With a little help... from my friends - I hope to record my first album! I hope you can help out a bit and be a part of it! Thank you!
Here we go! After many years of playing music, I am finally recording an album. The project is both exciting and daunting at the same time, but I have a good feeling that the excitement will win out in short time. I've already made progress tracking a song, and after shooting the video above, I want to record the acoustic piece that you hear in the beginning. I have written many songs over the years. Some are still works-in-progress and some complete, and I'm looking forward to sifting through them as well as writing some brand new material. I'll be enlisting some top-notch musician friends to record with and can't wait to hear the results. Since I decided to do this, I have spent every waking moment thinking about the project and I can't wait to get started!
As you already know, guitar is my passion, so this album will be chock full of riffs. But I really want to strike the balance between a "great guitar album" and a "great song album." I'm looking forward to that challenge. I'll also be experimenting quite a bit with sounds and instruments. I'd like to use electric guitar, acoustic, dobro, ukelele, use a drumstick on guitar (i've done it and it's very cool!), hire horns, piano, organ and who knows what else?
The Bigger Picture
The bigger picture here is that after many years of trying to fill a creative void by working as a graphic designer, I am making my way back to music for a living. In other words, "living my dream!" I'm not sure how I got off track but I'm not spending anymore time thinking about it... I'm just gonna DO IT! This album is sort of a launching pad for my music career and I plan on it being the first album of many.
How will you be involved? Well, besides your pledge and reward I want you to be kept "in the know" on all things going on with the album. I'll be sending updates that will include video and pictures, but I want to come up with some ideas that go beyond that. They might include, pre-listening parties, help with song and artwork selection, Skype sessions, etc. It will all be a very fluid process and I hope you'll enjoy being involved.
Thank you all in advance and I look forward to making this something you'll be happy to listen to, and proud to be a part of!
Yes, I can always use more money to hire musicians, get artwork designed, CDs produced, etc.
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Any amount is appreciated!. For one dollah, you'll get a free mp3 of a song from the album. Note: All backers will be invited to the release party!
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Ten bucks will get you a digital download of the album for your listening pleasure.
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A physical CD of the album and digital download
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Signed CD of the album, and a custom guitar pick with album art.
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All of the above, and you'll be listed as an Executive Producer in the liner notes.
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You get to hang out in the studio and watch a recording session and get Executive Producer credits in liner notes. Very cool!
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You'll get a live band to play at your very own house party! (New England area)
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You'll get a digital download of album, plus I'll write a song for you with the theme of your choice!
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