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Honest and hopeful music from the biggest little city. Get the 3-song EP when you contribute to the full length album coming fall 2013. Read more

Reno, NV Music
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Honest and hopeful music from the biggest little city. Get the 3-song EP when you contribute to the full length album coming fall 2013.

Reno, NV Music
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"I’ve known Donald for a decade now... I was really excited to hear Zimmerman. The outcome is no less than expected!"
DAVID CROWDER
(Grammy nominated and 8 time Dove award winner)

"Donald's voice does not swim in currents of familiarity.  It has a uniqueness and depth that can only come from celebrating new life and grieving in the depths of sorrow.  This is the kind of artist I want to call friend and the kind of music I want to scream loudly."
ROBBIE SEAY
(Recording artist and producer, EMI/Sparrow)

“I love this record.  He brought creativity that the world of 'worship music' needs and matched it with powerful and rich theology.”
MICHAEL BLEECKER
(Worship Pastor at The Village Church  Dallas, TX

...music is such an incredible carrier of story. Song can do things speaking can't. Music attaches itself to us differently. It's why Alzheimer's patients forget their own family members but don't forget the words and melodies of hymns from their childhood.

Music is powerful, but you have to know what you want to say. People can tell if you mean it, and that doesn't change if you add piano and guitars. So we write songs about what we see God doing in us and around us…right here in the biggest little city…Reno, NV.

...they think of nearby legal prostitution, and folks wasting their last precious years gambling.

 But in the shadows of casinos, there is something else happening.

When Jesus enters someone’s story, anything is possible. The isolated find community, the addicted find healing, the restless find purpose, marriages find love again and people live for something bigger than what they can wrap their arms around. We want to deliver some of what we’ve seen by making a record.

Normally, we'd tour to raise money for a studio project, but we've been busy investing in Living Stones, one of the fastest growing churches in the country. We've saved every dollar we've made the last couple years, but we still need help making this story happen.

...our faithful friends and fans an opportunity to pledge a dollar amount towards the total needed. Pledging is like giving us parts of a bike, that we can build together, so that we can deliver these songs.

If we raise the full amount by the deadline, then we make a new album, and you get a prize package to thank you for you coming along side us when we needed you most. Prizes include things like downloads of exclusive tracks, adventures with the band, house shows, and more…

Remember, 

if we don't get the total amount in time, no money or prizes exchange hands. If we raise more than we're shooting for, we'll roll the funds over into our next project, a compilation album with other bands from our community.

...but if can do more, please do. If you've been affected or encouraged by our music in the past, now is the time for you and make a real difference.

Join us in this chapter. Pledge today and help us deliver the story we have.

Love,
Cory, Trevor, Donald, Mike, and Liz

Risks and challenges

We already have a professional mixer in Nashville in mind, and will use the amazing Bob Boyd for mastering. That said, we have a few options for tracking. This way, if someone can't get us on their calendar, we have a back-up plan. If we have to leave the area, we have additional financial support to pay for transportation saved.

We have been planning this for two years so if any of our previous 4 projects are an indication, we are in great shape to charge ahead.

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    60 backers

    MUSIC NOW AND MUSIC LATER
    Digital download of the "My Soul Knows" 3-song EP on March 24th, as well as a Kickstarter Exclusive bonus track.

    You'll also get a digital download of the full length album, "Hopefully Broken" scheduled to release fall of 2013.

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    21 backers

    YOU OUGHTA BE IN PICTURES
    You'll have your pretty face printed in the liner notes of our full length project, "Hopefully Broken" PLUS a surprise gift from our back catalog.
    PLUS everything from Reward #1.

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    84 backers

    ONLY A FEW THREADS
    A gorgeous limited edition tee-shirt that will only be printed for contributors and no one else. Not even our moms. Unless they chip in. Let's be honest, they probably will. PLUS rewards 1 & 2.

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    12 backers Limited (13 left of 25)

    CLAP THEM HANDS Y'ALL
    Have a nice shower voice or consider your clapping a cut above average?
    Personal invite to record singing and clapping with us on a track for "Hopefully Broken" the full length project later this year.
    PLUS rewards 1 & 2.

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    17 backers Limited (1 left of 18)

    CHICK-FIL-A TRIP
    They didn't invent chicken, just the chicken sandwich. Hop in the van and make a road-trip with the band to Sacramento to hit Chick-Fil-A and have your mind blown by the most delicious chicken you've ever tasted. Prize covers meal and gas, not to mention antics in the van.

    PLUS rewards 1 & 2.

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    3 backers All gone!

    TONE MONSTER
    Receive a limited run tone/distorion pedal from Majestic pedals. These things are insane. Buttery tone with delicious grit. Yes please. Score one way cheaper than the internet will let you.
    PLUS rewards 1 & 2.

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    3 backers Limited (1 left of 4)

    BOOST YOUR SKILLS
    Private music lesson from MIke and Liz Mumford. Both of them are professional teachers, and love getting you to the next level of musicianship, so this one is the gift that keeps on giving.
    PLUS rewards 1 & 2.

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    SIGNED BANJO
    Other than being a fully functioning banjo, it has a few body tattoos in the shape of our autographs.
    PLUS rewards 1 & 2.

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    8 backers Limited (4 left of 12)

    DINNER WITH THE BAND
    This ain't no fast food run. Steak dinner with all the fixins. We mean ALL of them. We'll gather round a big table and tell stories over delicious morsels. We will even do dishes.

    PLUS rewards 1 & 2.

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    3 backers Limited (2 left of 5)

    FISHING TRIP ON PRIVATE WATER Pack your flies or lures and head to CA where Donald will show you some world class water for that trophy trout you've dreamed of. Includes transportation, gear (if needed), photography and lunch. PLUS rewards 1 & 2.

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    3 backers Limited (5 left of 8)

    YOUTUBE COVER We'll cover any song of your choice. Yes, ANY song...as long as it's not completely inappropriate, we'll shoot the video and post it for all the world to see, dedicated to you. Every genre is fair game. PLUS rewards 1 & 2.

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    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    VIDEO EPISODE

    You provide the footage and our very own Donald will edit what you provide into an episode. Could be a wedding, shots of your adorable kiddo, or the last vacation. This is timeless and priceless folks.
    PLUS rewards 1 & 2.

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    1 backer Limited (3 left of 4)

    HOUSE SHOW
    We'll bring our music to you! Host an amazing night of great friends and tunes with your very own house show. You can even pick the setlist from our catalog. This should make for a very special evening. PLUS rewards 1 & 2.

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    PASTOR HARVEY RAPS ON THE ALBUM
    This is the real deal folks. Pastor Harvey will leave his hip-hop retirement and rap on one of the tracks on "Hopefully Broken". Can you really place a price on this? Well, I guess we can. Worth every penny.

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