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Stories drive us. Songs unite us. These songs are my story - an original album cowritten with award-winning Larry Bastian and others.
Stories drive us. Songs unite us. These songs are my story - an original album cowritten with award-winning Larry Bastian and others.
122 backers pledged $10,170 to help bring this project to life.

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I feel like my whole life has been leading up to this moment. 

This year, with the help of a few good friends, I found the motivation to face my fears, get my butt in gear and finally make my long-time dream come true. 

It's time to release my first album.

This album will be all original music, written with some amazing cowriters: award-winning songwriter Larry Bastian (Garth Brooks' Rodeo, Unanswered Prayers, Man Against Machine), Karyn Thurston, my grandpa Vince Pasion, and Bryan Henderson. There's a ton of good music already written, but we want to take these songs into the studio and make this into a real project - which is where you come in. 

Recording an album is an expensive process, and I can't do it on my own. I'll need $9000 dollars to make my first album a reality. Every dollar raised will go toward the production of a high quality project that I can't wait to share with you!

The budget includes:

Studio Musicians I have some world class musicians that have agreed to record this album with me. This is costly, but adds a musicality to the project that is invaluable.

Producer fees - Nate McGuigan with NTM Production is going to be producing this album. He's a friend, and a phenomenal mixing engineer and producer. I'm lucky to have him on board. 

Studio Rental

Mastering

Packaging/Artwork

Website and Promotion

CD Release Concert

Be sure to check out the incentives listed in the column on the right side of your screen. I've created them to make it easy (and fun!) to be a part of this project. I'm asking you to get involved on the ground level here. If you like what you hear, please support this project. I am so proud of the work we've done so far on this album - these songs are some of my best work, and I am excited for you to hear and own them.  I hope you will love them as much as I do. No matter how much or how little you can give, your support is valued and SO helpful. 

Here's the thing with Kickstarter - if I do not raise all $9000 dollars, you will get your money back, and I will receive nothing. The fate of this project is completely in your hands!  Please share this with friends and family that you believe would like the music. 

I'm asking you to come partner with me. Not only do you get the opportunity to help create great music, you're making my life long dream come true. And for that, I thank you!

Brandon

Risks and challenges

Going into studio can be complicated. I've been working really hard to make sure that things are in order, from writers' credits to pre-work like booking studios, and finding musicians and mixing and mastering engineers. As you know, with any complicated project, unforeseen things can come up. Your support will help me to be able to meet these challenges as they come and push through them to finish this project that has been years in the making.

My album is scheduled to launch in late Sept. I will make fulfilling my incentives top priority, and keep you informed about any challenges, victories, and fun moments along the way. I consider supporters of this project my main supporters, so it's my goal to take care of you and make this a fun process!

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    Heartfelt thanks, and a note of appreciation with a surprise gift.

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    Digital download of the finished album

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    Signed copy of album + digital download

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    5x7 Limited Edition print of "I Don't Know Where I'd Be Without Your Love" lyrics by Portland, OR artist Rachel Jacobson + digital download

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    5x7 Limited Edition print of "I Don't Know Where I'd Be Without Your Love" lyrics by Portland, OR artist Rachel Jacobson + signed copy of album + digital download

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    A personal thank you in the album liner notes + signed copy of album + digital download

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    Limited edition tshirt with original artwork by Adam Pasion + 5x7 print by Rachel Jacobson + signed copy of album + digital download

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    Brandon records a YouTube cover of the song of your choice + 5x7 print by Rachel Jacobson + signed copy of album + digital download

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    VIP tickets to album release show in Visalia, CA. Reserved seating and a pre-show party and special acoustic preview before show. + 5x7 print + signed copy of album + digital download

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    Hang out at the studio while we track a portion of the album (Brandon will buy you lunch) + 5x7 print + signed copy of album + digital download.

    Visalia Tracking July 10,11,13,15
    Bay Area Tracking July 18th

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    Brandon will assemble a Barbershop Quartet to deliver a singing telegram to the location of your choice within 200ish miles of Visalia, CA + 5x7 print + signed copy of album + digital download

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    Brandon will reprise his role as Woody from Toy Story and attend the party of your choice, do a show, make balloon animals, and have no shame + 5x7 print + signed copy of album + digital download

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    Night of worship music at your home for your friends and family + 5x7 print + signed copy of album + digital download.

    Additional travel expenses must be provided for locations beyond 200 miles outside of Visalia, CA.

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    House show with Brandon and a small acoustic ensemble - they will play your party, wedding, corporate event, etc. + 5x7 print + signed copy of album + digital download.

    Additional travel expenses must be provided for locations beyond 200 miles outside of Visalia, CA. Maximum of 3 hours performance time.

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    A Day at Disney! Brandon will get you a park hopper pass for one day to Disneyland/California adventure. He’ll buy you a churro, you’ll ride the rides, watch the fireworks...it will be amazing. He will even let you beat him at Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters. Travel and lodging expenses not included. He’ll meet you at the gate.

    Please buy this package. I want to go to Disneyland.

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    Week long stay (7 days, 6 nights) at Puamana Condominiums in Lahaina, Maui. (2 bedrooms/2 baths) + signed copy of album + digital download to listen to while you relax on the beach.

    Dates subject to prior reservations. Must be redeemed before December 2016. No Christmas or New Year's. Airfare and other travel expenses not included.

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