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Help Staci launch a new full-length album of songs about hope, change and new beginnings.
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I've written a new collection of songs I'd like to send out into the world! I'd love to invite you to get involved in the production, marketing, and launch of this new album by pledging to my Kickstarter campaign!

 

// My Story // 

It’s been a challenging and exhilarating four years since the release of my last album, Everything You Love Comes Alive. Lots of BIG life changes and some unexpected rough waters, including the passing of two close family members. Through it all I’ve been writing songs—about change, growth, and navigating difficult passages with a deep assurance that God is with us in all of it. I want to share these songs with others; I believe they'll resonate with anyone going through a season of change. 

As a longtime 'indie artist' I've recorded several albums without any funding from a record label, and all of them have involved collaborating with people who believe in and support what I do. It's humbling and incredibly rewarding to know my music inspires others. I'm thrilled to be embarking on this creative adventure again!

I need the help of friends, fans and music lovers like you to help me launch this new album into open waters.  

// My Plan // 

The songs are all written and in bare-bones acoustic form. The next step is to head into the studio with Nate Sabin, who produced my last two albums (and those of artists such as Jason Gray, Sara Groves and others). We'll be working with some of the most talented musicians I know to create arrangements for the songs that will help tell their stories. My favorite part of this process is hearing the songs bloom and take shape in the studio. It's a little taste of heaven. 

Once we're finished recording, the songs will be mixed and mastered in Nashville, the artwork created and everything sent to the manufacturer where the CDs will be pressed and packaged. I've got a GREAT team of professionals I've worked with over the years who do top notch work.

// The Big Hurdle //

A great-sounding professional recording will cost us somewhere in the $15k to $30k range and involve the following expenses:

  • Studio Rental & Recording Engineers
  • Mixing & Mastering 
  • Musicians
  • Producer Fees
  • Graphic Design/Artwork
  • CD Manufacturing & Shipping 

More than ever, with incomes diminishing due to 'free' music streaming services, it's a big hurdle for independent artists to come up with a recording budget without the support of fans and friends who are willing to pre-order CDs and contribute to the project. That's the beauty of Kickstarter.  

// Your Help // 

Your CD pre-orders and donations will help cover recording, mixing and manufacturing costs. We've created lots of pledge levels with rewards on the right for you to choose from. When you pledge you'll be asked for your credit card information for processing, but YOU WON'T BE CHARGED until the campaign is over and ONLY if the goal is met.

**Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing campaign! We have to reach our goal in order to get ANY of the money pledged.** 

If we exceed our goal amount we'll be investing in radio and publicity campaigns to extend our audience reach. And I'll be just plain GIDDY if we raise enough to help support a tour. (A GIRL CAN DREAM!)

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// Rewards //

Adult soft jersey t's, 100% cotton, pre-shrunk.
Adult soft jersey t's, 100% cotton, pre-shrunk.
Hand-stamped, 2-sided pendant necklace custom made for this Kickstarter campaign by my friends at Rustication Designs in Atlanta, GA
Hand-stamped, 2-sided pendant necklace custom made for this Kickstarter campaign by my friends at Rustication Designs in Atlanta, GA
So you can see the length of the necklace :)
So you can see the length of the necklace :)
For my fellow book lovers! We're offering Flourish + the new CD at the $50 level
For my fellow book lovers! We're offering Flourish + the new CD at the $50 level

Risks and challenges

I'm working with a seasoned producer, highly talented musicians and industry professionals. I've recorded several albums over the years and feel confident that I'll be able to deliver a quality product in the time provided.
The ONLY possible risk is that the delivery date might be pushed back a month or two due to unforeseen scheduling factors, but we'll keep you updated throughout the process.

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    ACOUSTIC DEMOS

    Digital download of 5 acoustic demo tracks as soon as we reach our goal.

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    NEW ALBUM DOWNLOAD + ACOUSTIC DEMOS

    An early digital download of the new album, plus digital download of 5 acoustic demo tracks as soon as we reach our goal.

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    AUTOGRAPHED CD + DIGITAL DOWNLOADS

    A physical copy of the new CD, signed by Staci and shipped to your door, plus early digital downloads of 5 acoustic demo tracks (when we reach our goal) and the new album.

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    AUTOGRAPHED CD + T-SHIRT

    A physical copy of the new CD, signed by Staci and shipped to your door, plus a custom T-shirt (as shown-we'll ask for size preference when we ship). Also includes digital downloads of 5 acoustic demo tracks (as soon as we reach our goal) and the new album.

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    AUTOGRAPHED CD + 'FLOURISH' BOOK

    A physical copy of the new CD, signed by Staci and shipped to your door, plus a signed copy of Staci's book, 'Flourish'. Also includes digital downloads of 5 acoustic demo tracks (as soon as we reach our goal) and the new album.

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    AUTOGRAPHED CD + PENDANT NECKLACE

    A physical copy of the new CD, signed by Staci and shipped to your door, plus a custom hand stamped two-sided pendant necklace (as shown). Also includes digital downloads of 5 acoustic demo tracks (as soon as we reach our goal) and the new album.

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    AUTOGRAPHED CD + YOUR NAME IN ALBUM LINER NOTES + T-SHIRT

    The new CD, signed by Staci and shipped to your door, plus we'll include your name under the 'Special Thanks' section in the album liner notes. Plus a custom T-shirt (as shown-we'll ask for size preference when we ship). Also includes digital downloads of 5 acoustic demo tracks (as soon as we reach our goal) and the new album.

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    AUTOGRAPHED CD + YOUR NAME IN ALBUM LINER NOTES + PENDANT NECKLACE

    A copy of the new CD, signed by Staci and shipped to your door, plus we'll include your name under the 'Special Thanks' section in the album liner notes. Includes a custom hand stamped two-sided pendant necklace (as shown). Also includes digital downloads of 5 acoustic demo tracks (as soon as we reach our goal) and the new album.

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    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    AUTOGRAPHED CD + STACI'S DISCOGRAPHY ON FLASH DRIVE + LINER NOTES + T-SHIRT

    An autographed copy of the new CD, plus STACI'S DISCOGRAPHY on a flash drive (Everything You Love Comes Alive, Meteor Shower, Nothing Short of Amazing, Wise Men and Angels, Acoustic Origins, Staci Frenes) Includes your name in the 'Thank You' section of new album liner notes, and a custom T-shirt as shown. Also includes digital downloads of 5 acoustic demo tracks (as soon as we reach our goal) and the new album.

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    LIVE ACOUSTIC SOLO CONCERT

    Staci will play a one-hour concert in the venue of your choice (you pay for travel outside the SF BAY AREA).

    Also includes 5 autographed CDs, custom T-shirt, your name in the 'Thank You' section of the new album liner notes, plus digital downloads of 5 acoustic demo tracks (as soon as we reach our goal) and the new album.

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    LIVE SOLO EVENT

    Since we've sold out of the LIVE ACOUSTIC CONCERT reward, we're adding a similar reward at this level. Staci will play a one-hour concert or do a FLOURISH event in the venue of your choice. (you pay for travel outside the SF BAY AREA). For info on FLOURISH events, see http://www.stacifrenes.com/speaking-1/

    Also includes 5 autographed CDs, custom T-shirt, your name in the 'Thank You' section of the new album liner notes, plus digital downloads of 5 acoustic demo tracks (as soon as we reach our goal) and the new album.

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    LIVE ACOUSTIC TRIO CONCERT

    Staci + 2 band members will play a concert in the venue of your choice (you pay for travel outside the SF BAY AREA).

    Includes 10 autographed CDs, your name in the 'Thank You' section of the new album liner notes, custom T-shirt, plus digital downloads of 5 acoustic demo tracks (as soon as we reach our goal) and the new album.

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    LIVE FULL BAND CONCERT

    Staci will bring a full band and play a concert in the venue of your choice (you pay for travel outside the SF BAY AREA).

    Includes 10 autographed CDs, your name in the 'Thank You' section of the new album liner notes, custom T-shirt, plus digital downloads of 5 acoustic demo tracks (as soon as we reach our goal) and the new album.

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Funding period

- (28 days)