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Once upon a time, you all funded my first EP and kept me from eating my cat. This time, help me not eat him again. Wait, what?
Once upon a time, you all funded my first EP and kept me from eating my cat. This time, help me not eat him again. Wait, what?
132 backers pledged $5,623 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello there, music loving stranger! Jen Miller here--trying to fund my second EP. Wanna help? 

Why does sour cream never expire?
Why does sour cream never expire?

^That's me. If you don't know what an EP is, it's simply a short CD that us poor-musicians have to make to build up a repertoire to eventually make a full album.

You might be asking, "What does this sad song singing hipster guitar playing diva need all this cash for?" Well, I raise you this...I need this money to save our great planet from a government conspiracy that will end the great UNITED STATES IF WE DON'T RAISE IT!!! Not literally, of course. I need it to make another EP. I am a student, graduating in May, at which point I will be at an all time poor point in my life.

Currently, I have a budget of approximately 12$ to spend of my own on the EP before I will start considering eating house pets for nourishment. 

How does it work?

If you are able to help, pick a reward on the right that suits your needs. If we raise all 3k in 30 days, you will get your reward and the EP will be made. If we don't reach the total goal, no rewards will be distributed and your money will be refunded. Got it? 

Are you the girl that threatened to eat her cat to make her first EP?

IT WAS ONE TIME, GUYS.

Just seeing me for the first time? Pleased to "virtually" meet you. Here's a bit about my story and my music: 

I am a singer-songwriter, dragon-slayer extraordinaire out of Columbus, Ohio. I never intended to pursue music, but after I began posting covers on YT (like every melodramatic teen of the 2000s), I started getting a following through videos such as these:

This amazing following funded my first EP via KICKSTARTER, which was released May 1, 2012 & debuted at #15 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts for two consecutive weeks. You can see that project: here.

Click to hear the EP.
Click to hear the EP.

That's right, Sheryl Crow & Ed Sheeran...eat my dust. JK I LOVE U. LiKE SO MUCH! LET ME AND MY DAD COME TO YOUR GIGS!!!!

Here's some of the songs off of my first EP:

Our popsicles bring the boys to the yard.
Our popsicles bring the boys to the yard.

Since then, I have been finishing up my undergraduate degree while traveling during the summers with these guys^, visiting many places in the United States.  I've met endless fantastic people through music and I hope to continue doing so with your help. 

Minneapolis, Minnesota. MN Nice, y'all!
Minneapolis, Minnesota. MN Nice, y'all!

I am not looking for a "hand out". I know that your money is more hard earned than I can understand, so I appreciate you even giving me the time of day.

YOU ALL are the best, kindest, and most inspirational people in my life, and I mean that. Words aren't enough.

You are magic to me. xx Jen

*Special thanks to those who appeared/filmed little pieces of this video :)

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    "WE THINK YOU CAN, WE THINK YOU CAN!" I'M REALLY POOR, I'M REALLY POOR.

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    Exclusive track e-mailed to you one week before release + name on website.

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    Digital copy of the EP 1 week before it is released + Physical Copy when it's released. You're cool! Like so hip. SO hip. You knew Jen Miller before she was licking sledge hammers.

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    Signed copy of the new EP and "Forget The Dirty Hearts" EP (2012)

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    Get everything above, a signed physical copy of the EP & a voicemail or thank you video from ME. (I'll be awkward...I promise).

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    Signed physical EP + Signed "Forget the Dirty Hearts" EP + thank you letter + name on new EP's liner

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    Signed physical EP + Signed "Forget the Dirty Hearts" EP + thank you letter + name on new EP's liner + your choice of 5 YT covers/originals on a handmade disc especially for you! :)

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    Signed EP, Signed FDTH EP, thank you note, name on liner of EP + EP of 3 piano tracks recorded in my room (some never heard!) + a password into a *secretive* online show with me. You guys can meet my cat that survived and see me in my buffalo hat. Or maybe not. + Personal thank you video/voicemail/letter. Whatever you want!

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    Signed physical EP, Signed "Forget the Dirty Hearts" EP, handwritten note, and a personal song written by yours truly. We can discuss what instrument, what you want the song to be about, etc. :) This is my favorite thing to do!

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    Signed physical EP + "Forget the Dirty Hearts" EP, handwritten note + a cover of your choice recorded/uploaded to YouTube and sent to your e-mail. Songs are negotiable. Like, I am never playing Bananaphone. Ever. Stop it. ;) "Baby Got Back" can be discussed...

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    BOTH EPs, thank you note, Skype sesh, plus a physical copy of the EP before its release and a CD-R with a hand-colored cover and your choice of 5 of my songs (originals or covers) performed acoustically/specially for you.

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    SKYPE CONCERT or MUSIC LESSON! I’ll play you songs or chat or teach you harmonies/ukulele parts/piano for a half hour. Whatever! +Prerelease download +Physical Signed EP + Name on website/liner/youtube thank you video +Thank You Letter

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    I will make you a handmade stuffed animal. I've never made a stuffed animal but I know it will be funny. +Physical EPs, Early download, Thank you note.

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    Jen + Co (Yes, the bearded bandmates), will come play a gig in your venue/family room/etc. Please only within 200 miles of Columbus/Cincinnati, Ohio.

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    My soul is yours. And anything else you want. Within reason. We can talk. OK, not really but you get everything above.

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    I will come to your event and play music. You can sing with me & it will be magical. Weddings are my favorite. Just saying. Travel must be covered for two.

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