Two years ago I made a record called Chrome in which I enlisted the financial support of fans. That patronage experiment was, by most human standards, a success, with nearly 80% of the overall budget being raised at a time when no "official" platforms such as Kickstarter existed (at least to my knowledge). If you supported the making of that album, THANK YOU!
Here in the year of our Lord, 2011, I am embarking upon a brand new record -- my ninth overall -- with the immensely talented, hard working Ben Shive producing. Ben is jolly good people.
Here's the rub: Making a record was then, and still is, no small investment, either financially or emotionally (but mostly financially). My new album is titled Birds of Relocation, and my goal is to raise $12,000 American dollars. However, realistically, the overall final cost, from Day 1 recording to having final shrink-wrapped physical CD in hand, will be nearer to $18,000 once the producer, studio musicians and contributing artists are paid, and mixing and mastering is complete. Any funds that come in above the $12,000 goal up to $18,000 will go towards making the album. Anything above $18,000 will go towards the ensuing promotion, tour and travel costs involved in Birds of Relocation CD release shows across the country.
As you can see, there are several tiers and incentives to choose from (including a crawfish or crab boil!). I am incredibly grateful that you would consider supporting the making of Birds of Relocation. I am eager for you to hear these bright new songs, to be able to hoist them aloft that they may see and breathe in the gracious light of day.
Thank you in advance for any support you are able & willing to offer. Until then, see you on hope's boughs.
- (30 days)