KEVIN BLAKE GOODWIN, US progressive fingerstyle guitar player, has launched the fundraising campaign for his upcoming Album & Short Film ‘Dissonance’, a technical progressive metal album with cinematic short film addressing drug and alcohol addiction and hope for recovery. Get more information on “Dissonance” and Fundraising Campaign at this location.
“Music with a mission…my music is the best platform I have to make a difference in the world. My music-based mission began with my song ‘Combatika’ (watch it here) which raised funds for disabled veterans needing emotional support services. Then I was asked to donate time and services to raise funds for music-related nonprofit organizations. And now there is my upcoming project, ‘Dissonance.”
“The ‘Dissonance’ album and its companion short film have taken more than 2 1/2 years to complete and features some really talented guest artists…but is has a much greater purpose! With so many musicians suffering from drug addiction and numerous high-profile news story about addiction-related deaths of musicians, it felt very necessary to address the problem the best way I knew how…through my music. The short film takes the viewer through the “nightmare” of addiction, and ends with a strong message of hope, help, and redemption. Serving in the dual capacity of a public service announcement, the film also includes resources for those seeking recovery and their families. For maximum exposure and impact, the film will play behind me on stage when playing the ‘Dissonance’ album live, and will be distrubuted for FREE with my album and to addiction/recovery centers, ministries, and programs nationwide.”
“The project is nearing completion, but there is much more to do. I’m requesting you to partner with me to help with the cost of manufacturing, marketing, and distributing the project. Pledges start at $1 and album pre-sales (which includes a copy of the film) starts at $15. And for a limited time, you can be listed as an Executive Producer of the project with a donation of $500 or more. Regardless of the amount of your contribution, every single dollar counts and is greatly appreciated. Together we can change the (often taboo) conversation about addiction/recovery in the music industry. To learn more about the very personal behind-the-scenes story of ‘Dissonance,’ please visit my Kickstarter fundraising campaign here. It takes a village and YOU are my tribe!”
Here is a glimpse of some of the sounds found in ‘Dissonace’:
Here is some behind-the-scenes “B” roll footage highlighting the making of ‘Dissonace: The Short Film”:
More about Kevin (Blake) Goodwin:
He is a progressive fingerstyle guitar player from Conway, Arkansas (USA). He won the 2015 Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar competition, an international acoustic guitar competition held annually in Kingston, Ontario and the 2016 Guitar Wars Competition in San Antonio, TX. He is the founder of FretMonkey Records, an independent fingerstyle guitar label operated by 19 acoustic players across the globe whose mission is to change how the music industry conducts business with artists. His acoustic music is a blend of Djent metal using electronic pedal effects coupled with progressive fingerstyle guitar techniques. He is frequently referred to as an acoustic version of “Tosin Abasi.” He is endorsed by Stonebridge / Furch Guitars International (6-String), Vellone Guitars (7-String), Eastman Guitars (hollow body electric) Elite Acoustics Designs (e.g., Sunburst Gear), K & K Sound (pickups systems), Elixir Strings, Tonewood Amp, Strymon, Virtual Jeff, and Radial Engineering (e.g.,ToneBone pre-amps).
Get more information on “Dissonance” and Fundraising Campaign at this location.