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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, August 21 2019 1:11 PM UTC +00:00.

$6,375
pledged of $6,000pledged of $6,000 goal
110
backers
68hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, August 21 2019 1:11 PM UTC +00:00.

About

My Project:

It is a dream come true to get to go into the studio and record  some of my tunes with such a great group of musicians. I can't wait to hear them come to life and I want to share it with you!

Having this project come to fruition will be an incredible experience for me as I take my next steps as a musician. Not only will completing and experiencing such a monumental project allow me to introduce myself to others through my music, but I know I will also learn more about myself as an artist.

This EP is comprised of 4 original tunes and one traditional. I am beyond excited to get to share some of my music with you.

Please remember that Kickstarter is an all or nothing campaign. If you choose to donate, that is incredible! But, sharing with others is just as important… and if you can both donate AND share, well… you’re the best!

What Others Have to Say:

“Jackson is a wonderful player and has some really cool tunes he’s been writing over the past year or so. He’s got a great ear for melody and harmony and has always been eager to dig deeper across many genres. It’s especially apparent how many of the giants in acoustic music have influenced him, such as David Grisman, Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, Béla Fleck, Chris Thile, Alex Hargreaves, and more. I am excited to see his tunes come to life with some great musicians with this EP, an hope you consider contributing what you can to Jackson’s Kickstarter!”

- Mike Barnett

"...I've had the pleasure of knowing Jackson for awhile now and he's a great young musician ... y'all consider contributing to the project..."

- Jeremy Garrett

Progress So Far:

We are recording the last week in July here in Colorado. I will provide updates along the way to share where we are in the project as my campaign unfolds. EPs will be ready for distribution in early fall.  

Meet the Team: 

 Dominick Leslie,  Eric Thorin, and Sam Leslie

Getting to collaborate with Dominick, Sam, and Eric is a chance of a lifetime.I know their immense skill and professionalism is going to bring my tunes to the next level. You might notice the addition of clawhammer banjo on the traditional tune; “What is an old time tune without great clawhammer playing?”- I am pleased to share with you that I have asked 2019 Telluride band competition winner, James Armington to bring some old time magic to this traditional tune. 

I am really lucky to have Grammy award winning Sally Van Meter producing this project. Her ear and guidance are an invaluable resource.

What your donation makes possible:

Recording in a studio is expensive. There are so many moving parts and lots to cover in producing music. Your generous donation will make it all possible and cover things like:

· musician compensation

· studio time and engineering

· mixing

· mastering

· CD printing

Why I am crowdfunding:

Platforms like Kickstarter give today's independent  music artists the chance to create and share their passions. It allows a partnership between an artist an their community. If you think you might buy a CD after seeing me at a show, or after chatting at a concert, or off my soon to be launched website, please consider ordering it now, and you can be a strong step forward in helping to make my dream become a reality.

Risks and challenges

The creative process can be full of unexpected work arounds; however, I can tell you that the tunes are written, the musicians are hired, and the studio is booked. So, with your help, I don't see anything stopping this from happening!

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