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!
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.
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