I am very pleased to announce that I am ready to release my musical creations out into the world, but I need your help!
"The Prairie Pulled Me Under" is a collection of songs that strive to give a voice to Nature and accentuate the importance of living in harmony with the land. Each song has been intentionally crafted to bring the listener to a higher state of vibration and to stress the urgency of living in accordance with natural laws. I feel that there is a severe deficit of music in today's world that is written from a non-egoic perspective, and the inspiration for these songs has come from a place of pure love and a desire to give a voice to that which otherwise cannot speak for itself.
For the past 7 months I have been living on a beautiful farm near the South Dakota border, with much of that time spent either in the garden or in my one-room shack overlooking the prairie. Due to my very simple lifestyle, I cannot afford to pay for this album on my own, but the spirits have told me that now is the time for these songs to hit your eardrums; Mother Nature is desperate to be heard!
How Your Donations Will Be Used
Recording, Mixing, and Mastering
The album will be recorded (in analog, mono) at The Pearl studio in Northeast Minneapolis by Zach and Noah Hollander, who have some of the best vintage gear in town and they really know how to use it! I feel that a high-quality recording is the best way to transmit these ideas and allow them to be fully appreciated. I've estimated that this should cost around $1,400.
Pressing the Album
I plan on doing an initial pressing of 1,000 CDs using eco-friendly materials, which should cost around $1,000.
Paying the Musicians
The studio band will include some of the best musicians in Minneapolis, and I would like to be able to compensate them for their time.
Why Your Contribution Matters
By donating to this cause, you are not only allowing music to be heard that might otherwise fade into the background, but you are allowing me and other musicians to continue doing what we love without being forced through the meat-grinder of material society. I have been singing, playing music, and writing songs since the age of seven, and never once have I sought to become rich or famous off my music. I just want to be honest and live close to the land, using what little resources I have wisely. Having some extra income will allow me to buy seeds and other things we need for the farm, which will ultimately feed me and many other people come harvest time. Not spending money on food means that I have more time to work on my creative endeavors and write my next album!
Thank You and Bless You All!