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I'm going to invite some of my friends to help me spread some Christmas cheer by singing some good ole Christmas songs!
I'm going to invite some of my friends to help me spread some Christmas cheer by singing some good ole Christmas songs!
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I get questions every year around this time about a Christmas album, and my answer is always, "I will do a Christmas album eventually!" Well, Kickstarter has provided an opportunity to make that eventual project a reality. I would prefer not to just do a regular album, considering what make Christmas fun is sharing it with friends and family, so what I'd like to do is pick a few of my favorite Christmas songs, (and let ya'll pick a few of your favorites too!) and invite some of my friends in the studio to help me make a fun, but really high quality Christmas album! I'll have it ready for ya to listen to in your favorite ugly sweater, (or give as a Christmas present!) by Christmas of 2014!

I was overwhelmed with the support for my first kickstarter project. I was shocked that you guys exceeded my goal by over 300%, and that allowed me to do some things with my last album I've never done before. Namely, buy some recording equipment and record a good portion of that music at my home. Because of that awesome support, the cost for this album will be significantly less than that one! I may have to pay some fees to cover the Christmas songs, and I'll definitely have to pay some musicians, get a little studio time, and pay an engineer,  do some artwork, and print the CDs up, but because I can do some of this at home now I think I can do that for a lot less than last time. So I'm only trying to raise about half of what I went for on my last one. I did try to offer some great rewards though, so I hope you see something you like!

I'm excited to get back in the studio for you guys!

All my best, 

Jason

Risks and challenges

In addition to confirming my suspicions that my fans were awesome, I learned some other valuable lessons on my first kickstarter project. I'll be making some changes to the process to ensure I don't run into any of the same problems we encountered on the last one,

1. As you will notice, the handwritten rewards have been reduced quite a bit, (sorry, no hand written lyrics on this one!)

2. Expect the unexpected. (no we're not expecting!)

3. I'm making the updates monthly at least, so it keeps me on track!

4. I won't ask for delivery info until the rewards are ready to go out, so I don't have the delivery problems we had on the last one!

5. One of the most difficult aspects of this project will be the scheduling around everyone's busy schedule, so as soon as the project closes I'll be getting a schedule together, (which I'll send to you guys so you can keep me on track! ;)

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    Digital download of a song off the album.

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    Digital download of the album!

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    signed physical copy of the album in time for next year's Christmas!

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    Signed physical copy of the album plus a signed Christmas card in time for next year's holiday season!

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    Signed physical copy of the album, signed Christmas card, and monthly updates of the progress, as well as a digital download of a live version of a song of your choice from the album.

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    signed physical copy, signed Christmas card, monthly updates, digital downloads of live versions of all the songs.

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    Signed copy of the album, signed Christmas card, monthly updates, digital downloads of live versions of all the songs, plus your name listed in the liner notes of the album with a special thank you!

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    signed album, signed Christmas card, monthly updates, digital download of the live versions of the album, your name in the liner notes with a special thank you, and I'll record your favorite Christmas song! (depending on how many take this option, it will probably be on the album, but I'll at least make a studio recording of the song for you.)

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    All of the above,
    PLUS a CD signed by every person that sings on the album, plus a few other special friends!

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    signed (by everyone!) album, signed Christmas card, monthly updates, digital download of the live versions of the album, your name in the liner notes with a special thank you, and I'll record your favorite Christmas song! (depending on how many take this option, it will probably be on the album, but I'll at least make a studio recording of the song for you.) PLUS- your very own live concert. (must be in or around Southern California) it doesn't expire, so if you're planning an LA trip for 2015, you can snag this now, and use it then!

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    signed (by everyone!) album, signed Christmas card, monthly updates, digital download of the live versions of the album, your name in the liner notes with a special thank you, and I'll record your favorite Christmas song! (depending on how many take this option, it will probably be on the album, but I'll at least make a studio recording of the song for you.)
    PLUS- Your very own show. Anywhere in the world! we'll have to figure out the details, but so far I've done shows like this in a few living rooms spread out all over the world, and they are a blast!
    It can be a living room show, or a special event, (birthday, wedding, etc. schedule permitting) and you can invite as many or as few people as you'd like! This also doesn't expire, so if you are planning a wedding for 2018, I can promise you that date is open at the moment.

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    Adding this new reward level by request! Album, signed (by everyone!) album, signed Christmas card, monthly updates, digital download of the live versions of the album, your name in the liner notes with a special thank you, and I'll record your favorite Christmas song! (depending on how many take this option, it will probably be on the album, but I'll at least make a studio recording of the song for you.) PLUS- your very own live concert. (must be in or around Southern California) it doesn't expire, so if you're planning an LA trip for 2015, you can snag this now, and use it then, but you'll probably wanna use it when you are in LA for a day in the studio with me! there may or may not be guests in the studio that day, just depends on the recording schedule!

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