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Be part of Shaun's dream to record original music in this exciting first-ever studio project!
188 backers pledged $22,807 to help bring this project to life.

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We've reached the minimum goal to make this project happen - but please keep backing and sharing these last few days to make the album even better! 

Additional funds can cover costs like adding more instruments and investing in a greater quantity of discs, which results in increased value.

Our stretch goal is $22,000. Thank you so much for helping make this dream a reality!

 

HELLO, AND THANK YOU FOR VISITING THIS PAGE!

I’m Shaun Garrison, and I am beyond excited to announce this new recording project and how you can be involved.

We've reached the minimum goal to make this project happen - but please keep backing and sharing these last few days to make the album even better! Additional funds can cover costs like adding more instruments and investing in a greater quantity of discs, which results in increased value.

Our stretch goal is $22,000.

This project is the fulfillment of 15 years of song writing, praying, learning, and dreaming. Many of you have asked if I had recordings of various songs - after this I can finally reply in the affirmative!

THE DREAM

I’m originally from Pensacola, Florida and moved to Denver, Colorado in 2001. I’ve been involved with youth and music ministry at various parishes, along with campus ministry as a FOCUS missionary. I’ve had the great privilege of meeting many of you through retreats, conferences, mission trips and other events across the U.S. (and even a bit in Canada and Europe!). It's been an unbelievable opportunity to lead worship for so many events over the years, to be connected with you in sung prayer.

Along with being a husband and father, one of my greatest passions is music and song writing. God planted this desire in me about 15 years ago, this inexplicable longing to write and record original music. I’ve been waiting a long time to see this come to fruition. This isn’t just a “fun project” - it’s the realization of a dream, a major life goal. My wife, Joy, and I and our 4 children are excited to invite you to join with us in this amazing project.

This full-length album will feature songs inspired by the hopes and struggles of life, by beauty and mystery, faith and worship. These songs have come out of my own desperate striving to make sense of life, of trying to reconcile the mystery that we live in this world but are made for another. My hope is that the experiences expressed in these songs will touch you and lead to a new encounter with goodness, truth and beauty.

HERE'S HOW THE PROJECT WORKS

We’ll use the Kickstarter platform as an online tool to spread the word and process payments. You can choose from various levels of giving which correspond to different rewards. Gaining financial support beforehand makes the recording process possible for independent artists like me. 

To make this album with our high standards of quality, we are seeking to raise a minimum of $20,000. This is the bare minimum amount to create this project at all, and we have set stretch goals to raise more than this.

If we meet our minimum goal, we’ll diligently move forward with the recording process. If we don’t meet the goal, we won’t receive any of the money raised, your credit card won’t be charged, and the project will end. But we believe that God has called us to pursue this artistic calling, and we are confident that He will provide!

This overall budget covers costs like studio fees in Nashville, professional studio musicians, recording, mixing, mastering, printing and duplication, video capture and editing, associated travel, postage costs, etc.

I have a growing conviction that we are called to do what we do with excellence. In the grand scheme of things, life is so short, and we want to be the best stewards of the gifts and resources given us.

THERE ARE 2 MAIN WAYS YOU CAN HELP:

  • to give financially according to your ability
  • to help spread the word! Post the link to this Kickstarter page to your Facebook wall, email it to your contacts, tell your neighbors, send tweets, carrier pigeons, smoke signals, etc.
  • and a necessary 3rd way - please pray for any obstacles to be removed and for the process to be blessed . . . thank you!

IN CONCLUSION

Thank you so much for taking time to visit this site. I’m so excited and humbled to share this dream and calling with you. Please give if you’re able, and PLEASE help spread the word through whatever means you can think of. Peace!

Risks and challenges

In the event of unforeseen obstacles or delays, we will do our best to communicate them to you on this page so you know what to expect. We think we have set up a reasonable timeline for production that allows for minor set-backs in the schedule. But if some catastrophic, wrench-hurling event occurs - in the case of Shaun injuring his strumming hand, the national economy collapsing, or aliens invading - we will be proactive in letting you know ASAP.

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    A vigorous and sincere high-five when I see you in person. Thanks for contributing!

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    Digital download of album two weeks prior to release.

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    Hard copy of album delivered to your door + digital download two weeks prior to release + personalized note from Shaun
    + we'll pray for you by name during family prayer

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    Bonus live acoustic track of "Heaven & Earth" + digital download of album two weeks prior to release + hard copy delivered to your door + personalized note card from Shaun + we'll pray for you by name during family prayer

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    Ten hard copies of the album delivered to your door + digital download of album two weeks prior to release + bonus live acoustic track of "Heaven & Earth" + personalized note card from Shaun + Shaun's kids will draw something special just for you + we'll pray for you by name during family prayer

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    30-minute Skype session with Shaun to discuss song writing + digital download of album two weeks prior to release + hard copy delivered to your door + bonus live acoustic audio song "Heaven & Earth" + personalized note card from Shaun + Shaun's kids will draw something special just for you + we'll pray for you by name during family prayer

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    A limited edition signed 20x30" canvas print on wood frame of one of Shaun's nature photographs from the Colorado Rockies + digital download of album two weeks prior to release + hard copy delivered to your door + bonus live acoustic audio song "Heaven & Earth" + personalized note card from Shaun + Shaun's kids will draw something special just for you + we'll pray for you by name during family prayer

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    Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000

    Private musical performance at location of your liking - home, church, cafe, bar, bingo hall
    + digital download of album two weeks prior to release + hard copy delivered to your door + bonus live acoustic audio song "Heaven & Earth" + personalized note card from Shaun + Shaun's kids will draw something special just for you + we'll pray for you by name during family prayer.

    *Travel costs outside the Mile High City may apply, along with sound system needs. We will coordinate the timing to fit both your and our calendars.

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    Pledge US$ 9,997 or more About US$ 9,997

    All-out children’s birthday party* with inflatable jumping castle, pony rides, petting zoo, and Shaun will write a special happy birthday song** for the occasion.***

    *Children not included. Types of animals for petting zoo dependent upon local availability. Exotic animals and mechanical bull available for additional fee. You must agree to hold harmless any animal-related, bounce castle or any other assorted injuries. Because really, if you get more than six kids together in one place it’s less a question of “if” than “when."

    **Shaun is not willing to dress up like one of the Wiggles for this appearance.

    ***Date and location to be agreed upon by both parties. Additional travel costs apply.

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