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By Jen Sygit
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About

 I've spent a lot of time in the last decade recording on other artists projects as a hired gun. If there's one thing I love, it's being in the studio. Session work is the best kind of work there is as far as i'm concerned, with live performance coming in a close second. I'm always happy and grateful to find myself wearing a pair of headphones whilst standing in front of a microphone. While I have enjoyed the challenge of working within someone else's vision and viewing the song through another artist's eyes, as the years tick ever more quickly by, I've felt a growing longing to once again embark on my own musical journey and be the master of my own sonic destiny. I want to once again take some of my favorite musicians, stick them in a room and see what magic happens. And make no mistake, music IS magic. A guitar riff pulled from the ether... A lyric on the breeze... Something from nothing... Making the impossible seem possible...

That's where you come in.

 This Winter I hope to head back into the studio to record and release my fourth solo album. I'm excited to announce that Dominic John Davis (Jack White, Buddy Miller, North MIssissippi Allstars) will be stepping into the role of Producer and I'm so ecstatic to have him on my team for this project. He's played bass on every solo album I've made and I know we can make something really special if we can just get the funding to pay the musicians, engineers, graphic designers, cd manufacturers etc the living wages they deserve.

In addition to Dominic on bass, some of the other core band members on this project will be Drew Howard on all things stringed, Mike Lynch on all things keyed, and Geoff Ian Lewis keeping the time on percussion. There are some exciting guests who will be making an appearance on the album too, but that's a surprise for another day.

I hope you'll take a minute to check out the fun rewards being offered up in exchange for your patronage and I wanna thank you for even just taking the time to read this message. It takes a village and I appreciate your consdieration!

Video Credits

HUGE Thank-you to Michael McCallum at Rebel Pictures for making the Kickstarter video happen on a short timetable. The team he assembled was pro and worked into the wee hours to make this video a reality.

Also sending out a MASSIVE THANKS to Joy Allswede and Moriarty's Pub for letting us take over the bar one rainy autumn night for the shoot.

Director: Michael McCallum

Cameraman & Film Editing: Scott Baisden

Audio Engineer: Michael Robertson

Director’s Assistant: Angela Degarmo

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk and challenge of this project is the Kickstarter itself! If I can't meet the full goal, I lose everything raised up to that point. That risk can make even the most stalwart person anxious. I believe it's hard for any artist to ask for money from friends, family and fans, but it is unfortunately necessary again to provide living wages to the many hands who will touch this project before it's completion. Again I thank you for your time, support and patronage and I hope to send you some rewards in the not too distant future.

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    Candid Session Photo Pack

    -Jen & the Session Band will take ten disposable cameras into the studio and will take some one-of-a-kind candid photos. A pledge of $100 gets you one of the cameras and whatever photo magic lies within!
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    CD Release VIP Pack!

    -Free entry for you and a guest to attend the cd release show of your choice. Plus VIP passes to hang in the green room with Jen and the band after the show! (Travel expenses, food and libations not included, but you DO get all the great rewards listed below)
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    “You pick it & We pick it” Pack

    -For your pledge of $500 Jen & the Session Band will record the song of your choice while in studio. “You pick it & We pick it!” And of course you get all the other goodies too.
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    Michigan House Concert Pack

    -For your pledge of $750 Jen will travel anywhere within the state of Michigan to perform at your house concert or private event! You also get the following rewards...
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    Executive Producer Shout Out Pack

    -For your kind patronage you will be given a shout out in the form of an Executive Producer credit in the liner notes of the album
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    Studio VIP Pack

    -Jen will give you a guided tour of the studio so you can see first hand where the magic happens! (Travel expenses not included)
    Unable to travel to Michigan while the session is happening? No problem! We can Skype or FaceTime the studio tour to you remotely! You still get all the following goodies too...
    -Executive Producer Credit in the liner notes of the album
    -Free entry for you and a guest to attend the cd release show of your choice. Plus VIP passes to hang in the green room with Jen and the band after the show! (Travel expenses, food and libations not included)
    -Nifty T-shirt (available in men’s and women’s sizes)
    -Poster signed by Jen & the Session Band
    -Signed physical copy of the album before it’s released
    -Stickers to stick on things
    -digital download
    -Free entry for you and a guest to attend the cd release show of your choice. Plus VIP passes to hang in the green room with Jen and the band after the show! (Travel expenses, food and libations not included, but you DO get all the great rewards listed below)
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    House Concert Anywhere in Continental US

    -Jen brings the show to YOU anywhere in the continental United States! House Concert, Private Party, whatever the event. Up to two hours of music. Plus these rewards...
    -For your kind patronage you will be given an Executive Producer Credit in the liner notes of the album
    -Free entry for you and a guest to attend the cd release show of your choice. Plus VIP passes to hang in the green room with Jen and the band after the show! (Travel expenses, food and libations not included)
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    The Motherlode Pack

    -Dinner and photo op with Jen prior to one of her shows. Pick three song “requests” to be added to the set list for the show. Get a public shout out of gratitude from the stage!
    -Free entry for you and a guest to attend the show of your choice (festivals not included). Plus VIP passes to hang in the green room with Jen and the band after the show! (Travel expenses, food and libations not included)
    -For your kind patronage you will be given an Executive Producer Credit in the liner notes of the album
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