Hi friends! Or, if we're not friends just yet: Hi, I'm Jennifer. I'm a singer/songwriter/mom/chocolate-enthusiast in Fort Worth, Texas.
For the past eight months or so, I've been working my little fingers (and laptop) to the bone to create eleven new songs for you, and they are finally completed. Now we just need one final push to get these beauties pressed into shiny little circles for you to own and love and listen to. And that's where we need your help.
Let's start at the very beginning (a very good place to start). These new songs were born over the last little while out of times of trial, seeking, celebrating and just dealing with a whole lot of LIFE. Maybe you can relate. I find that sometimes sorting things out and settling truth comes with a rhythm and a rhyme. I actually love when that happens! From the poem by George Herbert, a "soul in paraphrase" quickly became the refrain and the focus -- to put into words those things deepest within us. Now I can't wait to share these songs with you, so that maybe we can dance, commiserate and finally sort it all out together.
Here's where you come in: In order to put a bow on this endeavor, we need to secure the final costs of duplicating and printing the actual physical CDs and getting the downloads prepped and ready to go. This can be quite costly. Most of you know that we are truly a grassroots recording operation around here, depending a great deal on some makeshift ingenuity, the kindness and skills of talented friends and family and mostly the merciful grace of our God to carry each project through to fruition. We're almost there, and we would treasure your support to help finally wrap Soul in a nice package.
So if you like, just consider this Kickstarter campaign as a sort of pre-sale for the new album. Basically you can "purchase" your copy of Soul in Paraphrase with your support at the $15 level during this campaign, and you'll get yours before the release date. Of course, beyond just the new album, we're also offering some fabulous perks at various support levels, and we'd love for you to take advantage of those if you wanna!
We only have a few weeks to meet our goal. Kickstarter is a fantastic entity, but it's an all-or-nothing set up, so we cannot receive partial funding. We either make the goal or we don't -- no halfway around these parts, partner! (So, don't worry,you will not be charged if we don't meet our goal.) If you do choose to jump on board and sponsor this project, we promise to do our best to make your support worth your while.
Throughout the coming days, we'll be sharing some audio snippets, glimpses of the new songs, maybe even a Lego stop-motion presentation (those have been really big around our house this summer) or just a funny dancing dog video (really, she's pretty good) -- lots of things to keep you entertained while we tally the total and wait to see if this happens.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for stopping by! Blessings!
Risks and challenges
For those supporters who request the t-shirts or lyric journals, we will likely ship the CDs first, so you will have the music in hand in a timely manner, and then send the shirts or journals separately ASAP. With regard to the higher reward levels, we will work to schedule online concerts and house shows in a time and manner that works for all involved. If you are one of those supporters, we will contact you personally to get everything lined out and scheduled.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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