Hi! My name is Charlie Brown, I am a singer-songwriter from Banner Elk, NC and a soon-to-be graduate of UNC Chapel Hill. Recording an album has been a lifelong dream of mine and now it is time to see it through. In the summer of 2016 I recorded a short EP in the basement of "Mrs. D's House," my home in Chapel Hill. I was overwhelmed by the support of my friends and family and even total strangers from all corners of the world. Since then, I've had the opportunity to travel and perform those songs and more for thousands of middle and high school students from all over the country through an organization called Young Life.
These last four years of writing and performing have been the most satisfying, purposeful, and joyful years of my life. I am thrilled to say I'll be pursuing a career in music after graduation this May. It is a thrill I am grateful to share alongside my family and friends.
The songs on this album are the product of my upbringing in the small mountain town of Banner Elk, NC (if you know me you have endured too many statements of love and adoration for this place and the people in it). It's sparse and wonderful population gave me ample time to work on my presentation as a solo performer, but I am happy to say this album project will come with a full band.
With your help I am raising $12,500 to create this album. I am proud to say this project could not be more "NC." The funds will hire local musicians from the NC Triangle area, afford time at The Rubber Room studio in Chapel Hill, NC, and will even enable the use of local NC artists and designers.
To all of you who have supported me in the past, who have encouraged me to continue writing and playing, who have listened to these songs, and who are supporting this project - I thank you with all I have.
I can't wait to hit the studio!!!
Risks and challenges
This is the first time I've ever undertaken a project of this magnitude! My biggest challenge is all that I am yet to experience with this whole process. Fortunately I am surrounded by an incredible team of musicians from the Durham NC area who are just as excited about this project as I am. All of us are pumped to be working together.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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