Dear friends, family, fans, and those who have aimlessly stumbled here:
I have compiled my writings, melodies, and piano progressions from the past year and a half to create songs that ask bigger questions and sail across broader musical spectrums. They are the body of what will become my first full-length album. The five-song EP I released in 2010 was a result of my first songwriting efforts. THIS project is far more personal and soul-searching, and the culmination of years of diverse musical inspiration and influence. It will be largely piano-based and bare.
Making an album is expensive, especially a full-length. As an independent artist, the entire process is my sole financial responsibility. And as an independent musician, my finances are SLIM. I’m attempting to raise $5,000 to make this record. This cost covers everything from studio time, to mixing, mastering, pressing the album, duplication, and promotion.
This is where you come in: I am using this Kickstarter campaign as a vehicle for this record to become a reality in its best possible form. I want to offer you the greatest album I can give you at this point in my musical journey, and I can really only do so with your support.
SO, if you would like to support this project, and me, this is the place to do it. What’s really great about Kickstarter is that it allows me to give rewards to anyone who chooses to donate! You can see the list of rewards on the side of this page after each donation price point. Keep in mind that at whatever price point you donate, you receive the reward at that level and everything before it. For example, if you donate $50, you get the signed copy of my first EP AND the t-shirt, signed copy of the new album, and the digital download. Pretty sweet deal.
Your support means the world to me. The only reason I am able to follow my dream of performing music professionally is because of you, the fans. Anything you are able or willing to give will help me reach my goal. If I am able to reach it, I’ll be forever grateful to all of you. If by some crazy chance I surpass my goal, that money will be used to fund my summer 2012 tour!!
Thank you all for your time, and your continual support of music in all its forms. Let’s make this happen!
Brooklyn will be recorded for this album, here's a live version:
T-shirt sizes, email addresses, mailing addresses for CDs, DVDs, posters, etc will all be collected after February 4th, 2012 if the project is successfully funded. Please allow time for shipping. There is an estimated delivery date under each reward. You will be individually notified if anything is to change with that delivery date, but I don't expect it will.
No. Anyone that has chosen to donate any amount (thank you!), will not be charged unless the project is successful. Therefore, you will only be charged AFTER Feb. 4th, 2012.
No. The way Kickstarter works is that I set a goal that I feel I need to reach in order to complete my project, and if I do not reach that goal by Feb. 4th, 2012, I get nothing! So if various people have pledged and I am up to $4,500 by Feb. 4, nothing happens. That money is not donated and I have to find another way to fund my project.
Yes. If, by some miracle, I surpass my goal of $5,000 by February 4th, 2012, that money will also be used for the album AND to fund my summer 2012 US tour! There are various expenses to touring and any money made over $5,000 will pay for travel, lodging, food, promotion, etc.
Yes. While I'm more than happy to give you a ton of sweet rewards for your kindness, you are more than welcome to opt out of receiving rewards and just donate to the project. Shoot me a message and let me know you don't want to receive anything in return.
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