I am so excited to announce the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for a group I’ve had the privilege of being a part of for over five years now. Restoration Project is a hymn-writing collective that writes new, and restores old, Christian hymns. My friends and I like to say that we are “making hymns new again.”
Using Kickstarter.com, we hope to raise $10,000 to write, record, manufacture, and distribute a new series of “Sunday School hymns” based on many of the originals still sung in churches today. The minimum two-album series will feature songs like “This Little Light of Mine,” “Jesus Loves Me,” and “Michael Row Your Boat Ashore.”
Just last week, we finished up our project video (below).
Beginning September 15th, you’ll be given a special opportunity to support my art and the creation of my next album by donating to a campaign on Kickstarter.com.
To get a sense of what I’m going for, and to support a fellow songwriter, Josh Garrels, please check out this Vimeo video he and a friend made: http://vimeo.com/42373598.
Josh is extremely talented and I have a ton of respect for him; and in the video above, he articulates my own desires as a songwriter in a way that I have never been able to do. He pretty much explains the DIY mentality and how many songwriters approach their art and creative process.
For more information, check back soon! And, you can read my blogpost, here: http://jaymathes.blogspot.com/2012/08/thoughts-on-kickstarter-my-new-campaign.html