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I've written a new album about renewal & resurrection. I need your help to record it & share it with people... Let's make a record!

**** $18,600 Stretch Goal! *****

We FUNDED!

As a thank you for all of your incredible support, everyone who backed the record to get us funded will receive a Bonus Acoustic EP for free!

I am so deeply grateful for your support and wanted to offer something to say thanks!

So…

We've got 3 days left in the campaign and I wanted to see if we could hit a stretch goal for an additional $2400 to hit a new amount for a total of $18,600...

Here's the deal:

I've added a new Tier-- $50 Acoustic versions of 5 songs from the album (digitally released) + All of the above.

Spread the word and please tell your friends via status sharing on Facebook and retweeting on Twitter!

Much love,

Jeremy

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This album started out as a labor of love but now it’s become a personal story of redemption in my own life. Having written these songs over the last few years— I realize now that they’ve actually been writing me this entire time. Mysterious beauty abounds and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

So—all of the songs are written and we’ve got a great start on the record. The tracks feel fantastic but I need your help to bring this project to the finish line.

As you’d probably guess, there are a lot of costs involved in making an album… and I’ve assembled a top-notch team of musicians and engineers who are among the best in Nashville. Here’s the list:

Cason Cooley (who is co-producing), Will Sayles, Andrew Osenga, Jeremy Lutito, Ian Fitchuck, Matt Stanfield, Tony Lucido, Ken Lewis, Matt Pierson, Jim Dineen, Buckley Miller, Stephen Gause and Shane Wilson.

In addition to this, there are the costs for photography, video, artwork layout, website & merch design.

All the money we’re raising will go to pay these fine folks for their time & work on the music itself along with the rest of the project as well as paying for CD duplication and merchandise/shipping costs.

Any extra money we raise will go towards making the record even better.

The current goal is a solid number and will get the job done but I would love to use REAL strings like I did on my last album so if we reach $15,500, I’ll set a stretch goal and we’ll see if we can cover the cost of getting real live strings to take it all to another level of beauty!

I’m thrilled to finally release a follow up to my last album…and I am truly thankful for all of you who have supported my music over the years.

With your help, we’ll get this record finished and released this Spring! Thanks for reading and check back for updates!

Grace and Peace, 

Jeremy

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I am aiming for a late April release date for the digital download + PDF booklet.

There is a possibility that it could get delayed due to mix and mastering schedule but I don’t anticipate it at this point. I will of course post updates on my Kickstarter blog to keep you all informed of progress at it all comes together.

Physical CD’s, T-shirts, Coffee Mugs, Posters, Journals and all other items will ship 2-3 weeks after the digital release of the album. I’ll have to wait on items to get back from manufacturing but once I have them, I will ship them out right away.

For T-shirts, I’ll contact you via Kickstarter to get your T-shirt size before I order.

I’m excited to walk through this process with all of you and see what we can accomplish together! Any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me here. Thanks so much!

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    TIER ONE: Death In Reverse -- Full Album Digital Download 1 week before release date + PDF booklet

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    TIER TWO: Signed & numbered CD package w/12 page booklet + all of the above

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    TIER THREE: "Death In Reverse" Album Release T-Shirt + all of the above

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    STRETCH GOAL TIER: $50: Bonus Acoustic EP of 5 songs from the album (digitally released) + All of the above. These are solo recordings of me singing through 5 of the new songs accompanied by either piano or acoustic guitar and will be made available shortly after the album releases via digital download.

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    TIER FOUR: Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Poster + all of the above

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    TIER FIVE: Saint & Pilgrim Logo Moleskin "Cahier style"journal (80 pages, college ruled) with a personalized, handwritten thank you note from me on the inside cover + all of the above

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    TIER SIX: Saint & Pilgrim coffee mug + Jeremy Casella "The Kickstarter Collection" (digital download of my 3 previous albums + a few rare, hard to find songs of mine from back in the day) + Tiers 1-4.

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    TIER SEVEN: Handwritten lyrics to a song of your choice + Tier 3

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    TIER EIGHT: 30 Minute Skype Conversation & Mini-Concert + Saint & Pilgrim Coffee Mug + Tier 3 (let's brew some coffee and hang out! I'll be live from my studio...just you, me, an acoustic guitar and a few of my songs and stories. Additionally, we could talk theology, music, American history (I have a degree!) or we could just chat about where the new songs came from.

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    TIER NINE: I'll co-write a song with you via Skype and demo it out on vocals, guitar & piano at my studio. You'll end up with a tune we've written together and a great sounding demo to go along with it + Tier 3. (date flexibility is a must, cannot guarantee specific dates)

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    TIER TEN: House Concert! I'll come to your house and play an acoustic show in your living room for your family & friends. Includes 25 copies of the new album for attendees. I love playing House Concerts b/c there is such a personal exchange with the audience which makes for a unique experience! (Limit: 25 copies, travel add’l if more than 200 miles from Nashville, date flexibility is a must, cannot guarantee specific dates) + Tier 3

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    TIER ELEVEN: I'll produce a song for you...are you an artist and/or songwriter? Come to Nashville and let me produce a song for you. + Tier 3 (Does not include mixing & mastering, lodging and travel add'l, date flexibility is a must, cannot guarantee specific dates)

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    TIER TWELVE: Church Concert! I'll come to your church for a solo concert and hand out 60 copies of the new album for attendees (limit: 60 copies per show) + Tier 3. I'll share a bunch of the new songs plus some from previous albums as well as lead a few Indelible Grace hymns for us to sing together. Church concerts are the place where I get to share my heart the fullest and I would love to come play in your town! It'll be a great night of songs & stories saturated in the Gospel. (travel add’l if more than 200 miles from Nashville, date flexibility is a must, cannot guarantee specific dates)

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