We need your help to make our next record. Give us a hand and you'll receive lots of goodies in return.
(Updated Monday, August 2nd):
It's the hottest week of the year here in Nashvegas and it also happens to be the last week you can pledge to our Kickstarter project! In honor of the heat (mostly because it makes us feel weak in the knees, leading us to make silly decisions) we're switching things up a bit - all for your benefit. Now EVERYONE who pledges $1 or more to the project will be given access to the exclusive "For Kickstarter Backers Only" online show at 7p(CST) via USTREAM on the night of fundraiser completion, Sunday, August 8th! We'll take requests, answer any questions you may have, and generally just chillax and have a good time.
Yes, we met our goal of $10,000 (currently at $11,166), but the actual cost of the record will be around $15,000, so your donations are still useful and appreciated. We've listed the donation tiers below. AND we've got a promo video of us talking about the record (we thought you MIGHT want to know where your big bucks are going!).
You are legendary, the top, scrumptrulescent, and the like. Hope to see you online this Sunday!
- Jenny & Tyler
We reached our goal of $10,000 in just six days! Needless to say, we are feeling blessed and humbled.
Because we still have 26 days left, we're offering an added incentive: anyone who donates $1 or more to the project will receive an invite to a private "For Kickstarter Eyes Only" online show via USTREAM on the night of fundraiser completion, Sunday, August 8th! We'll use the extra funds to market the record and buy new live sound equipment, so that we won't have to use Tyler's dad's anymore :)
Finally, if you're outside of the US and want to donate via Paypal/any major credit card, we're accepting donations that way. Simply visit http://jennyandtylermusic.com/donate. If you pledge $35 or higher, please email us about where you'd like us to ship the record (firstname.lastname@example.org) If $60 or higher, include your t-shirt size. Also, the currency is in US dollars, so you may have to go here to convert.
Thank you for believing in us!
- Jenny & Tyler
Hello there. We are Jenny & Tyler, a husband and wife folk-pop duo out of Nashville. We write songs, play stringed instruments, and sing. We've released a couple records before and now we're working on our third full-length album, entitled "Faint Not." This album is going to be the best yet, in terms of the songs and production, in our humble, yet biased opinion. However, this means it's going to cost a little more money, which is why you're here.
We're partnering with the lovely people at Kickstarter to try to raise funds for the project. Our goal is $10,000. We know this seems like a gigantic number, but as far as records go, this is actually really inexpensive. The songs are finished, mostly recorded, but we still need to pay the producer, mixer, mastering guy, artwork folks, and some of our talented players. If funds surpass $10,000, we'll probably put them into marketing and promotion, so that more than just our mailing list will know about this.
We have some really talented people working with us and we're so grateful for them. The record will be mixed by Shane D. Wilson (David Crowder, Caedmon's Call, Shane & Shane, Derek Webb and more) and mastered by Bob Boyd (Caedmon's Call, Shane & Shane, Mute Math, etc). We also have some exciting guest musicians. Watch the video to find out who.
You may be asking yourself, "What do I get out of helping you, Jenny & Tyler?" Thankfully, there are many answers! First and foremost there is the satisfaction that comes with knowing you're supporting a worthy cause (at least in our opinion). But let me speed ahead to where you get EXCLUSIVE FANCY TREATS in return for helping out!
These treats include but are not limited to: -Advance copies of the album
-Music available exclusively to Kickstarter donors
-Video available exclusively to Kickstarter donors
-Greeting Cards, Stickers, T-Shirts and more
-Tours of Nashville
-Private Living Room Concerts
-For those in the D/FW area, a barbecue with us, Jenny's parents, and Stewart (the one-eyed cat)
-Jenny's 1st Mandolin (made by her father, who is a luthier)
-A custom, handmade guitar made by Jenny's luthier father.
You can read the column on the right of the page for a full list of incentives! Every reward level includes all the incentives from the previous levels too! (with one exception: the $1500 tier doesn't include the $750 one)
If we reach our goal by the deadline, the project will be funded and you will get stuff. If we fail to reach our goal, however, we will get nothing, you will not be charged, and you will not receive your rewards. Jenny will surely cry.
Thanks so much for checking out our Kickstarter project. We hope you'll consider helping us out and spreading the word to those people in your life who love helping and/or getting stuff!!
Let's do this!
Jenny & Tyler
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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ADDED TODAY! Exclusive "For Kickstarter Backers Only" online show (HD dimensions) on the night of fundraiser completion, this Sunday, August 8th! We'll take requests, answer any questions you may have, and generally just chillax and have a good time. US/Canada show starts at 7pm(CST)/8pm(EST), which also happens to be 5pm(PST)/6pm(MST) and the Europe show starts at 7pm(BST)/8pm(CEST). O time zones. Also, please note that USTREAM may not be available in some countries. All that to say, we expect the show to be a holler and a hoot.
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A virtual high-five and the remixed version of One-Eyed Cat that you hear in the video. And a real high-five/hug when we see you at a show.
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An exclusive track sent directly to your inbox upon completion of the album. This could be a B-side, cover, live performance, or whatever we choose. But whatever it is, it will ONLY be available to our kickstarter supporters. (plus the $5 reward above)
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A digital copy of the album before it's available anywhere else! (plus everything above)
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A signed physical copy of the album, some J&T stickers, a Jenny & Tyler greeting card with some lyrics on it, and a handwritten thank you note from us! (plus everything above)
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An exclusive J&T Kickstarter edition t-shirt and a video of Jenny singing and playing the Coffee Song. (plus everything above)
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A handwritten lyric sheet from one of the songs on the new album plus a personalized video greeting from us to you. (plus everything above)
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The entire J&T catalog signed (that's 3 records!) and a signed 11x17 photograph of us. (plus everything above)
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A disposable camera's worth of photos taken by us during the recording process (and pretty much whenever we want) and two tickets (anyone can use 'em!) to any J&T concert of your choice. Oh yeah, and your name in the album's liner notes. (plus everything above)
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Pick any cover of your choice (let's keep it clean though people!) and we will make a video of ourselves performing it and dedicating it to you. We'll upload it to YouTube so that you can share it with all of your friends! Plus a personalized mood-mix CD. Tell us how you want to feel and we'll burn a mix CD for you and draw the artwork ourselves. AND...let's grab coffee (on us) when we come through your town. (plus everything above)
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All of the demo versions of the songs for the new album, copies of some of the pages in our songwriting journals, a guitar lesson via Skype with Tyler (whatever you want to learn, he'll do his best to teach you!), a signed copy of the "Faint Not" tour poster, and if you're willing to make the trip to Nashville, we'll make you a home cooked meal (you and a guest) and show you the city. (plus everything above)
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A cookout/pool party/mini concert with us, Jenny's parents, and Stewart the One-Eyed Cat for you and 3 of your friends. The party will take place in the Dallas/Fort Worth area on Sept. 25th and unfortunately we can't help you with travel, but if you're in the DFW area it can't be far. If you want to make a road trip of it, bring your sleeping bag and we'll camp out together. (plus everything above)
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Private house show (or a show at your church, coffee shop, art gallery, yoga studio, wherever!) if you live in or near any of the following U.S. states (sorry folks, we've got to be able to cover the travel expenses!): AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, ME, MD, MN, MS, NH, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VT, WV, VA, WI (shows will be built into our tour schedule) (plus everything above, except the $750 tier)
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$2500: Jenny's first mandolin. This is a custom, handmade (by Jenny's luthier father), f-style mandolin. She'll even sign it for you if you want. (plus everything above)
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Your very own, custom, handmade (by Jenny's luthier father) dreadknought herring bone (Martin D-28 style) acoustic guitar. You pick the wood (Rosewood or Mahogany), color, tuning heads, and binding color. Just so you know, this is an amazing deal for a handmade guitar of this quality. (plus everything above, except the $2500 tier)
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