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We're releasing a NEW STUDIO RECORD & want to tour FULL BAND (for the 1st time!) AND make a LIVE RECORD from that tour!
We're releasing a NEW STUDIO RECORD & want to tour FULL BAND (for the 1st time!) AND make a LIVE RECORD from that tour!
We're releasing a NEW STUDIO RECORD & want to tour FULL BAND (for the 1st time!) AND make a LIVE RECORD from that tour!
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    On May 20th, the project became fully funded!!! Now we're excited to be shooting toward our first stretch goal (see stretch goal rewards below)! The more we raise, the higher the quality of musicians, engineers, & visual artists we can work with, which means a better-sounding tour and live record, & a greater ability to reach more people.

Hey there everyone,

Jenny & Tyler here. We are so pleased that you've stopped by to check out our Kickstarter campaign. We've spent the past 6 years touring around the country sharing stories and songs with wonderful people like you. We've met some of our very best friends on the road and had an amazing time together. It's hard to believe that it's possible to make a living as an independent musician. When we come off the road, we often turn to each other and say, "This is actually working!"

A few years ago we created a Kickstarter campaign to fund our record, Faint Not . We were blown away by the support the campaign received. Faint Not was much more successful than our previous record and ushered us into a new phase as a band. We were able to reach a bigger audience and impact more people with a message of perseverance, hope and truth.

We believe that music allows us to share a part of our story that we couldn't otherwise. We process life through songwriting. For the past few years, we've thought about releasing a record comprised entirely of love songs, and not just the romantic kind: songs of Divine love; family love; friendship; even baby love. Relationships are one of the many joys of life. We hope that this will be an honest love story, one that looks at love in the broken and hard places as well as the happy ones. We want it to convey the message of grace and redemption in love. Love and relationships can be messy, but we trust that God can and will make all things new and beautiful.

We've been in the studio writing and recording our new record (just across from where Elvis recorded at RCA Studio B) with producer Gabe Scott.  Gabe is a gifted producer and musician. He's played on thousands of songs; in fact, you may have heard him playing on a record you own or at a show you've been to! We are so happy with the way the songs turned out and we want to share them with you!  

We are also so pleased to announce that...THE STUDIO RECORD releases THIS FALL!!!

Here’s the thing: this new record has a deep, full, layered sound. We feel that we cannot do the songs justice by playing them live as just the two of us.  In light of that, we’d like to bring a musician or two on the road to give our set more of a full band feel. And since we’ll have such talented people playing with us, we’d like to take the opportunity to make a LIVE RECORD! The record will include songs from the new album as well as old favorites like Faint Not, As Long As Our Hearts Are Beating, & One-Eyed Cat. 

We’ve already paid for the new studio record, but we need YOUR help to fund the live record and the tour. Our goal is $15,000. We know that sounds like a lot, but it will barely cover the costs of the tour and the live record. This includes the production costs (sound engineer at shows, the musicians, the mix and mastering engineers, equipment), artwork, CD replication, and more.  

IF WE HAPPEN TO EXCEED $15,000, we also have a bunch of stretch goals with bonus rewards!  Printing the LIVE RECORD in VINYL would be awesome. AND we've been wanting to make a "best of" album from the first 3 records, one of which we don't even sell anymore, for a while now. You could make that possible.  Scroll down to see the rest of the goals. Also, the more money we raise, the more people we can reach. We want to send the studio record out into the world and help it flourish. We hope you'll join us in telling this love story. Let's do this together!

With love & gratitude,

Jenny & Tyler

$30,000

  • PDF Storybook: the story behind each song on the new record for every backer at TIER 2 & greater
  • Signed exclusive physical poster for every backer at TIER 4 & greater

  • Limited-edition Lyric Tote Bag for every backer at TIER 6 & greater

  • VINYL BABY! We'll print the LIVE RECORD in vinyl and sign it for every backer at TIER 6 + greater

$60,000

  • BEST OF! Newly mixed & mastered 'best of' CD from our first 3 albums for every backer at TIER 4 & greater - This Isn't a Dream, Love Came Down, and a Prelude (our first 3 records) with retracked vocals & some instruments

Just a few of the awesome rewards:

Suitcase Kick: Tyler will make you one, just like the one we use at live shows. Note that the tambourine and cymbal pictured are separate and not included.

Faint Not Necklace: Handmade by Jenny's sister, a silver pendant necklace:

A recording session in Nashville: Come over to our place and record a song or two, or five!

A custom Scanlon Brothers guitar handmade by Jenny's dad: These guitars are incredible.  They're modeled after a Martin HD-28 and sound so good.  We used the one below to record our cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence

We're also offering limited edition copies of the live record, a box of our favorite things, posters, t-shirts, and lotsa lotsa other lovely things!

Risks and challenges

There are always risks when completing any project, including making a record. The live record will be recorded during our tour in September + October we think. It will need to be mixed and mastered as well. We estimate that the live record will be ready in December. We have a wonderful management team to guide us along the way, and a community of artists to call on should we need help. We hope to fulfill the majority of rewards by September (with the exception of custom mandolins or guitars which will be crafted with care), but should the project be incredibly successful and exceed our expectations of how many folks contribute, we could run into delays. We will keep you informed of our progress.

*Please note that the delivery of custom mandolins and guitars may be after December 2015. Each instrument is handmade with care and delivery time may change if all 3 instruments are ordered.

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    [DIGITAL POSTER] one high-res digital 11x17 printable lyric poster sent to your inbox within 24 hours!

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    [3 UNRELEASED SONGS] three previously-unreleased live acoustic songs (two of which are from the new record!) also sent right to your inbox within 24 hours + TIERS ABOVE

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    [DIGITAL ALBUM/BOOKLET] digital version of the full live album and digital booklet with images from our journals, handwritten lyrics, stories behind the songs + TIERS ABOVE

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    [BACKER EXCLUSIVE LIMITED-EDITION CD] gorgeous (& eco-friendly may we add) signed and numbered digipak + TIERS ABOVE

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    [BACKER EXCLUSIVE TICKETS] 2 general admission tickets (your name + 1 on the list) to any show on the album release tour and an invitation to an exclusive live-streamed album release show (you can come in person too if you want to come to Nashville, but you must RSVP beforehand) + TIERS ABOVE

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    [TINY DESK STYLE SHORT SET + BACK CATALOG] we're fans of npr's tiny desk concerts, so in that vein, we'll play a short set of 5 songs from the new album, stripped down, live, & acoustic. As an added bonus, we'll give you the audio (oh yes, yes) in addition to the video. And you'll get our past three albums in CD form + TIERS ABOVE

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    [NECKLACE + BOX OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS] a custom, handmade, silver Faint Not necklace PLUS a box of our favorite things (e.g. chocolate, coffee, candy, cookies, burned CD + digital compilation album of our favorite music by our friends), etc.) + TIERS ABOVE

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    [VIP TICKETS + HANDWRITTEN LYRICS] 2 VIP tickets to any show on the album release tour, which means backstage access, priority seating, and joining us for dinner before the show & handwritten lyrics to any song you want + TIERS ABOVE

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    [PRIVATE SKYPE CONCERT] you pick the set! A 5-song concert over Skype or Facetime just for you + TIERS ABOVE

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    [SUITCASE KICK] Tyler hand-makes you a suitcase kick. Kick pedal not included. Shipping additional + TIERS ABOVE

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    [HANDMADE CUSTOM UKULELE BY JENNY'S DAD] People often ask us what instruments we play; we tell them "Jenny's dad makes them" and it usually elicits a response of "wow, that's amazing" or something similar. We agree! Now you can get one for yourself. There may be an additional cost for certain desired materials (e.g. inlay, tuners, etc.) + $500 TIER & ABOVE (tiers 1-11)

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    [PRIVATE HOUSE CONCERT + RECORDING] we'll come play in your house (or a friend's); you invite your peeps; we'll record the whole thing and give it to you! Travel is additional if further than 200 miles from Nashville. Please email braggassist [at] gmail [dot] com with questions. We'll need you to be flexible with dates too :) + $500 TIER & ABOVE (tiers 1-11)

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    [RECORD YOUR SONG WITH US] Tyler loves recording and producing. He produced Faint Not and For Freedom, so if you like how those turned out, you can come to our home in Nashville for a day and record 1 fully-produced song with us. We'll play all the instruments ourselves; Jenny can sing background vocals; we'll even mix it for you. + $500 TIER & ABOVE (tiers 1-11)

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    [CUSTOM HANDMADE GUITAR BY JENNY'S DAD] Just like the $1,500 ukulele tier, except a guitar! Made in the style of a Martin D-28, we've been touring and recording with these for the past 5 years and let us tell you, they're amazing. You choose the wood (rosewood or mahogany), the stain, inlay patterns, etc. There may be an additional cost for certain desired materials (e.g. type of inlay, tuners, pickup, etc.) + $500 TIER & ABOVE (tiers 1-11)

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    [RECORD A 4-SONG EP WITH US] just like the $2500 "record a song with us" tier, but with 2 fully-produced songs (we're still playing everything ourselves) and 2 additional stripped-down live, acoustic songs. we'll do 4 songs in 2 days + $500 TIER & ABOVE (tiers 1-11)

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    [RECORD A 7-SONG EP WITH US + THE WHOLE (NASHVILLE) SHEBANG] Join us for 4 days in our lovely city, we'll spend most of the time recording the EP, which will consist of 3 fully-produced songs (we'll still play all the instruments ourselves) and 4 that are stripped-down live, acoustic versions. The rest of the time we plan on taking you to our favorite places in Nashville! Travel, lodging, and meals not provided by Jenny & Tyler. Includes $500 TIER & ABOVE (tiers 1-11)

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