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Jill Phillips is heading back into the studio to make her 8th studio record. Please join us in making it happen.

Thank you for taking the time to click on this page and hear more about the Kickstarter campaign for my latest record.  When I started making music the industry was a very different place.  Labels were still the norm and budgets were high, mainly funded by the labels and then promoted and sent to radio and retail stores.  The Internet has removed the middleman and given independent artists a level of freedom and independence I could never have imagined. 

This freedom, however, can be a double-edged sword.   While I think it serves the creative process well, the burden of budget and marketing can be overwhelming.   Even keeping my costs to a minimum and using my home studio it gets increasingly difficult to set aside the funds needed every two years to record. 

I come to you in great humility not pretending that you are the winner in this whole deal.   I am privileged to know you.  Your patronage means the world to me and your support allows me to do what I love.  For 12 years you have booked shows, bought records, sent encouraging messages and made my life rich with meaning.  I do not take this for granted.

I believe with all my heart that art makes a difference.  I have been working very hard on the songs for this new album and I want to share them with you.  Once again I will be working with the fantastic Cason Cooley as well as many talented musical friends.  My goal here is $12,000 but the actual costs involved with the record will be close to twice that amount.  I set it low because unless you reach your goal the money is returned and I am back where I started.  We are keeping the budget to a minimum but still trying to pay everyone a fair wage so they can make a living in music as well.  Your money will not be going to buy flights to New York or time in fancy studios, it will be going to musicians and mixing engineers who work incredibly hard at their craft.

The “thank-you gifts” on the right side of this page are a small way to let you know how much I appreciate your support.  I tried to make them as personal as possible in this technological age.  Know that if our paths cross on the road I will look forward to telling you “thank you” in person!  I will do everything in my power to make a record worthy of your patronage.

With gratitude,

Jill

If you have any questions about this project or this campaign, please let us know:

INFO at JILLPHILLIPS dot COM.

FAQ

  • We already have. Jill, Andy Gullahorn and Cason Cooley have been working on pre-production for the record and plan on having the main tracking session the first week of May.

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  • We don't know yet. We are shooting for late-summer / early-fall but sometimes our aim isn't perfect.

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  • At this stage, we don't know. The working title is Mr. Priggles. Don't ask why. I am 99.9% sure this will not be the actual title of the record.

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    THE GRACIAS: A big fat "Thank You" and access to our Kickstarter updates.

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    THE EARLY DOWNLOAD: A download of the new record at least two weeks before the release date.

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    THE PRE-RELEASE: The "Early Downlad" and a physical copy of the CD shipped to your door as soon as we get it.

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    THE JOHN HANCOCK: The "Early Download" and a physical copy of the CD with a PERSONALIZED AUTOGRAPH will be sent to you as soon as we get it.

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    THE SHIRT: The "Pre-Release Package" and a limited edition Jill Phillips Kickstarter T-Shirt.

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    THE GIMME FIVE: One "Early Download" and FIVE (5) physical copies of the CD.

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    THE DISCOGRAPHY: The "Early Download" and a copy of all six of Jill's available CDS mailed to your door. (The new record, Christmas, The Good Things, Nobody's Got It All Together, Writing on the Wall, and God & Money)

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    THE COOKIE MONSTER: In addition to the "Discography" package and the limited edition T-Shirt, we will ship you a batch of Jill's homemade cookies.* They will be baked with love by Jill - possibly with the help of the kids. *only available in the U.S.

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    THE PATRON: In addition to the "Early Download", the "Discography" and the limited edition Jill Phillips Kickstarter T-Shirt, you will have your name listed in the liner notes as a patron for this record.

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    THE PARTY: In addition to the "Patron" package, you (and one guest) will be invited to a special record release party at Jill's home in Nashville, TN. Meal will be provided.

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    THE VOICE: Everything in the "Party" package plus a 1 hour voice lesson/consultation with Jill. Jill graduated with a music degree specializing in commercial voice and spent a number of years teaching voice lessons. She would be happy to share the tips, techniques and tricks she has learned over the years.

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    THE CHRISTMAS GIFT: Everything in the "Party" package plus 20 copies of the new CD to give as Christmas gifts (or use as frisbees - you choose) and 2 tickets for any show on the Christmas tour this December.* *some shows have limited availability

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    THE VIDEO: In addition to everything in the "Party" package, Jill will send you a one of a kind video performing 3 songs (that you request) and answering a few of your questions.

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    THE SONGWRITER: In addition to everything in the "Party" package, come to Nashville for a "songwriting seminar" with Jill and Andy Gullahorn. Then they will take you out to lunch.

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    THE LIVING ROOM: In addition to everything in the "Party" package, you can bring Jill to your living room for a house concert. Everyone who comes will get a free copy of the new CD. (Limited to 40 free CDs) (If you are more than 250 miles from Nashville, TN additional travel expenses may apply) (dates subject to availability)

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    MY PLACE: Come to Jill's house in Nashville with some friends (up to 6 people) for an excellent home-cooked meal and mini-concert.

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    THE CONCERT: In addition to the "Party" package, you can bring Jill (and her husband, Andy Gullahorn) in for an event at your church, conference, retreat, house ... you name it.* This comes with up to 100 free copies of the new CD for attendees. (If you are more than 300 miles from Nashville, TN additional travel expenses may apply) (dates subject to availability) *well, there are some places we won't go

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    THE BENEFACTOR: In addition to a Jill Phillips House Concert with the travel included (inside the US) and almost everything else offered here (early download, CDs, T-Shirt, discography, cookies, release party, dedication, patron list, Christmas tour tickets), you will have your name listed on the back of the CD artwork as EXECUTIVE PRODUCER.

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    TEACHER'S PET: In addition to any or all of the above-mentioned packages, we will get a family pet and name it after you.

Funding period

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