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I'm writing for a full album in 2011, but I can't wait to get started in the studio with the first 5 songs.
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What: A new Jen Chapin album! Or at least the first half..
Songs of ambition (and the lack thereof), privilege (ditto), anger, affection, gratitude, exhaustion, and humility. In short, of family. We'll record the songs "Go Away", "Don't Talk", "Reckoning", "Paris", and "Spare Love (Not Fair)".

Who: Jen Chapin, Stephan Crump (bassist/co-producer/recording and mixing engineer), Jamie Fox (guitar), Liberty Ellman (guitar) and Dan Rieser (drums). Maceo and Van Crump (pictured above, with their parents Stephan and Jen) will pop in for inspiration, distraction and sabotage.

Where: here at the super-pro home studio in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

When: November 20th and 22nd. Then we go to Memphis to eat turkey.

How: That's where you come in. The funds raised here will pay the band, cover some mixing and mastering, and print up CDs and download cards for you. There are still tunes to write and a full album to record, but I wanted to see how things were sounding so far, and get a gauge on what sort of tangible interest there is out there in a new album for 2011.

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    I'll draw you a picture and mail it. I would have Maceo draw one, but he can be volatile about his art and isn't ready to sell out yet.

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    I'll send you a CD or download card, autographed if you like, of the 5 new tunes + some tasty bonus tracks

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    I'll send you a CD or download card, autographed if you like, of the 5 new tunes + some tasty bonus tracks. Plus you'll get the full album as soon as it's available.

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    via skype/email or in person, a songwriting session where you play/show stuff you are working on, and I offer constructive feedback and strategies for your writing and performance.

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    at 1 pm on November 14th, you and three friends come over to watch the Jets vs Cleveland Browns on our sweet 20” inch and I’ll cook you brunch. Hot!

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    20 CDs and/or download cards (in any combination), autographed if you like, of the 5 new tunes + some tasty bonus tracks -- Christmas gifts? for co-workers? Valentines? or hold on until Mother's day..?

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    2 VIP seats at a Jen Chapin performance in 2011; two autographed copies of CD's of your choosing from my catalog and 2 CD's or download cards of the 5 new songs + bonus tracks

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    4 VIP seats at a Jen Chapin performance in 2011; meet & greet before the show at which time you can choose four autographed copies of CD's from my catalog; you get to choose a song from the set list that evening that I will dedicate to you; and 4 CD's or download cards of the 5 new songs.

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    I dunno -- what would you like? Write me a message with your idea here or send an email to jen@jenchapin.com

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    a Jen Chapin Trio house concert at your place, in the NYC metropolitan area or other mutually agreeable location (looks like we're heading west/southwest in the fall, by the way..)

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    a Jen Chapin Trio house concert at our place, in Brooklyn, for you and 30 or so of your friends. I'll cook dinner and get some wine too.

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    I'll write you a song and record it too.

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