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Jay J Matott's new EP is music that sounds somewhere between a cowboy gunfight and floating in a canoe down a lazy river.
Jay J Matott's new EP is music that sounds somewhere between a cowboy gunfight and floating in a canoe down a lazy river.
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The word "Gurfa" in German means the amount of water a person can hold in one hand. I decided to name my new EP "Gurfa." The 6 songs I have that will make up this recording are a deep look down and up at the same time, an analyzation of what of everything I can actually hold in my own hand, and what is not mine to own. A look down into all of the doubt, and frustration, and confusion of faith, and belief, and relationship. A look up at the beauty, and goodness, and grace of Jesus and faith, and belief, and relationship. I write out of the most real places I am, and those places always land in my faith and in the rawness. I write to pose questions and allow for conversation and interpretation, rather than to make a song that tells you exactly how you should see, think, feel. I want to record these songs because I believe there is something more than just my skin and bones that matters. Supporting this project isn't just giving me some money so I can pay people to make these songs into MP3s, it's supporting a dream, a vision and a belief that I have crafted something here that won't pass by like fleeting social media, or be lost a year from now in a pile of CDs. I am making something that I want to offer, all the water I can hold in one hand.

Risks and challenges

The risk that you take in helping me fund this project is, I plan to take the time to put the work into these songs, so that the end result resonates, shakes, and shudders under the beauty and intricacy these pieces of music call for. I don't want to cut corners, and thank goodness I am partnering myself with people that believe in what I am doing, and have already pushed me to make this the best it can be in meetings and early recording sessions. All of the other prizes I have listed will be to you very soon as you help to support this project, but the recordings will be yours last, and that's because I am going to make sure they are exactly how they are created to be heard.

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    An acoustic demo of one of the songs being recorded on the EP.

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    3 Acoustic demos + a free download of my new single "Indian Summer pt. 2"

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    Digital download of the EP weeks before it’s released + 4 acoustic demos

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    Digital Download of the EP weeks before it’s released + 4 acoustic demos + a small piece of art based on one of the songs on the EP.

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    Digital Download of the EP weeks before it’s released + all 6 acoustic demos along with the finished EP + a small piece of art based on one of the songs + a Hand made Holiday Card from me to you!

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    Digital Download of the EP weeks before it’s released + all 6 acoustic demos along with the finished EP + a small piece of art based on one of the songs + a Hand made Holiday Card from me to you + a lyric booklet with lyric sheets AND the lyrics written in emojis!

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    A private listening party to listen to the EP with me before the EP is released, and I will play a few songs (and my wife, Kate, will make desserts!) + Digital Download of the EP weeks before it’s released + all 6 acoustic demos along with the finished EP + a small piece of art based on one of the songs + a Hand made Holiday Card from me to you + a lyric booklet with lyric sheets AND the lyrics written in emojis!

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    You choose any song and I will do a cover of it and send you a video of it + A private listening party to listen to the EP with me, and I will play a few songs (and my wife, Kate, will make desserts!) + Digital Download of the EP weeks before it’s released + all 6 acoustic demos along with the finished EP + a small piece of art based on one of the songs + a Hand made Holiday Card from me to you + a lyric booklet with lyric sheets AND the lyrics written in emojis!

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    A Jay J Matott and the Arctic T Shirt + I will send you art based on each song on the EP + You choose any song and I will do a cover of it and send you a video of it + A private listening party to listen to the EP with me, and I will play a few songs (and my wife, Kate, will make desserts!) + Digital Download of the EP weeks before it’s released + all 6 acoustic demos along with the finished EP + a small piece of art based on one of the songs + a Hand made Holiday Card from me to you + a lyric booklet with lyric sheets AND the lyrics written in emojis!

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    Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000

    I will write a song specifically for you and record an acoustic version and send it to you (with emoji lyrics) + A Jay J Matott and the Arctic T Shirt + I will send you art based on each song on the EP + You choose any song and I will do a cover of it and send you a video of it + A private listening party to listen to the EP with me, and I will play a few songs (and my wife, Kate, will make desserts!) + Digital Download of the EP weeks before it’s released + all 6 acoustic demos along with the finished EP + a small piece of art based on one of the songs + a Hand made Holiday Card from me to you + a lyric booklet with lyric sheets AND the lyrics written in emojis!

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    if you decide to GO FOR IT and fund the whole project I will come to your house and give you all the prizes for every other amount, plus throw a pizza party for you and your friends and play a show at your house and tell you so many compliments and encouraging things for years.

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