Text by Ted Drozdowski
Over the decades I’ve earned an international reputation as an inventive, hard-working musician and entertainer, and respected and award-winning journalist, historian, educator and advocate. Every project I’ve undertaken has had the mission of bringing great American roots music to more people while making them happy. The next step in this mission is a new album called Love & Life, which will bridge the past and present in a fresh and authentic way with the best music I’ve ever made. It’s joyful music that touches the mind and inspires the soul.
To do this, I need funding to create, mix, master and manufacture Love & Life, and to take it to the world with a marketing campaign that speaks to a broader audience. With your support, I can build a new, vital, living perspective on American roots music.
I’m offering large and small “perks” for your sharing at different levels, from a very important executive producer credit on the project to an autographed guitar to my first e-book to rare demos. And at every level of giving, there will be music for you. I’m also happy to tailor a package of rewards specifically for you.
Every penny of the $13,335 needed to fulfill this mission will be used to make the album and take it to the world. If I reach that goal, I’ll be able to record and manufacture the album, promote it and make a cool video. I hope you will help me achieve my overall dream — which is to take deeply rooted and honest American music with a fresh sound to new audiences and new generations.
If you can’t afford to contribute, please help me get the word out. Share my campaign on Facebook and Twitter, tell your friends, call folks who’d want to invest. I honestly think the music that’ll be on Love & Life is important and can move, entertain and inform people in a positive way.