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i have an immense passion towards expressing emotions through songs because it encourages human conversations

Hello World,

I hope you enjoyed the intro video :) we sure had fun recording it!

My name is Kalu James and I am so excited that you are here and considering to supporting my dream. I want to mention how appreciative I am of all the unconditional support received over the years from all my friends &  fans in Rochester, NY, Austin, TX, Nigeria and yonder. Thank you for your love, support and words of encouragement! I am here because of you.

I was born and raised in Nigeria, moved to the United States in 2001 at the very ripe age of 18 ;) to study Information technology. I lived in Rochester,NY for 7 years and followed the music to Austin,TX in 2007.

I started singing in the choir at a very young age and I have never stopped. Moving to United States gave me an opportunity to pursue my dream which would have been almost unattainable in Africa. Since I've been here, I have been exposed and influenced by numerous genres of music and with the help of my band, we have created a unique sound mixing African and western rythms,

This project is very special to me because for the first time, we are deliberately trying to create a fusion between the acoustic-stripped down songs and full band-soul/blues/folk/rock induced tracks. This project will be a 2 album (acoustic and band) release.

That's where we need your help! We have 40 days to make this happen and its all or nothing. We are currently in the pre-production stage and cannot continue without your help. Every dollar we receive is going to pay for recording, musicians, engineer, mixing, mastering, promotion, distribution, and the actual printing of the TWO CD's, plus hiring a music licensing company.

We have created incentive packages as a way to say thank you for the pledges and support. We put a lot of time and effort into it to show our appreciation and hope that it is visible. Please spread the word among your friends, family and social media networks (share this page and post as much as can). I REALLY APPRECIATE ANY SUPPORT YOU CAN OFFER.

I personally want to thank my band members( Drew Howard (Lead Guitarist), Ed Miles (Drums), Michael Rubin (Harmonica & Mandolin), JT Holt (Lap steel) and Randall Squires (Ex-bandmate and Engineer) for their dedication to the music despite the pay, To Ruben Cantu for shooting the Intro Video for nothing, Nest Recording and Nic Jay (Engineer), Rob, Marina and Benhur Leyva. Photo by J.B. Sigmon. SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR FRIENDS & FANS FOR KEEPING US AFLOAT AND HONEST.

NOWWWWWW! LETS DO THIS!
Kalu

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    HOUSE CONCERT: 1 acoustic house concert (If you live more than 4 hours drive from Austin, Travel/lodge Not included (please allow time for scheduling) + Limited Vinyl edition & 6 months Free GIG Pass + Your name on the Liner Notes + SPECIAL EDITION KICKSTARTER T-SHIRT + Signed Full band poster addressed to you + Download of My very first album (THE WAY I FEEL) which is out of print + signed hard copy of the album + the prerelease download

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    ASSOCIATE FUNDING PRODUCER: Your name listed as an associate funding producer of the album + Your choice of an Acoustic or Full band house concert (If you live more than 4 hours drive from Austin, Travel/lodge for BAND Not included (please allow time for scheduling).) + 6 months Free GIG Pass + Limited Vinyl edition + SPECIAL EDITION KICKSTARTER T-SHIRT + Signed Full band poster addressed to you + Download of My very first album (THE WAY I FEEL) which is out of print + signed hard copy of the album + the prerelease download

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    AFRICAN CHEF: I will come to your house and cook an Authentic African meal & play a private acoustic house concert for you and your friends (If you live more than 4 hours drive from Austin, Travel/lodge Not included (please allow time for scheduling) + Limited Vinyl edition & 1 year GIG Pass + Your name Listed as EXECUTIVE FUNDING PRODUCER on the Liner Notes + SPECIAL EDITION KICKSTARTER T-SHIRT + Signed Full band poster addressed to you + Download of My very first album (THE WAY I FEEL) which is out of print + signed hard copy of the album + the prerelease download

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