Sing Song Daddy is a collection of 15-20 original tunes composed for ukulele and voice, with accompaniment.
The songs speak of love, loss, redemption, renewal, blues, friendship, polarization, compromise, contemplation, labor history, ukulele madness, humor, miracles, the vaudeville era, civil war, and so much more.
Some are songs i have danced around with out on the road and others are fresh from pen to paper. None of them have ever been recorded before.
This record will pick up where Happiest Way To Be Sad left off but with a whole lot more true grit, back road, no holds barred, take no prisoners kind urgency that has been our life the last couple years.
Like most of my song writing, the roots are extremely obvious, as you listen you'll hear a strong dose of blues, roots rock, bluegrass, folk, island style, and more.
I intend to assemble a stellar lineup of some of my favorite Milwaukee Musicians and record at Surround in Sound Studios (W/Jonathan Luebner) on Milwaukee's northwest side (where i've recorded many of my other ukulele records).
Funds will be used to pay for the following:
$2,000.00- Recording Cost
$1,500.00 -CD duplication
$ 1,500 -Studio musicians
$100.00 -Copyright Processing
$600.00 -Graphic Arts
$1,000.00-Sing Song Daddy Lead Sheet Songbook
(to help spread the songs around)
I hope to begin recording at the end of April 2017.
Expected release of the CD is Mid-Summer (Hopefully in time for West Coast Summer Tour) 2017.
You're contributions will enable me to begin recording with the necessary funds that are needed to pull off a CD of this magnitude.
Who'll benefit from this project?
My hope is that my ukulele fans around the world will treasure these songs, wanna play them em' and perhaps they'll find some meaningful way to lighten the load as good songs sometimes do!
I tip my glass to those new fans as well, who'll discover this record at a live show or online perhaps and they too,
will appreciate the work of this midwestern troubadour.
I am thankful for your continued support for my art as a professional, full-time ukulele instructor and entertainer. Without you my friends, family and fans, it'd be a hard row to hoe, and so, to you, i say....Amen!
Lil Revwww.lilrev.com http://fountainofuke.blogspot.com
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