First of all, thank you so much for checking out my Kickstarter and supporting local musicians. Many of you have already done so much to support me, and I want to take this opportunity to include you in this project! Maybe you've come to a show, heard about me from season 11 of American Idol, or you’re already a dear fan, friend or family member. Regardless, it has been such a joy having your support to grow as a musician, performer, and songwriter over the past few years. Since the release of my debut EP, “Through the Blue,” I have had some incredible opportunities to perform at some dream venues, most recently at the Doug Fir Lounge. This has all led me to put together my band. I've been fortunate enough to rock out with them over the last two years. I am excited to have their support, as well as yours, on our next big project.
Now, I am embarking on a journey to make and release music that takes me in a new artistic direction. The songs that I have chosen for the record are each a story of their own, each voicing reflections of my own personal realities. Much of the inspiration behind this project has evolved from coming to accept and understand the complex emotions of life's trials and tribulations; how even in the midst of feeling lost, I have to acknowledge and encourage the strength, creativity, and light within.
I want to give my fans (that’s you!) an exclusive first listen to my new record before it's official release date! WIth your help we can make this happen, so I want to make sure you get the goods first! In doing so, I can focus my energy on producing the best record possible, without holding back due to the high costs of recording, mixing, and mastering a record. By personally offering love and support to this campaign, I am hoping to share this music with the world!
Your donation to this campaign will not only help me reach my goal, but in return, you'll get some pretty awesome rewards. A few items I'm excited about are:
- a signed copy of my new record,
- a Haley Johnsen T-shirt,
- a voice or guitar lesson,
- a house show,
- an autographed guitar!
Scroll along the side to check out which prizes you deem to be cool and worth it for you.
Haley Johnsen T-shirt
I can’t thank you enough for taking the time check out my Kickstarter campaign. I am so excited to share this new music with you, and feel very blessed to have you on this journey with me.
Be safe and love each other!
Risks and challenges
With all the excitement around this new album, I took the risk of already starting the recording process so I can provide you all with my music more quickly! With your help, I'll be able to focus more on the creation of this record and less on which limb or kidney I should sell to pay for it. I have a lot of faith in the movement of independent artists and the support from the community that makes everything possible.
When we do reach our goal, a risk I could foresee is staying on schedule with mixing and mastering. This music is a reflection of who I am so releasing it to the world with no way of taking it back and changing it can be frightening. However, as you have made commitments to me, I have made commitments to you. I will do everything in my power to produce and deliver a high quality musical experience.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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