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.
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.
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.
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 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.
$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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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