I launched my first ever KickStarter campaign today! If you know what I'm talking about then you know whats coming over the next 30 days. If not, I'll tell you!
KickStarter is a crowd funding website. Its a platform where creators (me) ask you, (the music lover, consumer, random web browser...) for money to fund a project. I know you work hard for your money might not want to just throw it at random projects, so what I'm mainly looking for is pre-sales. If you would like an album, just go ahead and buy it in advance. If you feel like giving more (bless you) there are lots of fun and interesting rewards for doing so. The bottom line is that every dollar helps and I really can't do it with out you! So, if you will, check out the project and share it with your friends. Thank you!
About this project:
Its been roughly five years since I’ve released an album. that's right, five years. If my absence of recording were a child it would be in kindergarten.
A lot has happened during that seemingly great lapse of time. I uprooted my life in North Carolina. I loaded everything I needed (cat and dog included) into my van and moved to Nashville, where I proceeded to live in said van lurking about in parking lots, parks, neighborhoods and neighborhood bars before eventually moving indoors.
I’ve played with tons of bands, including bluegrass legend, Charlie Sizemore, had a song on the IBMA ballot, hiked for thirty days on the Appalachian Trail with my mom, welcomed a niece and two nephews into the world, said goodbye to my Grandma Haley, the woman who taught me so many things (how to hammer a nail and tie my shoes to name a few), all while ever continuing to let melodies and lyrics flow into and out of my head.
The songs selected for this recording reflect some of these themes, but these themes -change, restlessness, love, adventure, heartbreak, loss, success, dreams, memory- aren’t specific to me, but to the human experience. Therefore, I’m excited to bring these songs, these themes, to life and into your hands.
One of the best things about Nashville is being surrounded by amazing musicians and getting to call them my friends! Which is why I’m elated to have some of my greatest and most talented friends involved in this project! One of my favorite musicians and people, Jim Hurst, is helping me produce this album and a whole slew of fantastic musicians lined up! I'll be posting tons of updates as the project continues! I can tell you one thing: you certainly won't be disappointed with the musicianship on this album!
Every year I have put off making an album. I kept waiting for that magical day when I would be able to afford another project. Waiting for the illustrious Money Stork to fly over my bed one night and drop a beautiful little bundle of cash with which to make my next album. All the while, the songs kept piling up. I realized that there is no Money Stork and it was time to call on you! If everyone who wants a copy of Looney Bird for their very own buys it in advance, I will be able to make it happen! Come on now, be my Money Stork!
I have enough cash to get this project started but I won’t be able to get it into your hands without your help! So please, pre-order and share, share, share! Every little bit helps a lot!
If you feel like pre-ordering, follow this link:
Click on the desired reward and amount ($25 gets you a digital download before the album is out and a signed copy of the actual album when its all done), and kickstarter will walk you through the rest from there.
Thank you all for your continued support!