Yesterday I announced the date of the album’s release. I did so, knowing full well that I don’t have the money yet to actually finish the record. I’m believing, stepping out in faith, hoping, that I will find a way to raise the rest of the money for the album. But because I’ve been told to dream big, I’m doing just that.
Many people didn’t get a chance to donate to help make the album, so I’m giving you another chance by trying to fund a U.S. Tour via Kickstarter. The goal is to raise $5,000 in the next month, (Starting next week.) and start booking shows in most major cities for August/September/October. My hopes is that I will be able to raise enough money to finish the album, cover expenses for those months and pay to get from San Diego to Augusta (Maine) to Jacksonville (Florida) to Seattle (Washington) and back home!
I guess I could call it “The Broke Ass Tour: Part 2”, but I think calling it “The Hope Tour” will make my mother happier. 😀
So here’s what I’m asking for:
1. Help with getting the word out. “Sharing” does SOOO MUCH MORE for an artist than “Liking”. I can’t do anything if my numbers stay stagnant, so tell a friend. Invite them to a show. Share my music! Tell them my depressing yet funny stories.
2. Help me locate investors. These are people who want to support artists like myself and have the funds to do so. I have a business plan I can e-mail them and everything! The truth is, a healthy investor could make or break a musician’s career!
3. Give me ideas! Help me figure out how to reach more people! I’m only one guy… I may be creative, but my brain needs to sleep too! Is there something funny I could video tape that would go viral? A song that needs to be written? The worst thing I could say is, “uh…. you’re cray…” 😀 So start brainstorming.
4. Give me a hug. Cause I’m scared out of my mind…
Great things don’t happen if you don’t work for them, and I’m hoping that I can work hard enough to see all of your beautiful faces on the road.
Thank you so much ahead of time for your help. I’m starting all of the kickstarter stuff on TUESDAY, May 8th.
I love you, and thanks for believing in me when I have a hard time believing in myself. You are the reason I have hope.