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My name is Mark Lavengood <3 I am a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter. I am most know for my eccentricities and my slide guitar work. I have been touring full-time with Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys and the Mark Lavengood Bluegrass Bonanza for the last 6 years while independently releasing my own music. I want to do keep doing that.
In 2010 I released my first full-length album, From Dust to Steel and with your help, I would like to release my third album!
"We've Come Along" by Mark Lavengood
In this life, we take on many roles. I, for one, am a father. I am a performer. I am an artist. I am a creator. I am an entrepreneur. I am a leader. I am a follower. I am a fanatic. I am a lover of music.
We can be so many "things," do so many, "things" - but what is it that moves you, (me)? I once wrote this down, and I'm certain I read it somewhere or heard it whispered from beyond the void, "Go within and seek about." Seek about with a fire and fervor that's yet to be attained! That is what this album is for me. Years of hard work, dedication, art in motion, a catch and release. You can't hold on to anything forever. And like our most brightest thoughts, these songs and ideas are fleeting as quickly as they are being formed. These songs and this album has been a love labor transcended through various shapes and forms ever since I started writing the material (some of which, way back in 2009)!
And now it's here, in various shapes and forms. Soundscapes, artwork, and apparel, oh my!
Say "hey" to the band:
I have invested so much of my life, time, energy, and income to bring this album to life, and now I'm ready to let it go. I'm ready for it to be picked up by the wind and placed into some listeners ears to inspire fascination! And YOU can help bring it to fruition!
The total album costs came to $13,131. This includes renting the studios, paying the musicians, the videographers, the recording and mastering engineers, and the artists for their artwork and contributions, publicity, and production and delivery of rewards, I originally budgeted an extra $2,000 for added release-centric publicity (which is a pretty modest budget for the services rendered), but am choosing to keep it at $13,131 and if we make it past $15,131, terrific!!!
If you have any other questions about the project, my music, or album release dates, visit www.MarkLavengood.com! THANK YOU FROM THE PROFUNDITY OF MY BEING! This could not happen without you!
<3 Mark Lavengood
Risks and challenges
Reaching enough of my music community supporters to make sure they are aware of the campaign is one of the main challenges with my project. To combat this, I am going to enact a sound social media campaign for the pre-release that is heavy of creative content creation focused around promoting the album and the ways people can help support the effort!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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