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I'm so excited to be working on my second studio album. Exploring my Blues & Rock roots with some incredible musicians by my side!
I'm so excited to be working on my second studio album. Exploring my Blues & Rock roots with some incredible musicians by my side!
163 backers pledged $15,105 to help bring this project to life.

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Hey Everyone!

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.

The Record

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. 

Why Kickstarter?

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! 

The Goods

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!

<3 Haley

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.

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    THANK YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK! <3

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    - A special digital Thank You card
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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD PACK!

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    - A Digital Download of my New Record with Album Art PDF
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    LIVE & DIRECT PACKAGE!

    What You Get:

    - One Physical Copy + Digital Download of my New Record
    - Mystery Merch Bag
    - Featured on my website as a backer!

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    LIVE & DIRECT PLUS! (BLACK FRIDAY DEAL)

    What You Get:
    This Package will be $10 off until the end of Black Friday!

    - One Physical Copy + Digital Download of my New Record
    - One Digital Download of my"Through the Blue" EP
    - Mystery Merch Bag
    - Featured on my website as a backer!

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    LIVE & DIRECT PLUS!

    What You Get:

    - One Physical Copy + Digital Download of my New Record
    - One Digital Download of my"Through the Blue" EP
    - Mystery Merch Bag.
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    SUPER FAN SIGNATURE PACKAGE!

    What You Get:

    - One Signed Physical Copy of my New Record
    - One Signed Physical Copy of "Through the Blue" EP
    - Mystery Merch Bag
    - Featured on my website as a backer!

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    MUSIC BUFF PACKAGE!

    What You Get:

    Handwritten lyrics of your song choice on one of three limited edition postcards!

    You will also receive:

    - One Signed Physical Copy of my New Record
    - One Signed Physical Copy of "Through the Blue" EP
    - Limited Edition T-Shirt
    - Mystery Merch Bag
    - Featured on my website as a backer!

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    DAY IN THE LIFE PACKAGE! ($50 OFF)

    Cyber Monday Deal!
    Take $50 off this package today only!

    What You Get:

    One of a Kind, signed/dated polaroid from one of my 2016 shows/tour/adventures!

    You will also receive:

    - One Signed Physical Copy of my New Record + Digital Download
    - One Signed Physical Copy of my "Through the Blue" EP
    -Download an unreleased and never before heard track. I have a collection of over 100 songs written over the past 8 years!
    - Handwritten lyrics of your song choice!
    - Limited Edition T-Shirt
    - Mystery Merch Bag
    - Featured on my website as a backer!

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    DAY IN THE LIFE PACKAGE!

    What You Get:

    One of a Kind, signed/dated polaroid from one of my 2016 shows/tour/adventures!

    You will also receive:

    - One Signed Physical Copy of my New Record + Digital Download
    - One Signed Physical Copy of my "Through the Blue" EP
    -Download an unreleased and never before heard track. I have a collection of over 100 songs written over the past 8 years!
    - Handwritten lyrics of your song choice!
    - Limited Edition T-Shirt
    - Mystery Merch Bag
    - Featured on my website as a backer!

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    VIP PARTY PACKAGE (VERY LIMITED)

    What You Get:

    One Limited Edition Poster (signed and numbered) as well as one VIP ticket to the EP Release Listening Party.

    You will also receive:
    - One Signed Physical Copy of my New Record
    - Limited Edition T-Shirt
    - Mystery Merch Bag
    - Featured on my website as a backer!

    **Time/Date TBA**
    **Local Pickup Only**

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    REQUEST A COVER SONG!

    I'll record a video of me covering your song of choice! Whether you want to send a favorite song to your family, need a last minute birthday video, or a shout-out to a friend!

    You will also receive:
    - One Signed Physical Copy of my New Record + Digital Download
    - One Digital Download of my "Through the Blue" EP
    - Limited Edition T-Shirt
    - Mystery Merch Bag
    - Featured on my website as a backer!

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    LEARN TO ROCK PACKAGE!

    Get a One Hour Voice or Guitar Lesson from yours truly!

    You will also receive:
    - One Signed Physical Copy of my New Record
    - Digital Download of my "Through the Blue" EP
    - Limited Edition T-Shirt
    - Mystery Merch Bag
    - Featured on my website as a backer!

    **Scheduling will begin March 2017. Depending on location, lesson may be held in person or via Skype.**

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    A SONG FOR YOU!

    -Give me an idea or a story that means something to you, and I will write a song for you! I'll record it myself, and send it to you personally. A one of a kind gift for you, or a loved one!

    You will also receive:
    - One Signed Physical Copy of my New Record + Digital Download
    - Digital Download of my "Through the Blue" EP
    - Featured on my website as a backer!

    *Song may not be released commercially, but can be played for friends and family

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    WRITE A SONG TOGETHER!

    Let's make music together! One of my favorite things about music is getting to collaborate with other people. I would love for that to be you!

    You will also receive:
    - One Signed Physical Copy of my New Record + Digital Download
    - Digital Copy of "Through the Blue" EP
    - Featured on my website as a backer!

    **Song may not be sold or released for commercial use without permission. Depending on location, this lesson may be head in person or via skype. Scheduling will begin March 2017**

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    MY FIRST ELECTRIC GUITAR, AUTOGRAPHED!

    Get your chops up with my first ever Fender Stratocaster (Mexican Made) electric guitar signed and shipped directly to you for your collection!

    You will also receive:
    - One Signed Physical Copy of my New Record + Digital Download
    - One Signed Physical Copy of my "Through the Blue" EP
    - Featured on my website as a backer!

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    SOLO ACOUSTIC HOUSE SHOW!

    I will come to your house and play a solo acoustic house show for you and your friends!

    You will also receive:
    - One Signed Physical Copy of my New Record + Digital Download
    - One Signed Physical Copy of "Through the Blue" EP
    - Limited Edition T-Shirt
    - Mystery Merch Bag
    - Featured on my website as a backer!

    *Depending on location, travel and lodging, must be paid by backer.

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    FULL BAND HOUSE SHOW!

    My band and I will come and rock out for a party at your house!

    You will also receive:
    - One Signed Physical Copy of my New Record + Digital Download
    - One Signed Physical Copy of my "Through the Blue" EP
    - Limited Edition T-Shirt
    - Mystery Merch Bag
    - Featured on my website as a backer!

    *Depending on location, travel and lodging, must be paid by backer.

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    PLAY ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

    Fly me anywhere in the WORLD for a private house show!

    I will come to your house and play a solo acoustic house show for you and your friends!

    You will also receive:
    - One Signed Physical Copy of my New Record + Digital Download
    - One Signed Copy of my "Through the Blue" EP
    - Limited Edition T-Shirt
    - Mystery Merch Bag
    - Featured on my website as a backer!

    **Expenses (flight and lodging) must be paid by backer

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