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I'm making a album and it's going to be my best yet!!! Me, you, and kickstarter... can make this happen!! Peace and Love JENNIE !!!!!

Who Am I ?   http://www.jenniedevoe.com/video.html

Hi, my name is Jennie DeVoe and I live the circus life of a singer/songwriter. It's a strange existence, but I'm grateful everyday that I'm doing something I love. I don't have kids, but I do have dogs and cats. A lot of them. Sometimes I speak in a French accent around the house when I'm alone with the animals. I even wave to them from my kitchen window when they're out back. I admit this to you only in case I ever get caught, so you can say you knew way ahead of time that you weren't surprised and you already knew all about that and "yes, but isn't her music great" and we can get on with it. You don't have to admit it, but I'm absolutely positive some of you speak in bad British accents to your animals as well. I like it. I like you and I think you should be my friend. Maybe you already are. If so, thank you and I love all the stuff we've already done together. Please don't show anyone those pictures. I should have known better.....we should not have taken those pictures!!

Yep, she's a wolf.....Her name is Dharma !!!
Yep, she's a wolf.....Her name is Dharma !!!

I began writing and performing about 15 years ago, then started my own label, called Rubin The Cat Records, and I never looked back. I was lucky enough to arrange distribution through Sony/RED, which is a great start to getting my music out there, but there's always more to do!! I write all the time and the thing that fuels me to keep going are the people at my shows, the people who 'hear' my music and see themselves in my songs and write to me about things that have touched them in my lyrics or in my performances. I try to use my music for good causes, and as you may have noticed animals rank #1 in that department, through benefits and donations, from shows and fundraisers. I can honestly say Rubin the Cat Music has saved 1000's of creature's lives. I'm so lucky to be able to sing and write, and I get to continue to do that because of people like you, who truly love music, big and small, who support efforts like this Kickstarter campaign, and who come out and buy records or see shows!

Building Fairytales...Sweat and Blood...Hammer and Nails !!
Building Fairytales...Sweat and Blood...Hammer and Nails !!

I'm getting ready to record my 5th studio cd with Producer John Parish in Bristol, England. Since this is my 5th studio cd (not to mention two live cds and one dvd) I already know what I'm doing. People ask me all the time how I go about writing, recording and making a cd come to fruition, or get radio live in this little independent world that I do. So I'm going to let people in on how it happens and show the work that goes into it by making you part of the process.

Thats Right !!! ......20,000+ at the Superbowl Village in Indy!!!!
Thats Right !!! ......20,000+ at the Superbowl Village in Indy!!!!

I have some great experiences already under my belt that include songs on radio, a Billboard Songwriting 1st place award, song placements on shows like Dawson's Creek, Joan of Arcadia and a song licensed to national ad campaigns. I love to write and I am thrilled about Kickstarter because it let's me remain independent, with help from people like you who care a little or a lot about music and giving a little love. Some of you already know me and have supported me for a long time. So Thank You! For those of you just finding out about me, THANK YOU, TOO, and hopefully you know me a little better now! I hope you will consider being involved. Kickstarter is so important to independent artists that have a voice to share, and with your help, I plan to make a GREAT record that WE can all be proud of!! So thanks........Here's how it works!!!

WHY Kickstarter?

Kickstarter is the best thing since.....I dunno dog biscuits, and it doesn't get much better than that, right? It's a fan-funded campaign that helps artists, poets, authors, photographers, and yes musicians.....circus folk in general....have a chance to realize, in some little way, their dreams! Kickstarter has helped many an artist - small and large - that want to create on their own terms, to finance and embark on their own artistic journeys and create art the way they envision it. I've learned what it takes to write, create, produce, manufacture, distribute and promote a record. It takes a lot. You could say I'm a grass-roots success which I'm extremely proud of. But with fans like you, we can go even further with a push behind a project. Kickstarter has created an environment where artists team up with their supporters to make art possible. And a little more art in the world can't hurt! I write all of the time, but in order to make a great record, it takes time and money and some business sense. I know what needs to be done! It also takes "road-work" to give wheels to a project, get it to the fans and tour around to play the songs you are so proud of. My last two records were made in England with John Parish (Tracy Chapman, PJ Harvey, The Eels and more) and they garnered national critical acclaim in pop, folk and blues arenas. I get grass-roots and independent radio as well. I've even gotten emails from French and Italian radio playlists that show I'm getting played there. There is nothing more thrilling than having music you're proud of be heard, felt and loved. It is what fuels me. With Kickstarter and your support, I promise you will not be disappointed in the final results...... and you'll be the first to know.... cause you get the record before anyone!!!!

Jennie and Nascar Champ Tony Stewart...Given Alittle Love... for creatures and kids through the Tony Stewart Foundation!!!!!
Jennie and Nascar Champ Tony Stewart...Given Alittle Love... for creatures and kids through the Tony Stewart Foundation!!!!!

Here's HOW it works...

Here's how it works. We set a goal amount of what we want to raise to help us do our project. You choose a tier that works for you -whether it's one dollar, twenty five, two hundred or more. You make the call. There's something for everyone. We set the number of days to complete our goal, and we spread the word! You choose a tier level that you like!!! Depending on the tier you choose, you receive something from us!! Digital downloads, new signed cds, phone calls, skype chats, shows in your house, and a few other surprises. Here's the important thing for us: If we don't reach our goal….we don't get even one dollar. All of the money is returned to the backers - that's you and anyone who donated to our project. Yeh, I know, so spread the word, twitter your ass off, post it everywhere!! We've got a lot of new songs, and music to share. My fan base has continued to grow over the years. I have fans all over. But they have to find out about the Kickstarter campaign. I have a great team and, as an artist, I know what I'm doing. If you're a fan, you already know what music means to me and I know what it means to you! I hope you'll consider being part of this with me. Together we can make this come alive. We only have short amount of time to reach our goal so please jump in, tell your friends, pass this idea to anyone and everyone you know! Every dollar counts and every dollar adds up and can help make a huge difference. We plan to use our own money, too, so we have a vested interest in this project, but with the genius of Kickstarter and your help, we plan on taking this project to places we could never go, alone! I thank you, my band thanks you, all the creatures we hope to help thank you!! Please go see my video and be entertained!

Peace n Love,
Jennie DeVoe

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

This project will be a lot of work and concentration but I love it and I'm up for the challenge. Remember, I've done this before and I have a great plan. Making music fuels me, is my fuel and my audience fuels that, that's you! The risk with Kickstarter is simple...if we don't meet our goal, we don't get a dime and all money goes back to you the contributors. However, if we kick major butt and exceed our goal, all good things happen: more ability to make the best project ever! Kickstarter rocks and we're glad you wanna be part of it and my new project. Let's rock it, shall we! (Don't forget to watch our fun video at the very top of the page, just press "play" button on my photo. I think this says it all!) Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Jennie xoxo

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    Believe me, I'm honored by anything you put into this! I thank you and appreciate you taking the time and energy it takes just to do it. All the little things add up to making a very cool project. So, thank you! I'm giving you a big giant thank you and an air-kiss and hug! You rock very much!

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    Now you're gonna get treats! You will be the lucky recipient of 2 digital singles from my private music vault of unreleased songs and your name will be listed on my website as a "DeVotee". Yup, I know, clever. How awesome is that! Thank you for your support! You rock very much!

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    You, my dear friend, are wise and patient! You will receive a digital download of the entire new cd once it's finished, before its even available to the masses! Don't worry, we won't lose your name - we're actually watching right now on a special spy-cam….not really….or am I! And your name will be listed on my website as a DeVotee! Yup, way cool, just like you!

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    Look who's showing off and being fancy. You! Thank you! Just for what you've done here you, my dear, will get the new cd and digital download of new cd when it's all done - yes, before it's available to the masses, of course! As well as 2 unreleased Tracks from my own private music vault. And your name will be listed on my website as a DeVotee! I know, we're awesome, just like you!

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    For your time and trouble in this tier, you will get a specially signed and numbered new cd before the masses, along with 5 (yes, five) special unreleased tracks from my own personal vault of music,a private link to the exclusive microsite of my British recording sessions (where you will get to see pics, clips and postings from our day-to-day adventures of what it takes to make a cd, our travel escapades) as well as your name listed on my website as a DeVotee. I haven't decided whether to drink shots of tequila before I sign your special cd. If I do, then people may question whether it's really my signature 100 years from now. I haven't decided yet. I know, it's like Christmas every day!

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    Uh oh, now you've done it. You're in deep and you need to be rewarded substantially for that. You, my friend will receive a signed and numbered new cd, and this is the first tier where you will receive a special kickstarter/Jennie DeVoe t-shirt, along with Five special unreleased digital tracks from my personal vault, a private link to the exclusive microsite of my British recording sessions (where you will get to see pics, clips and postings from our day-to-day adventures of what it takes to make a cd, our travel escapades), and of course yes, a big thank you along with your name that will be listed on my personal website as a DeVotee. Who's a badass? You are!

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    I don't wanna make your head spin but this is gonna make you cry. Ok, maybe not but you're gonna get some loot. You, special person, will receive a signed copy of one of my lyric sheets from the new cd, a special Kickstarter/Jennie DeVoe t-shirt, a signed and numbered new cd, a digital download of the new cd, 10 (yes ten) digital tracks from my personal vault of unreleased songs, a private link to the exclusive microsite of my British recording sessions (where you will get to see pics, clips and postings from our day-to-day adventures of what it takes to make a cd, our travel escapades) and a thank you and your awesome name will be listed on my website as a DeVotee. Life is good and you are too!

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    You're really scoring points with me and I like it. At this level you, oh special one, get a signed and numbered new cd, a digital download of the new cd, 10 (yup, ten) unreleased digital tracks from my own special music vault, a special Kickstarter/Jennie DeVoe Tshirt, a personal handwritten thank you note from me on a very cool arty-farty-curly-girl poster, a link to exclusive to the microsite of my British recording sessions (where you will get to see pics, clips and postings from our day-to-day adventures of what it takes to make a cd, our travel escapades) as well as your name and a big thank you listed on my personal website as a DeVotee. Let's celebrate, shall we!

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    You might want to sit down, this could overwhelm you. At this level, you get a signed and numbered new cd, a digital download of the new cd, 2x special Kickstarter/Jennie DeVoe Tshirts, a Super Bowl 5x7 of our Super Bowl performance, a digital 'Thank you' photo of me holding up your name and thinking about you, 10 (yes ten) unreleased songs from my own personal vault, a link to exclusive to the microsite of my British recording sessions (where you will get to see pics, clips and postings from our day-to-day adventures of what it takes to make a cd, our travel escapades) and last but not least your name listed on my website as a DeVotee. I might actually get this one!

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    I can tell you are someone who likes stuff they can touch. I understand! At this level you get 2 signed and numbered copies of the new cd, 2 special Kickstarter/Jennie DeVoe Tshirts, 15 (yes, fifteen, that's crazy) digital tracks from my unreleased vault of recordings, a signed Super Bowl Picture, a signed copy of one of my lyric sheets from the new cd, a personal handwritten thank you note from me on a very cool arty-farty-curly-girl poster, a link to the exclusive microsite of my British recording sessions (where you will get to see pics, clips and postings from our day-to-day adventures of what it takes to make a cd and our travel escapades), and your name will be listed on my personal website as a DeVotee. I'm dizzy. You should get a drink of water!

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    For those of you who like to watch music videos, this one is for you. At this level you, visual person, will get one of my signed Fifth & Main Dvds recorded in 5.1 sound, 3 signed and numbered new cds, 15 (yes, fifteen) unreleased tracks from my personal music vault, 2 Kickstarter/Jennie DeVoe Tshirts, one signed Super Bowl picture, a link to the exclusive microsite of my British recording sessions (where you will get to see pics, clips and postings from our day-to-day adventures of what it takes to make a cd and our travel escapades), and your name will be listed with a big Thank You on my personal website as a Super-DeVotee. How cool are you? Very cool, is my guess!

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    I realize that some of you are a little off and enjoy the odd indulgence. I get it. Don't worry. We've thought of something for you too. Firstly, you will get 5 whole signed and numbered new cds, next (and this is where I know you're a freak) I will send you a personalized video of me pondering your name - or a friend, pet or word of your choosing - but keep it clean! We'll figure out how to get this to you so you can sit and watch it over and over or post it to your website or Facebook or you can give it as one of your freaky presents, 3 special Kickstarter/Jennie DeVoe Tshirts, a signed Super Bowl 5x7 picture, 15 (yes, fifteen) unreleased songs from my private vault, a link to the exclusive microsite of my British recording sessions (where you will get to see pics, clips and postings from our day-to-day adventures of what it takes to make a cd and our travel escapades),and your name will be listed with a big Thank You on my personal website as a Super-DeVotee. We know you're a few cards short of a full deck and we like that. We like it a lot!

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    I like your enthusiasm so let's talk about it. Not only will you get 5 signed and numbered new cds, 4 special Kickstarter/Jennie DeVoe Tshirts, 15 unreleased songs from my special vault, a link to the exclusive microsite that gives you access to see our daily pics, postings and escapades from our British recording sessions, a signed 5x7 Super Bowl picture, but you will also get your choice of a personal phone call or Skype with me to chat about music with you or someone you want me to talk with about music or songs or the business of music or maybe you want to tell me about your own adventures with music - I'm a great listener and I'm looking forward to it (20 minutes or so). Also you will be listed with a giant Thank You and Super DeVotee status on the website. I like your style and thank you immensely for your awesome support!

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    This is a very special tier we call The Dedication Package! I will sing one of my songs that you choose on camera for you that we give to you. I will personalize it by saying to whom it is dedicated, you just tell me. You can even dedicate it to yourself, of course! In addition to that you get a signed hand-written copy of the lyrics by me, Jennie. Also, you will receive 5 signed and numbered new cds, 15 unreleased digital songs from my own personal vault, a link to the exclusive microsite that gives you access to see our daily pics, postings and escapades from our British recording sessions, a limited Associate Producer T-Shirt, a limited signed Thank You poster declaring you Associate Producer, a signed limited edition book with photos from the British sessions of my exploits and work during the recording of the new cd with your name printed in the book as Associate Producer. And last but not least, 'Hopelessly DeVoted" status on the website. I'm out of breath just thinking about it! Thank you and you most definitely rock!

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    For you special few who need to see us live in your living room, this one's for you! Two or three of us will actually come and perform a one hour acoustic set in your living room for you and 15 or 20 of your closest friends. As well, you will also receive 2 limited Producer T-shirts, 10 signed and numbered new cds, a link to the exclusive microsite that gives you access to see our daily pics, postings and escapades from our British recording sessions, a special framed limited poster claiming you as a Producer, and a signed thank you in a limited uk sessions book that will have your name actually in-print as a Producer along with photos of us working and our exploits during our time in the UK, as well as Hopelessly DeVoe-ted status on the website. We'll talk through details if you live beyond a three-hour radius from Indianapolis. We look forward to making this work for both of our schedules over the next 18 months! You rock so hard it's weird!

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    Now you're just crazy and things are getting serious. So you need the full band, a PA system and a Sound man and lights? Ok, then how about this special tier! You, my friend will get a special private 1.5 hour show at your home for you and 50 of your closest music-loving friends & family. Or we'll play just for you! You will also get 30 signed and numbered cds, 5 Executive Producer Limited Edition T-Shirts, a link to the exclusive microsite that gives you access to see our daily pics, postings and escapades from our British recording sessions, a special framed limited poster thanking you for being an Executive Producer, a credit in the actual cd liner notes for being one of the Executive Producers, 2 UK Sessions Books with your name in print as one of the Executive Producers, special show passes for 5 shows for you and a guest to any of Jennie's 2013 shows (where Jennie is the headliner). If you live outside of a 3 hour radius from Indianapolis, we simply need to work out additional travel details which may involve additional expenses so let's talk. Of course it goes without saying that you get Hopelessy DeVoted status on the website, duh! This will be an awesome treat and you friggin' rock for doing this tier!

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    There's obviously something wonderfully wrong with you and we're thrilled about it! This tier is what we call the Super Duper Executive Producer Rock Star Tier and you are King or Queen or both! This simply requires a phone call. We need to talk about the details together and work something out that involves a live show or two, my first born, my guitarist Brett in a possible tutu and some other fun stuff. Give us your number and let's talk it through! This might be for you or your company or your own Woodstock in your back yard! All we can say is Thank You for being crazy!

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