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I drove 31 hrs from California to Texas. "Dancing on the Ledge" is a collection of songs inspired by this & many other journeys since.
I drove 31 hrs from California to Texas. "Dancing on the Ledge" is a collection of songs inspired by this & many other journeys since.
175 backers pledged $21,280 to help bring this project to life.

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I drove East through the desert early one Fall morning and I witnessed my first Arizona sunrise. Blinded by exhaustion from endless hours behind the wheel, I was awakened from my haze by the stunning beauty of the sun's reflection off the surrounding canyons with purple and orange light. I imagined angels gliding above, a divine escort on one of the most epic journeys that took 12 thousand miles to accomplish.  That moment and many others along the way are the catalyst for the songs on my upcoming EP project , "Dancing on the Ledge".

The actual Arizona sunrise that inspired these songs...
The actual Arizona sunrise that inspired these songs...

Much of my life the over last few years has been leaving behind everything I know and love to travel cross country to play music.  This season has challenged me more than ever to live by faith, to dance on the edges of life, trusting the Unseen who is behind the scenes orchestrating divine encounters and providing in the eleventh hour. 

I left everything to share my songs...
I left everything to share my songs...

This new project is about telling that story, sharing the sensation of walking by faith in hopes that these experiences bring nourishment and encouragement to whoever may listen.  

Singing for whoever will listen...
Singing for whoever will listen...

And I'm inviting you to join me in making this project happen!  

But first, allow me to explain how Kickstarter works and why I'm using this platform to fund my new music.

Kickstarter is a crowd sourcing platform that offers artists like me the opportunity to go beyond their own resources in order to adequately fund new projects.  Being an independent artist, I don't have the luxury of the big budgets record labels provide to produce albums...this is where you come in!  

My goal for 2018 is to release new songs that reflect the last few years of the tension between traveling and being home.  I've already invested a significant amount of my own money to get this started and would love for you to jump in and partner with me get to these songs to the finish line.

Here's a recent trip to the studio:

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All the funds pledged for "Dancing" will go directly toward paying for everything associated with making this album happen, like: 

Production costs, including studio fees, the extraordinary musicians who will contribute their talent, duplication, producer fees, mixing and mastering.  

  • If my goal of $17,000 goes unmet within the 30 days, your account is not drafted and I get nothing...and that would be a huge disappointment for everyone!  If more than the goal is pledged, that money will go toward additional recording, album design, and other associated expenses.  
We can do it together!!!
We can do it together!!!

But here's the fun part: if we meet the goal, you will receive some very unique rewards in exchange for your pledge!   These include advance digital copies, previously unreleased songs, signed copies of the new and previous albums, songwriting with me for a day, house concerts, your name in the album credits and, if you are so brave, a weekend with me and my family at our home in Florida surfing and relaxing!

I will be asking for your help to spread the word by posting on social media, telling your friends, relatives and music lovers you know.  You will by my megaphone and I can't wait to share this experience with you!!! 

See you soon on the road and...

Keep dancing,

Jeremiah

 

Risks and challenges

Projects like this can be recorded very quickly and duplicated way ahead of release time, but more often than not, speed bumps arise. With this in mind, I pledge to you to do my very best to exceed your expectations in both the timely delivery of the rewards and the quality of the music to be recorded. While this is a work in progress, I trust my producers and the team of musicians we've selected to get the music to you as soon as we are able! I'm looking forward to releasing these songs this coming Spring of 2018...Thanks for backing me up!

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    Mystery Song

    You are kind to pledge your support! To thank you, I will immediately send you a digital download of one of my previously unreleased songs...hint: it's a "love" song.

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    Early Bird Release

    Full digital album pre-release sent straight to your inbox, two weeks prior to iTunes release and my heart felt thanks! Plus, I'll send you an immediate download of the "Mystery Song" above!

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    The Limited Edition and Live Stream

    1 Limited Edition, signed and numbered copy of the album + digital album download two weeks prior to release AND you'll be invited to join a private Live Stream event in early December where I'll perform songs from the record and tell some stories behind the songs!

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    Song Demo Compilation

    You'll receive a compilation of a few of my favorite unreleased guitar and vocal song demos delivered via a digital download.

    Plus: a signed 5 x 5 print of the album artwork + 1 Limited Edition T-shirt + 2 Limited edition, signed and numbered physical copies (personalized) + exclusive digital album pre-release.

    Bonus: Live Stream Invite December House Concert.

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    Song-of-the-Month Club

    I'm always writing songs and the good ones hardly ever get heard. With your pledge, you'll be added to my brand new Song-of-the-month Club which give members exclusive access to 12 new songs a year either by digital download or a private YouTube link.

    Plus: a signed 5 x 5 print of the album artwork + 1 Limited Edition T-shirt + 2 Limited edition, signed and numbered physical copies (personalized) + exclusive digital album pre-release.

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    The Old Fashioned

    I'll provide good ole' fashioned hand written, signed and personalized lyrics to 3 of my songs, either from this record or past songs of your choice!

    Plus: Song Demo Compilation + 1 Limited Edition T-shirt + 2 Limited edition, signed and numbered physical copies (personalized) + exclusive digital album pre-release.

    Bonus: Live Stream Invite for December House Concert.

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    Songwriting Lesson

    With two radio hits by other artists under my belt and years of songwriting experience, I'd love to help you hone your talent! We'll set up a time to do a 1 hr. songwriting lesson (either via Skype or at my house if in Florida) where I'll take you through the ins and outs of how to get started writing songs or help you trouble shoot an existing idea you've been working on but haven't been able to finish!

    Plus: Song Demo Compilation + 1 Limited Edition T-shirt + 2 Limited edition, signed and numbered physical copies (personalized) + exclusive digital album pre-release.

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    Your Name in the Album Credits + More!

    Your name will be listed in the album credits as backer and super-friend! Plus, I'll ask you help me decide on the artwork for the cd and I will send you hand written lyrics to your favorite song from the album.

    Also: the Song Demo Compilation, a signed 5 x 5 print of the album artwork + 1 Limited Edition T-shirt + 2 Limited edition, signed and numbered physical copies (personalized) + exclusive digital album pre-release.

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    Studio Package

    You'll be given exclusive access via video chat in the studio as I record the final tracks of the songs AND if you are local to either Florida or Nashville I'll invite you to sing BACKGROUND VOCALS or play an instrument on a song for the record!

    Plus, the Song Demo Compilation, a signed 5 x 5 print of the album artwork + 1 Limited Edition T-shirt + 2 Limited edition, signed and numbered physical copies (personalized) + exclusive digital album pre-release.

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    Custom Song Package

    I will collaborate with you to write a song with and just for you. It can be dedicated to a loved one or a friend or for your own personal catalogue. I'll also record the song for you to share with friends and family!

    Plus, the Song Demo Compilation + a signed 5 x 5 print of the album artwork + 1 Limited Edition T-shirt + 2 Limited edition, signed and numbered physical copies (personalized) + exclusive digital album pre-release.

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    House Concert Package

    Okay, you are committed to the cause...and might need to be committed! Your choice of a private house concert in your home or the home of friend (the host would provide for travel expense outside of a reasonable driving distance, plus housing and meals) + a signed 5 x 5 print of the album artwork + 1 Limited Edition T-shirt + 2 Limited edition, signed and numbered physical copies (personalized) + exclusive digital album pre-release.

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    Executive Producer + Backer Dinner

    You will be listed as an "Executive Producer" in the album credits and I will take you out to a dinner of your choice (if local or on tour route),

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    You will be invited to a private backer dinner and house concert with all the backers at this tier or higher. I will also personally consult with you about the final song list for the record (you'll help me decide what songs make it onto the album).

    Also included: All the physical rewards above!

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    Surfing Lesson, 2 Night Stay in FL!

    You're crazy, but I love you. Includes all of the above, plus a surfing lesson in Florida with two night's stay to include all meals (my wife is an excellent chef), entertainment...travel to and from not included.

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