Kickstarter Update #1

Project Update #1: Day #10 - A Dreamer's Dream Comes True!
Posted by Kevin Wood

We're at Day 10, at 31% with 31 amazing backers supporting "Out Among The Wolves!"

One of my all-time, biggest inspirations, PAULA COLE, known best for winning a Grammy for Best New Artist in 1998 for her "This Fire" Album and her songs "Where Have All The Cowboys Gone" and "I Don't Want To Wait" has ALSO BECOME A BACKER for "Out Among The Wolves."

While I was starting to work on my campaign I was thumbing through other Kickstarter projects and came across Paula's Kickstarter Campaign for her sixth studio album and independent release "Raven."  I was so excited to be a part of the making of her newest album that I jumped right on it and became a backer instantly.  I also wrote her an email, letting her know what an inspiration she has been to my career, and I wanted to share it with you:

"Paula Cole, I just wanted to tell you that you are one of my biggest inspirations. When I first heard you (probably in 1998) I was going to school for musical theatre in Greeley, Colorado. I was just starting to really take my songwriting seriously, and when I saw you on TV in an intimate performance, it just fueled the fire within me to go for my dream of making original music.
I saw you perform that year in Denver after your "This Fire" release, and that was the moment I decided to apply to Berklee College of Music. When I got accepted I couldn't believe it, and walking those hallways, thinking of the fact that you had roamed there at one time not long before me just kept inspiring me.
2 albums under my belt now, I can say that I love what I do and I'm so happy I had that moment of inspiration years ago.
I'm so excited for "Raven" to come out...and it makes me honored to be a part of the making of it here on KickStarter."

Little did I know that she'd email me back and become a supporter of my project as well!  And none of this could have ever happened if I hadn't had put myself out there and started this KickStarter campaign.

Each and every one of you have helped "Out Among The Wolves" get to...oh wait, the total tally just changed to...33% as I've been writing this!

Keep sharing this project with everyone you know.  The power of community is unbelievable: From an artist working on his 3rd independent album like me to the making of the sixth studio album of a Grammy winning and inspiring artist such as Paula Cole.  We can all come together to make great independent music together!
Let's keep this momentum going!


Kevin Wood

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