(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
- (32 days)