This "All-Star" Package is a LIMITED EDITION offer to raise funds for a new tour bus. Last year I converted my van into a 'Camper Van' complete with running water, propane cook stove, vinyl flooring and a feather top twin bed! I toured all over the country in it as a One Man Band. Now a year later, I've released my new album (thanks to Kickstarter and my fans) and have been touring more extensively. I need a vehicle that can store all of my touring gear as well as house myself and family when they come comfortably. I am an independent, D.I.Y. one man band and I rely solely on self-containment on the road...no hotels or restaurants. This allows me to extend my touring areas by keeping my overhead low as well as maintaining a healthy, home cooked diet on the road. It also allows me to see parts of the country I never would by staying on the beaten path. I got to camp in my van in Telephone Cove on Lake Mead while touring last November. Just me and my dog, Ruby...it was the best three nights ever and better than any hotel I've ever been in.
When I convert the bus to a touring/living vehicle, I'll be using mostly recycled and re-purposed materials. I plan to use all pallet wood for walls, etc. They're usually free or REALLY cheap and they look amazing when sanded and stained. I have quite a bit of construction experience so I will be doing the work with some help here and there on knowledge and installation of solar power, hooking up natural gas, etc.
I have a calendar FULL of shows across the U.S. and I am hoping to make the traveling a bit more efficient and comfortable as a performer and for my family when they join me on the road.
Thank you for taking the time to view my campaign and read about my plans and hopes. As a truly Independent Artist with no commercial backing, my fans make everything I do possible by attending shows and making sure they leave with a CD, a T-Shirt or by tipping THE PAN haha! I sincerely and wholeheartedly thank you for that. I am not one for handouts and believe in hard work. My fans see that and support that. So I'm offering this LIMITED EDITION "All-Star" Package to ask for your support again so I can work my tail off on getting and converting this bus!
Risks and challenges
There are always risks with buying a "new" used vehicle. I have been pretty lucky through the years taking my time to choose wisely. There will be a lot of work converting into a traveling tiny home for a musician, but I did it on a smaller scale with my van and I'm not only ready, but excited for the challenge.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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