I’m Making a Record, Part 2

It’s taken a while, but my third solo record, Outposts, is all tracked and nearly mixed.  It’s sounding great, and I’m really proud of the songs.  I can’t wait for you to hear them.  I just launched a kickstarter campaign to raise funds to help finish it.  This would cover mastering, graphic design and artwork, and manufacturing.  If you’d like to help me out, You can make a small (or large) donation, or simply spread the word about it to your friends.  Thank you so much for considering supporting this project; I really appreciate it!  Special thanks to my buddy Reid Maclean for putting together a video for me.

Here’s what I said about the project over at kickstarter:

Once, a radio interviewer asked me what my songs were about, and I said “longing.”  He thought that was an “angsty” answer and told me so.  I know he’s right, yet I still can’t think of a better answer.  My songs are about longing —  to know and be known by God and my fellow human beings, to be free of spirit, mind and body, to feel my soul careening over mountaintops to the sea.  That said, I try to be funny.

The record is almost finished and is sounding terrific.  I recorded the songs in Philadelphia with an accomplished, talented, and kind group of people including producer/engineer Brian McTear, engineer Jonathan Low, bassist/arranger Joshua Stamper, and Drummer Patrick Berkery.  Brian and Jonathan have done great work recently with Dr. Dog, the Dead Milkmen, and Sharon Van Etten.  Josh and Patrick keep things locked down and truckin’ for Danielson.

I’m asking for your help to raise funds for mastering, graphic design and artwork, and manufacturing.  If I raise enough to press vinyl, I’ll do that.  If I raise more than expected, but not enough for vinyl, I’ll put the funds towards promotion.

To your right, you will see a bunch of incentives.  I’ve tried to create levels of giving for friends of all economic standings, so that everyone can pitch in, whatever amount you feel is right for you. Every giving level comes with at least one benefit. I hope there’s something there that looks good to you. If you can’t afford to contribute money, you can help by spreading the word about Outposts and passing along news about this campaign to someone who might be able to support me financially.”

Thanks for your help!. I’m thankful to be blessed with an amazingly encouraging and supportive community of family, friends, and fans.

All the best,

Jason

P.S. please feel free to email me with any questions, or about anything:

jason “at” jasonharrod.com

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