, and others. The album's instrumentation is lush, with strings, upright bass, pedal steel, piano, dobro, banjo, and harmony singing lifting the songs. 

FUNDING:

Money raised in support of Even in Absence will help push the album through the home-stretch. These crucial steps include: 

- High quality mastering by Carl Saff 

- CD (Disc Makers) & Vinyl (Gotta Groove Records) Production

- Publicity Campaign (Green Light Go

APPRECIATION: 

I've never attempted a crowd funding campaign. If you are interested and able to contribute, all donations mean more than you know. I’m beyond excited to connect with all of you through proposed rewards, and to bring these new songs to life with your help.

Special thanks to:

Ian Gorman, Elan Dantus, Joe Hettinga, Jon Herrmann, and Tanner Landry for their seamless audio engineering. 

Ian Gorman, Tim Monger, Brandon Foote, and Elan Dantus for their sharp ears and honest producing. 

Samantha Cooper, Brandon Foote, Drew Howard, Benjy Joung, Mark Lavengood, Max Lockwood, Laurel Premo, Lily Talmers, and Bethany Turner-Foote for their incredible musical contributions. 

Michael Beauchamp-Cohen for his beautiful song "Queen of the West, and Other Stories". 

Ken Campbell for his wonderful video work and jokes. 

Shaina Mahler for her stunning album artwork (TBA).   

My family, friends, and Michigan music community for their endless support and encouragement through the process. 

Monte at Big Sky Studio in Ann Arbor, the album's first recording sessions in August 2018.
Monte at Big Sky Studio in Ann Arbor, the album's first recording sessions in August 2018.

Take care,

Monte Aaron Pride (www.montepridemusic.com)

Risks and challenges

The songs are complete, with mastering and physical duplication planned. If anything unexpected occurs, causing the process to slow or temporarily stop, I will communicate quickly and thoroughly as I work to continue progress. No matter what, I will bring you an album of the highest quality.

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