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Songs of beauty and hope out of a season of fear and doubt.
My favorite record I've ever made. Thanks for supporting!!
Songs of beauty and hope out of a season of fear and doubt. My favorite record I've ever made. Thanks for supporting!!
848 backers pledged $22,729 to help bring this project to life.

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I thought I was done making records. 

I felt I had said all I'd ever have to say. Then life happened. 

The past few years have felt like wandering in the desert, in a myriad of ways. I had to face some hard truths about myself and ask some hard questions, about who I am, what I believe, and what I'm called to do.

These questions led to my podcast, The Pivot, which has been a real joy to produce. It also led to this new project, "The Painted Desert".

"The Painted Desert" is, I pray, the album version of conversation with a friend where you have the freedom to be real with doubt, fear AND hope.

I wanted this record to be beautiful. I wanted it to have space for listeners to think, feel, and remember.

This is absolutely my favorite thing I've ever done and I'm so very excited for you to hear it.

I'm also excited that streaming and social media can allow my music to reach new people. That's why the funds raised here on Kickstarter, after they pay the folks who worked on the record, will go towards marketing and playlist promotion. I really want as many people as possible to get to hear these songs.

"The Painted Desert" will officially release in its entirety in October. I'll put songs out on Spotify and iTunes one or two at a time, so that I can tell the story of the record throughout the year, not just release week. 

That means THIS WILL BE THE ONLY TIME to get the full record for a while. (Unless you come to one of my shows.)

My last Kickstarter took a lot longer to complete than anticipated, and I hated that feeling. That's why this time the record is done beforehand. Support today and you'll get an immediate download of the album. CDs, hats, books and such will all be made as soon as the Kickstarter is done so you'll get the rewards quickly, as well.

Deep thanks to the amazing people who have already worked on this project: Shane Wilson, Josh and Becca Wilson, Joe Causey, Zach McNair, Paul Eckberg, Laura Preston, Kim Fisher, Randall and Amy Goodgame, Jeremy Casella, Nathan Johnson, Cason Cooley, Greg LaFollette, Russ Ramsey, Chris & Jenna Badeker (Wild Harbors), and most wonderfully, my wife and daughters. These are amazing people whose work on the record was a real gift.

I'm so proud of this project and so thankful to have had the opportunity to make it. It feels special to me and I hope it connects with you in a unique and helpful way.

Thanks for checking this out and for your support. You guys are awesome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 *(Yes, we changed the cover art after I made these reward tier images!)

 

 

Risks and challenges

The record is finished, so there won't be any hiccups getting that to you!

As you know, Kickstarter is all or nothing, so not getting funded would obviously be pretty rough.

Other than that, I've tried to do everything possible to make this go around as simple and ready-to-go as possible.

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    Digital Album + Digital PDF

    IMMEDIATE download!

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    • The Painted Desert - Download
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    Album + Instrumental Album

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    • The Painted Desert - Download
    • Instrumental Album : El Desierto Pintado - Download
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    Album + Digital Everything

    IMMEDIATE download of albums and videos!
    (EP and Podcasts will be delivered by March)

    Includes:
    • The Painted Desert - Download
    • Instrumental Album : El Desierto Pintado - Download
    • B-Sides EP - Download
    • Lake Videos - Download
    • Behind the Song Podcasts - Download
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    CD + Digital Everything

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    • CD of "The Painted Desert"
    • The Painted Desert - Download
    • Instrumental Album : El Desierto Pintado - Download
    • B-Sides EP - Download
    • Lake Videos - Download
    • Behind the Song Podcasts - Download
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    Hat + CD + Digital Everything

    "The Painted Desert" Stocking Cap PLUS the CD and all digital content.

    Includes:
    • "The Painted Desert" Logo Stocking Cap
    • CD of "The Painted Desert"
    • The Painted Desert - Download
    • Instrumental Album : El Desierto Pintado - Download
    • B-Sides EP - Download
    • Lake Videos - Download
    • Behind the Song Podcasts - Download
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    Book + CD + Digital Everything

    "The Painted Desert" Mini-book of lyrics, stories, chords and photos, PLUS the CD and all digital content.

    Includes:
    • Mini-Book of Lyrics, Stories, Chords and Photos
    • CD of "The Painted Desert"
    • The Painted Desert - Download
    • Instrumental Album : El Desierto Pintado - Download
    • B-Sides EP - Download
    • Lake Videos - Download
    • Behind the Song Podcasts - Download
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    Book + Hat + CD + Digital Everything

    Get "The Painted Desert" Hat, Mini-Book, CD and all digital content.

    Includes:
    • Mini-Book of Lyrics, Stories, Chords and Photos
    • "The Painted Desert" Logo Stocking Cap
    • CD of "The Painted Desert"
    • The Painted Desert - Download
    • Instrumental Album : El Desierto Pintado - Download
    • B-Sides EP - Download
    • Lake Videos - Download
    • Behind the Song Podcasts - Download
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    Name in Thank Yous + Everything Else

    Get your name in the Thank You section of the album artwork!!

    Includes:
    • Thank You in Album Artwork
    • Mini-Book of Lyrics, Stories, Chords and Photos
    • "The Painted Desert" Logo Stocking Cap
    • CD of "The Painted Desert"
    • The Painted Desert - Download
    • Instrumental Album : El Desierto Pintado - Download
    • B-Sides EP - Download
    • Lake Videos - Download
    • Behind the Song Podcasts - Download
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    Handwritten Lyrics + Everything Else

    Get a handwritten lyric from the record on sturdy card stock, plus the Hat, Book, CD and all digital content.

    Includes:
    • Handwritten Lyrics of one of the "Painted Desert" songs
    • Thank You in Album Artwork
    • CD of "The Painted Desert"
    • Mini-Book of Lyrics, Stories, Chords and Photos
    • "The Painted Desert" Logo Stocking Cap
    • The Painted Desert - Download
    • Instrumental Album : El Desierto Pintado - Download
    • B-Sides EP - Download
    • Lake Videos - Download
    • Behind the Song Podcasts - Download
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    Artist Consultation + Everything Else

    Get some professional insight from Andrew about songwriting or your artist career.

    Includes:
    • 1-Hour Artist/Songwriting Consulting Call
    • Thank You in Album Artwork
    • CD of "The Painted Desert"
    • Mini-Book of Lyrics, Stories, Chords and Photos
    • "The Painted Desert" Logo Stocking Cap
    • The Painted Desert - Download
    • Instrumental Album : El Desierto Pintado - Download
    • B-Sides EP - Download
    • Lake Videos - Download
    • Behind the Song Podcasts - Download
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    Private Skype Concert + Everything Else

    Let Andrew share 45 minutes of songs for you and yours via Skype. Requests are welcome!

    Includes:
    • Skype Concert
    • Thank You in Album Artwork
    • CD of "The Painted Desert"
    • Mini-Book of Lyrics, Stories, Chords and Photos
    • "The Painted Desert" Logo Stocking Cap
    • The Painted Desert - Download
    • Instrumental Album : El Desierto Pintado - Download
    • B-Sides EP - Download
    • Lake Videos - Download
    • Behind the Song Podcasts - Download
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    Walrus Delay Pedal + Everything Else

    Get the Walrus Bellwether Analog Delay Pedal that Andrew used on "The Painted Desert". In perfect condition.

    Includes:
    • Walrus Bellwether Analog Delay Pedal
    • Thank You in Album Artwork
    • CD of "The Painted Desert"
    • Mini-Book of Lyrics, Stories, Chords and Photos
    • "The Painted Desert" Logo Stocking Cap
    • The Painted Desert - Download
    • B-Sides EP - Download
    • Lake Videos - Download
    • Behind the Song Podcasts - Download
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    Personalized Song + Everything Else

    Wedding? Anniversary? Birthday? Fan of songs?
    Andrew will write, produce and record a song based on your story and send it just to you.

    Includes:
    • Personalized Song
    • Thank You in Album Artwork
    • CD of "The Painted Desert"
    • Mini-Book of Lyrics, Stories, Chords and Photos
    • "The Painted Desert" Logo Stocking Cap
    • The Painted Desert - Download
    • Instrumental Album : El Desierto Pintado - Download
    • B-Sides EP - Download
    • Lake Videos - Download
    • Behind the Song Podcasts - Download
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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER + Everything Else

    Get your name on the back of the record (and my eternal thanks) and be one of the Executive Producers of "The Painted Desert"!

    Includes:
    • Executive Producer
    • Mini-Book of Lyrics, Stories, Chords and Photos
    • "The Painted Desert" Logo Stocking Cap
    • Handwritten Lyrics of one of the "Painted Desert" songs
    • CD of "The Painted Desert"
    • The Painted Desert - Download
    • Instrumental Album : El Desierto Pintado - Download
    • B-Sides EP - Download
    • Lake Videos - Download
    • Behind the Song Podcasts - Download
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