Tonight I launched a kickstarter campaign for my new album. You can check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1663565365/collecting-anchors-full-length-album
Here is the long version:
I am back at home in Bemidji from tour, and we just finished up with the first two days of recording for my new album, "Collecting Anchors" which I am super excited to announce will be coming out this fall. We wrapped up the drums played by the fabulous Owen Weaver and the bass rocked out by the incomparable Garrett Verke this weekend. Now I am hard at work getting the guitar and vocal parts ready to record in May and June. There will also be a few other special guests on this album including some amazing cello playing by my friend Brenna Sahatjian from the Portland-based band Strangeweather.
I am more excited about this project than I have ever been about any other album I have done, and I am reaching out to let you know that I am community funding this through a kickstarter campaign that just launched this evening. I've been kicking around the idea, pun intended, for a little while now. I am really invested in this album and these songs. I don't want to record in the way I always have, rushing through the process to keep the costs low/within my personal means. I want to take the time to get it right, and I also want to collaborate and bring other artists into the process. This album will be the first full length album I have done with a band. Part of the process that is also really important to me is paying my fellow musicians and other artists contributing to the project a fair wage.
Garrett, Owen and I have already laid down the drums and bass and the tracks are amazing!! I've been dancing around my living room nonstop listening to them. I am so excited to get back in the studio,and to get this album into your hands this fall. Thank you all so much for your continued support of my music, and for considering supporting my latest album, "Collecting Anchors" in any of these ways:
* You can donate here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1663565365/collecting-anchors-full-length-album
* You can share it on Facebook periodically throughout the campaign.
* You can send a personal message or email including a link to this campaign to folks who may be interested in supporting this project.
Much love from Bemidji!