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Hello! For those of you who don't know me, my name is Jess Hess. I am a writer foremost, and singer second-most, and a maker of pretty things like journals and pictures third-most. I am from Lancaster, Pa originally, studied opera for a few breaths of my life at Westminster Choir College, and now have been living and adventuring in Nashville, Tn for a few years.
I am SO excited to officially announce to everyone that I have an album coming out! It's called Soil in the Rain, and it has been the biggest labor of love of my whole life! I wrote these songs in the many bedrooms I've had in my life, and maybe one or two musty practice rooms. I am giddy thinking about sharing it with you all, but we still have a lot to do before that happens. In order to make my goals and get the best product to you in the timeliest manner possible, I need a little bit of help. Mastering the audio and printing the CDs is going to take money. Putting the album up for streaming, and doing a video are hopes of mine, as well. It all depends on how much we can raise, really. The more money we have to put into this project, the more amazing it will be for everyone! And, by donating you'll be pre-ordering the album, and will get to hear it before anyone else! There are also lots of things I want to make as rewards for donating. I would just be so thankful if you donated. It would mean the absolute world. I cannot thank everyone in my life enough for being as supportive as you have been!! Thank you!
I've been extremely lucky. This album is honestly a dream come true that I didn't know was possible for me. I can't thank Steve enough, he has not only been the best roommate and friend a person could imagine these last few years, but he has also arranged and recorded the entire album. Living in Nashville and making music with him has been a dream. I really don't know how I got so lucky, but here we are! And we are about to release an album!!
[For more examples of my music and what you'll be getting my donating, check out my youtube
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$5 - Pre-Order a Digital Copy of the Album
$10 - Pre-Order the physical CD PLUS get the digital version when the album drops
$15 - The physical album, PLUS a sticker-pack!
$20 - Everything PLUS a print of one of the song artwork designs for your wall!
$30 - Everything PLUS a Handmade Lyric Sheet for your wall to go along with your print!
$35 - Everything PLUS a handmade booklet full of my poetry that has not been published yet! (while supplies last) This gofundme campaign will be the only way to get this! I will not release the same poetry booklet again!
$50 - Everything PLUS a T-Shirt!
$70 - Everything PLUS a hand drawn version of one of the song artwork designs!
$88 - Everything PLUS a link to a *secret* version of one of the songs!
$100 - Everything PLUS a handmade one-of-a-kind drawing - you can give me something to draw or be surprised!
$200 - Everything PLUS your name in the album acknowledgments!
$300 - Everything PLUS a handmade watercolor painting - you can give me something to paint or be surprised!
$400 - Everything PLUS a handmade Soil in the Rain journal for you to create in! (I make really nice, durable hardcover journals with sewn binding that are sure to get you inspired to make art!)
$500 - Everything PLUS access to a live *secret* demo!
$888 - Everything PLUS I will write a song for you!
$1000 - Everything PLUS a hand made lyric booklet with all of the songs and artwork!
$1500 - Everything PLUS a live performance either through skype or in person if I know you and we're close in distance!