The album is called “Kaizen” because I learned that you can do more than you can imagine if you just take one small step at a time toward your goal. It’s the same with how the pledges add up to make something wonderful happen!
All my love, Kerry
I’m writing you today to let you know that I’m launching a Kickstarter.com campaign beginning in May and so I’m asking for your very important feedback as I ramp up the preparations for the launch.
You may know that with a Kickstarter camgaign one must reach the stated goal in order to get any of the funds that friends, family and fans have pledged to the project. That means I really need to gauge how interested folks are in getting on board with it in advance of launch, so I can make the goal a reality based and achievable amount.
Currently I am finishing production of 3 new songs, which will be available for immediate download upon successful completion of the goal (plus all the goodies offered as premiums of course). The funding is going to be used to produce 6 more songs that will be released as 2 more downloadable EPs and the final set of 9 will be pressed as a CD set.
The whole set is called “Kaizen” because I learned that you can do more than you can imagine if you just take one small step at a time toward your goal.
Come to the goal with me. Make Kaizen happen. I’m counting on your love of music and that you’re on this list means you like my work. So let’s do this!
Please write me back and let me know what you think.
All the love, Kerry
I’ve spent my entire life traveling around these United States, got to hit Canada a couple of times, and also South America and Mexico. I often wonder how many countries I would have passed through, had I driven around the European continent as much as I have here in the USA. Having said this, I’m so excited to finally be heading over to at least one country next week for my first trip across the pond. I can’t tell you how excited I am. Two whole weeks! I love to visit museums and historical sites and I’ve been warned, there may be enough for me to get my fill (I doubt it though). I never dreamed that my first trip to Europe would be Belgium, still it could not be more perfect. History, beer, chocolate, great food and wonderful company. Life is grand. I hope to have some pictures to share and stories to tell when I return in October.
In the mean time, the tracks are sort of on hold, except to say that the keys are ready for at least one track and I’m working with a horn arranger on another one. Recording will have to wait until I get back, however, I think I have finally come to terms with my need for speed where this is concerned. I want to produce something special. And special takes time. Why rush when you’re working on something you truly love just to “get it out there”?
It’s tortoise time.
Man oh man, just let off a bit of steam and see what happens? Hit the studio on Sunday to track vocals for the three new songs, did not see that coming. Kenny Lewis is always so booked I was disparing getting into work on them. The good news is they are ready now to send to the other fine musicians for their work. I’ll also have a chance to begin working on the background vocal arrangements.
Kenny and I were talking about how most folks don’t realize how much goes into creating recordings. Admittedly, some are wonderfully done with a live band, all together in the studio at once, while many others are done by carefully crafting an audio image, so to speak. Rather like creating a painting, bringing in different colours and tones to achieve a balance that resonates as a whole experience. I love it.