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Hello friends.

Here we are, in 2018, with our earthbound cars and our regular old selves, still listening to music like we humans have always been doing. Welcome to the future.

I keep hearing about virtual reality, but I'm making an album of songs for regular reality. The kind of reality where you realize that life doesn't always turn out the way you imagined, but you still wake up every day with a choice to make the best of it or throw in the towel. 

These are "make the best of it" songs. And I guess there's a bit of "throw in the towel" music in here too, because I know that's the best each of us can do some mornings.

There are times I've been tempted to throw in the towel on making music, but it keeps pulling me back in, like maybe it's worth it to sing some truth out into the void and hope it can do some good along the way.

So here I am, making a new record and inviting you to join me in bringing it to life. The bare bones budget for this record is around $11,000. I have around $3,000 saved up already, and I'm working my butt off to add to that. If I can raise $6,000 or more through Kickstarter, I can get it to the finish line.

I'll be posting updates here throughout the writing and recording journey, with sneak peaks into new songs and my creative process.

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ADD-ONs

You can add a super soft T-shirt to any reward tier. Here's how:

  • When making your pledge, add an extra $25 above whatever reward tier you're selecting.
  • If you've already made a pledge and want to add a T-shirt, select "Manage Your Pledge." Increase your pledge amount by $25, but don't change your reward tier.

After the campaign is finished, you'll receive a survey to get sizing information.

 

Risks and challenges

I'm planning to record the album this spring, with a tentative release date of late summer or fall.

If this Kickstarter fails, then I have to go back to square one and re-evaluate if there's another way to bring these songs into the world.

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    Digital download of the album 1 month before release date.

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    Signed CD of the new album + digital download, 1 month before release date.

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    Here's Something

    Super soft T-shirt + entire Zach Vinson discography (CDs and digital downloads). Includes new album, "How We Spend Our Days," "The Streets Will Turn to Streams," and "Cracked Open." Delivered 1 month before release date.

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    My Favorite Things

    Treat yourself to a care package, including a book off my own bookshelf, a signed copy of the new album, a treat from one of my favorite Nashville spots, and a hand-written letter. Delivered 1 month before album release.

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    Musician Things

    Your choice of either piano lessons or songwriting lessons with yours truly. 3 half-hour lessons, either in person (if in Nashville) or via Skype. Also includes signed copy of the new album + digital download.

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    Recording Things

    Want me to play keys on your record? Deal. We'll record in-person (if in Nashville), or remotely (if not in Nashville), on up to 10 songs. Also includes signed copy of the new album + digital download.

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    Me Doing Things in Your House

    90-minute solo house show within 300 miles of Nashville, any time in 2018. Farther than 300 miles may require (minimal) extra travel expenses. Also includes signed copy of the new album + digital download.

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    Me + Band Doing Things

    Full band show within 300 miles of Nashville, any time in 2018. Farther than 300 miles may require (minimal) extra travel expenses. Also includes signed copy of the new album + digital download.

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    Banana Things

    In case you want to go bananas. Executive producer credit on the new album, signed CD, digital download, T-shirt, hand-written letter, guest list for you and a friend at any show in 2018. Also includes a 90-minute solo house show within 300 miles of Nashville. Farther than 300 miles may require (minimal) extra travel expenses.

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