I grew up playing music (piano first, then guitar and other instruments), but did not write lyrics in those early days. In the late 90's a took a backpacking trip through Europe and close to the end of my trip I hiked a mountain in Snowdonia (Wales) called Cader Idris, a 3,000 ft. peak shrouded in mystery and folklore.
There is a legend that if you spend the night on the slopes of Cader Idris you awake either a madman or a poet. I hiked the mountain and later slept on the peaks of Cader (only after getting trapped in the fog), only to awake and write my first lyrics just a short time after. "A Madman & A Poet" is based on that experience. Please enjoy and spread the word!
This album is based on that experience. I'll be working with Matt Odmark (Jars of Clay) to produce the album at Jars of Clay's studio in Nashville. We'll be using Nashville musicians and friends to perform on the album, and we're excited to have you become a part of it!
Making a record can be costly, and for this album my budget for recording and production is right about $15,000. So, I'm setting my budget for that amount, hoping that will cover production and Kickstarter's fees. Any extra that comes in above that will go toward:
- Reward Fulfillment
- Music Video Production
Total costs will probably come in somewhere closer to $35K - so this is really just a start.
Thank you all for your amazing support of me and my music! I'm so excited to have you all involved again! All the best!
Risks and challenges
Finances is going to be the biggest challenge to this project. Just raising funds, both for phase 1, which is the recording and production (this campaign) and then later for phase 2 will be another challenge as well.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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