I know it has been ages since I posted, but this is something huge. Last night I finally launched my first Kickstarter project to raise money for an 8-song acoustic CD. For more info, visit this link:
And in case you don’t feel like reading when you get there, here is the story behind the whole deal.
A short collection of moody, introspective, almost-100%-acoustic indie/folk rock songs
I started writing songs back in 1998. For a long time I was not very good at singing, so it took me years to even play out. Finally I did in 2004. My first live performance fell on the same day I found out I was going to be a father to twin girls.
To my surprise, my partner at the time still encouraged me to get out there with my music. While I enjoyed doing acoustic tunes, my heart was set on rock and roll…having a band. So I got one together, but it was too difficult to juggle fatherhood, rehearsal, AND playing out.
Eventually I gave up on being in bands, and performing music completely. Every now and then I would pick up the guitar, but I wouldn’t write any new tunes. Whenever I tried, it felt like I was retreading old ground.
Then, about a month ago, I wrote my first song in ages. And you know what? It sounded fresh and new to me. My interest in music was reborn.
Ever since I wrote that new tune, I have been performing nothing but old songs. (In fact, this album is full of songs that are older than five years.) However, I have chosen to go with these because I still believe strongly that they deserve to see the light of day.
And this leads me to the project that you see before you. In the years since the performing part of my musical life began, I have become a father of FOUR kids. My budget is stretched to the limit. However, I think it is perfectly acceptable that even poor folks should have dreams.
Thanks to Kickstarter, you folks can help me realize one of mine.