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"Forgive the Birds" has been in the making for almost 3 years. Lets finally get these songs out into the world!
"Forgive the Birds" has been in the making for almost 3 years. Lets finally get these songs out into the world!
117 backers pledged $13,408 to help bring this project to life.

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Dear Friends, Family & Fans:

Thank you for taking interest in this project, and putting up with this goofball! (Song titles referenced in video are listed below). These songs really do mean a lot to me, and my goal with this Kickstarter campaign is to set them up for success. 

I believe the best way to get this album out into the world is to work with a publicist, invest in high quality merchandise, & tour extensively. All of these different parts are set in motion, and I am fortunate to have a great team of people around me who will help make this dream a reality.

Many of you helped me cover the cost of production with my first album, King Solomon, and I continue to be deeply grateful. One of the most valuable lessons I learned from that record is how essential it is to invest in promotion. And so with my new album, Forgive the Birds, I need your help getting the word out there. 

Here is an estimate of costs associated with my goals:

Publicity & Promotion: 7,500 (Press campaign, artwork, photography, posters & web design)

Merchandise & Packaging: 2,400 (Take a look at the rewards to see what we have up our sleeves!)

Tour Expenses: 2,100 (Help get me road worthy! Booking/Management & gear)

Meet the team:

I am working with Chris West from The Cottage Collective to manage & book 2 tours, one in February from Boston to Kansas City for Folk Alliance International, and my first ever national tour in May. 

I am launching a publicity campaign with The Press House in Nashville to help get the word out there! Check them out here: http://www.thepresshouse.com/ 

Daniel Radin from The Novel Ideas is the producer & arranger for "Forgive The Birds"  http://cargocollective.com/danielradin

Harris Paseltiner from Darlingside is the mixing & mastering engineer.  http://www.darlingside.com/

We tracked with our good friends Josh Ray & Karl Anderson in Maine at Anchour Studio. https://www.anchourstudio.com/

Songs referenced in Video:

Maria

Love is a Chisel

Cape Cod

If I Reach

Risks and challenges

Investing in music as a career is, in and of itself, a risk & it is certainly full of challenges. Obstacles come in many shapes & sizes- many from without, and even more from within. If it's not crippling self doubt, it's questions like "What if critics hate it? What if no one comes to my shows? What if my car dies?" that keep me up at night.

Pursuing music has taught me the art of balancing careful planning with improvisation. I have spent the last 2 years getting these songs to sound exactly the way I want them to, seeking advice people who have experience, and surrounding myself with a team of knowledgable & enthusiastic people. I readily admit there is so much I don't know. But what I do know is that I have prepared as much as I can, this album is ready to hatch & I need your help to make it fly.

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    Digital Album Download

    Advance download of "Forgive the Birds"

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    "Forgive the Birds" CD

    A hard copy of "Forgive the Birds" on CD

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    Download of "Forgive the Birds" + Zine

    A booklet with lyrics, artwork, photography, and my own commentary on the songs. Plus advance copy of digital download!

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    Signed "Forgive the Birds" CD + Zine

    Signed "Forgive the Birds" CD, plus booklet with lyrics, artwork, photography, and my own commentary on the songs.

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    VINYL SALE

    WE DID IT! To celebrate, I'm putting vinyl on sale!

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    T-Shirt & Digital Download

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    "Forgive the Birds" on Vinyl!

    I finally pressed a vinyl! Plus advance copy of digital download.

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    Hand Crocheted Hat + Digital Download

    I will crochet you a hat! Plus advance copy of digital download + hard copy CD

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    Vinyl + Zine

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    Vinyl + CD + Zine + T Shirt

    Visit every corner of my future merch table!

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    Invitation: Vinyl Premier Party

    Come be the first to hear "Forgive the Birds" on vinyl! Plus an intimate performance showcasing even NEWER material :)

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    Invitation to Listening Party + Vinyl

    Be the first to hear "Forgive the Birds" on Vinyl, and get a signed copy for yourself!

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    "Forgive the Birds" Tote Bag + Swag

    A "Forgive the Birds" designed tote bag, stuff with a bunch of goodies!

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    Hand Written Lyrics

    I will handwrite the lyrics on quality paper to a song of your choice. May or may not involve doodling, etc. Plus other stuff!

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    Vinyl Premier Party + Tote Bag

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    Cover Song of Choice

    Choose a song! I'll learn it, make a video, and send it to ya! I will also handwrite the lyrics on nice paper.

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    Acoustic House Show!

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    Album Sponsor

    You will receive ALL the rewards of your choice, and be listed on my website as an "Album Sponsor" with special thanks.

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