Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Seeking funds to finish, manufacture and promote my new cd (12th), out in early 2011 and first since 2002.
Seeking funds to finish, manufacture and promote my new cd (12th), out in early 2011 and first since 2002.
245 backers pledged $17,185 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

New CD from Stewart Francke project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$17,185

245

Hi you guys. We're nearly finished recording the dozen or so songs that will make up my new record, and I’m excited. I think it's the best writing and singing I've done to date. It's going to be a rockin' record with big drums and guitars, but there's also some quiet stuff and soulful grooves with killer horn charts. I've worked with fantastic musicians from all over the country on this one. There are also a couple surprise guests that will knock you out. The songs continue with themes I've explored in my previous records: what we choose and what we lose with family, friends, work, play, city, country, living and dying. Looking for a world we can recognize and thrive in, and what it all costs.

These are exciting times for independent artists, musicians, and music business entrepreneurs. There is more opportunity in the “new” music business than ever before. Now a lot of us indie artists can make a living communicating directly with our audience, and that audience is everywhere in the world. I have fans and listeners in every country from Finland to China and of course the US.

But to finish all this new music, I need your help. I hope you’ll consider contributing to this new cd. The money will be used to finish mixing and recording, create the artwork, manufacture the cd, and then take on the complex task of promoting it in this media-ized new world.

I think what's unique is that artists are raising money from fans who want to hear new work and really be a part of a creative project from the ground up. This site is revolutionary, really--where art, commerce and patronage combine to foster creative new work.

Music has never let me down. It's been a consistent emotional connection since I was 14, like air or water, and still is. I think I’m trying to make music with its own point of view, intent on real human connection, free from the traps of age, fashion, or era. I want to say "This has been my life over the last few years. How's it been for you?" to as many of you as I can, as a collection of friends and fans who have identified with any one of my songs.

Thanks for considering funding this project, and I really think you'll dig the record when you get it.

Stewart Francke, November 2010

Song titles: The Heart of a Heartless World Summer Soldiers Sam Cooke’s On The Radio Born In A Fever Sidewalk Dimes Givin' It Up You Want What You Don’t Got (and You Don't Want What You Got) Snowin’ In Detroit I’ll Follow You Into Dark July Hay Soul Tattoo Boo Yah/Take My Mother Home

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    You'll receive the satisfaction of helping to bring a new batch of songs into the world.

    Less
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    You'll receive an advance copy of Stewart’s new CD as either a digital download or physical copy.

    Less
    37 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    You'll receive a personally signed cd from Stewart, and you and a friend will receive a free show pass to the SF show of your choice as well as a "Stewart Francke--The Way We Do It In Detroit" T-shirt.

    Less
    90 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    In addition to the new cd, free show passes and T-shirt, your name will appear in the thanks part of the CD liner notes. You'll also receive a $10 download card to the Nimbit Stewart Francke store to buy a previous title.

    Less
    43 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    In addition all of the above, you'll also receive a $20 download card to the Nimbit Francke store and be listed as an Executive Producer in the liner notes.

    Less
    35 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    In addition to all of the above, you'll receive a personal thank you visit/call from Stewart, and a Limited Edition package - signed and numbered full color poster of the CD artwork. You'll also sit in on a rehearsal and/or a recording session with Stewart and his band.

    Less
    5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    In addition to all of the above, Stewart will write, produce, and record a song written for you or a song of your choice to a finished mp3 then post it live to youtube, and give you onstage seats at a concert . You'll have dinner with SF & his band before or after the show.

    Less
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    Stewart & his band will travel to you and perform live in your own home (or backyard or venue of your choice). We'll help you throw a party for you and your friends with our full live band and sound for a night.

    Less
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000

    Name it, we'll do it.

    Less
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (40 days)