Everything I Do

Over the last couple of months, I have begun to see more clearly that I simultaneously have my hands in a good number of musical cookie jars, if you will, and that the way I have approached promoting everything might not be the best way forward…

Up until now, I’ve been somewhat successful at keeping all of my projects separate, distinct, and relatively autonomous, but at the very expense of what I’m trying to do: share my music – all of it – with as many people as possible. The purpose of this, initially, was to try to minimize confusion between my projects and, in some ways, try to limit the exposure of people to music that they might not like. For example, people who like country music might not like metal… Of course, this was never exactly my problem…

In the coming weeks, you will start to see some new changes on the website, highlighting the various musical projects that I’m involved in. The result, I hope, is that you’ll find more music that inspires you and that you are eager to support.

Thank you for allowing me to serve you by creating music.

New Fundraising Campaign Starting Sept 15!

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