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Rush the ArtPark with Jacob & David

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Raised by 47 people in 25 months
Are you a Rush fan? Are you crushed that Rush are done with touring (for now)? We're with you. David Barrett and I want to bring a night of Rush songs PLUS original music inspired by these titans of progressive rock--- to the break the silence over at 'Lee Lifeson Artpark' in Toronto on Wed July 19

If we reach our goal then it's ON.

And if not--then the silence wins!


I'm Jacob Moon, and I'm a singer-songwriter from Hamilton ON. I have been a Rush fan for a long time. Imagine my surprise when Geddy, Alex and Neil asked me to perform 'Subdivisions' for them when they were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame! Imagine my delight when they asked me to perform it again when they opened the Lee Lifeson Artpark! Since then they commissioned me to record 'Something For Nothing' for their 2112 reissue. Crazyness. Still getting over that one...

Since that day of its opening, the Artpark has been largely silent. There is no plan for regular music there, and we're pretty sure no one has played a Rush song there since. 

That's where we need YOU! 

It seemed a crime to me and my friend David Barrett (David Barrett Trio) that no one was carrying the torch for this music at this special place, designed to honor Geds and Lerxst. I perform several Rush songs in my set regularly, and we would love to take up the challenge to add a few more, along with songs from our original catalogs and a few related covers.

We would like to come and perform a duo concert at the Lee Lifeson Artpark in Toronto on Wed July 19 at 7pm. The idea is to make it FREE admission to the public where you can come and bring your friends. Plus, if we reach our goal, we will be including a live stream feed, so our international fans can enjoy the show, even if they can't make it to Toronto. But only if we get the funding! Otherwise, this owl won't fly!

We are going to use the funds to cover costs associated with recording a new dup version of 'Time Stand Still' by Rush (one of the perks listed to the right of your screen), as well as costs associated with production, rehearsal, promotion, permit fees and personnel so that we can bring this special event free of charge to all. 

Thank you for your support in making this event possible. Our dream is to make it an annual gathering of fans and locals. You are keeping the music alive, and you have our gratitude and our commitment to bring you a night to remember!

If we happen to raise more than we had hoped to for this concert, we will invest it into better sound and visuals for the concert, as well as a bigger push to the community.  Also if we receive enough extra funding, it will help us produce more Rush covers for you to enjoy (and yes, we take requests!). 

"Summer's going fast
Nights growing colder
Children growing up
Old friends growing older
Freeze this moment
A little bit longer
Make each sensation
A little bit stronger
Experience slips away.."

-Time Stand Still (Peart/Lee/Lifeson)

 


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Hey guys! Well, you've been so patient, and David and I appreciate it. Getting everyone's schedules aligned to finish work on Time Stand Still hasn't been easy. But it's finally all done! You can check out the result over at https://www.dropbox.com/s/be0ba6tvq4ckm6o/Time%20Stand%20Still.mp3?dl=0

This is the 30-year anniversary of the release of this track, so it's fitting that we release ours while it's still 2017! It could have been a much more involved production, and I experimented with that, but I think that the stronger Rush covers don't have drums. Hard to compete with the professor! Also, it lays out the lyrics a little clearer when it's this intimate.

Hope u enjoy it! Thanks to veteran producer Terry Brown for mixing it for us!

Jacob and David
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Hey friends,

Thanks SO much for your generous contribution to the event this Wednesday at the Lee Lifeson Artpark! Dave, Rob and I are looking forward to playing for you all and we think you'll get a kick out of seeing it all live on ConcertWindow!

So about that: We want to do one livestream to rule them all, and make it available to anyone with the link and $10. In the perks on the livestream page you will see that you get additional rehearsal footage when you give $50. If you gave $50 on gofundme, I am going to give you guys this footage as well, at no extra charge! Just Dave and I chatting and rehearsing for the show in my studio...I think you're gonna dig it!

All you need to do is to sign into ConcertWindow at this link and give $10 to see the live broadcast on Wednesday at 7pm.

https://www.concertwindow.com/3080-jacob-moon

If you're one of the $50 GoFundMe funders, I promise to refund you the $10, since you already gave at the Livestream Level. This way, there is one broadcast for everyone. Easier to manage technically (we are operating on a skeleton crew!).

It's gonna be epic!! 'Time Stand Still' will complete recording this week and then it goes to mix with Terry Brown! It will be in your inboxes soon.

Thanks again from David and I...
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We are looking to hire percussionist and drummer Rob 'Beatdown' Brown to join us on a bunch of tunes on the 19th and we need your help to cover this extra cost. I believe it's worth it to hire this amazing musician who played on covers of 'Something for Nothing' and 'Owner of a Lonely Heart', from my back catalog. Consider sharing this campaign with your friends and help us get there!

We are pre-producing 'Time Stand Still' this week and David has already laid down baritone guitar, laud, and mandolin. I will be performing some electric touches as well as vocals this week. It's gonna be a special version of this iconic song!
Beatdown bringing the funk to the studio
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This just in! David Barrett has been in talks with veteran Rush producer Terry Brown to mix our version of 'Time Stand Still'(!!). If we can get to $3000, then we will have the wherewithal to hire this incredible recording genius, and you will get to hear the result. So let's see if we can get it there in the next two weeks! Which reminds me that I've gotta get back to my work on arranging that tune...

J
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