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Courtney Jaye is an artist from Nashville, Tn and she needs to get to her performance at this years Austin City Limits Music Festival!
Courtney Jaye is an artist from Nashville, Tn and she needs to get to her performance at this years Austin City Limits Music Festival!
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(Thank you to Chris Watson for helping to make this video, and my new friends John and Cara for starring in it.)

Aloooha all kind and wonderful folks out there in the world, thank you so much for taking the time to visit my Kickstarter page! 

My name is Courtney Jaye. I am an artist from Nashville, Tn. I write and sing a style of music that I refer to as 'Tropicalicountry'.

Strange name I know, simply it's the combination of classic country, vintage pop, with a liiiittle bit of Hawaii thrown in for good measure (I used to live on the island of Kauai, hence the Hawaiian influence!).

So here's my story...

In early 2010, I was approached to make a record with Nashville producer, Mike Wrucke (Mike is widely known for his work with country artist Miranda Lambert). We tracked the record live in LA and completed it in February '11 in Nashville. The result is an album that I am very proud of called "Love and Forgiveness", and I simply CANNOT WAIT to share it with you all next year...

Earlier this year, I was invited to perform at this year's Austin City Limits Music in September in Austin, Tx. This will be my first major U.S. festival performance, and the lineup is in INSANE which includes Stevie Wonder, Fleet Foxes, Kanye West, and (one of my faves) My Morning Jacket...and the list of other amazing bands performing seems endless.  Needless to say, I am honored and thrilled to be a part of this year's lineup!

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Currently, I remain a fully independent artist and lack access to the significant financial means and/or tour support from a label or other third party that can help me and my band actually get to the fest. 

So this is where you come in...I am hoping to raise $10,000 which will go towards ALL expenses such as gas, food, lodging, van and trailer rental, payment for my 4 band members as well as rehearsal space rental in Nashville prior to the show.

I also need new album cover/promotional press photo's taken and would like to do so with a really talented LA based photographer (donations will go towards his fee as well travel/transportation/lodging for him to either come to Nashville or for me to go to LA-yet to be determined). In addition, I'd like to make 4 killer multi-media videos of me performing acoustic versions of new songs from the album to be used online, YouTube, Facebook and other social media outlets prior to the album being released out to the world...

These necessary costs all add up reeally quickly and I simply cannot do it alone. So this is where I'm appealing to you, my fans and friends, for assistance. I am asking for any and all donations that can help with all of this, so that I can move forward and get this show on the road...record label or not! 

On the right side of this page are a list in incentives based upon each donation amount. I had a TON of fun coming up with all of the incentives. And please know, EVERYTHING that gets sent out from me in return for your donation is coming directly from me...I want to thank you personally for your help, should you decide to donate!

Once again, thank you for visiting this page. Any help to spread the word about this project would be greatly appreciated. I hope to see you all out there very, very soon... 

Lots and lots of love to you, and have a great summer! 

ACL or BUST. x

Courtney

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    Aw, shucks...THANK YOU! I know who you are, and I am sending LOTS of gratitude from my heart to yours. Every little bit helps and I am SO incredibly GRATEFUL for your help!

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    YOU RULE!!!! For this donation amount you will receive lots of good karma AND a personal handwritten, signed postcard sent from me-from Austin, while we are at the ACL Fest!

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    WOW, THANK YOU! For this donation amount, you will receive a signed, limited edition Courtney Jaye custom made Hatch Show Print (www.hatchshowprint.com) poster, made at the legendary Nashville based printing facility. These posters are going to be B-A-N-A-N-A-S (and one of a kind)!

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    HOLY MAMOLI! For this amount you will receive a signed promotional photo from my upcoming photo shoot, as well as a signed Hatch Show Print poster, and you will also receive handwritten lyrics to a song from my new album, "Love and Forgiveness"!

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    OH MY GOODNESS, THANK YOU SO MUCH! For this donation amount, you will be personally thanked and your name will appear in the liner notes of my upcoming album, "Love and Forgiveness"! You will also receive a signed Hatch Show Print poster!

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    UM...WHAAAT?!!! WOW, THANK YOU! For this donation amount you will receive a personal "thank you" phone call, a limited edition Hatch Show Print poster, AND you too will be thanked in the liner notes of my new record!

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    BLOWN AWAAAAY! I MUST thank you personally. This donation amount receives a one-on-one 30 minute Skyping session, where we can talk about anything and everything music related, and you can even request to hear some songs played acoustically...a virtual personal mini-concert, if you will! Your name will also appear in the liner notes of my new album "Love and Forgiveness"!! THANK YOU.

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    YOU ARE A GEM! For this donation I will give you my child…meaning, the guitar I have owned and played since 2005. This guitar is seen in most of my live photo's (also is the guitar I am playing in this Kickstarter video/profile pic!), and has been through SO MUCH with me over the years. It has given life to many songs, and I love it with all of my heart.
    It’s a tobacco burst Taylor 814 with mother-of-pearl inlay, and comes equipped with a custom made, heavy duty Calton flight case. I will sign and send after ACL Fest to wherever you may be (U.S. only)!

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    I'M COMIN' TO GET YOU. Now this is just insane and there are no words to describe how grateful I am to you! This donation gets backer a house concert the next time I am in your area, sometime in 2012 (will make special trip to backer if flight/transportation and hotel are covered for self and manager. Sorry, U.S. only). It also gets you anything else that you may want from the list of previous incentives (except my guitar:) and my never-ending love and gratitude until the end life as we know it.

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    I AM SPEECHLESS. This donation amount means that you and two friend's will be MY GUESTS at this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival (At the moment, the fest is SOLD OUT. Travel/lodging not included), as well as anything else that you may want from the list of previous incentives (except my guitar:)....including a house concert!
    YOU ARE A SAINT!

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