3/29 UPDATE: We hit $15k! To everyone who has already contributed, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! We still have a little over two days left for the campaign to continue raising funds, which will all go toward the project, as well as covering Kickstarter's fees (which run between 8-10% of what we raise).
At this point, there's still time for us to reach Stretch Goal #1 - Live Album: If we reach $20,000, everyone who gives will also receive a digital download of a live concert that my band and I did last year. So keep spreading the word, and let's see how far we can go with this!
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!
Hello, my friends! I am so excited to be launching another Kickstarter campaign. I have been writing songs like a champ this past year, and now it’s time to record them. But, here is the thing… I can’t do it without YOU. Longings, my last record has been a tremendous success, and my Kickstarter supporters were the people who made it happen - not only for me, but for a group of musicians who had their dreams realized, too, by playing on the project.
The songs I've written for my new project, The Things We Never Say, are a way to honor the people that I love and the people that have loved me well. This time around, I have set a goal of $15,000 for the recording and release of the album. The money raised will go toward booking studio time, paying the musicians, and CD duplication.
My main reason for doing this Kickstarter campaign is to get YOU, my friends, family, and fans, all involved in the process. I have come up with some really cool reward packages to thank you for giving to our project. So, you give AND you get!
Remember, the way Kickstarter works is that I must reach the $15,000 goal or I don’t get any of the money at all. So please give, and tell your friends about this cool opportunity to fund this great project.
BUT WAIT. THERE’S MORE!
The reality is, this project is actually going to cost us at least $20,000 to reach its fullest potential. That's why we have some Stretch Goals planned to bring added value to everyone who backs the project:
Stretch Goal #1 - Live Album: If we reach $20,000, everyone who gives will also receive a digital download of a live concert that my band and I did last year.
BUT WAIT... THERE’S MORE!!!!
Stretch Goal #2 - Christmas EP: The second Stretch Goal takes effect if we reach $25,000. When we reach that threshold, everyone who backs the project will also receive a digital Christmas EP. Some of you have been bugging me to record Christmas music for years, and this is your chance to finally make it happen. :-)
Thank you, thank you, thank you… in advance… for supporting me and making it possible for me to do what I do.
Risks and challenges
We don't foresee any issues arising that would keep the project from being finished by December 2015 (and hopefully, even sooner), but of course that doesn't mean that the unforeseen can't happen.
But even if something unexpected does pop up and delay the release of the album, rest assured of this: The album will be completed and released to you as soon as it's humanly possible.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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