***UPDATE: We reached the initial goal on March 18!!! New stretch goal is $11,000!***
The additional funds will help with video production and promotion costs that weren't fully covered by the original goal! If we meet the stretch goal all backers will get three more songs - three acoustic hymns recorded by me and my dad!
Thank you so much for visiting my Kickstarter page! My name is Jessi McNeal and I’m a singer-songwriter from Washington state. I'm working on a new album and I am so grateful that you're here reading about it!
It's been four years since I released my last album Promised Land, and the best word I can use to describe my life since then is TRANSITION. Some transitions have been joy-filled and some have been a little harder. As always, I do my best processing guitar in hand, and these new songs tell the story of the waiting, the in-between, the doubts, the fears, and ultimately the HOPE. I am convinced that it's in sharing these true and hard stories that we have the greatest opportunity to encourage each other, and I can't wait to share these songs with you!
Ryan McAllister is producing the album (he also produced Promised Land) and we have an incredible team of players on the project. I'm thrilled with how it's coming together!
Here's a preview of the song "In Between" that you hear in this video!
I'm grateful that my husband and I were able to cover a large portion of this project, but I still need to raise $10,000 in order to cover the final costs of production, design, duplication and promotion.
The way things work on Kickstarter is that this is ALL OR NOTHING. We have to make our goal or you won’t be charged and I won't receive funding for the project. But I know that we can do this!
WILL YOU JOIN ME?
Here's how you can help:
Make a Pledge - Check out all of the rewards I've put together, and pick the one that you like best! They all include an early download of the album, and there are lots of other great options too - artwork, videos, unreleased songs, private concerts and more!
Spread the Word - Tell your friends that you're backing my project and you think they should too! Just share this link via Facebook, Instagram, email, text, phone, etc. As an independent artist, word of mouth is SO incredibly helpful!
Thank you for coming alongside me and helping me share these songs. I am grateful beyond words, and I am already praying they will be a deep encouragement to you all!
PS: Be sure to follow along on social media as I make this new record! Here are the links:
Kickstarter cover photo by Arlene Chambers Photography
The art prints below are available as backer rewards at the $50 and up level! And if you choose the CANVAS PAINTING reward, I'll create an 8" x 8" painting based on one of these designs in the colors you choose! If you choose the ORIGINAL PAINTING reward, I'll create a 10" x 10" custom painting for you of the subject you choose!
Risks and challenges
The album is almost complete and I hope to release it in July or August of 2019 (you'll get your digital copy at least two weeks prior to official release!) There is always the possibility of delays along the way when making and releasing an album, but we will do everything we can to get this album and rewards in your hands by the promised dates!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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