Finally moving forward again!

 Shalom Friends and Family,
I pray that you are well, blessed, and hungering for God’s word and righteousness.

I wanted to give you another update on the album. It has been awhile and there really has been nothing to report until now. Leonardo will be starting the mixdown process this month. We’ll have usable tracks for two more of the songs soon, and will add them to our new set for our Spring tour beginning in March.

We are getting ready to head for the Carolinas. The weekend after next we will be in Asheville, just three hours from Knoxville where our producer has moved. We are planning to take a side trip between concerts to record some additional instrumental tracks for two of the songs. We will also set a release date so we have something to shoot for. As things are going now it looks like sometime near the end of April/beginning of May.

We are going to continue to pay Leonardo as much as we can from donations that come in specifically for the project; also from any finances we have left after travel and other expenses are withdrawn from our CD and concert offerings. We want to support Leonardo and his family so that he can focus on our project and not have to look for other work! This is one of the things that has slowed this project down.
Here’s how the donations from this project have looked since we started.

August - 1,795.00
September - 0
October - 1,310.00
November - 290.00
December - 240.00
January - 50.00

We projected production and recording costs of around 10,000 dollars. So far, we have paid for the recording we did in Nashville. We still have to cover the mixing and mastering costs. We are "guesstimating" that post production will be around 5,000,00.

We have realized that everyone who gives any amount on our web-site Album Project page, should get a download of the album. We have updated the first paragraph on our giving page to reflect this. For those of you not familiar with downloading music; these are high quality mp3s that you can download onto any computer and play with your iTunes or Windows media player. Many phones, as well as an ipod or mp3 player will also play these files.
We will start selling song downloads and pre-sales of the CD as soon as production and mastering is completed, hopefully by the end of April. This will give us the funds we need for graphics and CD duplication costs, and should bring in enough to finish paying for whatever is outstanding for production too.

We will start selling song downloads and pre-sales of the CD as soon as production and mastering is completed, hopefully by the end of April. This will give us the funds we need for graphics and CD duplication costs, and should bring in enough to finish paying for whatever is outstanding for production too.

Sorry that I haven’t been able to keep up with the “once a week” updates on the songs for the new album! I think in the last 6 months I’ve covered about 4 songs! I will keep it up anyway, and keep trying!

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