Charleston violinist looks to Kickstarter to fund urban-jazz string album
Update: A quick note for the curious that may not have chipped in, Davis reached his $7,500 in funding.
Yesterday I wrote that a Charleston group passed their $50,000 funding mark to build an iPhone alarm clock dock, now another Charlestonian is hoping Kickstarter will help fund his urban-jazz violin music -- he's looking for a total of $7,500.
"I'm currently working on a new album that I wish to release this fall", writes 23-year-old Daniel Davis who has played local, state, and national performances. "The project is going to be a blend of Urban Jazz, R&B, and inspirational with original music as well as some well known covers.
"Most of the project will be completed in the upcoming weeks, but getting it to you the listeners is where I need your help. I'm seeking radio airplay for the album and forming a tour to meet my followers and fans face to face! I also want to be able to perform at elementary and middle schools (most of which do not have big budgets)."
Check out the video up top to get more of an idea of Davis is hoping to achieve, and to hear some of his music.
As of the writing of this, Davis had earned pledges counting to $2,992 with 13 days to go. As with all Kickstarter projects, it's an all or nothing proposition.
Chipping in can you anywhere from a mention on a supporters webpage, a copy of the album, autographs, to a personal 15-minute serenade.
The funding window closes out August 7 at 2:30 p.m.
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