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".
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.
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.
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:
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.
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...
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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