Vocal Jazz Music CD Recording

$660 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 26 months

I am a quadriplegic jazz vocalist ready to record my second CD. My band Southern Standard Time has been playing in the deep South for about five years, and we're developing a following. It is my hope that we have a few fans who are in a financial position to donate a few dollars a month so that we may pay for the costs involved with making a professional quality CD. We are planning to record this upcoming Spring, which should give us enough time to raise the funds and to practice and arrange the 16 songs we want to record. If you want a sample of our musical style, please visit our website at www.Southern-Standard-Time.com. This will be a long fund-raising project; we appreciate your support and your patience. Peace Through Music.

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I am not giving up. I am strongly motivated to record at least on more CD of jazz vocals before my voice stubbornly succumbs to atrophy in my waning years, which are quickly approaching. I am very confident that I can create a professional quality recording of which I will be proud. Yet I struggle with begging for money, especially when there are so many much more valid charities that need assistance; although, I'm not asking for much... just a few dollars from everyone who has befriended me on social media. I am encouraged to solicit in a way public radio does. I'm not suggesting that I have the same kind of influence as public radio, but I can, and do, make some people feel a certain warmth when I sing, and I strongly believe that I can spread this positive energy to an even greater segment of the population if given the chance. My somewhat dulcet, baritone timbre juxtaposed against my dilapidated body is conspicuously different than most every other singer on the planet; the combination of body and soul has a touch of the macabre yet is charming in a way that's nearly impossible to delineate. I have embraced my paralysis with a certain aplomb that has garnered a bit of admiration; much of this positive energy is made accessible through my public singing, which has influenced a small but loyal fan base of listeners. If given the opportunity, I might influence more listeners, but I need help. Please donate if you can. If you are not able, please support me in your heart.
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If you're feeling the Christmas spirit and are in a position to donate, I would appreciate your help in recording a CD of jazz vocals this spring. The songs are jazz standards, eight of them are songs for which I've written lyrics. Thanks for your help, and Peace Through Music.
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A mere $10 a month until the Spring will help immeasurably in my quest to record a CD of vocal jazz tunes, some of which are standards for which I've written lyrics. Thanks in advance.
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If all my facebook friends donate $5, I'd be able to pay the musicians and graphic artists who donated their skills for my first recording. I am going to record a second CD of jazz vocals, which should be better than my first attempt from which I learned much. I'm really excited that I can create a musical recording of professional quality. If you can, please donate and become an integral part of the process.
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$660 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 26 months
Created October 2, 2016
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JD
$100
Jenni Dunford
23 months ago

Go Rustamus!!!

MR
$25
Melissa & Andy Robinson
25 months ago

Here's a little help to support one of favorite people! Good luck Rusty!

MC
$25
Myrna Clayton
25 months ago

Can't wait to hear it!!!

$25
Anonymous
25 months ago
$5
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25 months ago
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