***updated July 23***
THE HOME STRETCH
The support you've shown me is amazing! We met the $8K goal, so all backers will get a thank-you on my website, and access to the interactive web concert. All current and new backers of $25-and-up will receive a bonus download album of cover songs, and all $150-and-up backers will receive downloads of ALL of the cover songs I'm recording for this project (that's 28 songs as of this writing)!
We're now in the final house of the campaign, and there's still time to be a part of my album. I'm very grateful for your pledge, and I'm happy you'll be joining me on this experience. You can still make a new pledge (or add to a current one) until Monday, July 25, at 1:54 PM Eastern Time.
***updated July 16***
THE $8,000 GOAL
Yes! Thanks to you, my project has met its minimum $6,000 goal and my album will be funded. I'm truly grateful and energized to get to work on this album.
There's still time to become a backer, so let's keep the momentum going! Presenting… the $8K goal!
If we reach $8,000 I'll be able to put some funds towards the marketing and promotion of the album. For reaching that goal, here's what you'll get:
- Every backer (current and new pledges) will get a thank-you on my website (if you like), and access to the exclusive interactive web concert,
- All current and new backers of $25-and-up will receive a bonus download album of cover songs, which I'll pick from the selections I'll be recording for the $150-and-up pledges,
- All current and new backers of $150-and-up will receive downloads of ALL the cover songs I'll be recording for this project. The response to this reward has been tremendous; at the time of this writing, I'll be recording 21 songs of your choosing, and we're not stopping there! So, if you're a backer who gets to choose a song for me to record, you'll also get a copy of what your fellow backers chose.
These new rewards are in addition to the rewards packages you pledge for. If you're a current backer, you don't need to do anything to get the new rewards offered at your pledge level. You can add to your pledge if you want to take advantage ofthese new offerings, up until the campaign closes on July 25.
ORIGINAL KICKSTARTER MESSAGE:
Thank you for visiting my Kickstarter page. After many years of touring and recording with different artists, I've been writing and recording my very first solo album. I'm excited to dig deep, giving you my very best to create an album that comes from the heart. The album, due to be released in Fall 2011, is called Hurry Up and Smell The Roses and will feature 11 original tracks.
My aim is to create the best work I can make, and I'm doing so without a record label. I've partnered with Kickstarter to raise the funds necessary to do it properly. Your pledge dollars go directly to the creation, manufacturing, and release of this album.
This is an "All or Nothing" funding site, which means that I must reach my target goal, or all pledges are cancelled and this project will not be funded at all. So, I've created lots of rewards that allow you to get the music first, plus unique experiences and exclusives for backers only. Plus, every pledge gives you access to project updates so you can join me on this adventure.
I can't express enough gratitude for all the support you've given me over the years. You've made it possible for me pursue my life-long dream, and it means the world to me.
- (30 days)