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I am an author, singer/songwriter and recording artist -13 solo albums, six with Sweet Comfort Band and three with the NehoSoul Band.

There are two things I’m hoping to accomplish on Kickstarter with your help - record a new album and re-release some of my earlier projects that are out of print (Strong Medicine, Anonymous Confessions of a Lunatic Friend, Mercy, Slow Revival, Christmas Is Jesus, Quiet Prayers, Blue Skies and The Last Time I Was Here).

The $40,000 goal I’ve set is much less than the original recording budgets for many of my albums and they were recorded, let’s just say, “a few years ago.” Plus, there are costs to providing you with the cool perks you can choose from. However, Kickstarter uses an all or nothing model. We have to meet the goal or the project isn’t funded at all. So, I’m setting the budget, for recording a new album, re-printing some of my previous records, and sending you the things you choose at a fairly bare-bones level. We should be able to reach this goal together quite easily and hopefully we’ll blow past it. If we hit $40,000 I’ll get to record a new album for you and re-release the out-of-print albums. If we exceed the goal, the new album will be that much better and probably finished sooner too. Find answers to "What happens if you exceed your goal?" and other questions here and in the FAQs below.

These past albums are an important part of our journey together. I'm also excited to share new songs that reflect how God is working in our lives through times of hardship, growth, mercy and joy. There's a live-performance video of "I Can't Imagine," one of the songs I'm considering for the new album, below.

I’m grateful for God's grace, your support through the years and your help with this Kickstarter campaign. Let me show that gratitude by recording some new songs to share with you and by giving you some of the cool stuff you’ll see on the right side of this page --->.

You can be a HUGE help by sharing this page and the story behind it with your friends and family on social media, especially Facebook and Twitter. There are some links right under the video above that make it easy. The more people we reach before the deadline the better chance we have of making some good music together. So start sharing today!

Gratefully,

Bryan Duncan

P.S. - You'll find additional information on this campaign in the links below - like more about estimated delivery dates, notes for international backers, etc. and other questions here.

I Can't Imagine is one of the songs I'm considering for the new album. Check out the Let's Talk About It and Do You See What I See perks for ways to give me feedback during the song selection process.

Bob Carlisle & I did a medley of soul tunes, Blues Brothers style, on the Slow Revival tour. Ready (aka Christopher Redner) shot our performance in Tulsa, where he found some flashy yellow usher jackets for us to wear.

FAQ

  • It's pretty basic: You provide a sound system suitable for the size of audience and venue, along with a keyboard, an acoustic/electric guitar and two direct in boxes/connections.

    My accommodation needs are simple too: One hotel room, two meals and transportation to/from the airport.

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  • In a word - nothing.

    Kickstarter uses an all or nothing model. So, if we don't reach the goal the project isn't funded. Nobody who pledged support will be asked to provide it. None of the fun rewards will be produced or shipped. It will be as if we stepped back in time only we won't look any younger. In fact, I'll probably have more stress lines.

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  • Kickstarter recommends 30 or less. My campaign started Nov. 12 and goes to Dec. 15 - 33 days - we allowed a few extra days because of the Thanksgiving holiday here in the United States.

    We researched other successful campaigns and watched some play out in real time. Campaigns that ran too long seemed to lose a lot of momentum in the middle.

    We researched other successful campaigns and watched some play out in real time.

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  • Absolutely! I’ve had such great experiences with my international audience and I want you involved. Plus, the guy who helped me put this campaign together is a Canadian and he’s helped me figure out how to make it easier for you be a part.

    You can choose any of the perks that are delivered using the Internet (The Sneak Peak, That Has a Ring To It and I Heard It First) without any extra cost.

    There are some extra shipping costs, compared to mailing the same items to an address in the United States, if you choose a pledge that is rewarded by sending something -- CDs, shirts, etc. -- by mail (all of the pledges above $25). So, you can simply add a bit to your pledge to cover those costs. I’ll trust you to be fair when estimating that amount.

    If you choose a reward package that involves travel you’ll be responsible for the travel costs.

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  • I’ll be communicating with you through Kickstarter during the project and once it is funded. If I can deliver your rewards earlier than estimated cost-effectively, I will. Some perks, especially those that involve travel, may need a bit more time to schedule but we’ll work that out together.

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  • This campaign closed at the deadline but there will be more to come. So, if there's specific reward you you were hoping for so something you would have wanted to do through this campaign then send me a note using the "send a message" link above my photo.

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    The Sneak Peak: I'll email you a sneak peak - behind the scenes and "making of" photos and audio files.

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    That Has A Ring To It: I'll email you special audio clips for use as ring tones, voice mail messages, etc. Plus You Get: The Sneak Peak.

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    I Heard It First: I'll email you the entire new album as a digital download to enjoy before it's available in stores. You'll also get bonus audio, including me talking about the songs and album.  Plus You Get: The Sneak Peak and That Has A Ring To It.

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    Bright Shiny Circle: I'll send you a CD of the new album, signed by me, to enjoy before it's available in stores. (International backers see the FAQ for additional shipping cost). Plus You Get: The Sneak Peak, That Has A Ring To It and I Heard It First.

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    Two Bright Shiny Circles I'll send you two CDs of your choice to enjoy - the new album signed by me before it's available in stores and/or autographed copies of Strong Medicine, Anonymous Confessions of a Lunatic Friend, Mercy, Slow Revival, Christmas Is Jesus, Quiet Prayers, Blue Skies and The Last Time I Was Here. (International backers see the FAQ for additional shipping cost). Plus You Get: The Sneak Peak, That Has A Ring To It and I Heard It First

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    Take The Shirt Off My Back: I'll send you an exclusive shirt only available to supporters of this project and a handwritten note of thanks. (International backers see the FAQ for additional shipping cost). Plus You Get: Two Bright Shiny Circles, I Heard It First, That Has A Ring To It and The Sneak Peak

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    Let's Talk About It
: I'll call you to personally thank you for your support or make a surprise call to your loved one. Wouldn't it be cool if our conversation actually inspired a new song? It wouldn't be the first time a conversation about shared experiences inspired me to write. You'll be invited to attend exclusive online concerts where you can ask questions and request songs.  Plus You Get: Take The Shirt Off My Back, Two Bright Shiny Circles, I Heard It First, That Has a Ring To It and The Sneak Peak

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    Do You See What I See: I'll do a videoconference (Skype or FaceTime) with you and your guests (up to 20 minutes). Wouldn't it be cool if our conversation actually inspired a new song? It wouldn't be the first time a conversation about shared experiences inspired me to write. You'll also be invited to give feedback on new songs and to attend exclusive online concerts where you can ask questions and request songs. Plus You Get: Take The Shirt Off My Back, Two Bright Shiny Circles, I Heard It First, That Has a Ring To It and The Sneak Peak.

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    Credit Where Credit Is Due: Your name will appear in the album credits of the CD packaging for the new album and on a special Facebook tribute to supporters. I will personally hand-write and autograph the lyrics to one of your favorite songs. I'll also send you an autographed copy of my new book "Spoke to God, He Said." (International backers see the FAQ for additional shipping cost). Plus You Get: Do You See What I See, Take The Shirt Off My Back, Two Bright Shiny Circles, I Heard It First, That Has a Ring To It and The Sneak Peak.

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    Backstage Pass: 
I'll do a personal concert for you and your guests by Skype or FaceTime. You'll also get two tickets to any of my live concerts (transportation not included) and a meeting/photos backstage.  Plus You Get: Credit Where Credit Is Due, Do You See What I See, Take The Shirt Off My Back, Two Bright Shiny Circles, I Heard It First, That Has a Ring To It and The Sneak Peak.

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    Dedicated To You: I will cover a song of your choice (within reason - we’ll work together to find an appropriate song), upload it to YouTube with a dedication to you or your loved one. I'll also send you eight CDs of your choice to enjoy - the new album signed by me before it's available in stores and/or autographed copies of Strong Medicine, Anonymous Confessions of a Lunatic Friend, Mercy, Slow Revival, Christmas Is Jesus, Quiet Prayers, Blue Skies and The Last Time I Was Here. (International backers see the FAQ for additional shipping cost). Plus You Get: Credit Where Credit Is Due, Do You See What I See, Take The Shirt Off My Back, I Heard It First, That Has a Ring To It and The Sneak Peak.

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    The Event: I will send a video (message and song), a personal card and flowers or gift for your loved one's special event (anniversary, engagement, birthday, etc.). I'll also send you eight CDs of your choice to enjoy - the new album signed by me before it's available in stores and/or autographed copies of Strong Medicine, Anonymous Confessions of a Lunatic Friend, Mercy, Slow Revival, Christmas Is Jesus, Quiet Prayers, Blue Skies and The Last Time I Was Here. (International backers see the FAQ for additional shipping cost). Plus You Get: Credit Where Credit Is Due, Do You See What I See, Take The Shirt Off My Back, I Heard It First, That Has a Ring To It and The Sneak Peak.

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    Concert In Your Home: I will do a full concert in your home for you and your guests and hang around to visit afterwards. I’ll also send ALL your guests a free download of the new album. Please allow time for scheduling. If you live more than three hours from Los Angeles we'll need to schedule this when I'm already in a city reasonably near you or you can cover travel (to/from SNA preferred) and one hotel room. Please see the Performance FAQ for my minimal equipment and accommodation needs. Plus You Get: Credit Where Credit Is Due, Do You See What I See, Take The Shirt Off My Back, Two Bright Shiny Circles, I Heard It First, That Has a Ring To It and The Sneak Peak. Note to International backers - you will need to cover travel costs.

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    Special Concert: I will do a full concert at your church or other suitable location. You'll join me on stage for an introduction or even join me on a song. You and 10 of your friends will receive backstage passes to hang out with me before the concert. Please allow time for scheduling. Additional travel costs will apply only if you do not live within an hour of a major U.S. airport. Please see the Performance FAQ for my minimal equipment needs. Plus You Get: Credit Where Credit Is Due, Do You See What I See, Take The Shirt Off My Back, Two Bright Shiny Circles, I Heard It First, That Has a Ring To It and The Sneak Peak. Note to International backers - you will need to cover travel costs.

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    Record Together: I will sing a duet with you or backing vocals on a song your album (my vocals recorded in Los Angeles and transferred digitally). I will offer feedback on least six of your songs. I will share my songwriting, performing and recording experience and advice by phone or videoconference. You'll also be invited to join me for a day when I'm recording my album. (You'll cover travel and accommodation). Please allow time for scheduling. Plus You Get: Credit Where Credit Is Due, Do You See What I See, Take The Shirt Off My Back, Two Bright Shiny Circles, I Heard It First, That Has a Ring To It and The Sneak Peak.

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    Executive Producer: You will be listed as an executive producer on my new album. You will help me select songs and a name for the album. You will be my guest for some of the recording process. We'll have photographer to shoot photos and a video of your time with me in studio. You’ll received a special framed commemoration of the recording with photos, handwritten notes, the CD, etc (think of a framed platinum album, only cooler). You will cover travel costs for your trip. I'll also send you eight CDs of your choice to enjoy - the new album signed by me before it's available in stores and/or autographed copies of Strong Medicine, Anonymous Confessions of a Lunatic Friend, Mercy, Slow Revival, Christmas Is Jesus, Quiet Prayers, Blue Skies and The Last Time I Was Here. (International backers see the FAQ for additional shipping cost). Plus You Get: Credit Where Credit Is Due, Do You See What I See, Take The Shirt Off My Back, I Heard It First, That Has a Ring To It and The Sneak Peak.

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    Recording, Concert & More: I will sing a duet with you or backing vocals on a song your album (my vocals recorded in Los Angeles and transferred digitally). I will offer feedback on least six of your songs. I will share my songwriting, performing and recording experience and advice by phone or videoconference. You'll also be invited to join me for a day when I'm recording my album. (You'll cover travel and accommodation). I will sing at your sing and your Sunday-morning service and do a full concert at your church Sunday night. You'll join me on stage for an introduction or can even join me on a song. You and 10 of your friends will receive backstage passes to hang out with me before the concert. Please allow time for scheduling. Additional travel costs will apply only if you do not live within an hour of a major U.S. airport. Please see the Performance FAQ for my minimal equipment and accommodation needs. Plus You Get: Credit Where Credit Is Due, Do You See What I See, Take The Shirt Off My Back, Two Bright Shiny Circles, I Heard It First, That Has a Ring To It and The Sneak Peak. Note to International backers - you will need to cover travel costs.

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