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Matt Scott is a Singer/Songwriter based out of Boston, MA. Help fund his new album of hymns.

UPDATE: FINAL 10 DAYS

Greetings to all of you! I am honored and overjoyed to announce that we are nearing the 100% mark...we are less than $200.00 from making the goal of $10,000! 

I truly am amazed at the generosity of those who have pledged...INCREDIBLE!  The encouragement and kind words of people I have never met before, to me, is what Kickstarter is all about....CREATING SOMETHING TOGETHER! And the overwhelming support of hundreds of people who have liked, tweeted, uploaded a status, sent an email, or passed a link along to others....COMMUNITY! Each and every one of you has been a gift to me and you should know I am truly grateful!

WHERE WE STAND: As I write, we are just under $200 from our goal...I am a believer! So if you would be so kind, I would like to ask you to share this link with as many people as you can. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mattscott/matt-scott-poets-and-saints 

Channel the same enthusiasm as when you first saw Charlie Bit My Finger! (if that makes no sense to you, go ahead, share the link and then enjoy this as your reward:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OBlgSz8sSM)

OVER $10,000?
A quick reminder: $10,000 is the goal we set to cover the bare costs of getting the album off the ground. But the great thing about Kickstarter is that we are able to use any pledges that exceed the goal! Anything that we receive beyond the $10,000 will go towards the overall enhancement of the album which would include everything from production to packaging. We want to give you the best album that we can create; so know that we will use every single pledge towards that end!

Thanks again to every one of you! I am encouraged and inspired by your stories and by your support!

- Matt

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ORIGINAL POST

THE STORY: I believe that we are living stories. And I believe that every one of us find ourselves within the narrative of Creation, the Fall, Redemption, and Restoration. I'd be honored and grateful to have you join me in telling this story!

This July, I am heading into the studio to record an album of hymns that tells the story of God's redemptive plan. I cannot tell you how excited I am to track these songs and have you hear them!! Joining me in the studio are some of the finest players and musicians I know. Please get to know these fine people:

Danny Hageman: Producer and Drums; Danny is graduating from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Production and Sound Engineering. He has worked with The Civil Wars, Brandi Carlisle, Paul Baloche, and Michael McDonald.

Benny Grotto: Head Engineer and Boston's Producer of the Year (2010). Benny has worked with over a hundred clients, including Ben Folds and Aerosmith. 

Ben Maughan: Ben lives in Pheonix, Az where he is a musician at Redemption Church. He will be holding down all-things-guitar on the album. 

John Funkhouser: John is a professer at Berklee College of Music and will be playing upright bass, keys, and organ. 

Aaron Turner: Aaron is from Mobile, Al and has a wealth experience as a recording and touring musician. He will be playing bass while dancing in a figure eight. 

Joe Langley: Joe is from Mobile, Al and will be playing banjo, mandolin, and harmonica on the album. He is affectionately known as 'Fat Lungs' Langley.

Stacy Lantz: Stacy is a performing, singer-songwriter out of Nashville, Tn. She sang on my first EP and she will be singing and playing keys. If you have not heard her voice, it will quickly become one of your favorite things in life. 

WHY KICKSTARTER?: Kickstarter is a great way for people to come together in support of a project, and it enables artists to create with a greater sense of community. It's also a way for fans to follow and experience the entire process of making an album. So along the way you will receive updates, videos, photos, and have the opportunity to interact with me through your questions and comments. I want to hear from you and I look forward to creating something beautiful together!

THE MONEY: We need to raise $10,000 to cover the bare cost of this album. This includes things such as time in the studio, flying in musicians/travel, engineering, mixing, mastering, and final production. But in order for this project to be funded, we have to raise every penny of our goal. If a total of $10,000 or more is raised, your credit card will be charged and the project will be funded! So, give what you can....every bit helps and will make a difference!

INCENTIVES: I’ve put together some incentives to say a huge ‘THANK YOU’ for supporting and funding this album. Check them out on the right side of this page.

PARTNERSHIP: Here’s how you can help!

  • Pledge a gift today and show your personal support of this album! 
  • Pass this on through means of social media, "LIKE" and share this page!
  • Spread the word to your friends!

I believe in what we are doing and I hope that you will too. I invite you to support and help us raise the necessary funds for this album. I am grateful for each of you. Thanks for watching and thanks for reading!

- Matt

12:01 AM  | April 3, 2012

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    TIER 1: You will receive a pre-release download of one song from the album, as well as a digital download of the new album.

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    TIER 2: All of the above, PLUS you will receive a signed, hard copy of the new album, along with a personalized thank you note.

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    TIER 4: *EXCLUSIVE TIER* All of the above, PLUS 4 additional hard copies of the album, a handwritten lyric sheet for the song of your choice (including chords and production notes); and your name will be listed in the album credits.

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    TIER 5: All of the above, PLUS a hymnal from my personal collection, including handwritten notes and video stories regarding how each song came about and was chosen for the record.

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    SONGWRITER'S TIER: With this reward, you will get TIERS 1-4, PLUS a private, hour-long songwriting/production session with Matt and Danny. This will be done via Skype or in-person if you live in the Boston area.

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    TIER 6: All of the above, PLUS Kristen and I will host you in our home where we will share a meal together. Travel not included.

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    TIER 7: TIERS 1-5, PLUS a speaking engagement/seminar/conversation on the topic of Spiritual Formation in Hymnody. Travel not included. Details TBD.

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    TIER 8: TIERS 1-5, PLUS a live concert of the entire album. We will plan the whole night together! You will help me choose the venue (house show/church/warehouse,etc) and how many people to invite (a small intimate gathering or a large group). Travel not included. Limited to the USA.

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    TIER 9: TIERS 1-5, PLUS a live, full-band concert of the entire album. Travel not included. Limited to the USA. ALSO, you will receive free music from me.....past and future!...for the rest of my/your life. ALSO...pick your favorite hymn and I will rewrite and record it for you! LASTLY...a personalized video from me to say a huge THANK YOU!

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