New Album Update

I wanted to give you a quick update about the progress of the new album. Two months ago I started crowdfunding to raise money to pay for the recording costs for the new album.

Total costs to pay for the remaining unpaid studio time, mixing, and mastering of the album came to $10,200.

Last night the crowdfunding campaign ended. All total we’ve raised $5360, which means I’ll be paying $4840 out of pocket to pay for recording costs.

So where does that leave us?

I’ve decided to go ahead with making the album in spite of being short of funds. So many of you have given so generously and have shown such enthusiasm for this new music that I feel like there is no other choice.

It might take a little longer to make the album than I originally though since the money I was raising did not cover the costs of printing the CD. Distributing, marketing, or any other if the many expenses involved in making then album. This makes the financial burden much greater, but I’m committed to doing whatever it takes to get the album made.

Thank you to all of who who have helped by spreading the word about the new album. Thank you to all of you who have donated money so generously and sacrificially. Thank you for all to all of you who pre-ordered the album.

From here we will trust God to provide and I’ll keep working to bring it to you.

Podcast News

I’ve been working very hard to bring some great guests to my podcast, Voices In My Head.

In the past year I’ve welcomed amazing like William Willimon, Tim Madigan, Shane Claiborne, Stephen Tobolowsky, Science Mike McHargue, Andrew Peterson, and many more.

We’ve had conversations on music, Worship, Ethics, Sexual and Racial Equality, Islam, Judaism, and much more. The podcast listener community keeps growing and the feedback I’ve been getting has been very encouraging. I just wanted to take a moment to recommend that you give the show a listen and leave some feedback on iTunes. I think you will be glad that you did.

www.RickLeeJames.Podbean.com

Escape To The Lake

ESCAPE TO THE LAKE 2018 (JULY 19-21) – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Escape To The Lake 2018 is coming July 19-21 to Cedar Lake, IN. It’s UTR Media’s flagship event and a one-of-a-kind retreat bringing music makers and music lovers together to be spiritually, emotionally, & musically refreshed. It is an amazing time of friendship, food, laughter, learning… and of course gourmet music. We are looking forward to live music & sessions with Me (Rick Lee James) Andrew Osenga, Christa Wells, Nick Flora, Royce Lovett, Caroline Cobb, Brothers McClurg, Taylor Leonhardt, The Mosleys, Adam Whipple, Dave Trout, and over a half-dozen others artists to be revealed soon.

UTR Media also will host the 4th annual ETTL Songwriters’ Bootcamp on July 18-19. A team of world class professional songwriting mentors will help you hone your craft at any level of songwriting (beginner, hobby, church, professional). And ALL are welcome for this optional add-on experience… including those who don’t write songs but just want to ease drop on the creative process and soak in the amazing conversations.

Plus you’ll be able to enjoy our “Epic In The Round” concert on July 18th.

Come and join us!

Blessings,

Rick Lee James

Escape To The Lake Info: http://escapetothelake.net/?utm_source=Listeners&utm_campaign=a8fb0aa12e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_04_23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e794087610-a8fb0aa12e-127142502&mc_cid=a8fb0aa12e&mc_eid=92ac97db8e

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As most of you know I’m a huge fan of Superman so I couldn’t be happier about this news.

The celebration of the Man of Steel’s 80th anniversary continues with the Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman Poster, available to preorder now!

This spectacular poster features every Action Comics cover ever, from the series’ 1938 debut to issue #1000, coming in April!

The poster measures 27″ x 40″. It is priced at $9.99 US, and will be delivered rolled and in a plastic wrapper.

The Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman Poster will be on-sale at your local comic shop on April 18th!

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Rick Lee James Campaign On Indiegogo

For those of you who are considering starting a podcast for yourself, your business, your church, or any other reason, I highly recommend Podbean, the home for all your podcasting needs. – podbean.com/Voices

Podbean Has Everything You Need to Create, Manage & Promote Your Podcast

Easy uploading and publishing tools, stunning templates, custom domains, social & promotional

tools, embeddable podcast player, monetization tools and more.

Podbean Is Your all-in-one

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With Podbean, you can create professional podcasts in

minutes without any programming knowledge. Best of

all, everything is mobile-ready right from the start.

For those of you who are considering starting a podcast for yourself, your business, your church, or any other reason, I highly recommend Podbean, the home for all your podcasting needs. – podbean.com/Voices

Podbean Has Everything You Need to Create, Manage & Promote Your Podcast

Easy uploading and publishing tools, stunning templates, custom domains, social & promotional

tools, embeddable podcast player, monetization tools and more.

Podbean Is Your all-in-one

podcasting solution

With Podbean, you can create professional podcasts in

minutes without any programming knowledge. Best of

all, everything is mobile-ready right from the start.

Watch the video about the new album and sign up to be notified when this album campaign goes live. Click the picture above.

The new album will feature the unpublished song, “Thunder” by Rich Mullins

All Rick Lee James Digital Albums On Sale for only $3.00 on Bandcamp.

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Click Here for the Sale!

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On December 19th, 2017 I had the chance to co-host a Christmas Show on Shine FM in Bellfountaine, Ohio. I played several songs on Air, did the weather, read scripture, joked around, and signed the artist wall right next to Brandon Heath and Jon McGlaughlin. Thanks Angie Vertucci and the Shine FM staff for having me on and for playing my music.

-RLJ