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Creating a vocal album with songs that will anchor people to Hope; whether in the midst of their darkest of hours or brightest of days.
Creating a vocal album with songs that will anchor people to Hope; whether in the midst of their darkest of hours or brightest of days.
90 backers pledged $10,322 to help bring this project to life.

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Nearly six years ago, I released my very first album called, 'Melodies of the Spirit,' an instrumental album of all original violin-led music. Using my violin, I would paint pictures and tell stories using only music. It was a powerful experiment and an experience in my life that I highly value to this day. But today, I turn a new page as I begin to discover and uncover my voice as a leading instrument to tell a different story.

All too often I feel that people are afraid. Afraid to get real, afraid to allow themselves to feel, and afraid of what might happen if they actually let go of their hurts. Trial and struggles in life are often the things that become the most beautiful parts of our story. Music and stories can help build a bridge to healing and I trust that within the recording of this album, some extraordinary things will be accomplished.

Anchor of Hope will be an album of songs that deal with the reality that life isn't always easy, but that hope can always be found. These songs on the album are inspired by things that I personally or those close to me have walked through and by songs that are very close to my heart and will bring life to the listener.

Firstly, I want to see those going through the midnight hour of life, be lifted up. The stories in these songs are not mine alone. Everyone knows what pain feels like on some level, my prayer is that the eyes of those walking through the storm would begin to see their focus and thoughts shift from the circumstance onto the light of the world who is coming to bring hope and restore joy to the hearts of men.

Second, it's my desire that people would find reflection in these's songs and look back on their own lives being reminded of how God intervened and showed himself faithful. Lastly, through these experiences, I hope this album draws people to a place of gratefulness and worship, while establishing the character of God on the inside.

Lastly, it's important to note that the album is ultimately about preparing our hearts to be forever connected and anchored to hope. Having hope produces life and the ability to shape the rest of our days along this journey in time, for the better; as we impact others with the light and hope that we have now found.

The songs are written, the music is being tweaked, and the recording studio is waiting to be booked, but I can't do it on my own, nor do I want to. I am always inspired by collaboration and by working together with people to accomplish something great.  I can't record my album and release these songs all by myself, and I need your help to bring the music to life. 

This goal covers most of the recording, mixing, mastering, duplication, and musician fees needed to make this a reality. If we don't reach at least this benchmark, no one who backed my campaign will be charged and the album doesn't go to production. It's that simple.

Once we pass our initial goal, extra funds will help expand the horizons of the 'Anchor Of Hope' project. From creative development, to orchestral strings, to added studio time, and the possibility of a music video; our goal of $13,000 would cover some of the desired bonuses that the musician inside of me longs to see accomplished. 

While I know many of you are not investing to get a reward in return, it gives me the opportunity to express my gratitude in a real way for your sowing into me. I've worked on exclusive rewards such as a "listening party package" for instance which are designed to give to a level of return on your investment and a fun way for you to share your investment with others around you. 

I pray that you find value in what is happening here and in partnering to release a strong message of hope to a world that is in dire need. We all have a story, and the music and songs within this album will undoubtedly pave the way for many to find common ground and begin to find the healing that comes in the true eternal hope that only Jesus Christ has to offer.

Risks and challenges

My estimated delivery date for each bonus level is October 2013, coinciding with the estimated release of my album. In the event that delays are incurred, I will communicate directly with each backer. And again, if together we do not reach the minimum funds, nothing will be charged to you, and of course, bonuses will not be given.

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    Acoustic EP Package :: Digital download of 'Anchor of Hope' acoustic EP, w/ tracks from the new record weeks before the release date.

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    Digital Combo Package :: Digital download of the full album + the acoustic EP.

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    Signed, Sealed, Delivered Package :: A autographed physical 'Anchor of Hope' album + the digital downloads of the full album + the acoustic EP.

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    'Get To Know Coty' Package :: This is going to include a couple of my favorite things, it's kind of a surprise but, I can tell you that it includes my "famous" Potato Soup recipe + the signed physical album, digital downloads of the full album and the acoustic EP.

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    Credits Package :: Have YOUR name featured in the album credits for making this record possible (Thank You!!) + an autographed copy of both 'Anchor of Hope' and my previous instrumental album 'Melodies of the Spirit,' along with a handwritten note of appreciation + everything previously listed.

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    Listening Party Package :: I'm going to send you all the makings for a fantastic album release listening party for you and your friends. The party pack will include: SIX (6) signed copies of the new album. a live Skype chat during your party, a box full of snacks, streamers, balloons + your name in the album credits and all the other goodies mentioned above.

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    The Behind the Scenes Package :: Spend a few hours with me and my team as we record this album in Dallas, TX! The recording is scheduled to take place in August, so you will be given a list of days to join us ahead of time. You are responsible for your own lodging and travel to Dallas. Dinner & coffee will be on me! It's gonna be awesome!

    If you are unable to travel to Dallas, you will get a 60-minute Skype session with me in the studio and we can chat about the recording, music, and life, and you will also get to listen to some of the new album in the making.

    Along with this, you will get the listening party package and everything previously listed.

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    The Artist's Package :: As some of you may know, I love photography as a hobby. On my trips to Ireland and Scotland, I took thousands of photos. You will get to pick one of them and you will receive a 20x30 premium canvas wrap print of my photography for your home.

    Along with this, you will get the listening party package and everything previously listed.

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    The Concert Package :: In your home, at your church, wherever you'd like to have it; I will come to you for a live concert. I will perform songs from the new album along with instrumental pieces. Travel costs and lodging are not included and must be provided for 2 people.

    Aside from all of that you are receiving everything listed above. The Studio Visit, the Listening Party package and all the other goodies!

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