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.
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,
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.
- (35 days)