Hi, I'm Ned Evett, I'm known as ' The Glass Guitarist '. I play music on fretless slide guitars with mirrored glass fingerboards. With your help through our Kickstarter campaign, you'll enable me to record my next album, which is being produced by legendary musician Adrian Belew. First, a little history about working with Adrian.
As a young guitarist, I saw Adrian performing on a fretless guitar with the legendary band King Crimson, my jaw dropped and I vowed to learn more about this strange instrument. Over the course of my ensuing life and career I built an entire style of playing around the fretless, abandoning conventional fretted playing along the way. I won the 2003 North American Rock guitar competition in NYC with my fretless guitar, a first for me and the world! Guitar Player Magazine calls me the " World's First Fretless Guitar Rockstar ", rock on GPM and thanks!
Flash forward to November 11, 2010, Milan Italy. I was nearly a month into a European tour opening for Joe Satriani, when Adrian Belew's Power Trio was added to the bill; this made for a great night in one of the word's greatest cities, and afforded me the opportunity to meet the musician who put me on the path. Now several months later, I'm going into the studio with Adrian as producer of my record, thank you universe!
When you make a contribution to this project through Kickstarter, you are making the collaboration I've wished for my whole adult life come true.
We have until the end of June to reach the $10,000 goal. If the goal is not met, this project will lose ALL of its funding. Don't let this happen! (If you need more information about how this works, click on the FAQ link at the top of this page. ) Even if we reach the goal early, please don't hesitate to keep contributing to this project. The goal is the minimum amount necessary. Money = time in the studio. Let's turn something excellent into something extraordinary. Exceed the goal and you'll make everyone exceedingly happy -- especially my producer ;).
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The campaign states that it's trying to buy as much studio time as possible, but you appear to be done with the studio.
We did not frankly intend to go into the studio so early with Adrian, but this was the time he was free. Ned prepared very hard in the weeks leading up to recording. Adrian chose 14 songs for the album out of the 22 Ned submitted, which is a lot of material given the time the executive producer allotted for the studio. We had to make a quick call whether to cut the album short or extend the time. The executive producer approved more days for recording because she wanted a longer record from Ned. She hopes that the kickstarter campaign will help cover this extra time, because the outcome was well worth it.
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