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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, March 23 2018 7:02 PM UTC +00:00

About

Last year I released a book and a 4-song album, both called 'So Am I'. Both are about finding Rest in the midst of uncertainty and fear. I wrote all of it during the 14-month life of our daughter Olivia.

'Dance Again' is a follow-up project to 'So Am I'.

After Olivia died, I knew I wanted to create something like this, so I kept track of everything I wrote during that time. I had no idea how dark and painful those months were going to get. I had originally pictured something similar to 'So Am I', but what came out of me during this time was not as pretty. To be honest, I'm nervous to share much of it. But the more time I've spent with this material, shaping it into a book and an album, the more beauty and life I see mixed in with the grief and pain.

I'm happy to share it with you. All of it.

Please consider partnering with me to make this project a reality. The goal amount includes the cost of creating the book and of recording, mixing, mastering, and pressing the album to vinyl.

I anticipate the book releasing mid 2018 and the album releasing late 2018, with some singles being released in the meantime. Check the backer rewards for ways to receive early access to these releases. And for the ultimate backers, let's set up a private concert, where I'll perform both albums chronologically, as a single story, live!

I believe we have much to learn about the value of grief, not as a necessary step in healing, but as THE way to heal. I believe also that grief applies to all of us, not just those going through the obvious things - we're all in need of healing. I hope this project somehow helps bring that healing.

Risks and challenges

* All dates will be dependent on the recording process, the book editing process, and then on the manufacturing process. I'm setting release dates on everything as late 2018, but it's likely things will be released earlier than that. :)

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    EARLY DOWNLOADS: ALBUM + BOOK

    1 week before release date of each

    Includes:
    • 'Dance Again' Album - Early Digital Download in MP3
    • 'Dance Again' - Early Digital Download in PDF, Mobi, ePub
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    SIGNED VINYL + DOWNLOADS

    These will be the first records to be shipped once production is finished.

    * If you don't have a record player: (a) You should get one! Listening to music this way will teach you about being present in a new way. Listening to this album this way will reinforce that lesson even more. Also, it sounds better. :) (2) All records come with a digital download code, so you can buy the record just to hold and look at while still listening digitally.

    Also includes early downloads of album AND book.

    Includes:
    • 'Dance Again' 12" Vinyl LP
    • 'Dance Again' Album - Early Digital Download in MP3
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    SIGNED BOOK + DOWNLOADS

    These will be the first paperbacks to be shipped once production is finished.

    Also includes early downloads of album AND book.

    Includes:
    • 'Dance Again' - Signed Paperback Book
    • 'Dance Again' - Early Digital Download in PDF, Mobi, ePub
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    SO AM I + DANCE AGAIN - DIGITAL

    This is the FULL project, in digital. 'So Am I' and 'Dance Again', both albums (in mp3) and both books (in ePub, mobi, and PDF).

    Includes:
    • 'Dance Again' Album - Early Digital Download in MP3
    • 'So Am I' album - digital download in mp3
    • 'Dance Again' - Early Digital Download in PDF, Mobi, ePub
    • 'So Am I' book - digital download in mobi, ePub, PDF
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    EVERYTHING

    Vinyl Record, Paperback Book, and early release digital downloads.

    Includes:
    • 'Dance Again' 12" Vinyl LP
    • 'Dance Again' - Signed Paperback Book
    • 'Dance Again' Album - Early Digital Download in MP3
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    SO AM I + DANCE AGAIN

    By request, this is the FULL project. 'So Am I' and 'Dance Again', both albums (vinyl and digital) and both books (paperback and digital).

    Includes:
    • So Am I - 12" Vinyl LP
    • 'Dance Again' 12" Vinyl LP
    • So Am I - Paperback Book
    • 'Dance Again' - Signed Paperback Book
    • 'So Am I' album - digital download in mp3
    • 'Dance Again' Album - Early Digital Download in MP3
    • 'So Am I' book - digital download in mobi, ePub, PDF
    • 'Dance Again' - Early Digital Download in PDF, Mobi, ePub
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    TEST PRESSING + EVERYTHING

    One of only 4 test pressings ever created. Only 4 available. Signed.

    Includes:
    • 'Dance Again' 12" Vinyl LP
    • 'Dance Again' - Signed Paperback Book
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    SKYPE CONCERT + EVERYTHING

    Private concert over Skype/Facetime for you + friends/family. Nathan will play 'Dance Again' live and will share about the songs.

    (We'll agree on a date/time via email)

    Includes:
    • 'Dance Again' 12" Vinyl LP
    • 'Dance Again' - Signed Paperback Book
    • 'Dance Again' Album - Early Digital Download in MP3
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    LIVING ROOM CONCERT + EVERYTHING

    Nathan will perform both 'So Am I' and 'Dance Again' albums LIVE in your living room, for you and your guests.

    Each guest (up to 20) will receive a FREE copy of 'Dance Again' LP and Paperback book.

    (Travel is additional if more than 200 miles from Peoria, We'll agree on a date/time via email.)

    Includes:
    • 20× 'Dance Again' 12" Vinyl LP
    • 20× 'Dance Again' - Signed Paperback Book
    • 'Dance Again' Album - Early Digital Download in MP3
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    PUBLIC CONCERT

    Nathan will perform 'So Am I' and 'Dance Again' albums live - and will share about the songs - for your church / organization / whatever.

    (Travel is additional if more than 200 miles from Peoria. We'll agree on a date/time via email.)

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Funding period

- (30 days)