This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, April 12 2019 10:00 PM UTC +00:00.
Have you ever wondered what the world be like if Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Bob Marley, Dave Matthews, Stevie Wonder and a host of other greats had never written and recorded their music? Music brings a certain joy and happiness to our lives not just as individuals but as a society. As a performer for almost 10 years I’ve seen firsthand the effect of music on people, how it brings them together in a time and period that desperately need it.
I wrote my first song when I was about 6 years old and by age 14 I had an outline written out with about 16 song names in the hopes that I would someday record an album. Obviously that never happened as I have been busy with life like we all are. As a local acoustic solo musician I perform about 12 to 16 hours a week from bars and restaurants, colleges, corporate and private parties, weddings, nursing homes, etc. I’ve learned and can perform over 300 songs and counting. It’s been 5 years since I’ve been planning to record my original music with no success. I haven’t been able to afford the cost of the album production and quite honestly I lacked the motivation to execute it.
At this juncture, I would like to encourage everyone to consider backing my project. I promise to deliver very original material using what I call a hybrid of musical styles from the story-telling, to the crossover genres using my universal voice. I call it universal because I have received compliments from 5 year old up to 92 year old on how beautiful I sing. It also seems to go well with almost everything from soft rock, folk, pop, r&b, gospel, jazz and so on.
Just like the rhetorical question at the beginning, I strongly believe I would be doing the world a huge service by writing and recording my music. I believe I’ve got the skill set just like all those greats to write and record a potential platinum selling album with multiple #1 hits. With the funds I receive from everyone I intend to purchase a Macbook Pro as well as Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) preferably Pro Tools. With my keyboard, guitar and production skills I intend to do a lot of pre-recording to save on the hourly costs at the professional studios.
For professional studios, I intend to record in Buffalo, NY as well as New York City at top level studios. Not only is the recording quality usually better at these top notch studios, it is also an opportunity to network with some of the best producers who have worked with Grammy nominated/winning artists. Once the recording is completed, there’s additional mastering costs and ultimately marketing costs. I will also be spending countless hours writing lyrics, working with instrumentalists and laying down tracks. Project is set to be released by July 2019 at the latest if not sooner.
Risks and challenges
The common risks that would be associated this kind of project would include the lag time between when recordings are done and when mixing and mastering is completed. From past experiences I've had to wait sometimes months for mixing and mastering to be finished. I also intend to release a first single that would generate buzz and anticipation for the upcoming album.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter