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A singer/songwriter fuses folk/rock, zydeco + acapella in a 10-song debut with other artists, delivered in a special book format.

NEW Goal: $10,000

All funds raised passed our original goal of $9,000 will go towards the promotion of the album to radio, the press, and obtaining licensing deals for TV and Film for the album's songs.

The biggest mistake independent musicians do is make a great album and end up with no money to promote it with.  We want everyone to hear this record, so help us help the music get out there!

The Story

This album is a collection of new and old songs that I've written since my last EP in 2010.  They range from ballads and folk/rock tunes to cajun/zydeco influenced jams.  I've been playing a lot of these songs for a while by myself, and I can't wait to add a full band sound to them.  

Frequently, I write songs about childhood, growing up, imagination, and hope, and you'll definitely find these themes throughout the album.  Overall though, I want this album to make you smile and tap your feet. There's a lot of sad songs out there about heartbreak and human tragedies, and frankly I don't need to add to the mix – I want to add the songs that you can listen to on your front porch on a cool summer evening:

The Product

Jonah Luke's first solo full-length album.  10-12 songs, with acoustic guitar, drums, bass, horns, awesome vocals, and more!

In the form of:

1 - A Digital Download.  Right to your computer/iPod/iPad - or anything else you use to listen to music.

2 - A CD.  Play it in your car! Share it with your friends! Beautiful artwork and liner notes included.

3 - A BOOK! Big and beautiful artwork, lyrics, cover art, the story of making the album and writing the songs, pictures, and more.  Includes a digital download of the album.  

Performing at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR.
Performing at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR.

The Team:

Jonah Luke - Songwriter, singer, acoustic guitar, etc.  He has recorded 15 studio albums in his short 23 years of life, and has been everything from the drummer in a Cajun/Zydeco band to a singer in a college a cappella group.

Peter Rodocker - Producer, Recording Engineer.  Peter's Yellow Room recording will be our home base for the next few months as we make this album a reality.  He has years of experience here and in Nashville.

Annie Fassler - Singer, confidant.  Annie and Jonah have sung together for more than 2 years, including in the musical Urinetown at Lewis & Clark College.

Dylan Wilbur - Video Director, D.P., Editor.  Dylan is an accomplished creative of all things video and digital, and he made the Kickstarter video and music videos to come.  Check him out at http://www.dylanwilbur.com/.

Mac Cooper - Artist, Graphic Designer.  Mac is creating the book and CD cover art, as well as lending his drawing skills to the Kickstarter video.  Most recently, he finished illustrating the first issue of the comic White Knuckle Birthday, and its amazing.

Dorian Gehring - My childhood best-friend and an amazing musician and recording engineer, Dorian will be providing tracks from Chicago, IL.

Carmelle Kniss - Kickstarter management, CD Release manager, and awesome backup singer.

Opening for Joe Purdy at Lewis & Clark College.
Opening for Joe Purdy at Lewis & Clark College.

Your Money Goes To:

1.  Paying the people above for their work, including the producer, artist, videographer, and studio musicians.

2.  Getting the album mixed, mastered, and replicated into more than 1,000 CDs.

3.  Producing the book and getting it printed, and printing the art poster.

4.  Promotion of the album and putting on the CD release concert.

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    BOOK! - Beautiful bound book that includes album artwork, lyrics to all songs, the story of the album, liner notes, pictures, and more. Includes art poster, signed CD shipped to your door + digital download.

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    "B-SIDES" - 2-4 special tracks that didn't make it on to the album (digital mp3s), book, art poster, signed CD, + digital download.

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    TASTE OF PORTLAND - A care package of cool/yummy Portland products, plus a big thank you in the album liner notes. Includes B-side tracks, book, art poster, signed CD + digital download.

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    DINNER - for you and 3 others - Annie and I come to your house in Portland and cook an amazing meal, groceries and impromptu singing included. Includes B-side tracks, book, art poster, signed CD + digital download.

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    HOUSE CONCERT or ORIGINAL SONG - Enjoy a house concert in your home in the Pacific NW or a personalized song written and recorded by Jonah for you. Includes producer credits in the album liner notes, B-side tracks, book, art poster, signed CD + digital download.

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