"One True Thing", the second solo record from Jesse is the follow up to "Jesse Harper and His Best Intentions".
Here's what happened:
I set three goals for myself last summer.
1) Start an amazing bluegrass 80s cover band "Love Canon" that will draw local fans and allow me to pretend I am a rockstar...done
2) Build a songwriter community in my town to inspire myself and others to finish more songs... also done
3) Record a new record with all of the musical geniuses who for one reason or another have become close friends and still want to play music with me... (almost there)
Little did I know that these three would really all come together at once. In the last year, I have learned how to really be a songwriter. Collaborating and sharing with other writers in Charlottesville has been such a great motivation. In January, I had four or five new songs and was struggling to finish the next. With support from you, I will be able to make my now 12-15 song album a reality this summer. People have been asking me for two years: "what's next?" Well, now it's time to answer that question through the majesty of song (I'm kidding with that last part... sort of)
Also:Making a record costs a lot of money- amounts vary from project to project but this is the approximate budget for my project
Studio & Engineer: $8000
Manufacturing CDs $2000-$5000
I have set the funding goal for this project at $8000. It's not all of the money I need for the project... But it would make a huge dent and since this is a make or break scenario (and I'm going to make this record no matter what) it seems like a reasonable amount to try for and if you want, you can pledge as little as $1 and I will be very, very thankful for any of your help.
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high five next time we see each other... and probably a bear hug.
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Download of the new CD as soon as it is available! and... high five next time we see each other, possibly a bear hug.
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Autographed Copy of the new CD and a Download and... high five next time we see each other, bear hug.
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Autographed Copy of the New CD, Download and a Download of "JH and His Best Intentions" and a postcard from JH saying "Thanks for being awesome" and... high five, bear hug.
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Two tickets to any JH and friends show of your choice, a JH t-shirt, An Autographed Copy of the New CD, Download and a Download of "JH and His Best Intentions"...and a postcard from JH saying "Thanks for being awesome" ... high five, bear hug.
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A one hour guitar/music lesson/Jam session with Jesse (must be willing to travel to Charlottesville Va) and... Two tickets to any JH and friends show of your choice- and a JH t-shirt, Autographed Copy of the New CD, Download and a Download of "JH and His Best Intentions"...and a postcard from JH saying "Thanks for being awesome" ... high five, bear hug.
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All of the Above + Jesse will take you out to lunch or dinner at some reasonably priced establishment in the Charlottesville area (there will be laughter and jokes in abundance.)
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All of the above plus tickets for life!! and a personal "thank you" in the liner notes.
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All of the above plus a personal concert in your home (travel cost not included if outside VA)
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$5000 or more- All of the above plus a full blown full band CD release party in your home (travel cost not included if outside VA)... and eternal gratitude... (actually eternal gratitude is available at every pledge level:)
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All of the Above Plus a Rockbridge JH Signature Guitar- http://rockbridgeguitar.com (valued at $4K) - eternal gratitude, a guest appearance on the CD (hand claps, tambourine, or harmony singing tbd) and an invite to a mucho top secret musical gathering/jam session that happens only once per year in a top secret location, deep in the mountains of northern California... trust me it's amazing... the best musicians in the world travel far and wide to be there (and you will be my guest). If you are generous/enlightened/crazy enough to pledge 10k bless you! you will go to heaven for sure!!
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