LIFE UPDATE. I've been in conversation with Emily Graham-Handley at Lightning Bulb Productions about shooting a music video for my song Not Okay, and I'm setting a stretch goal of $5,750 for this project to accommodate that. YAY.
I'm recording my next album, False Foundations. My goal is to put honest and soulful music into the world to light up pathways towards firmer foundations for all of us who struggle. With anxiety, depression, grief, heartache, change or transition, whatever it may be.
Joe Jencks (one of my favorite songwriters) wrote a verse in his song “Sad" "I've never been one to sing about my troubles – I figure most of the world has enough of their own. But now and then I think that when we sing about our truth, maybe we light up the pathway for somebody else." And that about sums up why I think music is important.
The core team here consists of myself, Bill Hall (who I met over ten years ago at Godfrey Daniels) engineering and producing, and my daddy-o on acoustic bass guitar. And of course some special guest stars. Edith Braggiotti-Painting and Louie T. Velez are also on the scene helping to bring you some really cool rewards.
This year I'm planning to launch myself fully into doing music as a career, and this album is my first step. With a new album, I can submit to radio, venues, and festivals, and I can use an album as a basis for a tour and hopefully many tours to come.
Thank you for your support so far, and thank you for hearing me and seeing me. It means the world. Thanks for being part of my foundation.
Risks and challenges
This album is my platform to launch myself out of my day job – at this point, I'm still working full-time. A lot of this project has been completed in day-long bursts between Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Coffee, podcasts, and amazing friends and parents are helping me through it, as is knowing what an awesome album is waiting on the other side.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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