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Hello family, friends and independent music supporters….
I’ve been working for the past two years on writing and developing songs for a new EP. I am thrilled to say that they are now complete. They have been played and played and fixed and rewritten and are now ready to be brought into a studio, and then to YOU.
I released a full-length album in 2012, and this time around, I will be making an EP entitled “The Harboring.” I almost feel like I’m starting from scratch with this material, and I know that I’ve grown tremendously as an artist over the past few years. The songs I’ve written for this next project are a departure from any previous material, so introducing it in a smaller dose feels more comfortable to me.
I want to produce the best album possible, and that means everything including instrumentation, sound, artwork, etc. As an independent artist without the financial backing of a label, the entire cost is mine to bear. So this is where I need YOUR help. Here’s a quick breakdown of some of the things that come with a price tag in this process:
Digital Distribution (iTunes, Spotify, etc)
One of the greatest things about PledgeMusic is that other than the final product (my new EP), you can pick and choose whatever rewards you find interesting that you’d like to receive for pledging! Whatever your price point, there’s something for you. Take a quick scan of the different pledge tiers and their subsequent rewards and when all is said and done, you’ll receive a digital copy of the album AND some other cool things.
EARN SOME FEEL GOOD POINTS. If I reach my goal before the end date, you can continue contributing. A percentage of that money will go directly to The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. For more info on The Trevor Project, visit http://www.thetrevorproject.org/.
This album won’t get made without your help. Plain and simple. I wish I had the funds to do this on my own, because let’s be honest… No one likes to ask for money! But you can be assured that EVERY DIME of what is made through this campaign will be spent on making this album a real, physical thing. Art is so often bottled up inside the artist, and I’m attempting to let this exist in a physical form, for all of you, for good. Please help me get in the studio and make this thing happen!
Thank you so much for the constant support and love that I get from each of you. It pushes me to keep going, keep creating, and keep growing. So much love.
Digital download of the new EP “The Harboring” in its entirety in the format of your choosing.
Receive a signed physical copy of the EP, complete with album artwork and liner notes.
Receive signed copies of the new EP “The Harboring” and my first full-length album “Halfway” released in 2012.
Receive a comfortable, 100% cotton t-shirt with original design by Joshua Thomas. Sizes small, medium, or large.
Download 3 of the tracks off new EP in their most raw form, unedited & unmixed! These will be one take tracks straight from the studio, available only to those who contribute to the PledgeMusic campaign. Plus a signed copy of the EP and a handwritten thank you note.
Receive a handwritten lyric sheet of one of the songs from the new EP! May include random doodles and sketches.
2 tickets! Gain access to ANY future Joshua Thomas performance. You pick the show, I’ll get you in, AND you’re allowed access to the pre-show soundcheck/hangout.
I will perform a cover song of your choice, live, and put the video on YouTube for your enjoyment (and the enjoyment of millions). Any song will do, even Taylor or Miley. Actually, ESPECIALLY Taylor or Miley.
You’ll be part of the new EP…literally! With your name appearing in a special “thank you” section of the album’s liner notes. Plus a signed copy of the EP!
Receive an original drawing from me! I’ll even frame it for you.
I’ll perform a 45-minute acoustic show for just for you via Skype. If you have a certain request, you can let me know ahead of time and I’ll throw it into the set.
I’ll play a house show for you and your friends in your living room, kitchen, backyard, basement, or wherever you choose. We’ll both agree upon a date that works. Stipulation: Must live within 3 hours from Philadelphia!
If you’re able and willing to pledge this amount to my project, you deserve it all. SO, you’ll get the EP, t-shirt, tickets, drawing, lyric sheet, etc. ALL of it. And if you live within 3 hours from Philly, you’ll also get a house show.