Always learning, always dreaming, I enjoy working within my mix of creative, technical, musical, and communication skills. Here you’ll see some key businesses, projects, and causes I’ve launched and support. If you’re inspired or interested, I welcome you to collaborate with me, or to contribute in whatever way you like. I’m being right here, right now, doing what I can. Join me in making life better for others while we’re here together.
KEY BUSINESSES, PROJECTS, AND CAUSES I’VE LAUNCHED AND SUPPORT
Audio Engineering Co • This website was born from my passion for audio engineering, playing music, recording, and mixing. I’m part of a small group of musicians and audio engineers who also operate not-for-profit home-based recording studios. We play on each others’ songs and projects, and help Christian musicians to get their songs produced and out there to a hurting world.
Core Zero Creative, Inc. • My life-long artsy-techy self-expression since 1993. In the late 80’s I was obsessed with computer graphic design, and come the early 90’s, with the birth of the “InterWebs”, I’d launched my first couple of commercial websites and was taking “e-commerce” product orders (read “email orders”). I got good at SEO and search engine marketing when search engines came onto the scene, and followed suit when social media marketing hit the scene, providing design, graphics, and business marketing training.
The Validation Experiment • You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to take 15 minutes and watch the inspiring video that started it all. Inspired by this video, I created The Validation Experiment and the 30 Day Challenge. In addition to the website and an in-depth auto-responder series regarding the topic of validation, I created a slide deck based on the scientific method, and spoke to many local groups as a motivational, inspirational speaker, challenging them to brighten the world around them by validating others. So dim the lights, click play, and consider taking on the 30 Day Challenge yourself to find out the positive impact you can have on the world around you.
The Bryant Foundation • The Bryant Foundation is currently under development as a 501(c3) public non-profit focusing on raising and distributing funds for global music education in 3rd-world countries, beginning with The Bryant School System in Liberia, Africa. To be clear, The Bryant School System is the work of G. Edwin Bryant, Sr., of Liberia, Africa. As The Bryant Foundation becomes able to provide tax-deductible donations, we’d also like to find a home church that would sponsor our work and mission trips overseas to teach and build.
The Bryant School System • The Bryant School System was founded by G. Edwin Bryant, Sr. in 2002, in response to the great need for quality education for the children of Liberia. Some 16 years later there are 7 schools dedicated to serving more than 600 children, enriching their lives through the educational curriculum of science, mathematics, literature, music, cosmetology, home economics, and more. In 2016 the school system began offering keyboard and voice lessons, and announced that there would be semi-annual public children’s gospel choir concerts. The first live concert happened in February of 2017. A Children’s Village boarding school is planned for 2020. Contact me to get involved.
Bryant Agriculture • In response to the Ebola Crisis, G. Edwin Bryant, Sr. started a community farm on 14 acres. I’m still moved seeing the photos of the first crop going to market in burlap bags tied to the roof of a Toyota Corolla (translation: no pickup truck!) He is now entrusted to manage 1,000’s of hectares and over 1,000 cocoa farmers. “We are one of Liberia’s largest privately-owned, vegetable and food crop farmer’s co-op, with a small but growing food processing operation. Our strong emphasis on food safety means that we can provide consumers with quality products they can afford and enjoy, day after day. Bryant is currently seeking investors for this project.
First Fruit Music • A music publishing label and recording studio coalition formed with my close brother Joe Rawls, whose mission is to help Christian artists get their music in front of people. It’s in the formation stages as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, though it has been operating informally for a few years with a dedicated and talented group including Jeff Joiner and John Powell. We’re going through official formation here in Q4 2017 and plan to launch a website and begin to offer finished recordings on a donation-only basis. If you’d like to be involved as an audio engineer or studio musician please reach out to me.
Core Zero Studio & Core Zero Music • My professionally “tuned” single room home recording studio equipped with some fundamental gear and more plugins than I deserve thanks to Audio Engineering Co! Here I work on various music projects with like-minded local musicians within a small studio network having similar capabilities. Core Zero Music is the publishing arm of Core Zero Studio, and both entities are affiliated with First Fruit Music network.
Recording Studio Racks • This is a start-up providing high-end, high-quality cherry, ash, oak, and mahogany 19″ recording studio gear racks, with custom laser engraving and inlay upon request. Although I plan to outfit an updated woodworking shop in 2018, I’m interested in partnering with a local high-end cabinet maker to build, fit, and finish components. I’m open to inquires regarding moving this project forward.
Site Name Pro • Site Name Pro is some web real estate where I list web real estate for sale. The game here is speculation. Can you predict which domain names might sell for a decent if not hefty profit sometime in the future? The ideal thing to have done would have been buying something like Toys.com 30 years ago, and hold it until it sold as it recently did for a cool $5.1 million. If you’re interested in the world of Domaining hit me up and I’ll point you to some resources.