A CD project packed with beautifully crafted, piano-driven Americana songs showcasing rich, powerful vocals and a deeply soulful vibe.
A CD project packed with beautifully crafted, piano-driven Americana songs showcasing rich, powerful vocals and a deeply soulful vibe. Read more
Time can slip by pretty quickly when you’re in pursuit of that thing you just can’t seem to put your finger on, that longing that seems to pull you in a thousand directions until you come to the brilliant realization that it was all about the journey.
In the five years since my last album release, I’ve created a pretty sizable catalog of songs - enough to do several recording projects. But for now, the ones that end up on the Look Closer album are the ones that have been letting me know - via you, the fans – that they need a much bigger audience. Thus, the next leg of the trip involves taking a huge leap of faith. It also requires moving away from playing small.
Big dreams are realized when lots of smaller dots get connected. And this is where you come in. This is where I ask for help in getting this project completed. Most of you supporting this campaign have believed in me and my music for many years. I am eternally grateful for that!
For those of you who are new to my music, welcome! The music in the opening video is just a tiny snippet of some of my instrumental work. It just seemed to fit as a backdrop to the Look Closer campaign. And that’s the invitation: Look Closer.
The songs on this album travel through the lands of pop, jazz, R&B, folk, New Age. I'm thrilled they'll be getting elegantly dressed up with shimmering strings, lush backing vocals and an occasional kick-butt horn section! Above all though, is the message: Music has the power to change lives and to change the world. I love to open hearts in order to open minds.
THOUGHTS FROM A FEW FANS
This campaign will fund the recording, mixing and complete production of my 6th studio album (approx. 12 tracks) targeted for released in June 2016. (Yeah, that's a tight turnaround!) It will also fund all the rhythm section (piano, bass and drums) tracks for the next album slated to be released in early November 2016. It's more cost effective to do the bulk of the recording on the front end when the studio is set up and all the musicians, the engineer and the studio are available for an uninterrupted block of time. Like they say, time is money!
Recording at Blue Rock!
100% of the funds raised are going into the project! Here's how the budget breaks down:
40% Studio and Engineer/Producer
11% Mixing & Mastering
6% Artwork, Duplication & Packaging
10% Promotion & Marketing
9% Kickstarter and Credit Card Processing fees (yeah, it's a necessary part of the process...)
Obviously, there's a lot of investment in a project like this. Gone are the days of six-figure advances and record deals for independent musical artists. You, the fans are now the record company, which is really cool because it means you're involved at the level of determining whether or not this project happens.
Yep. It's an all-or-nothing deal. I believe in the success of this campaign and I trust you do, too! Thanks a million!
SHOUT OUT TO SOME SPECIAL FRIENDS
Because they were there for me when I needed them most I would like to thank and acknowledge the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) and the SIMS Foundation. With the support of the entire Austin community these two organizations provide much needed physical and mental health care for working musicians. I am so very grateful.
Risks and challenges
I've put my heart and soul into every aspect of this project from writing and choosing the songs, to fleshing out the logistics of production and funding, to release and beyond. So, with a big happy-dance song in my heart and you, my amazing and wonderfully supportive fans, there is no challenge that can't be overcome.
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