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HERE WE GO! Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to visit this campaign. I truly appreciate you being here and would be humbled to have your support. 

My wife Molly and I went down the winding road of doubt for a season; but thankfully in letting the pendulum go there, we were actually given the courage and momentum to continue this career endeavor (take that Doubt, your plan totally backfired). I do have to say a thank you to the fans who have sent in stories about the songs over the years. Your stories were a major tipping point for us. Since starting a family, it's been way too easy for me to get lost in a hyper-practical mindset and your stories helped pull me out of that. Your stories reminded me it's all worth it and restored my belief in the importance of art.  

So here we are! BACK ON THE HORSE. Trying to kickstart another full-length album. I'm scared. I'm psyched. Let's do this.

There are rewards listed on the right side of your screen here. In an attempt at fun, the rewards are named after different levels of intimacy in a friendship.  ***Please do not use our actual relationship status as your guide***   I deeply appreciate you even thinking about supporting this next album and I love you regardless of whether you can support it or not. You know this.  

This is an all or nothing campaign. If you are able to make a pledge, you will not be charged unless we hit our goal of $30,000. 

I will now try to predict some questions you may have and answer them as best I can. If I miss something and you have more questions, or if you just have general questions about how kickstarter works, please don’t hesitate to email me at ansettjt1@gmail.com and ask away!

Who is Joel?

Trying to figure that out, but if this is your first time hearing about my music, here are some links to start: 

And here's a link to listen to an old song that's currently getting the most hype on Spotify and Soundcloud:

Where will the money go? 

Molly has a scary looking excel sheet with all the numbers and predicted expenses. The overall budget for this album is split into these main categories:

  • Producing
  • Recording 
  • Mixing
  • Mastering
  • Duplication
  • Promotion
  • Distribution
  • Travel

What songs will be on this album?

Short answer: not sure yet. Long answer: I have about 20 songs right now that I feel good about; but for the next few months I'm just going to keep my head down and keep writing. At the end of the day, the album theme is a high priority for me. For that reason, every song I've ever written (that hasn't been on a full length album) is on the table. There might be a few songs you've heard before, or they might be all new. For now I'm just going to keep writing. Before hitting the studio I'll take a step back to pick the best collection of songs that speak well to the album theme. 

What will the album sound like?

Very, very cool. Dreamy. Groovy. Atmospheric. Lush. All the words. 

When will the album be released?

Should this campaign be successful, our timeline is as follows:

  • Recording: June-July 2018 
  • Mixing/Mastering: August-September 2018 
  • Marketing/Promotion: October-December 2018 
  • Release Singles/Final Promo: January-February 2019 
  • Album Release: March 2019

Stretch Goals:

$30,000 will bring the record into existence and I would be absolutely blown away by the opportunity to make a second record. Even so, we are not afraid of dreaming big here, and hitting these stretch goals would go a long way in helping the album succeed:

  • STRETCH GOAL ONE: $35,000 - if we hit $35,000 we will produce a MAKING-OF DOCUMENTARY. I would absolutely love to bring you all behind the scenes on this crazy, beautiful process. 

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge that will come with this project is simply sticking with our timeline. We've set deadlines and have every intention to meet them. But every now and then there comes an idea that needs a little extra time to mature, a song that needs a little extra work, or a mix that needs a little extra tweaking. Delays will be our biggest challenge as we try to make something beautiful here. In the result of any kind of delay, all backers will immediately be informed of the new timeline.

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    CURIOUS PASSERBY

    As a CURIOUS PASSERBY, you will receive a digital copy of the first album single before it's released.

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    FRIENDLY NEIGHBOR

    FRIENDLY NEIGHBORS will receive a digital download of my first full-length album, The Nature of Us + all previous rewards.

    Includes:
    • The Nature of Us: Digital Copy
    • Album Single
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    BUDDY

    BUDDIES will receive a digital download of the brand new album and the chance to hear the record before it's released to the masses + all previous rewards.

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    • New Album: Digital Copy
    • The Nature of Us: Digital Copy
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    ALLY

    ALLIES will receive a signed hard-copy of the brand new album + all previous rewards.

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    • New Album: Physical Copy
    • New Album: Digital Copy
    • The Nature of Us: Digital Copy
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    COMPANION

    COMPANIONS will receive free access to a live-stream online concert/listening session on June 6th + all previous rewards. If you haven't been able to see Joel perform or want some sneak peeks at the new songs, this reward is for you.

    Includes:
    • Access to online concert
    • New Album: Physical Copy
    • New Album: Digital Copy
    • The Nature of Us: Digital Copy
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    FAN

    FANS will receive their choice of a Joel Ansett t-shirt + all previous rewards. Recent testimonials site these t-shirts as great for hanging, hooping, sleeping, or watching feature-films.

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    • Joel Ansett T-shirt
    • Access to online concert
    • New Album: Physical Copy
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    • The Nature of Us: Digital Copy
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    BIG FAN

    BIG FANS will receive signed hard-copies of Joel's first EP and first full-length album + all previous rewards. There's only about 30 EP's left so we're limiting this reward. Unique opportunity to silence the haters who doubt you were a fan from day one. Haters gonna hate though, we know this. Creators gonna create.

    Includes:
    • The Nature of Us: Physical Copy
    • The Living Room EP: Physical Copy
    • Joel Ansett T-shirt
    • Access to online concert
    • New Album: Physical Copy
    • New Album: Digital Copy
    • The Nature of Us: Digital Copy
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    SUPER FAN

    This one is for the lyric lover. SUPER FANS will receive a homemade lyric book of the songs from the new album + all previous unlimited rewards. Your Coffee table game may reach level 100 with this item.

    Includes:
    • Homemade Lyric Book
    • Joel Ansett T-shirt
    • Access to online concert
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    COLLEAGUE

    The masses have spoken and we’re finally getting official chord charts made for The Living Room EP and The Nature of Us. We’ll be making chord charts for these new songs too. COLLEAGUES will receive their own copy of all the official chord charts and may proceed to sing their hearts out.

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    • Joel Ansett Chord Book
    • Joel Ansett T-shirt
    • Access to online concert
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    SIDEKICK

    SIDEKICKS will receive two 1 hour songwriting sessions via Facetime + all previous unlimited rewards. It would be a joy and privilege to listen to your song ideas and help in any way I can.

    Includes:
    • 2 hour songwriting session
    • Choice of lyric book or chord book
    • Joel Ansett T-shirt
    • Access to online concert
    • New Album: Physical Copy
    • New Album: Digital Copy
    • The Nature of Us: Digital Copy
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    COMRADE

    As a COMRADE, you will have the distinct honor of seeing your name listed in the album credits. There is very little square footage on a physical album case. It is valuable real estate, and your name will get a piece of it.

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    • Your name in the album credits
    • Choice of lyric book or chord book
    • Joel Ansett T-shirt
    • Access to online concert
    • New Album: Physical Copy
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    • The Nature of Us: Digital Copy
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    FRIEND

    As a FRIEND, we would be thrilled to host you and someone else in the Ansett home for dinner. We love to host. Our son would love showing you his bike, and we would be honored by your presence. If you don't live in Denver but want this reward, we'll take you out to dinner next time we're in your city.

    Includes:
    • Dinner at The Ansetts
    • Your name in the album credits
    • Choice of lyric book or chord book
    • Joel Ansett T-shirt
    • Access to online concert
    • New Album: Physical Copy
    • New Album: Digital Copy
    • The Nature of Us: Digital Copy
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    CLOSE FRIEND

    If in the Colorado area, I would gladly treat you and your friends to a private house concert.

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    • Local House Show
    • Your name in the album credits
    • Choice of lyric book or chord book
    • Joel Ansett T-shirt
    • Access to online concert
    • New Album: Physical Copy
    • New Album: Digital Copy
    • The Nature of Us: Digital Copy
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    ADMIRER

    If you have a local corporate event or wedding at which you would like me to perform, I'll be there. Just get in touch with details before pledging so we can make sure it works with the calendar.

    Includes:
    • Performance at your local wedding or corporate event
    • Your name in the album credits
    • Choice of lyric book or chord book
    • Joel Ansett T-shirt
    • Access to online concert
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    • New Album: Digital Copy
    • The Nature of Us: Digital Copy
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    BEST FRIEND

    BEST FRIEND, I would travel anywhere in the USA to play a show for you and your friends.

    Includes:
    • National House Show
    • Your name in the album credits
    • Choice of lyric book or chord book
    • Joel Ansett T-shirt
    • Access to online concert
    • New Album: Physical Copy
    • New Album: Digital Copy
    • The Nature of Us: Digital Copy
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    SOUL MATE

    Dear SOUL MATE, I would travel anywhere in the world to perform for you and your friends. If this is a real life consideration for you, absolutely get in touch with dates and let's figure this out. Love you.

    Includes:
    • International Show
    • Your name in the album credits
    • Choice of lyric book or chord book
    • Joel Ansett T-shirt
    • Access to online concert
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    RIDE OR DIE

    Who are you? Why are you doing this? Did you mean to give $50 and spill a beverage on your computer? Yes, art is important. So is savings. Do you have any questions for me? Let's talk on the phone.

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- (30 days)