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It's been four years since my last album and I'm ready to send a new batch of songs into the world, but I need your help!
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***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!

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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!

THE ALBUM:

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!

THE DETAILS:

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!

Jessi 

PS: Be sure to follow along on social media as I make this new record! Here are the links: 

https://www.facebook.com/jessimcneal 

https://www.instagram.com/jessimcneal 

 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!

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

    A digital download prior to the release date! You'll be the first to hear the new album!

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    DOWNLOAD & CD

    Get your hands on the actual disc, delivered to your door! Plus you get the early digital download.

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    DIGITAL DISCOGRAPHY

    You'll get my entire discography as a digital download - the new album plus my last two albums "Promised Land" and "Pen to Paper." Also comes with the CD of the new album!

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    SONG DEMOS

    I'll send you five digital home recordings of demo versions of songs on the album! These were quick takes recorded at home as I was writing for the album, and will give you a peek at the early and unedited versions of the songs!

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    CD BUNDLE

    You'll get three signed CDs to share with friends, plus the early download, demos and discography!

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    MUSIC & ART

    The gift of music and art! You get the early download, CD, demos and discography PLUS two 5 x 5" prints of my original paintings - just pick which designs you want from the images on this page!

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    CD BUNDLE + ART PRINTS

    You'll get three CDs and two art prints, plus all of the digital music downloads! Just pick two art prints from the images on this page!

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    • Three signed CDs of the new album
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    ONLINE BACKER CONCERT

    You'll be invited to an exclusive online concert in May or June 2019, before the album officially releases. I'll play you all of the songs from the album and may have a friend or two join me as well!

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    CANVAS PAINTING

    I'll send you a handpainted original 8 x 8" painting on canvas of one of the images on this page! Just pick the design you like and I'll paint one for you, and I can also change up the colors if you'd like!

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    CUSTOM PAINTING

    Commission me to paint something near and dear to your heart - a landscape, your house, your pet, your bridal bouquet... most anything! (Note: I don't paint people, but other than that, the sky's the limit!) Size is 10 x 10 x 1.5 inch on gallery canvas.

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    HOUSE CONCERT

    I'll play an acoustic house concert for you and your friends in your home! (You're free to charge them any admission you choose to help offset costs). If you live more than 2 hours from Seattle I would just need travel and lodging costs covered, unless I'm already planning to be in your area. Let's pick a date that works for us both and make it happen!

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    FULL BAND CONCERT

    My band and I will play a concert for you at your church or another venue you arrange! (You're free to charge your guests any admission you choose to help offset costs). If you live more than 2 hours from Seattle I would just need travel and lodging costs covered. Once we choose a mutually agreed upon date, we'll come and play the show just for you!

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    YOU GET EVERYTHING (and more)!!!

    You are a TRUE patron saint of the arts and my personal hero!!! You get original art, a full band concert, the farm dinner, I'll write an original song for you, and more!

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    FARM DINNER AND CONCERT!

    Join us for a dinner and concert at our farm in Mt. Vernon, Washington! You and one guest will be served dinner in our 100 year old barn (restored by my husband and dad!), followed by a concert where I'll play the full album for the first time live with an acoustic band. Think twinkle lights, rustic charm AND live music! Dinner will be catered by my parents Warren & Mary Lubben - if you've been to one of their get togethers, you KNOW, and you are in for a treat. This will be such a special evening!

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    FARM DINNER + CUSTOM PAINTING

    Join us for the farm dinner and concert AND get a custom painting of the subject of your choice (see details above!). You also get everything listed here!

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