As an independent musician, I get by with a LOT of help from my friends. I've used Kickstarter for my previous two records, "Step Up" (2011) and "Spinoza's Dream" (2016). (If you're new to my music, you can learn more at www.davenach.com .) I deeply appreciate the support so many have given me, and am so proud of those albums and everyone who helped me to make them. Now, I'm asking if you might be interested in going on a new journey with me: to record a new CD in Los Angeles with a new set of musicians and a new producer/engineer!
Last October I reconnected with an old friend of mine from the mid-80s in New York, Bill Smith. He was an aspiring engineer at the studio where I had one of my first jobs after college. During the 30 years since, Bill moved to LA and became an in-demand engineer and producer, working with artists from Natalie Cole and Frank Sinatra to Megadeth and John Fogerty. When Bill and I reconnected I was writing some new songs and speaking with Michael Jerome about the idea of recording together. Michael is a phenomenal drummer who plays with Richard Thompson and Better Than Ezra and played on my 2006 release, "Time Before the Fall." He suggested we bring in Taras Prodaniuk on bass, who also plays with Richard Thompson, and Carl Byron as a keyboard player. Carl has played with Jackson Browne, Jeff Bridges, Anne McCue, Jim Lauderdale and The Hot Club of Los Angeles. We are still in the early planning stages, so expect others to be added as plans evolve.
We are scheduled to start recording in April and plan to have the CD ready for release by July! I have been writing new songs, but may also revisit and revitalize some old favorites such as "Thing of Beauty" and "Grateful." There are also some older songs that I have wanted to record for a long time.
Bill and I have discussed expanding my sonic palette with some different sounds, and I know that the results will be varied and interesting, but it will still sound like me.
The only catch to Kickstarter is that if the funding goal is not reached, there will be no project, and we have a short deadline to reach that goal! There are also a few offers limited to the first 200 contributors - so don't put off taking a look at the rewards available! Thanks for being part of this journey!
UPDATE: 3/24/2018: Here are pics of prototypes for a mug (limit 30 people) and a dinnerware set (limit 2) from my wife, Jen.
UPDATE 3/27/2018: We made our goal! Thank you so much to all who have already contributed!
To help make this album the best we can make it, we're aiming for a stretch goal of $23,000!
Here are pictures of the producer and musicians on the project so far!
Check out a video from my previous album!
Risks and challenges
The main risk is not reaching the goal - we have a short deadline to reach it, so don't delay!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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