A Love Song Album For EVERYONE
UPDATE! If we can reach $30,000 ($5K over goal), all backers from $20 and up will receive the first Mercyland: Hymns For The Rest Of Us CD, along with your backed reward! This iconic record features EMMYLOU HARRIS, JOHN SCOFIELD, THE CIVIL WARS, MAT KEARNY, CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS, NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS, BUDDY MILLER, SHAWN MULLINS, AMY STROUP, AND MORE!
Open Heart is my most heartfelt record yet. Here are 10 love songs, all reflective of different stages of a romance from “When You Ain’t Got Love” to “I Could Learn To Live With A Problem Like You” to “I Will Be Here Like A Rock On Your Shore”.
Here's just a taste, from December 2017 when I wrote the first of the 10.
In these days of division and acrimony, the best thing I can give my friends is music that feels good and brings hearts together. That’s what “Open Heart” is all about!
The Backer Rewards are unique, and I'm always pleased to be able to offer some items that are one-of-a-kind, like the Mercyland Broken Bird watercolor paintings, all hand-painted by me.
This time, I'm offering the Mercyland Bird, but also a valentine- each one will be different, hand-painted like the one below, with a very Scandinavian-flavored style.
We’re offering vinyl, CDs, mp3s, my iconic “Motorcycle” T Shirt, Mercyland Bandaged Bird Paintings, Hand Painted Valentines, custom love songs, Songwriter Sessions and MORE!!
Ok, uncle- the demand for Custom 4"x6" watercolors is back! Here are some examples of what I did on the last campaign-
Who is Phil Madeira?
I’ve had the honor of playing music with and for, and songwriting for luminaries such as Garth Brooks, Keb’ Mo’, Taj Mahal, The Wood Brothers, Amy Grant, The Civil Wars, Phil Keaggy, John Scofield, Emmylou Harris, and many other great recording artists.
I still play with Emmylou Harris & Her Red Dirt Boys.
Since Summer 2016, I have been experiencing a creative surge like never before.
My “Providence” record brought me some unexpected recognition from Rolling Stone Magazine, and paved the way for everything I’ve done since.
I released “Crickets”, an instrumental record, this year.
Phil Madeira Trio played the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival this year; when I attended as a young man, I never imagined playing on that stage! (Or maybe I did!)
A few months ago, I recorded these 10 new love songs, and it’s time to get them out into the world!
I’m planning on a release date of February 14, 2020, but all backers will have the CD in hand by Christmas. Vinyl takes a bit longer, but is always worth the wait!
I’m looking to you to help raise the funds to manufacture this record, and get it into as many hands and hearts as possible. Thanks so much for your help!
If a word describes my state of mind- it’s “grateful”. I am so blessed.
Risks and challenges
This is my FIFTH Kickstarter! I know what I'm doing, so the risks are low. But things can get lost in the mail, or the vinyl company can call and say their lathe is broken (that happened on "Crickets", but it just took a little longer to get the Vinyl). YOU ARE IMPORTANT TO ME, and I will do everything possible to rectify any problems that arise, no matter how unlikely. We can make this happen! As always, if you don't receive your reward, I want to know, and I will do everything I can to make YOU happy!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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