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Update #30

"Born and Raised" is a finalist for two Hawaiian Music Awards / New Kickstarter

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Aloha "Born and Raised" Backers!

Its been a while and there are some recent developments that I wanted to let you all know about. First its that our CD has been nominated for two Na Hoku Hanohano Awards! Instrumental Composition of the Year (for Mokule'ia) and Instrumental Album of the Year (Born and Raised). This award is the Hawaiian equivalent to a Grammy, so a big mahalo to you all again for making this possible! The final ballots for the Hoku Awards just went out this week and the final award ceremony is on May 24th at the Hawaii Convention Center. Keep your fingers crossed!

Na Hoku Hanohano Award Finalist!
Na Hoku Hanohano Award Finalist!

New Project: 

Now with our momentum from the Hoku nominations I'm launching a new kickstarter. This time the Kickstarter is a EP that consists of all original instrumental guitar music inspired by the North Shore of O'ahu, HI.  The songs on this EP are my impressions and reflections of my favorite spots along the northern coast, from Ka'ena point to Kahuku. Together these songs invite you to journey from one end of the North Shore to the other.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ianosullivan/ian-osullivans-new-ep-from-kaena-to-kahuku

Lessons learned: 

I have adjusted the rewards this time around to ensure a easier and more timely delivery. These rewards include album copies, digital downloads, a new song composed and dedicated to you, a private concert and even guitar lessons. The manuscripts from the last project proved to the most problematic as a reward so they have been omitted this time.

Again as an independent artist, I rely on my fans and supporters to make the recording process possible. So now I ask you to please support and share my new project "From Ka'ena to Kahuku" with your friends and others guitar music lovers!

Thank you so much for your previous and continued support.

Mahalo,

Ian O'Sullivan


Update #29

CD Baby Download Cards, not iTunes. oooops!

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Aloha Everyone!

So I got home last week from Ben Verdery's Maui Masterclass and found that the download cards are from CD baby actually, not iTunes! Oooops! Soooo...what to do...

I looked into iTunes specifically and I can actually email/gift you a download. I will have to basically buy the album and gift it to you for a slightly discounted price. Lame!

So if you prefer having your digital download as iTunes, just let me know and I can order however many I need. If you don't reply I will assume that a CD baby digital download card is o.k. :)

Scores are done and you'll be rewarded soon! Until next time!

Mahalo,
Ian O'Sullivan


Update #28 - For backers only

Download Cards/Review/Scores

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Update #27 - For backers only

Official CD Release this Summer!

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Update #26

CD's in the Mail! Official Release TBD

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Aloha Everyone,

I put all the $25 backer CD's in the mail last friday and I put all remaining $50 and $100 backers in the mail yesterday. Let me know with a confirmation email when you all get them. Now I'm in the process of proofing/publishing the music. Also still finalizing the official release date, at which time I can get itunes download cards. These will be what the $15 backers need to download their copy, also I will send the score with download card to all $50 and $100 backers when cards arrive. Thank you $15 backers for your continued patience:)

also Mahalo to EVERYONE for all of your patience and continued support. Will keep you all posted as the official release approaches!

*Just a note/reminder, CD's given out so far are "PRE-release" so they are not available, you kickstarter backers of course are VIP:) Please let me know if you have a website/blog or some other means of which you can share my music. If we can all coordinate those things on the release date, that would help a lot! Have a great day and be in touch soon! 

Aloha,

Ian


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