Jess Baldwin is Recording Her First Album

A project in Columbus, OH by Jessica Baldwin

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Jess and her top-shelf friends are recording dreamy originals about the magical weirdness and occasional trauma of being human
Backers: 115
Average Pledge Per Backer: $96

Funded: $11,000 of $10,000
Dates: Jul 20th -> Aug 10th (22 days)
Project By: Jessica Baldwin
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Latest News

Behind the Song: Wild

August 9th - via: kickstarter.com
It’s weird to pick favorites from your own songs, but Wild really illustrates the crux of what it was like to start untangling the webs that were making songwriting so hard. The threads of those webs were spun through developmental trauma. If... (Read More)

Lisa Bella Donna

August 7th - via: kickstarter.com
This is internationally loved synth goddess Lisa Bella Donna, and we’re fortunate enough to have her here in Ohio. Check out her playing here: https://youtu.be/nIRQbIckYPo I have an extra album track that is just begging for her Moog magic, and you... (Read More)

stretch goals!

August 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you all so much for helping this album happen. We are now in stretch goal territory! If you’ll allow me to dream a little bit bigger, I would first love to create something extra for you all as a thank you: A recording of a cover song, voted... (Read More)

Jess Featured on Columbus NPR Station Podcast

August 5th - via: kickstarter.com
I'm so grateful that Mike Foley at our local NPR station WCBE 90.5 FM wanted to chat with me about my upcoming album and tour on his podcast Music Journeys. He allowed me to really dig into the stories behind the tunes.  A shorter version will air... (Read More)

Music helped Ohio singer Jess Baldwin out of a suppressive environment

August 5th - via: dispatch.com
All three concerts will preview selections from her forthcoming debut record, tentatively titled “Anima,” the production of which is being supported by a Kickstarter campaign to raise $10,000. (Read More)


August 4th - via: kickstarter.com
It happened, y'all. We're fully funded!!! I can't begin to tell you all how grateful I am for helping this project come to life. After years of dreaming, it's reality, and I'm so happy to have all of you with me on this journey. Thank you for... (Read More)

One Week Left!

August 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
This time next Tuesday evening, the campaign will be finished!  As with all Kickstarters, we have to reach 100% in order for the campaign to be successful. It's all or nothing. :)  I'm so grateful to those of you who've contributed! Feeling such... (Read More)

More progress on the album art!

August 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
I'm so flippin' excited about this album art. Check out the lines Lucie created yesterday! There's more to come, plus COLOR!   (Read More)

What does my writing process look like?

August 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Everyone’s writing process looks different, and can change over time. There’s no right way, other than whatever helps you get the song finished. If you want a fascinating look at a bunch of different writer’s processes, listen to the Song... (Read More)

Meet the Band!

August 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
While there’s still some schedule coordinating going on for some of the folks on the album, I wanted to introduce you to the people who are definitely going to be a part of the project! Ryan Kennedy - Guitar Ryan’s been a member of the house band... (Read More)

Behind the Song: The InBetween

August 1st - via: kickstarter.com
I woke up one day with no idea who I was, where I was, or what I was responsible for. It was a fleeting moment that was equal parts wonderful and scary. In the moment, I thought, “I’m in The InBetween.” It was the only moment of egolessness... (Read More)

Halfway Through! 10 Days to Go!

July 31st - via: kickstarter.com
We're half way through and have 10 days left!  Y'all have been amazing. We're at 85%!  I LOVED hearing your thoughts about the album art! I'm super excited to see the next drafts.  I did two interviews this week about the upcoming tour, and... (Read More)

Behind the Song: April Fool

July 30th - via: kickstarter.com
It makes perfect sense to start with this tune as I introduce each one to you. In the tarot deck, The Fool is the very first card. It represents new beginnings, starting a journey, unlimited potential, spontaneity, trusting the flow, blind faith,... (Read More)

Check out the first thumbnails of album art!

July 27th - via: kickstarter.com
I am SO HAPPY that the incredible Lucie Shearer has agreed to create the album art for this project. I've been following her work for a few years, and I just love her style. She recently finished this amazing mural at Third Way Cafe in Columbus: When... (Read More)

What led to the making of this album?

July 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Did you know that for a long time, I didn’t consider myself a creative person?  It might seem strange to be singing since preschool and think such a thing, but we play and sing other people’s stuff in church and choirs and piano lessons, which... (Read More)

75% Funded!!

July 25th - via: kickstarter.com
You all are absolutely amazing! We just finished Day 5, and we are 75% funded!  I'm so blown away by your generosity, and it means so much to know you're supporting me.  I am so excited about this album, y'all. More info about it to come.  Thank... (Read More)

Let me introduce you to the album!

July 21st - via: kickstarter.com
[Photo description: Jessica cradles and swoons over her first Roget's Thesaurus.]  I love words. I love the way their syllables play together in the sounds of a phrase. The way they weave together layers of meaning while eliciting sensation. I love... (Read More)

Thank you for such an amazing first day of crowdfunding my album!

July 20th - via: kickstarter.com
When you’re starting to put together something like this, you know that people you love and care about will be part of the project, but I wasn’t prepared for how uplifted and supported I have felt today as I’ve seen your names come in on the... (Read More)

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