The past few years have been some of the most difficult of my life. To say that I’ve grown and changed as a result would be a serious understatement. Maybe you’ve noticed, maybe you haven’t -- social media is only a small slice of reality. But my art is a raw, unvarnished presentation of who I am and what is going on in my life. You’ve seen that over and over again, in videos and songs like Rise, Lover, I Do, Bears, Son of a Preacher Man, Mama, More Than Temporary, and Gay Christmas. You’ve seen me struggle, you’ve watched me grow, and together we have connected through our shared experiences.
Territories is the most complex and evocative storytelling I have ever undertaken. You’ve grown to know me as a troubadour of love -- that has not, and will never, change. But in Territories I push that to a whole new level, seeking to map previously unexplored areas of love. That requires venturing into the unknown, places full of excitement and mystery and fear, rather than claiming to understand with certainty what love is.
We’ve been on this journey together for more than a decade now. In fact, my whole adult life has been an amazing trail of long tours, exciting video shoots, cramped studios, and -- most importantly -- you, your smiling faces, captivating stories, late night dinners, endless couches, humbling hospitality, and your unconditional love and support.
I hope you’ll join me for this new journey as well. I hope you’ll support Territories, my new full-length album, and the music video for my first single.
Risks and challenges
Creating art is inherently challenging. Beyond the daunting task of making something from nothing, there are relationships to build, puzzles to solve, and of course bills to pay within a reasonable budget. As an independent artist, I have learned how to do all of these things effectively and consistently. My track record speaks for itself.
Over the past 11 years, I have produced 7 full albums, 8 EPs, and 10 singles. In that same time I’ve produced 19 music videos and scored a feature film. I have built relationships with artists all over the world, working with more than 150 independent artists on my last two Kickstarter projects alone.
My work strives to tell stories that nobody else is willing to tell. I have embraced my experience as a gay man and have used it to help heal people and facilitate productive conversation. I have always, and will always, strive to create art intentionally and responsibly.
I will deliver a great product and I will do it within my budget. My history, experience, and past success are proof that I'm up to the challenge.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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