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Solo album of nine original songs celebrating the people and places of Waimea on Hawai'i Island.
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About Me

Hi everyone, my name is Dagan and I’m a singer-songwriter from Waimea in beautiful Hawai’i. About a year ago I started an album project of all original music, songs that I wrote about my island home. And that’s what I’m here to talk to you today about, cause I need your help in bringing the final steps to this album to completion. 

So let me tell you a little bit about myself. For the past six years I’ve been performing around Hawai’i Island and I’ve recorded two albums of original music. But for my third album I was ready to take things to the next level. 

Recording

I went to Mana Music Studios in Hawaii Paradise Park on the Hilo side of the island where I recorded in Michael Suprenant’s studio with producer and engineer Markus Fahrenberger. I’ve added stand up bass guitar, steel guitar, as well as fiddle to create a real unique Hawaiian meets country sound. 

About the Album

The name of the album is Song for Waimea, it’s an ode to my hometown. It's a collection of nine sings about places that I am passionate about. Music that will take you back to a simpler time. Music that, no matter where you are in the world, it will bring you back right here to Hawai’i Island.

Get Involved

And so I’m here to share with you how you can come be a part of this album project. First I’m working with local artist Chelsea Tarnas in designing the artwork for the album, so I can really capture the spirit of the music that I recorded. Then I’m printing full color CDs and t-shirts so you can get your hands on some great merch. And finally I'm releasing this album on all major streaming distribution networks so this music can really get out into the world. 

Rewards

So check out my Kickstarter page to see the rewards I have available from sticker and album packages, merch bundles, or have me come play a house concert for you. You can also get involved by showing your aloha through a simple monetary donation. 

Mahalo

Mahalo everyone for stopping by and checking out my Kickstarter campaign and I look forward to having all of you be a part of my song for Waimea.

Costs

$100 - Digital distribution

$200 - Kickstarter fees

$400 - Photography/Album Design

$500 - T-shirt and sticker printing

$500 - Online/Print promotions

$800 - CD printing and shipping

Risks and challenges

This album means more to me than just putting out more music. These songs are personal and are my ode to my home in Waimea on Hawai'i Island. Each song tells a story about a special place or a special feeling that I associate with this place that shaped who I have become.

I know there are risks involved with any album project, but all I can say is that I have never been prouder of any music that I've ever written or recorded in my life. I can assure you that with your support I will be able to finalize the design for this album and have the resources to get it in the hands and ears of as many people as I possibly can.

My promise to all of you that are willing to become a part of this project that I will work diligently to get each and every reward delivered in a timely manner.

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    Digital Download

    A digital download of the album "Song for Waimea".

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    Signed Album

    Get a signed CD of "Song for Waimea" by Dagan Bernstein.

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    Signed Album + Download + Sticker

    A signed CD of "Song for Waimea" by Dagan Bernstein, digital download, and a logo sticker.

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    Shirt + CD + Sticker Bundle

    Get a logo t-shirt designed by local artist Chelsea Tarnas and printed locally in Waimea, a signed CD, digital download, and FIVE logo stickers.

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    Cover Song of Your Choice + CD Package

    Tell me your favorite song and I will record a video of myself playing my interpretation of that song. Hawaiian, country, folk are my specialties, but don't be afraid to think outside the box and challenge me with something different! Includes a signed copy and a digital download of my new album "Song for Waimea" and FIVE logo stickers.

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    Solo Acoustic Performance

    Invite me to come play a one-hour acoustic set at a location of your choice like a dinner party, backyard bar-b-q, hanging out at the beach, or just have me jam on your back porch! We will work out a date and time that works best for everyone, but I am available between May and August to deliver this reward. Includes digital album of "Song for Waimea", a signed copy of the album, and FIVE logo stickers. Limited to locations on Hawai'i Island.

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    House Concert

    House concert with a small band. We can bring our own sound set up, all you need to do is provide the space. Only available for my friends living on Hawai'i Island. We will work out a date and time that works best for everyone, but I am available between May and August to deliver this reward. Includes digital album of "Song for Waimea", a signed copy of the album, and FIVE logo stickers.

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