We did it! Thanks to You

You helped make this project possible.  We are so grateful for your love, kindness and generosity!  This project is as much yours as it is ours whether you made a pledge or said a prayer. We should all be proud of this amazing accomplishment. 

Image But our work is not done yet.  We must keep spreading the word of this project, as we know that there are many hearts out there that we can reach.

“Lullabies from the Heart” will be released on October 8, 2013 in hardcopy.  It will also be available on iTunes and Amazon.

Our CD release event is on October 11, 2013 (8pm) at the Dakota Jazz Club in downtown Minneapolis.

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact us on Kickstarter or email us at LullabiesFromTheHeart@gmail.com

From our hearts to yours, thank you!

A Song Just For You, From Robert

Our Kickstarter campaign ends in just a little over 24 hours which means two things: we only have one day left to reach our goal; and we are even closer to sharing this music with all of you. The mission of this project has always been to use music to give strength to people who need it. In times of reflection, sadness, and remembrance, the music can take over and bring us to a place we never thought we would reach. Lullagram_Incentive

For giving $250 to the Lullabies from the Heart Kickstarter Campaign, you will get a Lulla-gram: a personalized phone call from Robert where he will serenade you or someone you choose on a special day. In that past Robert has called people on their birthdays, anniversaries of sobriety or other personal milestones, wedding anniversaries, or days of remembrance for a loved one who has passed. Robert’s call will be a memory you can cherish forever.

Pledge to get your Lulla-gram today. There are only 4 left and time is running out for us to reach our goal!

Only on the Lullabies from the Heart Kickstarter Page: http://kck.st/1dX9jKy

How Kickstarter Works

kickstarter-logo-verticalWe’ve gotten a few questions about Kickstarter, and the process of “Backing this Project” so we wanted to take some time to clear things up.

Kickstarter is a way for projects like ours to be funded by the people they are created for. Whether you are a fan of Robert’s, Lev Productions’s or were touched by the concept of the album, this music was created with you in mind. With Kickstarter, people pledge any amount they want, and depending on what they give they can get incentives of different levels.

With fans coming together and each pledging what they can, hopefully we will reach our goal and spread this music out into the world.

These are some of the Frequently Asked Questions from the Kickstarter backing process

These are some of the Frequently Asked Questions from the Kickstarter backing process

If we do not reach the goal on Kickstarter:

  • No one’s credit card will be charged
  • Unfortunately no one will receive any of the incentives
  • I will not get any of the funds pledged because no payments will be processed

If we do reach the goal on Kickstarter:

  • Backers will recieve an email notification from Kickstarter announcing our success
  • Credit cards will be charged for the amount pledged, and processed securely through Amazon. This process begins October 1st.
  • My team will send surveys to backers to get information regarding where to send/ship incentives

If you still have questions, feel free to contact us at lullabiesfromtheheart@gmail.com and we will do anything we can to help.

Watch our video below, and visit the “Kickstarter” tab on our website to “Back This Project” and help us reach our goal!

Kickstarter Exclusive: Hear the Music on October 6th

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Meet Robert Robinson and producer Scott “Scooter” Nelson at the CD Release Concert Rehearsal – Sunday October 6th at 1 pm

Even if you can’t make it to the CD Release concert on Friday October 11th, you can still experience the magic of Lullabies from the Heart in person.

Available only on Kickstarter, you and a friend can sit in on the CD Release Concert Rehearsal – Sunday October 6th at 1 pm. You will be greeted at the venue, have an exclusive experience with other supporters of the project and an opportunity to take a photo with Robert Robinson himself.

Get tickets to the Release Concert Rehearsal and more incentives at the Lullabies from the Heart Kickstarter Page:

I Hope You Dance – A Song of Life

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance

“I Hope You Dance” – made famous by LeeAnn Womack – is a beautiful reminder that we need to take time to see the beauty in our lives and appreciate the opportunities that we have. Robert had performed this song at some of his shows, and immediately suggested it for Lullabies from the Heart. This track features the Twin Cities vocalist, Aimée Lee.

“I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

I hope you dance….I hope you dance”

Robert chose this song because it reminds us to take the time to dance – garden, sing, play, love – because “to be busy and to work hard and long is the epidemic of our world, and we need to take the time to enjoy life in whatever way we can.

On September 21st, Rafael chose to play “I Hope You Dance” on KFAI’s “A Great Blend of Watercolors.” Listen to Robert explain why he chose the song, and hear the track itself!

Listen here: 

Join Us on October 11th

CD Release Concert Announcement

Lullabies from the Heart CD Release Concert: 8 pm Friday October 11, 2013 at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, MN

If you haven’t heard, there will be a CD release concert for Lullabies from the Heart with Robert Robinson at 8 pm on October 11th at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, MN. Come experience this once-in-a-lifetime performance, with Robert, Scooter Nelson, Sean Turner, Aimée Lee, and other talented musicians from the Twin Cities performing the music from the album.

There are limited tickets available through the Dakota website, but if you are looking for a way to support Lullabies from the Heart and gain exclusive access to Robert and the team consider backing our project on Kickstarter.com. For a pledge of $150 you and a guest will have reserved seats at the Lullabies from the Heart CD release concert and a chance to meet Robert Robinson.

We only have 4 days left to reach our goal and if we don’t reach the goal, we don’t get any of the money that has been pledged to us. Becoming a backer is as easy as ordering something through Amazon!

Visit our Kickstarter tab and click “Back This Project”:

Only One Week Left! – Please help us reach our goal

There are only 7 days left to pledge to support Lullabies from the Heart with Robert Robinson on Kickstarter.com. We are almost 60% of the way to our goal but we still need just a little more than $9,000 to cover the costs of printing, packaging, and paying the artists that made it all possible.

For pledging, you’ll receive gifts such as:

– A copy of the Lullabies from the Heart CD sent to your home

– Tickets to Robert’s holiday concert on December 20th

– VIP passes to the Lullabies from the Heart CD release concert on October 11th, and a chance to meet the band

– A chance to be on stage with Robert at the CD release concert on October 11th

– a Lulla-gram: Robert will call someone of your choosing and sing Happy Birthday or Happy Anniversary to them on their special day.

Learn more here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/122238286/lullabies-from-the-heart-with-robert-robinson

We are adding new incentives later this week including opportunities for behind-the-scenes access that are a perfect gift for any Robert Robinson fan.

Give $1. Give $10. Give $1,000 if you can. But make sure you pledge to give to Lullabies from the Heart BEFORE 10 pm on September 30th. If we don’t reach our $22,000 goal by 10 pm on September 30th, we don’t get any of the money that has been pledged. 

Help Robert lift hearts by spreading this message with the people you love.

Help Robert lift hearts by spreading this message with the people you love.

So go out and tell your friends and family to join in the lullaby revolution. Be part of an album that is more than music: it is an experience full of love and comfort. This project is about spreading love and comfort through the vocals of Robert Robinson, and touching the lives of people who need it.

The Story of a Grandchild

Lullabies from the Heart was inspired by many different stories and people who were given strength and comfort through music.  This is one of their stories:

I got the call from my father. “She’s not gonna make it through the night. You better get over here.” So, I made a CD of my grandmother’s favorite song and rushed over to the hospital.

When I got there, she was quickly fading but she opened her eyes right when I walked through the door. I put the CD in the player, and as soon as the music started playing I watched as peace, comfort and relief fell over my grandmother, radiating to everyone in the room.
The Story of a GrandchildThere we were – all of us – holding hands and listening to the music.

 

Waiting.

I saw a smile flash across my grandmother’s face.  She opened her eyes wide, took one last breath and started her journey home.

The music soothed her. It lifted her spirits and gave her the strength she needed to let go. I watched my grandmother be lulled, and it was beautiful, and I know she went in peace.

Why We Chose “Tears In Heaven”

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Lullabies from the Heart seeks to bring inner strength to people with a breathtaking musical experience. When choosing songs for the album, we sought songs that touch people’s hearts and bring them love and comfort in a way that only music can.

Tears

Robert chose Tears in Heaven for Lullabies from the Heart, because the song speaks to the universal, human experience of loss. Eric Clapton wrote Tears in Heaven in the early ’90s after a tragic accident that killed his infant son, Conor. Clapton poured his emotions into the music and lyrics, and Robert has done the same with his vocals.

Robert said, “We have to let go and still continue to love those we have lost. We cry now, but there will be no more tears in heaven.”

How Do You Relax?

RR_2Part of the mission of this project is to bring relaxation to anyone who may have trouble calming their mind: from the tiniest baby, to the person who just can’t seem to get to sleep at night.

We often use music to put our children to sleep, but we want to know:

How do you relax at the end of a long day?