New album and book! The View From Here

May 13, 2015

Hello everyone!

I’m excited to announce the Kickstarter campaign for my new album (and transcription book) The View from Here!

We’re “live” as of 7 PM CDT today, May 13, 2015- in other words, NOW! Here’s the link:

To fund this project, we need to raise $9,000, which will go toward production, recording, manufacturing/printing, and promotion costs. We have some great incentives for various levels of support, including pre-release downloads, physical copies of the album and book, and more!

Statistics show it's best to have backers contribute early to increase the “buzz” and viral nature of the campaign. So, if you're able to contribute today, it would help truly "kickstart" this project!

We have only 30 days to reach our goal of $9,000. Please spread the word and share with your friends via email and on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media, and encourage them to do so as well. Thanks again for your consideration and support- together we can make The View From Here a reality!

   • "To me, this is what great guitar playing really is. Today, and for many years now I remain a huge Craig fan!" ~ Doyle Dykes

   • "This is the kind of instrumental music that bears repeated listening, that makes me reach for a guitar or harmonica to play along, and then reminds me of how good it feels to learn a new melody, find the right groove, and simply be a musician." ~ Buddy Greene

   • "'The View' is gorgeous!" ~ Jim Hatlo, media consultant and music journalist (Frets magazine, etc.) 

Here’s a quick and simple explanation of what Kickstarter is and how it works. (Adapted from Rachel Coleman's website, an artist who used Kickstarter to successfully fund a TV series for kids):

"Kickstarter is a platform where creators can launch new projects. Anyone, anywhere can become a backer by making a pledge and getting rewards. You only get your rewards if the project meets its funding goal. Your credit card is never charged if the goal is not met.

• It is not a donation.
• It is not tax-deductible.
• You are not a traditional investor.

If you like a project and want to help it become a reality, you back it and share it with others. If enough people (aka the crowd in crowd-funding) back a project it becomes a reality!! Everyone wins!"

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