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Singer/Songwriter Jennifer Harper is ready to record her 2nd album of acoustic-rock pop songs you'll easily fall in love with.

Hello Friends!

Thank you so much for visiting my Kickstarter page and for taking the time to read through my story. I've set this page up because I need your help to make a new record!

It's been 5 years since I recorded my first album, Angel in the Gallery. I'm thrilled to be back writing songs and I'm ready to get in the studio to produce my second album. With your help, I can make this dream come alive.

I WOULD LOVE TO GET THESE SONGS RECORDED

I've spent this past year writing my best material yet. I have invested a significant amount of my own resources to get this project off the ground. Now, I need additional funds to make it in the first class way that is available to me. I have many songs to choose from right now and how many I end up recording depends on how much money I can raise. Whatever you are able to give, big or small, will play a huge part in making this happen!

Each song costs me approximately $3,000 to record. This pays for the producer fees, engineers, musicians, studio time, mixing, and mastering. It will not cover the art work, duplication of the album, or the CD release event. Those will be at my expense. I have already covered all of the pre-production costs including working out the arrangements for all of the tunes with my producer. One of the songs, All the Love, is almost completed and you can hear it here.

THIS IS HOW KICKSTARTER WORKS

I have 30 days to reach my goal!  Choose any amount that you would like to give and you will see a corresponding reward that expresses my thanks for your contribution. In other words, you get something in return. Here's the catch: If I don't meet my goal, I don't get any of it. It's all or nothing. This is why I've decided to set my goal at $11,000. If I reach the $11,000 I can use it to record an EP.  If I do not reach my goal, you get all of your money back.  If I go over my goal, I can record more! The more I make, the more songs I can record!

THE OPPORTUNITY

I've had a great response to my new material and have attracted top players in the industry. I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with people of such tremendous talent and experience who really believe in me and are excited to be a part of the project including Tal Bergman on drums (Billy Idol, Rod Stewart, Simple Minds), sax player Dan Wilensky (Ray Charles, Santana, David Bowie, Madonna), keyboard player Alex Alessandroni (Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Nelly Furtado). Tal also has a number of other players in mind including bass player Darryl Jones (Miles Davis, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Madonna, Rolling Stones). My producers Haim Cotton and Tal Bergman are ready to get in the studio with me and make this happen! We will be recording at Tal's studio in LA, Lion Share, where so many greats have recorded.

ABOUT ME

As a mother it means so much to me to be an example to my 3 young kids.  I can see everyday how I am affecting their personal connection to music and helping them discover talents they didn't know they had.  I see their self esteem increasing as well as their understanding that never giving up makes dreams possible. This alone makes my heart sing.

Personally it is important for me to pursue my passion for singing, writing music and playing the piano. It is my greatest joy to share what I have in my heart and inspire whomever I can with my songs.  We all have fears that can stop us in life.  But I am determined not to let mine stop me. I find my strength when I can express myself through song. With that strength, through my personal stories and the melodies that flow through me, I hope to touch the lives of others. I feel incredibly blessed right now to have this opportunity to take my music to the next level. Together with your participation, we can make this project come alive. 

May all of your dreams come true.  

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.

Xxx Jennifer

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