I've spent a lot of time in the last decade recording on other artists projects as a hired gun. If there's one thing I love, it's being in the studio. Session work is the best kind of work there is as far as i'm concerned, with live performance coming in a close second. I'm always happy and grateful to find myself wearing a pair of headphones whilst standing in front of a microphone. While I have enjoyed the challenge of working within someone else's vision and viewing the song through another artist's eyes, as the years tick ever more quickly by, I've felt a growing longing to once again embark on my own musical journey and be the master of my own sonic destiny. I want to once again take some of my favorite musicians, stick them in a room and see what magic happens. And make no mistake, music IS magic. A guitar riff pulled from the ether... A lyric on the breeze... Something from nothing... Making the impossible seem possible...
That's where you come in.
This Winter I hope to head back into the studio to record and release my fourth solo album. I'm excited to announce that Dominic John Davis (Jack White, Buddy Miller, North MIssissippi Allstars) will be stepping into the role of Producer and I'm so ecstatic to have him on my team for this project. He's played bass on every solo album I've made and I know we can make something really special if we can just get the funding to pay the musicians, engineers, graphic designers, cd manufacturers etc the living wages they deserve.
In addition to Dominic on bass, some of the other core band members on this project will be Drew Howard on all things stringed, Mike Lynch on all things keyed, and Geoff Ian Lewis keeping the time on percussion. There are some exciting guests who will be making an appearance on the album too, but that's a surprise for another day.
I hope you'll take a minute to check out the fun rewards being offered up in exchange for your patronage and I wanna thank you for even just taking the time to read this message. It takes a village and I appreciate your consdieration!
HUGE Thank-you to Michael McCallum at Rebel Pictures for making the Kickstarter video happen on a short timetable. The team he assembled was pro and worked into the wee hours to make this video a reality.
Also sending out a MASSIVE THANKS to Joy Allswede and Moriarty's Pub for letting us take over the bar one rainy autumn night for the shoot.
Director: Michael McCallum
Cameraman & Film Editing: Scott Baisden
Audio Engineer: Michael Robertson
Director’s Assistant: Angela Degarmo
Risks and challenges
The biggest risk and challenge of this project is the Kickstarter itself! If I can't meet the full goal, I lose everything raised up to that point. That risk can make even the most stalwart person anxious. I believe it's hard for any artist to ask for money from friends, family and fans, but it is unfortunately necessary again to provide living wages to the many hands who will touch this project before it's completion. Again I thank you for your time, support and patronage and I hope to send you some rewards in the not too distant future.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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