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We just finished the best record we have ever made.  We invite you to be our "Record Label." Together we can put this out to the world.
We just finished the best record we have ever made. We invite you to be our "Record Label." Together we can put this out to the world.
80 backers pledged $7,887 to help bring this project to life.

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We've been making music together for over 17 years, self-produced several albums and toured all over the world.  Most importantly we are about standing for our community, performing at benefits, teaching, coaching, inspiring and mentoring. 

Now, we've just finished the most beautiful recording we have ever made, a full-length, 12-track album of original music. Multi-platinum producer, Bill Bottrell (Sheryl Crow, Tom Petty, Michael Jackson) produced the title track, and it was mastered by the best ears in the business, Paul Stubblebine.  One of the tracks already won "Song of the Month" with BMI.  Jenny even made the cover art for it herself.

"Head of Fire" cover
"Head of Fire" cover

The creative part is done, and now comes the equally important part of marketing it. We want to invite you to be our "Record Label."  You can play a crucial part by creating a budget for promotion, distribution, advertising, and publicity.  The reality is that we will probably spend another $10-$12,000., between costs of CD duplication, advertising, video, t-shirts, and printed material, so we are looking at your partnership as a partial subsidy.  So if we are lucky enough to raise additional funds, they will definitely be put to good use. 

CD duplication is about $2300. Radio promotion alone will cost $3,500. for a 3-month campaign, and that leaves a budget for internet marketing and advertising, with some left over for publicity. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you for being a part of our project.  Together, we can make this record fly!

Below are some of the cool thank-you gifts you can receive:

Bolos, rings, pendants and pins by Jenny Kerr
Bolos, rings, pendants and pins by Jenny Kerr
Banjo Cat t-shirts designed by Jenny
Banjo Cat t-shirts designed by Jenny
Actual copy of a poster from a Jenny Kerr show
Actual copy of a poster from a Jenny Kerr show

Risks and challenges

There are always challenges and risks to any big undertaking, for example, we might not make it to #1 on the Americana charts, we might not sell out our shows, we might not sell ten thousand CDs. But we just might, too, especially with your contribution.

We are a stand for integrity, for being true to our word, for being an active presence in our community. We show up. And we know how to give it our all. With a proven track record of three previous independent CD releases under our belts, as well as booking, tour management and logistics for seven successful European tours, we know what it takes to deliver, and deliver on time. We thoroughly believe that we are prepared to take on this challenge and opportunity, otherwise we wouldn't have invited you to be a part of it.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    MP3 download of the title track from “Head of Fire” and thanks!

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    MP3 download of the album “Head of Fire” & HD music video download, also many thanks!

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    Digital pre-order of “Head of Fire” with a pdf of the original artwork & credits plus special thanks!

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    CD pre-order of “Head of Fire” (+ digital download of “Head of Fire”) and extra special thanks!

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    11x17 poster designed by Jenny Kerr + CD pre-order of “Head of Fire” (+ digital download of “Head of Fire”). Plus a die-cut sticker also designed by Jenny. And a great big very special Thank You!

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    A USB drive containing lossless files of “Head of Fire” in its entirety, plus the new music video for the title track,“Head of Fire.” Also, everything else we've ever released from “Extra Strength” to “Wood and Steel.” Also a die-cut sticker of our new logo designed by Jenny Kerr + digital pre-order of “Head of Fire.”

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    Our fabulous new Banjo Cat T-shirt designed by Jenny Kerr + digital pre-order of “Head of Fire,” as well as a super duper Thank You on our Facebook and website!

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    Our fabulous new Banjo Cat T-shirt designed by Jenny Kerr + CD pre-order of “Head of Fire” signed and personalized by Jenny as well as a super duper Thank You on our Facebook and website!

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    Our fabulous new Banjo Cat T-shirt designed by Jenny + CD pre-order of “Head of Fire” signed and personalized by Jenny (+ digital download of “Head of Fire”), 11x17 poster designed and signed by Jenny Kerr. Plus a die-cut sticker also designed by Jenny, as well as a great big ole Thank You on our Facebook and website!

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    Digital download of 3 brand new unreleased songs not included on the CD, our fabulous new Banjo Cat T-shirt designed by Jenny + CD pre-order of “Head of Fire” signed and personalized by Jenny (+ digital download of “Head of Fire”), 11x17 poster designed and signed by Jenny Kerr. Plus a die-cut sticker also designed by Jenny, as well as a ginormous Thank You on our website and Facebook page and a handwritten note from Jenny personally thanking you for your support.

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    Your choice of a piece of custom jewelry designed and signed by Jenny (choice of a ring, pendant, bolo tie, cufflinks or pin), our fabulous new Banjo Cat T-shirt designed by Jenny + CD pre-order of “Head of Fire” signed and personalized by Jenny (+ digital download of “Head of Fire”), 11x17 poster also designed and signed by Jenny. Plus a die-cut sticker that she designed, as well as a humongous Thank You on our website and Facebook page.

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    Make someone you love the special gift of song! You’ll receive a personalized musical video greeting (Happy Birthday, Happy Hannukah, Happy Groundhog Day, etc.). Also, your choice of a piece of custom jewelry designed and signed by Jenny (choice of a ring, pendant, bolo tie, cufflinks or pin), our fabulous new Banjo Cat T-shirt designed by Jenny + CD pre-order of “Head of Fire” signed and personalized by Jenny (+ digital download of “Head of Fire”), 11x17 signed poster and die-cut sticker both designed by Jenny, as well as a big ole heartfelt Thank You on our website and Facebook page.

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    Philbillie and I will sing you whatever cover song you choose, record it and send you an MP3! You’ll also receive our fabulous new Banjo Cat T-shirt designed by Jenny + CD pre-order of “Head of Fire” signed and personalized by Jenny (+ digital download of “Head of Fire”), 11x17 poster designed and signed by Jenny Kerr. Plus a die-cut sticker also designed by Jenny, as well as a most sincere Thank You on our website and Facebook page.

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    An actual piece of jewelry with the image of your choosing signed by Jenny (choice of ring, pendant, bolo tie, cufflinks or pin). Love of your life? Pet? Saint, demon, or self-portrait? You can have whatever image you want! Plus you’ll receive our fabulous new Banjo Cat T-shirt designed by Jenny + CD pre-order of “Head of Fire” signed and personalized by Jenny (+ digital download of “Head of Fire”), 11x17 poster designed and signed by Jenny Kerr. Plus a die-cut sticker also designed by Jenny, as well as a big ole cyber hug and Thank You on our website and Facebook page.

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    Jenny will write out lyrics on beautiful cloud paper that looks like a Magritte sky, in lovely India ink, with doodles and illuminations and special thank-you notes to you in the margins. Plus you’ll receive our fabulous new Banjo Cat T-shirt designed by Jenny + CD pre-order of “Head of Fire” signed and personalized by Jenny (+ digital download of “Head of Fire”), 11x17 poster designed and signed by Jenny Kerr. Lastly, a die-cut sticker also designed by Jenny, as well as our heartfelt appreciation and Thank You on our website and Facebook page.

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    Jenny will make an 8 x 10 drawing of you or subject of your choice (you provide the photo) with a banjo! Drawing will be professionally matted and framed. Plus you’ll receive our fabulous new Banjo Cat T-shirt designed by Jenny + CD pre-order of “Head of Fire” signed and personalized by Jenny (+ digital download of “Head of Fire”), 11x17 poster designed and signed by Jenny Kerr. Lastly, a die-cut sticker also designed by Jenny, as well as our wholehearted gratitude and Thank You on our website and Facebook page. If you like, Jenny would love to call you on the phone and personally thank you!

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    Jenny will make an 8 x 10 drawing of you or subject of your choice (you provide the photo) as a cat or a dog (or even a hamster or gerbil, if you prefer). Drawing will be professionally matted and framed. Plus you’ll receive our fabulous new Banjo Cat T-shirt designed by Jenny + CD pre-order of “Head of Fire” signed and personalized by Jenny (+ digital download of “Head of Fire”), 11x17 poster designed and signed by Jenny Kerr. Lastly, a die-cut sticker also designed by Jenny, as well as our wholehearted gratitude and Thank You on our website and Facebook page.

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    Jenny will make a custom painting of you or subject of your choice (you provide the photo) as a cat or a dog (or even a hamster or gerbil, if you prefer) right on a banjo! Plus you’ll receive our fabulous new Banjo Cat T-shirt designed by Jenny + CD pre-order of “Head of Fire” signed and personalized by Jenny (+ digital download of “Head of Fire”), 11x17 poster designed and signed by Jenny Kerr. Lastly, a die-cut sticker also designed by Jenny, as well as our deepest gratitude and Thank You on our website and Facebook page.

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    Beautifully framed 18 ¼ x 191/4 and signed original pastel by Jenny Kerr that was used for the cover of “Head of Fire.” Plus you’ll receive our fabulous new Banjo Cat T-shirt designed by Jenny + CD pre-order of “Head of Fire” signed and personalized by Jenny (+ digital download of “Head of Fire”), 11x17 poster designed and signed by Jenny Kerr. Lastly, a die-cut sticker also designed by Jenny, as well as our most unending thanks and big Thank You on our website and Facebook page.

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    We will write and produce a personalized theme song for you, when you’re truckin’ your bad self down the street and you just need your own theme song. Or, if you prefer, a song with the subject of your choice (significant other? significant ex? or future ex). We’ll chat with you on the phone to find out what kind of vibe you want. It is, after all, your personal song! Delivery media of your choosing (download, CD or thumb drive). Plus you’ll receive our fabulous new Banjo Cat T-shirt designed by Jenny + CD pre-order of “Head of Fire” signed and personalized by Jenny (+ digital download of “Head of Fire”), 11x17 poster designed and signed by Jenny Kerr. Lastly, a die-cut sticker also designed by Jenny, as well as our most heartfelt appreciation and Thank You on our website and Facebook page. We'd also just love to thank you with a personal phone call. if you like!

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    Own a piece of Jenny Kerr history with the original outside art painting (house paint on wood) of our previous CD cover, “Extra Strength," by famed folk artist, Jack Poppitz. Jack has produced many portraits for House of Blues. Plus you’ll receive our fabulous new Banjo Cat T-shirt designed by Jenny + CD pre-order of “Head of Fire” signed and personalized by Jenny (+ digital download of “Head of Fire”), plus the previous CD, "Extra Strength" and an 11x17 poster designed and signed by Jenny Kerr. Lastly, a die-cut sticker also designed by Jenny, as well as our undying gratitude and Thank You on our website and Facebook page.

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    Jenny Kerr Acoustic Trio will appear in your home (within a 100-mile radius of San Francisco) for a private concert for you and your friends for an intimate night of music and merriment. Plus you’ll receive our fabulous new Banjo Cat T-shirt designed by Jenny + CD pre-order of “Head of Fire” signed and personalized by Jenny (+ digital download of “Head of Fire”), 11x17 poster designed and signed by Jenny Kerr. Lastly, a die-cut sticker also designed by Jenny, as well as our sincere gratefulness and Thank You on our website and Facebook page. Subject to Jenny Kerr’s schedule and availability

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    The full-four piece electric/acoustic Jenny Kerr Band will perform at the venue of your choice within 100 miles of San Francisco. Plus you’ll receive our fabulous new Banjo Cat T-shirt designed by Jenny + CD pre-order of “Head of Fire” signed and personalized by Jenny (+ digital download of “Head of Fire”), 11x17 poster designed and signed by Jenny Kerr. Lastly, a die-cut sticker also designed by Jenny, as well as our deepest appreciation and Thank You on our website and Facebook page. Subject to Jenny Kerr’s schedule and availability

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    The Jenny Kerr Acoustic Trio will perform in your home or at the venue of your choice anywhere within a 500-mile radius of San Francisco. Plus you’ll receive our fabulous new Banjo Cat T-shirt designed by Jenny + CD pre-order of “Head of Fire” signed and personalized by Jenny (+ digital download of “Head of Fire”), 11x17 poster designed and signed by Jenny Kerr. Lastly, a die-cut sticker also designed by Jenny, as well as our wholehearted gratitude and Thank You on our website and Facebook page. Subject to Jenny Kerr’s schedule and availability

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    The full-four piece electric/acoustic Jenny Kerr Band will perform at the venue of your choice anywhere within a 500-mile radius of San Francisco. Plus you’ll receive our fabulous new Banjo Cat T-shirt designed by Jenny + CD pre-order of “Head of Fire” signed and personalized by Jenny (+ digital download of “Head of Fire”), 11x17 poster designed by and signed Jenny Kerr. Lastly, a die-cut sticker also designed by Jenny, as well as our profound Thank You on our website and Facebook page. Subject to Jenny Kerr’s schedule and availability

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    The Jenny Kerr Acoustic Trio will perform in your home or at the venue of your choice anywhere in the continental US. Plus you’ll receive our fabulous new Banjo Cat T-shirt designed by Jenny + CD pre-order of “Head of Fire” signed and personalized by Jenny (+ digital download of “Head of Fire”), 11x17 poster designed and signed by Jenny Kerr. Lastly, a die-cut sticker also designed by Jenny, as well as our wholehearted gratitude and Thank You on our website and Facebook page. Subject to Jenny Kerr’s schedule and availability

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    [MEDICI CIRCLE] Your choice of up to 10 of the above-mentioned pieces of whatever music, art, jewelry and merchandise you want (except the private concert, of course). Plus we will send you a framed and signed certificate of awesomeness for being a Patron of the Arts and a handwritten framed and signed accompanying letter expressing our undying gratitude as well as a public acknowledgement of your most generous contribution on our website and Facebook page. And of course, we would love to give you a personal call, have a chat, and thank you for your support.

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    The full-four piece electric/acoustic Jenny Kerr Band will perform at the venue of your choice anywhere in the continental US. Plus you’ll receive our fabulous new Banjo Cat T-shirt designed by Jenny + CD pre-order of “Head of Fire” signed and personalized by Jenny (+ digital download of “Head of Fire”), 11x17 poster designed by and signed Jenny Kerr. Lastly, a die-cut sticker also designed by Jenny, as well as our profound Thank You on our website and Facebook page. Subject to Jenny Kerr’s schedule and availability

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    The full-four piece electric/acoustic Jenny Kerr Band will perform at your home or venue of your choice anywhere in Europe, North America or Mexico. Plus you’ll receive our fabulous new Banjo Cat T-shirt designed by Jenny + CD pre-order of “Head of Fire” signed and personalized by Jenny (+ digital download of “Head of Fire”), 11x17 poster designed by Jenny Kerr. Lastly, a die-cut sticker also designed by Jenny, as well as our profound Thank You on our website and Facebook page. Subject to Jenny Kerr’s schedule and availability

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Funding period

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