I’m doing something a little crazy and I could use your help. The short of it is this: I’m producing a Christmas EP and I would love your help to fund the album.
The longer story is this: Like most men, I learned to play guitar in college to impress girls (and it worked…at least for one girl). Since then, one of my favorite pastimes is strumming on the guitar. I find that the older I get, the more my love for music grows. My wife and I love to support artists and new music and this project is an active extension of that support.
Over the past year, I’ve co-written four different Christmas songs with four different artists (see below). I love making things and sharing things and I hope you will join with me to help bring these folky, churchy, Jesus-y songs to life.
Taylor Leonhardt is an emerging songwriter from North Carolina with a knack for wit. Her debut full-length album RIVER HOUSE, a deeply personal offering, highlights her girl-next-door voice and lyrical sensibility in a genre-defying blend of indie, folk, and pop. RIVER HOUSE (2017) is a keen exploration of relationship and a warm invitation to encounter God in the profound and the ordinary. Learn more about Taylor and her music here.
Nathan Storey is a seasoned folk rock singer songwriter from Charlotte, NC. Nathan has developed a sound where, “he puts lush emotion and sincerity into each note making any listener sit up and take notice…his melodies and chord changes become hook laden delights,” as described by John Fonvielle, The Beat Magazine. In his songwriting, "Storey weaves intimate tunes, filled with emotion and powerful metaphor," as detailed by Hunter Gardner of Charleston Grit.
He's been in love with music since he can remember and began pursuing it professionally in High School. Since then Nathan has performed all over the east coast and beyond trying to connect with people by sharing the story of his life, faith and everything else that has formed him. You can learn more about Nathan and his music here.
Stewart Fenters is a worship pastor and songwriter based in Charlotte, NC. He has a passion for congregational singing in the local church and he has songs that are sung in churches around the country. His debut solo release is due in late summer 2018.
Kelly Graham is a family guy, songwriter, and pastor who has been leading church music for eighteen years. He is currently a pastor at King’s Cross Church in Charleston, SC.
Risks and challenges
Money is a challenge but you can help overcome that challenge by supporting the campaign!
To provide this album in time for the Christmas season it will need to be recorded this summer. Our recording schedule should allow enough time but if it gets pushed back, we may be later in providing the album then originally planned.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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