**UPDATE 5/19** FINAL TWO DAYS!!
Thanks to you, my live album is funded and being made as we speak! we are now working on bringing my first full length studio album into the world...
this will require studio time and assembling a crew of producers, mixers, engineers and of course, musicians, to make it rock.
if i can get to $20,000 in the next 36 hours, i will be well on my way.
(If you've already entered via tweet or tumblr, this just counts as an extra entry; you can still tweet/tumblr it as much as you want! go to http://kck.st/Kb97E2 for details!!)
* UPDATE (5/16)** HELP ME FUND MY STUDIO ALBUM - Share this Kickstarter with your friends!
WIN AN ORIGINAL 1996 'CYBILL SCRIPT complete with 16 yr old doodles and notes from me on the cover! go to http://kck.st/Kb97E2 for details!! FOUR DAYS TO GO!
** UPDATE (5/14) BRAND NEW REWARD: EXCLUSIVE BACKER-ONLY T-SHIRT included with everything from the $60 level and up!!! See picture of t-shirt below - details are under 'updates'! LESS THAN A WEEK TO GO!!!!!!!!
** UPDATE (4/30): 100 BACKERS in 1 WEEK! Thanks to you, we are now working on the dream of bringing my first full length studio album into the world... I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!!!! (understatement)
** UPDATE (4/24): LIVE ALBUM 100% FUNDED IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS! every penny from here on goes towards making my studio album.... beyond blown away!! THANK YOU!!
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(original story below:)
earlier this year, i played a show at rockwood music hall in new york city.
it was one of those shows where everything felt more than right... the crowd, the mood, the amazing musicians i got to play with, and the tunes. i left the stage feeling like it might have been the best show i'd ever played.
luckily (for me, and maybe for you..?): the entire show -- 11 songs-- was recorded in multi-track and it turned out pretty great.
here's where YOU come in!
to turn these recordings into an album, these songs need to be mixed and mastered. then, we need to come up with a cool CD design and press them into actual CDs.
i have some incredible wizards lined up who are ready, willing, and eager to make this happen in a timely and first-rate fashion... all i need now are the funds to do it!
ahem. contrary to popular belief, it turns out that shooting 7 independent films in the last year and 1/2, while enormously fun & fulfilling, does not yield extra $ for making music when you take out little things like mortgage payments, dog food for 2 large beasts, and keeping the electricity turned on.
truth is, i could never have come even a fraction of this far with my music if not for all of you who have come to my shows, spread the word, and shared my songs. in that spirit, i'd love to share this next step with you as well.
so if you have the inclination to help bring my next album into the world, and if you like what you've heard so far of my music... i humbly ask you to pitch in! i have lots of cool prizes for you and best of all, it will feel like we've all done this together. which, we will have.
IF (in the incredibly fortunate event) i end up exceeding my goal here.. any and all remaining money will be used to start recording my next studio album, which i would be extremely beyond stoked to do!!
thank you for being awesome!
with love and gratitude,
(aka al. or a-dub. or witty. take your pick.)
- (27 days)