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I'm recording my first full length album. With YOUR help, it'll be a more than just another recording. It'll be art worth giving back!
I'm recording my first full length album. With YOUR help, it'll be a more than just another recording. It'll be art worth giving back!
53 backers pledged $2,533 to help bring this project to life.

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--The Why:

Many solo song-writers have a first record that really stands to prove what they are capable of as lyricists and musicians. But I don't have that freshman release yet. Some of you probably don't even know that I play piano. I know, right? Even I forget sometimes, too. But that's all about to change.

What I plan is to take 2-3 weeks and hole up in a secret location. I'll have all my instruments (hopefully all repaired,) new recording gear, and roughly 25 songs to build the most exciting recording I've ever attempted! ("What's he Building in there?") But there is a catch... I need your help to get there!

I have teamed up with Kickstarter.com to ask you, the fans, to be the progenitors of this project - To Make. It. Happen! Kickstarter allows me to not only raise the money I need for gear, rental space, and the time. It also gives me the opportunity to give back to those who support and enjoy this music as much as I do!

For $1, you'll get a free download of a single from the upcoming album. And at the other end of the scale...For pledging $750? You name your prize and I'll do my best to fulfill it (with in reason. Let's be adults here, kids!) There are plenty of rewards for various pledges. But remember, if you pledge any amount toward the recording and production of this album, you will get something back.

--The What:

For this album to be everything it can be, I'll need to have a room to set up in. In that room, I'll need several microphones, stands, cables, and a modest sized mixer to run everything through to my computer. During the whole process, I've brought on a great friend and wonderful photographer to document the whole thing (her idea and ultimately a great one!) She will need film, memory cards, batteries, and space to crash as needed. After the recording is done, I want to make some really special things for you guys, but first things first - the CD needs to be pressed, printed, packaged, and shipped! So don't think of it as simply chipping in. You are investing in the continued production of recordings for years to come and getting something back in the process. 

--Without Your Help...

...this will be a very short project - another EP in fact - And it will take at least twice as long to complete because I won't have the resources and time to accomplish the goal I've set.

Here's to reaching high and seeing far! Thanks everybody,

--Dave 

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Links:

To hear my music, check my BandCamp page.

Here's one of my more requested songs entitled "No One But You" on YouTube.

And another: "Sideshow" Live from TT The Bear's.

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    -The digital copy of [ If love was... ] plus one bonus track.

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    - Previous reward plus a hard copy of the new album.

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    -All of the above plus a personalized card, hand-written and drawn including the lyrics to your favorite song of mine. [Signed Print of Album Art not included]

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    -All of the above plus a thank you video of from me included a performance of your favorite song of mine. [Signed Print of Album Art not included]

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    -Everything from the $100 reward plus thanks in the liner notes and 2 tickets for the CD Release Party (or a show after that in your area.)

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    -Everything from the $150 reward plus a song dedicated to you at a show of your choosing. (you have to let me know which one you'll be at!)

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    -Everything from the $150 reward plus a movie night within 200 miles. (Live further away? Get in touch and we'll try to work something out if I'm touring in your area!)

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    You name it. If it's within my power (and within reason,) I'll do my best to come through!

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