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Jessa Anderson is headed back into the studio to record her third independent album. Join her on the journey & be the first to hear it!
152 backers pledged $18,130 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello friend! I'm thrilled you've taken the time to check out my Kickstarter campaign. Let me introduce myself: My name is Jessa (which you may have gathered) and I live in Nashville, TN. I'm a wife of 8 years, mother of two beautiful kiddos, and I've been making my living as an independent singer/songwriter since 2008. With two independently recorded full-length albums under my belt (the most recent of which was licensed by BEC Recordings), I find myself ready to record again.

If you are unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it is a fantastic way to offer the music itself, along with other great "perks", in exchange for funding. So that you can be certain your donation will indeed be used for this project, Kickstarter has an all-or-nothing policy: unless the project is fully funded, your donation is not processed and your money stays in your pocket. If, however, the project meets or exceeds it's goal within our 30 day time period, you will be rewarded with brand new music (and any other perks you've chosen!) and my eternal gratitude.

As I've toured full time with my family over the last 5+ years, my passion for using music to unite people has increased, and I have continually pushed myself to make this the focus of my songwriting. I believe that on a very basic, human level, music can speak into our souls in a way nothing else can. As a follower of Christ, I believe that life is a process of sanctification, and I believe community is a vital part of that journey. For me, music is a beautiful thread that can tie those things together.

This collection of songs is so dear to my heart, and I am bursting at the seams in anticipation of sharing each one with you! The inspiration for this album, the ideas, the songs, the process--it's all a result of the past five years of music and ministry that you've been so much a part of. And so, I'm turning to my most natural support system for help making this album--YOU! If you find yourself here never having heard my music, I'd love nothing more than to invite you into this beautiful community of people living life, in all it's chaotic glory, together. Know that every pledge is meaningful, treasured, and necessary to helping me reach my goal! Thank you all for the myriad of ways you've shown your support, and thanks for taking a moment to be part of something so significant to me.

If nothing else, think of how happy it will make these insanely adorably little faces:

Jagger and Lorelei, future band members
Jagger and Lorelei, future band members

Grace and peace, 

Jessa

The Salemtown Board Co Mini Board:

SAMPLE! To be customized in collaboration with Jessa to celebrate the release
SAMPLE! To be customized in collaboration with Jessa to celebrate the release

Risks and challenges

I consider this project to be low-risk as I am working with trusted professionals with whom I have developed a relationship over many years, and have successfully recorded two previous albums!

As with anything that depends on performance, there is always a chance of delay due to extreme illness or unforeseen inability to travel on selected dates. In case of any illness, emergency, or act of God that may delay perks, reward will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

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    THE DEMO: Digital download of any/all studio recorded demo tracks

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    THE PRE-RELEASE: A pre-release digital download of the album in it’s entirety // also includes: a digital download of any/all studio recorded demo tracks

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    THE CHATTY CATHY: A pre-release digital download of the album in it’s entirety AND digital commentary album // also includes: a digital download of any/all studio recorded demo tracks

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    THE HARD COPY: A hard copy of the new CD mailed to you release week // also includes: a digital download of any/all studio recorded demo tracks, pre-release download of the album in it’s entirety, and digital commentary album

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    THE SIGNATURE: A SIGNED copy of the new CD mailed to you release week // also includes: a digital download of any/all studio recorded demo tracks, pre-release download of the album in it’s entirety, and digital commentary album

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    THE TEE: Pre-release *digital download of the album PLUS a custom designed T-shirt
    [*Please note this package includes a digital-only version of the album]

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    THE LYRIC: A one of a kind lyric sheet handwritten by Jessa to accompany your SIGNED CD, mailed to you release week // also includes: a digital download of any/all studio recorded demo tracks, pre-release download of the album in it’s entirety, and digital commentary album

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    THE SUPER TEE: "The Lyric" PLUS a custom designed tee

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    THE C IS FOR COOKIE: A batch of cookies mailed to you, made by me and my mini sous chef Lorelei // also includes: SIGNED CD mailed to you release week, custom designed tee, digital downloads of any/all studio recorded demo tracks, pre-release mp3 album in it’s entirety, and digital commentary album

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    THE CHRISTMAS CAROL: Me and my friends/family will bring you Christmas cheer by caroling to you over the phone! [*Christmas cheer will be delivered in December 2013] // also includes: SIGNED CD mailed to you release week, custom designed tee, digital downloads of any/all studio recorded demo tracks, pre-release mp3 album in it’s entirety, and digital commentary album

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    THE HAPPY BIRTHDAY: I'll send you or someone you love a handmade birthday card on their next birthday! // also includes: SIGNED CD mailed to you release week, custom designed tee, digital downloads of any/all studio recorded demo tracks, pre-release mp3 album in it’s entirety, and digital commentary album

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    THE LIMITED EDITION: The Jessa Anderson catalogue: a SIGNED copy of the new CD mailed to you release week, a copy of "Fundamentally Broken", a copy of the 2011 release of "Not Myself Anymore", AND a limited pressing of "Not Myself Anymore" with never released artwork and alternate version of "Worship the Lamb" (that's 4 CD's!!) // also includes: one of a kind lyric sheet handwritten by Jessa, a digital download of any/all studio recorded demo tracks, pre-release download of the album in it’s entirety, and digital commentary album

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    THE CAFFEINATED: YOUR name in the album credits AND a package containing my favorite songwriting fuel: one pound of custom blended coffee, exclusively chosen by Jessa and brewed in the studio! Caffeine = Creative Energy, folks. // also includes: a SIGNED CD mailed to you release week, one of a kind lyric sheet handwritten by Jessa, a digital download of any/all studio recorded demo tracks, pre-release download of the album in it’s entirety, and digital commentary album

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    THE DOUBLE SHOT: "The Caffeinated", PLUS a custom designed t-shirt and a handwritten note from Jessa (can be designated for someone else if desired)

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    THE WRITER: A Moleskine journal (like the one I use for songwriting!) inscribed by Jessa // also includes: a SIGNED CD mailed to you release week, YOUR name in the album credits, one of a kind lyric sheet handwritten by Jessa, a digital download of any/all studio recorded demo tracks, pre-release download of the album in it’s entirety, and digital commentary album

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    THE LISTENING PARTY: "The Writer", PLUS an invitation to an intimate listening party in Nashville to celebrate the release! [*travel and lodging for listening party not included]

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    THE Q&A: 20 minute Q&A with Jessa via phone or skype (may or may not include cute babies and/or toddlers) // also includes: a SIGNED CD mailed to you release week, YOUR name in the album credits, one of a kind lyric sheet handwritten by Jessa, a digital download of any/all studio recorded demo tracks, pre-release download of the album in it’s entirety, and digital commentary album

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    THE SKATEBOARD: A one of a kind Mini Board designed for Jessa Anderson by Salemtown Board Co, in collaboration with Jessa // also includes: a SIGNED CD mailed to you release week, YOUR name in the album credits, one of a kind lyric sheet handwritten by Jessa, a digital download of any/all studio recorded demo tracks, pre-release download of the album in it’s entirety, and digital commentary album

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    THE STUDIO SESSION: An invitation to sit in on a studio day here in Nashville!*
    TIME SENSITIVE-must take place before March 2014, we'll work with you on scheduling [*travel and lodging not included] // also includes: a SIGNED CD mailed to you release week, YOUR name in the album credits, one of a kind lyric sheet handwritten by Jessa, a digital download of any/all studio recorded demo tracks, pre-release download of the album in it’s entirety, and digital commentary album

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    THE COACH: 30 minute songwriting coaching session via skype or phone where I review and give feedback on your song submission // also includes: a SIGNED CD mailed to you release week, YOUR name in the album credits, one of a kind lyric sheet handwritten by Jessa, a digital download of any/all studio recorded demo tracks, pre-release download of the album in it’s entirety, and digital commentary album

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    THE OPENER: YOU open for Jessa in concert!* We'll work together on scheduling. [*travel and lodging not included] // also includes: a SIGNED CD mailed to you release week, YOUR name in the album credits, one of a kind lyric sheet handwritten by Jessa, a digital download of any/all studio recorded demo tracks, pre-release download of the album in it’s entirety, and digital commentary album

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    THE ENTREPRENEUR: 60 minute meeting (via phone, skype, or in person* if scheduling allows) with me AND my dear husband Jordan (who handles our booking and management as well as performance). We'll tell you how we got started, how we're able to make a living as independent artists, what has/hasn't worked for us, and answer all your questions! Well, as many as we can [*travel and lodging not included] // also includes: a SIGNED CD mailed to you release week, YOUR name in the album credits, one of a kind lyric sheet handwritten by Jessa, a digital download of any/all studio recorded demo tracks, pre-release download of the album in it’s entirety, and digital commentary album

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    THE DOUBLE DATE: Coffee or dinner for 2 with Jessa and Jordan in Nashville.* We'll choose one of our favorites, and we'll treat :) [*travel and lodging not included] // also includes: a SIGNED CD mailed to you release week, YOUR name in the album credits, one of a kind lyric sheet handwritten by Jessa, a digital download of any/all studio recorded demo tracks, pre-release download of the album in it’s entirety, and digital commentary album

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    THE HOUSE CONCERT: An intimate concert in your home* (or host it elsewhere, we can chat)! We'll work together on scheduling the concert sometime in 2014 [*you must provide travel and lodging expenses for 2 adults from Nashville, TN, but the first 500 miles are on us!] // also includes: a SIGNED CD mailed to you release week, YOUR name in the album credits, one of a kind lyric sheet handwritten by Jessa, a digital download of any/all studio recorded demo tracks, pre-release download of the album in it’s entirety, and digital commentary album

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    THE MISSION: Join Jessa and her husband as they take their 6th trip to Quito, Ecuador for the Extreme Response Christmas Celebrations in 2014! Jessa will be leading a time of worship each morning, as well as performing a concert during the week. This perk provides you the opportunity to join Jessa and the Extreme Response team in serving over 2,000 people in the Quito area as we parter with local ministries to host Christmas parties. You can find more information regarding the annual ER Christmas trips here:
    http://www.extremeresponse.org/about/christmas-outreach/

    *Included in this perk is the ground cost for your trip, as well as up to $750 in airfare. Planned dates are Dec 2-8 2014 // this perk ALSO INCLUDES: a SIGNED CD mailed to you release week, YOUR name in the album credits, one of a kind lyric sheet handwritten by Jessa, a digital download of any/all studio recorded demo tracks, pre-release download of the album in it’s entirety, and digital commentary album

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