Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 12, 2011.

Update #3

When I Come Home

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Dear Backers,

This is really exciting! We are more than halfway there, with 12K already pledged. There are eight days left in the drive to raise 10K. Having already poured on your love, here is just a note of thanks! And a mention that now passing the word to your friends, family, community, groups you are a part of, anyone you think would be interested in giving this project wings, is crucial, and much appreciated. To put this record in your hands and ears, we need your support.

In recent New York City news, met with the wonderful string arranger Nick Britell earlier this week, who will be arranging three of the songs on the album for a string trio. He has recently been working with the iconic 20th century composer Philip Glass on a new project, and is very much looking forward to this project too, as are we

Here is a demo of a song "When I Come Home". It will not be on the album, but it is the type of bonus prize backers receive—and will get more of once the drive is a success. I haven't technically lived anywhere since last summer, have just been traveling and playing shows, so this one is always somewhat poignant to sing

This record is being made possible by the support of many people around the world. (Thanks people!) And still it can benefit from the involvement of even more. Instead of keeping it under wraps, we recommend you tell others. Now. Thank you!

All the best wishes to you,

Ben

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    A signed pre-release copy of the new CD shipped to your home (anywhere in the world).

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    A signed pre-release copy of the new CD shipped to your home (anywhere in the world), as well as bonus material—demos and unreleased songs.

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    Hand-written lyrics to certain songs, with accompanying memories of their creation. Plus a signed pre-release copy of the new CD shipped to your home (anywhere in the world), as well as bonus material—demos and unreleased songs.

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    A 1-hour private voice lesson with me, anywhere in the NYC or LA metro area—or worldwide, via video chat. Plus hand-written lyrics to certain songs, with accompanying memories of their creation. And a signed pre-release copy of the new CD shipped to your home (anywhere in the world), as well as bonus material—demos and unreleased songs.

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    I will cover any song you request in a video performance and post it on YouTube—personally dedicated to you or to anyone you would like. Plus a signed pre-release copy of the new CD shipped to your home (anywhere in the world), as well as bonus material—demos and unreleased songs.

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    I will perform a 75-minute solo concert in your home (anywhere in the continental US). Plus a signed pre-release copy of the new CD shipped to your home (anywhere in the world), as well as bonus material—demos and unreleased songs.

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    You will be credited as Executive Producer on the new album. Dinner with you and a friend in the NYC or LA metro area. Plus any or all of the other prizes you would like are yours.

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    You will be credited as Executive Producer on the new album. I will write a song for and about you (or about anything you would like). Plus any or all of the other prizes you would like are yours.

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