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Peace! Changin' the World by Changin' Me is an EP about combining soulful, inspirational, and heartfelt music with positive change!
77 backers pledged $3,578 to help bring this project to life.

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Thanks for checking out my Kickstarter campaign! My recent journey to produce the "Changin' the World by Changin' Me" EP started at an impromptu performance at the YMI Cultural Center during Hatch Asheville 2011. I played in a small upstairs room with only my voice and my guitar. In that room sat about 50 people united by music. There was magic that night. Between the people I met and the connections that were felt, I see that evening as the pivotal moment when my adventure began.

This launched a flood of community support that I had never expected. I was even honored with the opportunity to record on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. This all led up to June 3, when I recorded my first song at Echo Mountain for a planned EP. I was overwhelmed by the number of people who believed in me and how they expressed their passion for my project by the donation of their time, talents, and resources.

With your contributions to my Kickstarter Campaign, I will record the rest of my first professionally recorded EP with producer Josh Blake. We will be employing local musicians and recording and mixing at Echo Mountain Studio. After the release of this CD, I will book my first tour.

With so much encouragement from the arts and music community here as well as the supporters of this project from around the world, I realize now that this project is something larger than me and I am honored to play my part. So, I invite you to join me on this adventure!

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    A signed copy of the CD, a signed lyric sheet and an invite to an exclusive private show and mid campaign party in mid July with details to be released by June 26. This party will be in Asheville.

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    A signed copy of the CD and a Tai Chi class in the park followed by special lunch at The Laughing Seed Cafe in Asheville.

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    A signed CD, DVD, and a special opportunity for an appearance in the "Changin' the World by Changin' Me" music video.

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    Ok...here is the super special one. I will serenade you or the person of your choice. this can be anywhere within 200 miles of Asheville. "Woo" that special person at a romantic dinner or send a special message in a way only music can. I will also bring you two signed CD's for you to keep. If this is out of the Asheville area it can be done via skype.

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    This is an add on the above serenade. You can help me write a song that is special to that special someone and I will perform it (live within 200 miles or via skype outside of that area.). @ signed CD's are also included.

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    Here is your chance to see a record made first hand at the world renowned Echo Mountain in Asheville and meet producer Josh Blake. At this level, you will also receive a signed CD, the documentary DVD, and a t-shirt.

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    A private show anywhere within 200 miles of Asheville with no limit on the number of guests. At this level, you will also receive a signed CD, the documentary DVD, and a t-shirt.

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    A private show with a full band anywhere within 200 miles of Asheville with no limit on the number of guests. At this level, you will also receive a signed CD, the documentary DVD, and a t-shirt.

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    A private solo show anywhere in the world with no limit on the number of guests. (Travel expenses will cost you extra At this level, you will also receive a signed CD, the documentary DVD, and a t-shirt.

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