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I'm starting a journey that's both terrifying and exciting - come be a part of the story!

UPDATE: The Goal Has Been Met!

I am so happy to say that last night the goal of $5,000 was met! All of you who have backed this project are amazing. Since there are 12 days left on this project I'd like to set a new goal of $7,500. If this goal is reached all the studio expenses will be covered. (This includes studio time, musicians, and mixing.)

As a thank you if the new goal of $7,500 is met I will be giving anyone who has pledged $25 or more a copy of a short film that shows the making of the album. I'm looking forward to sharing this behind the scenes look at how things came together. Keep spreading the word about this project!

and again, THANK YOU!!!

ORIGINAL POST:

Singer songwriter Jesse Morrow is about to commence a journey that is terrifying, but many people only dream about. He is quitting his job as an art director at a church to pursue a full time career in music. After years of juggling a full time job, freelance design and video work, and playing as many shows as he can, he has decided it is time to give his music career everything he has. 

Morrow’s love for music began at a young age in Michigan playing percussion in high school band. He was also in a pop/punk band at the time which didn’t have a singer. That’s when he picked up a guitar for the first time and taught himself how to play and became the lead singer of his band. He started writing music but didn’t show anyone until he moved to Nashville in 2008. There he recorded his first album, New Beginnings. 

After moving to Bellingham for the art director job, he met Brian Fennell of Barcelona who helped him record “Come On, Speak Up,” which was his first full band album. Since then, he has been playing multiple shows each month both with a full band and solo. 

After two years of writing new material and another opportunity to record an album, Morrow has decided to pursue music above all else. Even though he is terrified of the unknown and afraid of failure, he is confident in his ability and experience to produce music that will move people. But he can’t do it without your support. He is asking for your help. He is asking you to partner with him and make his dream a reality.  Help him raise $5,000 to cover the costs of his new album. Without a record label behind him, he can’t do it without you. Be a part of Jesse Morrow’s story.

If $5,000 is not raised by the deadline, no money will be collected.  

Here are some songs from my previous album:

Huge thanks to Evan Oliver and Josh Gray for the wonderful video footage. Also to Lisa Peterson for all the beautiful photographs.
Huge thanks to Evan Oliver and Josh Gray for the wonderful video footage. Also to Lisa Peterson for all the beautiful photographs.

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    A big thank you from me! You will also receive updates from the studio and be the first to know when the album is released!

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    Level 1: Digital download of the album & digital lyric booklet a week before release.

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    Level 2: Limited edition poster - I assure you this poster will not be a big picture of my face... (Plus Level 1)

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    Level 3: Limited edition t-shirt. This will be a sweet t-shirt only given to those who contribute to the kickstarter. I assure you that this shirt will not be a big picture of my face, name, or say kickstarter on it. (Plus Level 1&2) (please add $20 for international shipping)

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    Level 4: Signed physical copy of the NEW ALBUM! You'll receive the album in CD form (along with Levels 1-3) (please add $20 for international shipping)

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    Level 5: Your name in the album credits. To permanently show my thanks to you, your name will be part of the "people who made this album" section in my album credits. (Plus levels 1-5) (please add $20 for international shipping)

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    Level 6: Acoustic EP (digital) of unreleased songs. You'll receive an acoustic album of songs that won't be on the new record! (plus Levels 1-4) (please add $20 for international shipping)

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    Level 7: Hand written lyrics. I will send you hand written lyrics to one of my songs. You choose the song, old or new, and I will write it out. I'll also include guitar chords for that song. There will only be five of these available! (Plus levels 1-5) (please add $20 for international shipping)

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    Level 8: 30 min Skype concert with yours truly. I will play as many songs as possible in 30 minutes, or you can ask me questions about chasing my dreams, what my favorite kind of chips are, or who the heck I wrote all these songs about!? (plus Levels 1-6) (please add $20 for international shipping)

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    Level 9: Graphic Book of songs. This will be a coffee table book of sorts delivered to you with a picture or artwork that represents each song in the album. (plus levels 1-6) (please add $20 for international shipping)

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    Level 11: Songwriting Day! Come spend a day with me in the Seattle or Bellingham area. We can work on song formation or lyric writing. I'll also take you out to lunch so we have time to shoot the breeze. You will have to cover your travel to the area. (plus graphic book of songs, making of the album film & Levels 1-6) (please add $20 for international shipping)

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    Level 12: Home Concert - I will play a private home concert for you and your friends. This will be an acoustic show with an intimate setting. This show could be for you and five others or for as many people as you can pack in your living room! (Cost includes my travel within Continental US only; Outside the US, YOU pay travel; allow 8-12 weeks for scheduling; private concert may have to fall on a weekday).

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