Make Me Again: A Gospel Album
Make Me Again: A Gospel Album
Hey there, folks! Excited to announce that I will be recording my first ever Gospel Album entitled: Make Me Again.
Hey there, folks! Excited to announce that I will be recording my first ever Gospel Album entitled: Make Me Again. Read more
Before David was King, he was a shepherd but he was also a warrior, a leader and a singer-songwriter. He wrote masterful ballads, contemplative worship choruses, and heartfelt hymns. Some of his lyrics include elements of rock, pop, blues, country and yes, Gospel. Before he was King, David was an artist. And He is one of my biggest influences...
I love how he was passionate about his relationship with God and had zeal for his people and his Kingdom. He wasn't afraid to be honest in his lyrics and exhibit conviction in his tone. I hope to express, illicit those same emotions in my music, especially in this latest musical foray.
In this project, I'm raising money to record, promote and distribute a Gospel album entitled Make Me Again. This has been in the works for over 20 years as the Lord has stirred my soul to create music for His Kingdom and His Glory. One of the first songs I wrote when I was 14 talked about the Apostle Peter walking on water, taking a leap of faith. This will be a leap of faith for me and my family. I'm excited to see how the Lord will bless this ministry of music in the coming weeks, months and years.
I'm partnering with David Percefull @ yellow DOG Studios in Wimberley, Texas. This studio has worked with several Americana & Texas Red Dirt Music artists as well as rock, blues and country musicians.
Two of the Session Players signed on to play on the album include:
J.J. Johnson- Austin, Texas based Drummer currently touring with the Tedeschi Trucks Band. He has also toured with John Mayer.
Glenn Fukunaga- Austin, Texas based Bassist for the Dixie Chicks
Working on several lead players and special instrumental guests to be named soon!
In addition, several of my family members will be singing background vocals on the album, including my mom and sisters.
Here is schedule of events:
December 4, 2017 - Pre-Production Meeting 1
January 8th - Pre-Production Meeting 2
January 30 and 31, 2018 - Tracking Rhythm Section
February 28-March 2, 2018 - Tracking Vocals
March 5-9, 2018 - Initial mix
March 13, 2018 - Mix revisions
March 15, 2018 - Mastering
April 2018 -Digital Singles Released
May 2018-CD & Merchandise Production
June 2018- Kickstarter Rewards Fulfillment Begins
***Full Disclosure*** Please note your payment method will not be charged until the project has been fully funded. When I gave to my first campaign, I didn't know that at first and was wondering why I never saw my contribution come through my bank account, so I wanted to give you a heads up. In addition, any physical shipment Rewards Package chosen has shipping fees associated with that selection.
Risks and challenges
Challenge #1: Fundraising. If not fully funded in time frame, we have to start the process over.
Raising money for this album when you don't have a huge following is a huge risk. I'm not on the radio(yet!) or have years of touring hundreds of venues. Here is what I do have, I have faith. As the author of Hebrews says.... "Faith is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you cannot see."
Let's come together and hope together and be certain together.
Jesus said "If two or more agree on anything, according to God's will, it shall be done for them."
Challenge # 2: Narrowing down the songs from over 20 to 10, making sure we choose the absolute best songs for this record
Challenge # 3: Staying under budget along the way while allowing creative freedom to reign and artistic expression to blossom. We want to put the best musicians and engineers in place without overstepping our budgetary boundaries.
With your support, contribution, prayers and promotion, we can overcome any challenge. "...with God, All things are possible!" Matthew 19:26Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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