THE STAINED GLASS PIECE HAS BEEN CHOSEN!
We are rolling towards $15,000! Thank you all so much! Keep spreading the word!
Hey guys! This is the finished stained glass piece my awesome Mom made inspired by the theme of the Cageless Birds! Handmade, quality, beautiful! It's one of the rewards on my Kickstarter, and you can get it and support my project all at the same time! It will ship to you free, included in the backer price @ $750!
It's been 6 years since I recorded my last record, "Blow Over Me." I am headed into the studio (Threshingfloor Audio) February 23-27 to record my new songs, and capture the in-between unplanned moments! With me will be Luke and Molly Skaggs, Jake Stevens, Al Sergel, Austin Forbes, and Stephen Price, and behind me a whole bunch of amazing friends from my community making this dream happen. These are all incredible musicians, and even more importantly, incredible hearts. What an amazing privilege to do a project like this in family.
This project is the first solo project being released under the umbrella of “Cageless Birds” (cagelessbirds.com). Cageless Birds is the artist collective of the community I am a part of in NC, led by Jonathan and Melissa Helser. We just celebrated the release of “Live At Home,” a collaborative project recorded in Jonathan and Melissa’s house. One of my songs, “The Lord is My Light” is on it! I have been a part of this community for 5 years, and it has long been a dream of ours that I do a full-length CD of my songs. The time has come!
The heartbeat of my sound is this: Beloved. Belonging. Confidence in God’s love. Freedom. Childlike joy and wonder. Jesus. It’s worship, it’s meant to pull you into moments of encounter with God’s love. It’s structured, but it breathes spontaneous. It has boundaries in crafted beauty, but it runs free from that place as well. We have 9-10 songs we are planning to record, that we have been arranging and crafting the sound of, and we hope to capture a few extra tracks of new, unplanned moments.
This will be a mostly live recording in a studio setting, with the core of the band engaging a moment in the songs together. I really want to capture that, and not build the songs from the ground up track by track for this project. However, we also plan to track additional layers of instruments afterwards, such as strings, horns, voices, a vibraphone or two! We are aiming at a creative approach, with a priority on authenticity and an experience of worshipping together.
I am so excited to do this! The dates are locked in and I have already raised a small portion of the funds to move ahead with. I need to raise an additional $15,000 on Kickstarter to bring this project to completion: mixed, mastered, printed and in your hands, and the hands of many others!
I am so excited to share in this blessing together, and to hear the many stories that will come of what God does in the hearts of men and women around the world. Thanks for partnering together with me in this dream! I can't do it without you.
Here is a look at some of the backer rewards! All of the hand-made items are either from members of the band playing on this album, donated from members of Cageless Birds, or inspired by our collective (stained glass piece). I am so thankful for all these friends and I know you will love what they have been creating! Check it out!
Risks and challenges
Everything is in line: The dates are set, the band is prepared, the songs are written. I have several amazing and professional individuals in mind who are ready to mix, master, design, and print these albums! We're ready to roll!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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