I Got By With A Lot Of Help From My Friends

IMG_2935Regular readers of my blog (as well as Facebook friends and Twitter followers) know that for the past two months I’ve been fundraising for my newest CD, “The Gospel Accordion to Bob Rice.” It ended at 11:59 PM last night and the final total is $12,275—over three thousand more than I had originally asked!

The word “grateful” doesn’t seem like it conveys enough emotion for how I feel right now, but it’s the best I can come up with. Other words: jubilant, humbled, thrilled, excited…

By hitting the $12K mark, everything I could have hoped for the CD is coming true. Better musicians. Extra songs. Upgraded packaging that will include a lyric booklet. This went from the “CD I can’t afford,” to “the best CD I could ever make!”

And it’s all because of your support. People gave big and small, posted links to the project on their Facebook and Twitter pages, told friends about it, and prayed for it’s success. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I should probably add, “overwhelmed” to my word list.

I feel like the steward at the Wedding of Cana. My wine had run out. And so Christ showed up and gave something even better than I could have done on my own.

I’m so excited to get into the studio and begin to share this music with you. But I know that for most of you, you weren’t supporting a project. You were supporting me and my family. And that’s what makes this “success” so special.

So again, from me and my family, thanks.

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5 Comments

  1. Hi Bob. I know I signed up to purchase your cd, but I don’t remember sending a check, lol. Where do I send it to? Congratulations. I hope you sing at least one lullaby on it dedicated to your precious new son. It would be awesome if you would come back to St. Ambrose and sing some of your new songs for us. I will be sitting in the front pew. Joan

    1. I’m not quite sure how it works, either 🙂 But I think you’ll get contacted by kickstarter in the next week. If not, I’ll look into it.

  2. Though I was not able to provide monetary support, I have been praying, and will continue to. God Bless you and your ministry! I can’t wait for “The Gospel Accordion to Bob Rice”!

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