Riley Anglen's record, "Balladeer"

"Balladeer", a collection of stories from the depths of the human heart, made into a compilation of songs. Memories, that have yet to be told, imagery brushed into words, that only you and I could compose. We have a chance to mark our legacy on this world, and bring a new sound and color to the forefront of creativity. You and I, we are going to make beautiful history together. 

Finding inspiration in history, in heritage, family, and tradition, chasing down such diverse American and International culture, and documenting the experience, I aim to capture the many fleeting moments of the heart, and immortalize them in melody.

With your generous help in giving financially, and with the help of my closest friends, who are some of the most talented writers and wisest musicians, I will be successful in the musical capture and translation of these most cherished stories. I want to put into words, that which you and I feel we never have a chance to express. Our deepest desires that may go unnoticed, our greatest passions that never seem to catch spark, I want to herald these sacred moments on behalf of the "Balladeer" community, and represent us in front of our world.

From the Appalachian mountains, to the Australian outback, settling in Nashville and yet still journeying abroad from Ireland, Norway, all the way to Moscow, Russia, I have spent the past 15 years of my life travelling, adventuring, and seeking, with a hunger for the authenticity that is among us. I have reported frequently of my travels, posting experiences and images on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter social media sites. While capturing and recording songs, sounds, and stories abroad, I have come to find that as humans, we are all so different, but, we all seek and desire after so many of the same things. This has taken me to the farthest reaches of our planet, and I can honestly say, after all these years, I constantly feel like it’s only just the beginning. 

Join me in fulfilling our financial goal, for the documenting of a decade long exhibition. We still have so much yet to talk about, so come along and lets tell our story together. I have a long road of hard work ahead of me still, to insure the most beautiful result of your generous investment. Most of the material is written, with the exception of a few additions and edits. After the campaign is complete, I will take these songs into the studio, record them, edit them, mix them, and master them, to their completion. The cost of services to complete the full record process is expensive in the era that we live in today. I have dedicated personal funds thus far in the creative process, and am asking for your help to see this to its finish. Finally, the record, "Balladeer" will debut, and be distributed as an independent release, where all ownership and rights of the record will be held by the "Balladeer" team. All of the time and hard work being put into this project, is well worth it, to assure you of a collection, that I am confident everyone will be the most proud of.  You and I, we have some history to make. I'll see you in the studio.

All contributors will recieve a link to a free download of the new album, "Balladeer", once the record is complete. In addition to the link, you will also recieve a hard copy of the album, vinyl is to be determined. The Balladeer Community, will be credited individually as co-producers of the album.

Thank you so much for your generous time and financial contribution.

Gratefully Yours,

Riley Anglen and the "Balladeer" community.
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Riley Anglen 
Greenbrier, TN
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