Help Fund My Album!

Posted on Apr 15, 2015 in Campaign, Media, Updates

Help Fund My Album!

I rarely post twice in 2 months, but I have some big news that I’ve got to reiterate. If you’re short on time, please just click here to watch the 58 second video.

For those of you who don’t know, I am raising money to record the fully composed and orchestrated sequel album of Convert Augustine, I’m calling Consummate Augustine. It’s been done for a while. I just need to get it recorded. So guess what? I’m crowdfunding.

For those of you (super generous) who have already given THANK YOU! I only have another month to reach the minimal recording cost (for musicians, producer, studio, etc.) that will allow me to get started.

That means, if I don’t reach the minimum goal by May 17, those who are counting on receiving their chosen “perks” will not be able to receive them, and I will have to refund them. BUT, if we reach it early, I can start sending out the perks early

Here are some of the “perks”:

  • Choose-Your-Own Adventure Video Series
  • Singing Telegram
  • A full song I write just for you
  • Personalized Tour of New Orleans.
  • Music Lessons
  • Bound Scores of the Albums
  • Time in the Studio
  • Thank You and Executive Credit
  • Home Concerts
  • All people who contribute $25 or more will get the dual, digital album of Convert Augustine and Consummate Augustine.

Asking for money is never easy, and I know you’re not all busting at the seams. So if you can’t give, keep it on the tip of your tongue to others we know? I don’t have everyone’s info.

It’s weird and humbling to not be in control over the fate of this album. I hope you can help.


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New Album, Video Series, and Then Some

Posted on Mar 17, 2015 in Media, Updates

New Album, Video Series, and Then Some

Finally a New Album?

I bit the bullet and started an IndieGogo Campaign with lots of stuff to buy to fund a new album (including presales of the actual album).

I will finally record this long-awaited sequel only if this campaign reaches its goal in the next 2 months. So check it out, and tell your generous friends ASAP!

Fridays at Pearl Wine Co.

Pearl PosterThanks to the generosity of the owner, in addition to my regular Friday-night residency at Pearl Wine Co. (8:30-10:30pm), first Fridays of the month now feature my Rhythmic Tricks.

We’ll still do my originals and arrangements every week, but the first Fridays bring a heavier version. Up-and-comer Brad Webb is the steady rock on drums, while we experiment with new sounds for the layers above him.

The 2nd week of Jazz Fest, Jason Isaac will be coming in from New York to sub for him while his old pal from Afroskull, Bill Richards, holds it down on bass.

Video Series on Facebook

Video SeriesSome of you are familiar with my aversion to cameras. To conquer my fear, I have launched a video series on Facebook. Once a month I put up a home video of me performing.

To witness this year-long transformation from ‘fraidy cat to maybe just cat, like my Facebook page.

(Shout out to my piano teacher, Meghan Swartz!)

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