// fresh worship // original songs // who's coming with me?
The idea behind this album spun from a favor that I was doing for a dear friend of mine, Trenton Mueller. He wanted to produce a worship song with a female lead vocal for a project of his own. The more we discussed the song I wanted to record, the harder it was to narrow it down. Just ONE song? I am not great at being decisive. So maybe I could write my own? And then the fire was lit. Trenton and I tossed around the idea of making a worship project together and I got more and more excited at the thought of actually following through with what seemed like such a far-fetched idea. My childhood dream is becoming a reality in front of my eyes! I owe my excitement to Trenton's encouragement. "Jamie, it's time." After a lot of prayer, the mechanics of what it would take to put together a debut album started coming together. And the excitement level increased all the more. I am so stoked to get to work with great friends (who happen to be incredibly talented musicians) on all fronts of this project. What an opportunity to do what I love with my "family!" I can't wait!
I'm so grateful to have encouragement and support already from so many of you! It's your backing of this album that spurs me to create and produce a project that I can be proud of start to finish. My desire is to lead you to a place of worship in the presence of the Father. "...glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt His name together..." -Ps. 34:3 Come with me!
Yes, financially I need your help. I'd love to partner with you to create something great. Thank you in advance for hopping on my site and checking things out. Be blessed. ...and I do hope to hear from you, too.
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The recording part is the fun part for me. But there is a lot that goes into making an album, especially a debut album.
Since I am not on a label or part of a publishing team, all of the details and logistics for this project are going to be handled mainly by yours truly and Trenton--though I do hope to learn to delegate a bit more. There will be some challenges for me:
-balancing time in the studio with my other job (yes, unlike NO other musician in Nashville, I am a server in a restaurant...see what I did there?)
-taking my vocal warm-ups seriously! Nothing will prolong a vocal session in the studio like waiting for my voice to come back.
-the $500 reward tier is an acoustic recording of a worship song. Trenton and I are excited at the opportunity to record more songs, but there is going to have to be a strategy behind cranking out possibly 3 more songs on top of the 7 on the album. I would love to do as many as possible, but 3 acoustic recordings is going to be the limit. We don't want to spread ourselves too thin!
-the highest reward tier is a live acoustic concert in a city within 7 hours of Nashville. Trenton will travel with me to put on a concert. Truly acoustic--it'll be my voice and Trenton's guitar. I love smaller shows like that; they're more intimate. The 7 hour radius was one we thought through--since my hometown is 7 hours away and I'd love for at least 1 of the concerts to be in Mobile!
-I love getting mail, but I'm not as keen on sending it. Merely mailing the albums is going to be a challenge. I'll go ahead and admit that. But rest assured, you will get what you paid for!
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