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Justin McRoberts' "Untitled 20"

A brand new EP from Justin McRoberts, commemorating the recording and release of the "Untitled EP," released 20 years ago.

Justin McRoberts' "Untitled 20"

A brand new EP from Justin McRoberts, commemorating the recording and release of the "Untitled EP," released 20 years ago.

$6,375
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14days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, November 28 2019 7:53 AM UTC +00:00.

About

In the Spring of 2000, I recorded 9 songs in 3 nights with my good friend busbee. We'd written most of the songs for our church community to sing, hoping to counterbalance the ill-effects of a Chruch-music movement that seemed to be getting bigger, shinier and less human. 

Without much in the way of editing and fixing, we released "The Untitled EP" to a very surprising public reception.  Writing and recording it it just felt like a couple good friends who loved music making songs for people we also loved. But a whole lot of folks well beyond our small church family picked up the EP and loved it, too.  I've often been moved by the meaning and connection listeners found in those recordings. 

In the years following, busbee and i reminisced off and on about that weekend, those songs and the gift it was to have been part of something that felt so special. On occasion, we'd contemplate revisiting the project somehow.  Maybe we'd write and record new songs in the same style? Maybe we'd write a few songs that dug a bit deeper into the deeply human experience of an adult faith journey? 

On Sept 29 of this year, busbee passed away after a brief and difficult battle with brain cancer.  He was 43. I miss him very much. And along with the grief of losing a dear friend has come the desire to follow through with the conversation we started in the Spring of 2000.

So... 

20 years after recording  the Untitled EP, I'd like to honor that project, my friendship with busbee and the spirit we captured. 

And I'd like your help. 

A new EP. New songs in the same style. A few songs that dig a bit deeper into the deeply human expeirence of an adult fatih journey.   

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The primary challenge facing this project is budgetary but I'm counting on you to help me with that. My most personal challenge will be creating the time and space (physical, emotional, etc...) that allows for making something truly special.

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