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| HELLO EVERYONE | 

My name is Jackson Emmer and I’ve been a songwriter for ten years. What began as a hobby in my teens has turned into my love, my obsession, and my job. 

Since my last full length record, I’ve been writing songs almost every week, I recorded a new album six times (yes, deep down, I’m a perfectionist. This latest version is the one I’ll actually release), and I spent a lot of time on the road, connecting with musicians and music-lovers around the country. 

My new album is complete and ready to be handed over to a Grammy-winning sound engineer, and then sent out into the world. I want you to be a part of bringing this music to life, and getting it heard. 

There’s a myth floating around that you just post your music on the internet, someone discovers you, and then you’ve got it made. That’s not usually how it works. It takes a village. If you’ve ever been to one of my shows, heard my music somewhere, or we've played together at a party- and you liked it,- I need you now. Share my music with your friends. Share this Kickstarter with them too. Pitch in if you can. I’ve already made the record- I'm asking you to help fund the release. Together, we can launch my best album yet, and make sure this music gets heard. 

 This is my next step. Let’s do it together. 

- JE - 

 

 

 

Me in Red Cliff, CO - Summer 2017
Me in Red Cliff, CO - Summer 2017
 
| MUSICIANS ON THE ALBUM |
Thor Davidsson -  Icelandic harmonica virtuoso, touring member of the band Kaleo, just spent a few nights opening for The Rolling Stones in Germany.

Ryan Lassiter - One of Asheville's top percussionists came out of hibernation to work on this music with me. He was in legendary AVL band Uncle Mountain for 11 years.

Chris Rose - Master trumpet player from Pennsylvania, previously in the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, and my old Colorado residency band, Hot Eagle.

Grayson Wickel - Seventeen year old fiddle player from Asheville, also an avid bicycle racer with a successful lawn care business. This guy is going places. 

Parker Johnson - Old time guitar aficionado and budding clarinet player, graduate of Warren Wilson College's traditional music program.

| PROJECT BUDGET |

Project Budget
Project Budget

 

| STRETCH GOALS |

If we surpass our goal before the campaign ends, I'll take a poll of the backers and create a few Stretch Goals (other objectives, additions to this project). Achieving these goals will mean more free content for everyone.

Hand printed in Asheville, NC
Hand printed in Asheville, NC

 

Art Mug
Art Mug

 

Risks and challenges

Production times can vary, so if there's a delay in printing records or shirts or other physical products, that could slow down my delivery of rewards for backers- but I've planned ahead for this when creating the release schedule so it should be smooth sailing!

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    Good Karma

    Keep karma on your side with a little spare change. Thanks for supporting my project!

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    Patron of the Arts

    I’ll email you a cute video of my dog singing. Plus, you just became a patron of the arts. Thank you!

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    Pre-Order Physical CD & Digital Album

    Pre-Order my new album. 10 songs I know you're going to love.

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    • Digital Download of new album.
    • Physical CD of new album.
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    Pre-Order Signed Copy of New Album

    You'll receive a beautiful CD, signed just for you. Digital download included, plus an awesome sticker so you can flounce my name around town. Thanks for being a part of my next step!

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    • Sticker drawn / created by me.
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    New Listener

    Physical CD of my new album, plus a CD from my 2015 solo record: "Last Known Photograph of Jackson Emmer-" which reached the top 100 Country charts on iTunes. Plus, you'll get a rad sticker.

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    • Digital Download of new album.
    • Physical CD of new album.
    • Physical CD of Last Known Photograph of Jackson Emmer
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    Tee n CD

    Soft, hand screenprinted Jackson Emmer tee, plus a signed copy of the new record. These shirts come in a few different colors, and Unisex crew neck, or the Femme V neck. People will ask where you got such a cool shirt.

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    • Tee Shirt - Hand Screen Printed
    • Physical CD of new album.
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    Handmade, one-of-a-kind drawing for you.

    Your participation means a lot to me. I'm going to make a "thank you" card for you, by hand. It will be unlike any other in the world. You'll also get two copies of the new album. One for you, and one for a friend.

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    Coffee? Did someone say coffee?

    Every day, I jumpstart my writing with a cup of coffee. It's become a ritual. Given my love of coffee (and it's role in my music-making), I decided to put my art on a mug. There are currently two different designs. Claim one for your own!

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    • One coffee mug with Jackson Emmer artwork on it
    • Digital Download of new album.
    • Physical CD of new album.
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    Song-A-Month Club

    I write music every week, if not every day. Most of what I write doesn't make it onto an album, but I'd still like for you to hear it. Every month for one year, I'll send you an unlisted YouTube link so you can stream a previously unreleased song. You'll get an insider's view of my creative process.

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    • One New Song Every Month
    • Digital Download of new album.
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    The Power of Three

    Three copies of my new album. One for you, two for you to give to friends! Bonus sticker so you can rep my music around town.

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    • Digital Download of new album.
    • Physical CD of new album.
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    Coffee for two

    Every day, I jumpstart my writing with a small cup of coffee. It's become a ritual for me. Given my love of coffee (and it's role in my music-making), I decided to put my art on a mug. There are two different designs- you'll receive both of them. Don't drink alone! - BONUS: You'll be automatically added to the Song-of-the-Month Club. See reward #7 for details.

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    • One coffee mug with Jackson Emmer artwork on it
    • Digital Download of new album.
    • Physical CD of new album.
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    Get The Secret Demos

    I recorded this album six times before arriving at the final version. That means I've got a lot of demo tracks that didn't make it onto the official record. I'll send you a digital EP download of my favorite demos. These recordings will not be released elsewhere. BONUS: You'll be automatically added to the Song-of-the-Month Club. See reward #7 for details.

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    • Download EP of demos/outtakes
    • Digital Download of new album.
    • Physical CD of new album.
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    Yes, I take requests.

    Request a song I know, any song, and I’ll make a recording specifically for you on my cell phone and send it to you directly. No editing. No fussing. Just raw, personal music, made just for you. This reward also makes for a great gift.

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    • Physical CD of new album.
    • Song Request Granted via Cell Phone Recording
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    Dinner, then a show.

    We’ll go out for a meal before a show when I’m playing in your city. We can hangout, discuss music, or whatever you want. BONUS: You'll be automatically added to the Song-of-the-Month Club. See reward #7 for details.

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    • Digital Download of new album.
    • Dinner before a show in your city/town.
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    Liner Notes, Forever

    You’ll be thanked in the liner notes- That means your name, on my record. You'll also receive two copies of the album, a hand screen printed shirt, drawing made just for you. BONUS: You'll be automatically added to the Song-of-the-Month Club. See reward #7 for details.

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    • Digital Download of new album.
    • Physical CD of new album.
    • Tee Shirt - Hand Screen Printed
    • Backer named and thanked in liner notes.
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    Tour my home studio

    Tour of my home studio, ask me anything about recording, music in general, or the songwriting process. We can also do this via FaceTime if you aren’t able to come by for a visit. We can hang for 1-2hrs. BONUS: You'll be automatically added to the Song-of-the-Month Club. See reward #7 for details.

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    Let's Write a Song Together

    I love writing songs with other people. We’ll spend 2-3 hours together (in person, or via FaceTime if need be) brainstorming and crafting the arc of the song. You’ll come away with lyrics, a chord sheet, a recorded voice memo of the song, and a deep peek into my creative process.

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    Video Request

    Request a song I know, any song, and I’ll make a video specifically for you, and send it to you directly. No editing. No fussing. Just raw, personal music, made just for you. This reward also makes for a great gift.

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    • Digital Download of new album.
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    Thanksgiving Special - Sponsor a Student

    Sponsor three months of free music lessons for a student who would otherwise not be able to afford lessons in the Roaring Fork Valley. Guitar, mandolin, music theory, singing and songwriting. I'm grateful I've been given the opportunity to learn about and pursue music, and I'm excited to pass it on.

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    Executive Producer

    You'll be listed as an Executive Producer on the album, both on the album cover and online.

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    • Executive Producer Credit
    • Digital Download of new album.
    • Physical CD of new album.
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    I'll Play on Your Record

    Are you working on a record, single, EP, or album? I'll perform on two tracks. I play guitar, mandolin, bass, sing, and program drums and synths. How can I be of service?

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    • I'll perform/record two tracks of your music
    • Digital Download of new album.
    • Physical CD of new album.
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    House Concert in CO, UT, or NM

    I’ll perform an intimate house concert for you + your friends anywhere in CO, UT or NM. I'll perform as a duo, but if you want/need a bigger band... see below.

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    • Physical CD of new album.
    • House Concert in CO, UT, or NM
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    House Concert - continental US...

    I’ll perform a house concert for you and your friends anywhere in the continental US. I can bring a duo or trio, depending on what kind of concert you envision. We’ll also co-write a song together and record it for fun/posterity.

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    • House Concert anywhere in US
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    Be in my first music video.

    I've never made a music video, only live performance videos. All that's going to change in 2018. You know what they say: Video killed the radio star! I'll make sure you have a prominent role in my first music video. BONUS: I'll screen print (by hand) a one-of-a-kind shirt for you. Thank you for supporting my music and this project.

    Includes:
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    • Executive Producer Credit
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