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This indie-folk family has spent the past couple years exploring the importance of being with one another and are ready to record EP #2
This indie-folk family has spent the past couple years exploring the importance of being with one another and are ready to record EP #2
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Where We've Been:

Edward + Jane began as (now husband + wife) duo Timothy and Emilie Carpenter. Timothy and Emilie met in high school in Cincinnati, Ohio where they spent most of their early years before moving south to Tennessee for college.

In the midst of our time at Lee University in Chattanooga, Tennessee, we began to write songs telling the tales of our lives and love for one another and soon after began going by our middle names Edward + Jane. In the fall of our sophomore year, we found new friend Spencer T. Smith (electric guitar & harmonica) and we recorded our debut EP Grow in a basement in the suburbs of Cleveland, TN.

Since recording our first EP Grow two years ago, we have gotten married, been on 3 tours, played 100+ shows, covered over 5000+ miles, and made many, many friends. We have since moved away from our newfound home in Tennessee back to where we were raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. After spending the past year learning to do life together in our quaint new family, and the past two years writing together, we feel as though it is time to get back into the studio and share these songs with you.

Where We Find Ourselves:

Leaving our Ohio family behind was difficult for us. But we learned that you can find family wherever you are. All you have to do is look around and show a little love. We began to understand that family is important and no matter who it is that makes up your family, you ought not take them for granted. Family is all we have.

The more we travel and play our music, we discover that people are meant to be together. Spending time with old friends and meeting new ones on the road is so neat to us. We have found a special community of sorts at our shows and throughout our tours that is gradually making up the Edward + Jane "family". For this reason, we decided to name the EP As Family We Gather. Mainly because the phrase has become somewhat of a mantra for us. This project for us is about bringing everyone together in a culture that is continually driving people apart.

Where We Are Headed:

We are recording this 5 song EP with Jonathan Class at Varsity Studios in Anderson, Indiana over 5 days in late September and are currently booking a fall tour to follow. We are investing more time, energy, and money in this project than we were able for our first EP Grow. These songs are near and dear to our hearts and we need your help to make this project a reality.

 - E + J

Risks and challenges

Recording As Family We Gather will be our second studio experience, and if there is anything we learned from the first go-round, it is that while recording is one of the most amazing times for creativity, there can also be some difficulties along the way. (i.e. delays in studio, manufacturing snags, etc.) We will keep you updated frequently as to our progress and simply ask for your patience if such snags occur.

Here's Our Budget:

Studio costs (tracking, mixing, mastering) - about $4,000
CD manufacturing and digital distribution - $1,000
Merchandise - about $2,000
Kickstarter processing and fees - about $1,000

Total - $8,000

As you can see, this project is estimated to cost more than the posted goal amount. We decided not to crowdfund the entire amount of $8,000 because we too have a stake in this project. We believe in what we are doing and ask you to come alongside us to successfully fund this project.

We are more than thankful for your love, patience, and support along our journey and we just want to say that we could not be where we are without you all, our family!

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