About this project
Hi, my name is Todd Boston and I am recording an album with Grammy winning artist/producer Will Ackerman. Three of our musicians that have already recorded are Grammy winners and we are scheduled to record with two more Grammy nominated artists before the album is complete. The music is reaching new heights and the dream of recording the most beautifully uplifting inspired music for you is happening! It is my intention to create music that makes the world a more peaceful place.
I am reaching out in a grass roots effort to raise a portion of the funding for the project and I ask humbly for you to pre-order my next album and join the community of people helping to make this project a reality. Please visit my website for details www.ToddBoston.com and plenty of videos from inside the studio! Thank you!! It is also my goal to get this music into as many hands, hearts and ears as possible.
This Kickstarter project is aimed to help me raise a portion of the funding for the album. All of the money raised here will go to production costs and musician fees.
A story...Dreams come true...
When I was a young guitarist I became familiar with the Windham Hill record label that released albums from artists such as George Winston, Liz Story, Shadowfax, and Michael Manring as well as three brilliant guitarists; Michael Hedges, Alex De Grassi and William Ackerman. Their music fascinated me and deeply influenced my playing.
Fast forward...Twenty years later, I now live in San Francisco Bay Area where I was introduced to Will Ackerman, Grammy winning guitarist/producer and founder of Windham Hill. I gave Will a CD and upon listening he contacted me and enthusiastically agreed to produce my next album! It is hard to believe that I am being offered an opportunity to work with one of my biggest influences and musical heroes but it is true! I am humbled and honored and can't wait to create some musical magic!
On March 7 I will be in Vermont to begin recording the album at Imaginary Road Studios. Production will continue through the spring with a target completion date sometime in the fall.
Thank you!!! Please watch the video above to learn more.
We will be updating the website with more information about the project, as well as more videos along the way...
***Pledge any amount and receive a digital download of one of my past albums***
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Have a question? email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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What are you doing? Recording my next full length album with an amazing grammy winning producer and a group of world-class artists.
Why are you doing it? My goal is to record an album that goes straight to your heart and nourishes you. I believe that music is one of the best ways to spread peace, love, unity and harmony, and that's a place where we can all join together.
How can I help you? The budget for the record is about $55,000. I am raising the money through the community to create something special, I need your help to make it the rest of the way. You can pre-order the album now and pledge whatever amount feels right for you. You can also share this project with your friends and family.
Why don't you have the support of a record label? That is a great question...The internet has changed the music business. There are fewer record companies signing fewer artists and a project like this needs the support of the community.
What do I get if I pledge support for this project? First, when you give to a good cause there are untold benefits that grace your life sooner or later. You are also supporting independent arts and, joining a community of amazing people and co-creating something beautiful in the world. In addition: Everyone pledging support will receive a digital download of the album, full access to the "making of" videos, and a personalized thank you.
There are also additional gifts based upon your participation including: - Limited edition signed copy of the album - Music Lessons - Personalized song - House Concert for you and your friends (routed on my 2011 tour) - Invitation to attend a recording session in Vermont with Will Ackerman and me.
What's the next step? Glad you asked...on the right hand side there are different opportunities for supporting the project and benefitting in wonderful ways.
Make a commitment today by pre-ordering the upcoming album and consider the additional ways you can show your support.
Thank you to those that have already contributed to the new record Joan (Mom) and Harry Todd, Steve (Dad) and Jan Boston, Grandma & Grandpa, Nanny & Poppop, Denis Oleshko, Terry & Judy Tincher, Tony and Laura Noone Abrams, Barbara & Eric Miller, - Spit Toon's Saloon Maggie & Bob Norkus, Jane & Maynard Guelich, Jonathan London, Sam & Patty Holt, Ingrid Stearns, Kathy O'Sullivan, Nancy Tyler, Ron and Jane Arena, Howard and Carol Abrams, Deni and John Ermilio, Jordan and Annie Ermilio, Shambhu Vineberg, Paula Brandl
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