Ukestarter campaign to fund new album

Here are the details of my “Ukestarter” campaign to help fund my upcoming recording project. I am so grateful for the donations that have already come in. If you might buy a copy from me, I really encourage you to pre-order and become a part of the recording process.

This page is specifically for those who would like to help me fund my next album project. This one is a solo ukulele venture of instrumentals. It will be a mix of original compositions and classic cover songs from the 60’s and 70’s mostly. In working hard to create a quality album, it is always a challenge to strike the right financial balance. I have chosen to use a high quality recording studio and engineer, Dan Barrett of Rubicon Artist Development; a talented graphic artist, Mike Harnisch; top notch photographer James Goulden; and local manufacturers Any and All Media. These are all professional grade services and though, reasonably priced, are by no means inexpensive. That is where your help can be invaluable, especially on the front end of this project. By pre-ordering, your contribution can help ensure a timely fruition of this process as well as help me gauge some realistic quantities for a first run of cds. In the spirit of crowd-funding sources such as Kickstarter, I am offering several levels at which one might contribute. There are perks and bonuses for each level listed below. I will keep this page updated to let folks know a few details of the recording process, but, not too much, to keep it fresh when it is released. It will contain at least 10 songs and will be available as a cd or a digital download. But wait, there’s more:

Level One donation: $10 The Early Adopter Digital download code for finished album as soon as it is available for purchase. These donors will be the first to hear and have the album. Estimated release date is 12/12/13

Level Two donation: $15 Old School Physical copy of album and shipping in the contiguous 48 states. These donors will be among the first to have a physical copy. Estimated release date is 1/10/13

Level Three donation: $20 The Old and the New Digital download code and a physical copy of the album when it is released. For those who want to hear it first and have a physical copy of the cd.

Level Four Donation: $50 The Giver Digital download code and 4 cds shipped in the contiguous 48 states. This is for the gift giving types.

Level Five Donation: $100 The Uker Digital download code, 1 cd, 1 hour long skype ukulele lesson and the tablature/notation/chords with study notes to one of the songs from the album.

Level Six Donation: $250 The Impressario Digital download code, 1 cd, 2 sets of live instrumental ukulele music at your home in central Texas within 100 miles of Austin in 2014. Scheduling to be determined based on availability.

Level Seven: $500 Heart of Gold/Philanthropist This package includes digital download code, 10 cds shipped in the contiguous 48 states and 6 hours of private ukulele lessons for a youth who attends one of Austin’s Title I elementary schools and who could not otherwise afford lessons. Documentation provided through and groundwork music project.

Uke on!

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