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When the Giants Fell: a solo album by a single dad! (Canceled)

I told my kids to find what they love and do it. They said it was my turn...so I am! Help me complete my first solo record!

When the Giants Fell: a solo album by a single dad! (Canceled)

I told my kids to find what they love and do it. They said it was my turn...so I am! Help me complete my first solo record!

$86
pledged of $12,000pledged of $12,000 goal
4
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 18 2019
Last updated September 18, 2019

About

I always told my kids to find something they love, something they're passionate about, and chase after it. Do that all the time and be happy, it's what will motivate you and won't feel like work.  

They turned that advice back at me. I had been a gigging musician in my younger days, even when I first had kids. As we moved I played less and focused on my career as a journalist.

My wife passed away in 2011, though, and I focused all my attention on being a dad to my kids. When they got old enough to hear my advice they asked me when I was going to do what I loved - when was I going to write, record, and play again?  I met a wonderful set of friends from bands all around the Northern California area.  With their help I've refined, played, and enjoyed creating again.

I started a solo record named "When the Giants Fell."  The title comes from something my daughter said right after her mom passed: "when you are little you feel like you live in a land of giants. But when a parent dies, it's terrible to know that the giants can fall."  Taking that inspiration and writing as we created this new life, an entire album with joy, anger, happiness, rock,  blues, and some folk mixed in showcase the stages of life, the joy and change and what it really is like after the giants fell.

I have recorded 8 of the 11 tracks at Sacramento's Pus Cavern Studios - made famous by the band Cake.  I need to record 3 more, master, press CD's and Vinyl, and then distribute.

This is where you come in!  You can help!  With a simple dollar you'll get a personal note from me thanking you for all your help.  For 10 you can get downloads right away of the first two singles!  And if you can give more, you'll get your name added to the Thank You section of the album and copies of the CD or Vinyl before they are ever released!

I am humbled by any help...and am thoroughly excited to share what I have created with you all!

Risks and challenges

Delays and problems happen! Between vinyl pressing, CD creation, and delays in mastering and mixing this could hit up issues.
Also...please understand it's an artistic process. As an album with an entire concept we are working tirelessly to get the best possible production, but I am also working in a day-job as well. So this will come as fast as I can produce!

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    Free singles!

    For ten dollars, your name will be listed in the thanks on the CD/LP and you will get downloads of the first two singles: "When the Morning Comes" and "How Much More?"

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    Get an early copy, before release, of the CD "When the Giants Fell!" It will be a CD with color booklet, and your name will be in the thank-you section!

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