James Howard "For The Love Of Song"

$2,555 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 5 months
James Howard  SEATTLE, WA
Hey there,

James Howard here:)

I play lead guitar in the house band at the Center For Spiritual Living in Seattle WA. During the offering portion of the service I play an electric guitar instrumental with the stellar house band, Jal Feldman, Byron Vannoy, and James Clark. The services are professionally recorded. Afterward I take the CD of the service home, listen to it and collect the best of the best of the recordings until I have enough songs for a full length CD.

"Devachan" was the first CD of guitar instrumentals released in September 2015.

This year I have another set of recordings to release. The new CD is mostly made up of iconic universally loved songs played as instrumentals in a unique way.

The song list includes:

1) Every Breath You Take
2) While My Guitar Gently Weeps
3) Sentimental Lady
4) Purple Rain
5) America The Beautiful
6) Imagine
7) Breathe
8) Somewhere My Love
9) Hotel California
10) Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
11) Space Oddity
12) Moon River
13) I'll Be There
15) First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
16) About To Begin
17) Hallelujah
18) Bridge Over Troubled Water
19) Nights in White Satin
20) Sweet Child o' Mine

53:00 total time

I am raising funds to cover:

Post production editing, mastering, CD cover art and replication- $3,000.


Marketing costs which include a new website, new photos, the purchase of a webinar program teaching me how to sell music online, licensing fees, legal fees and advertising- $3,000

Total- $6,000

I am so grateful for the crowd-funding community platforms. Through them I can reach you and by donating, you have made it possible for me to cover the costs of producing CDs. In the Spirit of the gift economy I have been giving these CDs away at my gigs. I will continue to give CDs away, but this time around, I am going to make an effort to market the new "For The Love Of Song" CD. The new music industry methods offer many possibilities that were not there in the old music industry models. I am educating myself about these methods and will be applying them to this new CDs marketing campaign.

I am blessed to be able to serve you as a musician and I look forward to releasing the "For The Love Of Music" CD.

Thank you for your continued support!

It means the world to me.

James Howard
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Update 1
Posted by James Howar
4 months ago
I am humbled by the generous donations thus far. We are now at $1567, and on our way to a goal of $6,000 to cover the costs of producing my next album "For the Love of Song." The donations have come in with divine timing, just as payment for post-production, mastering and cover art were due! I am so grateful.

Most of my recordings are originals, so this will be my first all-iconic cover song album and I am in love with these songs! Songs include “While My Guitar Gently Weeps," “Hotel California," “Sweet Child o’ Mine" and 17 other classics done in electric guitar style and recorded live at The Center For Spiritual Living Seattle.

This beautiful music was born of a community of conscious people supporting amazing musicians and I can not wait to share it with you. We still need to raise funds for the replication, marketing and licensing needed to comply with the intellectual property protocols. This honors your investment in me, and my investment to this wonderful music.

James Howard
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$2,555 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 5 months
Created October 30, 2016
Annelle Hollingsworth
3 months ago

Blessings of abundance as you continue to bless us with your musical gifts!

Bill Rynd & Bonnie Aylesworth
3 months ago

Wishing you great success on this James.

4 months ago
Michael and Maureen Bondor
4 months ago
Virginia Baird
4 months ago

Supporting the HE-art-S!!!!

Kat Kim
4 months ago (Offline Donation)
Michael Clune
4 months ago
Kate Elliott
4 months ago
Don Beaty
4 months ago
Therese Marzouk
4 months ago

I can't wait to hear your album!!

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