A bit about me
In the almost 30 years of working as a profession musician, songwriter, producer and class clown, I've been able to play with some incredible players. Black Crowes, Ben Harper, Booker T. Jones... Now I'm working at having a career AND a family.
I'm so excited to record, with your help, my 6th solo record in February. With a great band of some of my favorite players and friends. With John Bazz on bass, Mike Malone on keys and harmonica and Anthony Arvizu on drums this will be the Neptune Blues Club's second record. The first spent a couple weeks at #15 on the blues radio charts. (Which is funny because it's not really a blues band although, we can play it dirty, and not really a funk band although, it is funky, it's country and it's rhythm and blues, rock and roll, gospel mixed in with some space exploration) Since I spent the last couple of years recording and touring my sensitive music *wink* it's time to break out the fuzz, turn the amps up loud and play some ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC!!
Not long ago I did some recording with the sweetest rock wizard John Vanderslice. >>look him up<< I had such a good time recording with him the way I was taught to make records. All analog with no computers. But, there are BIG KNOBS and METERS and many HOT TUBES. On the spot I booked the only time available at Tiny Telephone Studios in late February.
I think it is so cool that music is being given back to the makers and lovers of music in a pure form. By the people for the people. I can't wait to have you be part of this record by making a pledge here and help make dreams come true. And get that music delivered right to you.
By now I'm sure most people are aware of how difficult it can be as an artist these days. So I'm asking for help to fund my next recording, vinyl, cd's, mp3's, shirts, posters, postage etc. And a reasoner us to take it out on the road.
With the band steeped in roots music and John Vanderslice into ...other. I believe something new is gonna come from it. And I can't wait.
Risks and challenges
This being out of town for us makes transportation, lodging, food and paying the band for their talents and time from home, (10 days) not the cheapest way to make a record. But, you will hear the difference.
From recording, mixing and mastering to the vinyl disc It will be all analog. Of course, from there it will also be available on CD and as a download. Making a record like this can be more expensive although, in my opinion, it is the best way to hear music. I believe $40K will be well spent.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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