~Inspired by family and for the family! My upcoming album is an instrumental guitar album that will showcase beautifully recorded tracks perfect for reading books on your iPad, Nook, or Kindle. It's also perfect for dinners, background music, and driving out in the country, or where ever you may be traveling.It is meant to inspire and spur positive reflection in ones life.
~The plan is to have 12-14 tracks of solo guitar music, which is what I'm known for. With the funds that are raised on Kickstarter, I will be able to meet the budgetary needs of the project. The funds will be used to pay for an engineer, a graphic designer for the cover, production with a local duplication manufacturer, and marketing expenses. If any is left over, an excellent cd release party will be held in Nashville, TN where I will perform and finger foods, coffee, and wine may be served.
~One thing unique about my project, is that it will be recorded by Richard Smith, who is a prodigy of Chet Atkins music, and a virtuoso fingerstyle guitar champion in his own right. I'm very excited about this project and look forward to it's completion.
About the songs on the project
"Us Together" -Inspired by my family. The wife and young son are awesome in my life. A really good Saturday together inspired the title to this song and now when I hear it I'm reminded of how beautiful my family is. As you listen to it, remember your family and positive experiences.
"Long Island" -A trip to Long Island can leave you in a dream like state. This was written while in Long Island. The alternate tuning and rhythm will send soaring on the sound just above the ocean. Thanks to my good friend George!
"Kansas Town" - Where the train whistles blow, and the sound of guitars are heard through the night, Winfield Kansas can be just that inspiring. This is especially a good memory of my late father, whom I made my first trip with, to Winfield.
"Little Bit" - My little one is a joy. This is a perky song with fun transitions and ultimately cool melody!
"Jakey Loves Jesus" - Inspired by a young man, who shows true admiration and dedication to his Christian faith.
"Russian Fog" Title inspired by a student with a creative mind. This unique minor beat will send you thinking of Russia on a foggy morning. Is there fog in Russia?
"Travel Time" Travel time is a bluegrassy paced tune. It came from the idea of a child's journey to this earth and how amazing it is.
"Playing with The Planets" Playing with the planets of course is a strange title for a song. Dreams can be strange as well. Especially since I dreamed of a guitar student once playing soccer with the planets. No kidding.
"I'm Saying I Love You" An oldie here. This song was written for my wife, Twila. It was performed at my wedding and is a wonderful testament of my love for her. There are lyrics too, but the melody is just beautiful!
"LJ's Groove" My son is a ball of fun and this had to be named after him. It was also inspired by another guitarist, Laurence Juber, who plays in an alternate tuning known as DADGAD. This is a fun tune!
"Earth"Inspired by the things around and the sound of this tune reminded my son of Earth. I asked him what it sounded like and he said, "Earth". He's only 3 and 3.5 years old by the way. :)
"Rest Your Way Home" Losing a parent is tough. Rest Your Way Home is my sweet song for my dad, who passed in 2010. He was the initiator of my guitar career and got me started on the instrument.
Many people have said great things about me and my music in the past.
Tommy Emmanuel - "You the guitarlancer!"
Peter Frampton - "A mean guitarist!"
Pete Huttlinger - "Great songs!"
ANYONE THAT PLEDGES:
Gets an invitation to a awesome cd release party in Nashville, TN and streaming live for the world to see!
Risks and challenges
I do not foresee any obstacles at this time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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