The campaign for

   Album #14 – Toward a Gentle Place - volume 3

14 all-new tracks! 

Dear friends,

First, I want to thank you all who contributed to making A Silver Thread possible - it wouldn't have been possible without you!

When I recorded the first volume of Toward a Gentle Place, I had in the back of my mind that it would be a 3-album trilogy. With the continued down time due to the coronavirus, I've been able to continue spending 

long hours working on this new as-yet-untitled third volume. Like the

first volume, the goal of the music is to uplift, enrich and comfort the listener.

I'm planning on releasing this album early next year, but I've already received requests from people who would like to contribute to help get it made. I decided to open the campaign now, but it will go on into January.

There are some new elements to this campaign!

Usually, when I've done a campaign, the gifts categories build upon one another. This time, I'm doing something different: offering several gifts as "stand-alone" items. This allows you to choose the gifts items that you want. You can check out all the details below.

(And if you don't see a category that you like, you can contribute whatever amount you feel comfortable with, and then tell me what you would like in turn for your contribution - as long as it's reasonable!)

Here's what's being offered for your contributions:

$18 – For a contribution of $18, you'll receive high-quality mp3s of      the 14 tracks,              plus a pdf of the CD artwork. Make the $18 contribution:  

$28 – For a contribution of $28, you'll receive a hard copy of the CD and the mp3s.

      Make the $28 contribution (US):                      International ($35USD):

$33 – For a contribution of $33, you'll receive the mp3s and a signed copy of the CD.         Make the $33 contribution (US):                         International ($42USD):

Stand-Alone Items:

$20 – For a contribution of $20, you'll receive a DOWNLOAD OF THE LIVE CONCERT I did with guests musicians at BORDERS Books & Music in 1999. It's a fairly well-recorded home movie, and the concert features the pieces The Gift, Beckoning, Celebration, Dance of the Moon and Stars, Neverending, All Is Well, When Will I See You Again, The Gathering and Moving On.  Make the $20 contribution:   

$25 – For a contribution of $25, you'll receive a pdf of PIANO SHEET MUSIC for 20 pieces selected from my various albums (including this upcoming album). This gift is for those of you who read piano music, or if you have a friend that you think would enjoy it. The scores reflect the exact piano parts I played on each piece.

                                             Make the $25 contribution:

$20 – For a contribution of $20, you'll receive a link to a new 45-minute

GUITAR TUTORIAL showcasing the guitars, the playing techniques, and some recording tips that I use when recording guitar. Make the $20 contribution:

$60 – For a contribution of $60, you'll be a member of the OUTTAKES CLUB (not

for available previous members). Each month you'll receive an mp3 and description of a piece that I've composed but never put onto an album. These pieces are CD-quality, but for one reason or another did not find a place on one of my CDs.

                                             Make the $60 contribution:

$90 – For a contribution of $90, you can do a one-hour FaceTime, Skype or Zoom lesson with me on guitar, keyboard, cello, or dulcimer. The session could also be focused on music therapy, recording, arranging or production techniques.

                                             Make the $90 contribution:

$250 – For a contribution of $250, you will receive all of the above! Plus, you will be listed in the liner notes of the album as someone who helped make this project possible. Make the $250 contribution:  

$500 +For a contribution of $500 or more, you will be an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER on the album, and listed in the liner notes as such. You will also receive all of the above. Make the $500 contribution:

$? DONATE ANY AMOUNT  Make your own contribution offer and suggest what you would like to receive for that amount. Just email me with your gift request through the Contact tab above, and if I think your gift request is reasonable, it's a go! 

                    Set your own amount contribution: 

Thank you for being a part of making

Album #14

               Toward a Gentle Place, Volume 3!

~ John