I’ve got the Christmas tree decorated and my front yard bedecked in ridiculous laser lights…all to express my joy for the Christmas season! That means it’s also time to start playing the “Hymns of Christmas” record non-stop! Margaret Becker and I are dusting off our hymnals, I’m pulling out my trumpet, and we’re going to perform them live this December!
As many of you know, I’m currently attending Vanderbilt Divinity School. On top of recording “Love Comes Back Around,” my commitments made it pretty difficult to plan much a Christmas concert run last year. But alas, I’m attempting to pull it off this year!
We’ve found a few intrepid families that are hosting some Christmas house-shows. These are sure to be VERY fun (and I’m going to definitely be drinking my share of spiked eggnog…) but also very limited. So….
We’re pleased to announce 14th DECEMBER ONLINE HYMNS OF CHRISTMAS SHOW!!! For those familiar, this is right on schedule with my regularly scheduled #2ndThursdays series. Only this time, Margaret is joining me! (And I’ll be wearing a Santa hat!)
So, make sure to mark your calendar, get a ticket and mull your wine. Invite some friends over and make a party of it! The more the merrier!
My new album Love Comes Back Around comes out June 23! I am so excited to share it with you. The first single “New Day” premiered on Elmore Magazine last week. Pre-order the album on PledgeMusic here or your preferred digital outlets here and you’ll get instant downloads of “New Day” and “Roman Holiday.”
Summer tour starts tonight! We’ve added lots of new dates with many more to come. Hope you can join me. See the list of dates below or on tour page.
WOW! For months I have been eagerly anticipating the title. LOVE COMES BACK AROUND is perfect!
As an Executive Producer through the PledgeMusic campaign, and a long time devotee, I am so proud and honored to have my name associated with Jennifer’s new album. As with all of you, this pledge campaign has given me the opportunity to be a part of something so meaningful to so many.
From the first day in the recording studio, watching Jennifer carefully craft each note, creating memories that I will cherish for a lifetime, I wondered which song would reign as my favorite.
FORGET THE PAST took the early lead. As I have listened to other tracks through various phases of production, RETURN TO ME, PERFECT PARDON, LOVE COMES BACK AROUND … each speaking to me in their own way, more favorites have emerged.
A testament to the depth of Jennifer Knapp’s talent, I’m sure.
Now, as the release date of LOVE COMES BACK AROUND draws closer, my excitement and anticipation builds. Soon, everyone will have the opportunity to experience the latest album from one of the most deeply moving artists of our ti
me. Together, with all of you, we can take pride in knowing we helped make this new journey possible.
Thank you, Jennifer Knapp, for another memorable collection from your heart and soul.
When Jennifer Knapp announced last year that she was recording a new album and doing a PledgeMusic campaign, I was overjoyed. Having new JK songs is always a gift that keeps on giving. The PledgeMusic campaign offers unique opportunities to get an inside look at the creative process. As a perk, you get to buy exclusive items that serve as mementos and memories forever. In addition, it allows us to support an amazing, gifted and talented indie artist.
This year I pledged, as I did with Set Me Free, to be an executive producer. This gets me several things: a studio visit, my name on the liner notes of the CD, and a chance to hear the songs after the mixing is done and before they are released.
So, to Nashville I went with my bff Lisa to spend a day at the studio.
There that day were Joe Costa, the sound engineer, Viktor Krauss, the producer and bass player, Jano, the drummer, and of course Jennifer Knapp, with her amazing voice and guitar. The studio offered an intimate and personal space where the energy was electrifying and the skill and expertise of everyone involved was evident. All collaborating together, listening intently to every note and every sound being made and offering suggestions and feedback to make what was already good even better. Seeing Jennifer do the vocals and playing the guitar in the booth, working hard to ensure that the sounds being produced stayed true to what she envisioned for each song from its inception. The day was intense and I know tiring for them, but through it all one could sense a feeling of camaraderie and affection between them. They spend very long exhausting hours together but yet never stop until every sound reaches perfection.
Then JK sent me the mixed recordings of all the songs that will be on the record. Let me begin by saying this is a masterpiece. Jennifer’s vocals, as always, are spot on, ranging from higher notes to that low deep tone we all so love. Interesting and exciting are the new sounds she brought on board on this project. Acoustic sounds we had not heard before by Jano, brass wind instruments (JK on the trumpet?!!), and upright bass by Viktor created music unique to this JK album. Of course, never to be overlooked, are meaningful lyrics that are one of the greatest gifts JK offers us through her music.
Jennifer has once again created a recording that will leave her hand print in our hearts.
In all, this new album is a must-have for personal listening pleasure and as gifts to others. I know, for a fact that everyone who listens to it will not be disappointed but rather will feel joy and continued admiration for her craft. Pre-order now!
It’s Birthday Week! Join me to celebrate with some new music. At tomorrow’s 2nd Thursdays online show, I’ll be performing all the songs from the new album. This is the first time I’ll be playing them all in one go! Join me on Concert Window here on April 13 at 9pm EDT.
Thursday’s online show will be good practice for the upcoming summer tour! I’ll have a fun live audience and plenty of birthday cheer to go around. Gather your friends, order a pizza, grab a beer and JOIN US!
(And if you simply can’t wait to hear some new music, you can stream the first three tracks on the album by supporting my PledgeMusic campaign!)
By the way, those summer tour dates are now being released. Check out the schedule so far below. There are lots more cities and dates still to be added! If you don’t see a show in a city near you, keep checking back at jenniferknapp.com.
I hope that you have all had a wonderful holiday season. I, myself, was grateful to have a few days to binge watch some Netflix and knit for the Pledge campaign. But the eggnog is all gone, the turkey a (grateful) distant memory… and now on with the show!
First up is the much requested reprisal of the online show for Kansas. Continuing on with the 2nd Thursdays ConcertWindow series. Join me Thursday,January 12 at 9pm EST on Concert Window for a live performance of the record in its entirety! It should be heaps of fun!
The theme for this Spring (yes, I'm already calling it… ) will be the new record. So if you haven't already, make sure and stop by PledgeMusic and pre-order my latest album. There's a ton of cool ways you can be a part of helping this record come to life. There are some fun behind-the-scenes videos and ongoing updates you'll have access to only through the Pledge Campaign. Be the first to get a digital download the moment it's ready!
Also on tap, of course, is getting the tour schedule in order. We're starting to book dates for late spring/summer 2017 all in support of the latest record. As always, I'll let you know as soon as I know, 'cause I miss you too!
In time for your holiday shopping, get 25% off Jennifer Knapp merchandise from the online store! That means deals on music, t-shirts, hats, Knappsacks, and more. We're also offering a special Career 2.0 Music Bundle of all the post-hiatus albums, including a very limited quantity of signed Evolving EPs. Orders placed by December 14 will arrive in time for Christmas within the US.
Also in the store: Knappchats! Book a 30-minute private online or phone chat with Jennifer for you or a friend.
Where did the time go? Study, read, study, read, rinse repeat…ah that’s where it went. TONIGHT is the next in our 2nd Thursdays Retro Series: The Way I Am Live. I am really looking forward to this one as I don’t play many songs from this album as a solo acoustic performer. It has been a fun challenge to practice and return them to their original acoustic versions.
We had so much fun during Set Me Free, but I can't wait to see what new and exciting things we're going to accomplish this time.
I've spent this last year writing some tunes I'm really excited about. I must have been in a romantic mood, because there's a theme happening here: it's all about the love.
Love is such an amazing subject because it never ceases to amaze; there is so much to it. More than just romance, it requires patience, forgiveness and strength. It's intimate and dangerous, marvelous and tragic, even plentiful and elusive. In a way, it seems I've been led down the path of exploring that old favorite verse you hear so often at weddings "love is patient, love is kind…"
But don't be fooled, there's some vintage JK headed your way with plenty to celebrate and cry about. I truly hope this will be a collection that tugs at your heart!
I cannot say enough about how encouraged I am by your ongoing presence, support and interest in my musical journey. Without a doubt, you have fueled it, in the past and now toward the future. Thank you for being here. Thank you for begging for more Pledge action…I look forward to giving back with #6.
Every second Thursday this fall, I will be going back in time, performing record by record, each album in its entirety. We've already done Kansas to huge acclaim, so we're gonna move on to Lay It Down, The Way I Am, and revisit Letting Go and Set Me Free. And if that's not enough, yes… I'll even do an encore performance of Kansas.
That's weeks of regularly scheduled, timeless music all for your listening pleasure. (Wait…I sound like a TimeLife infomercial from the 80s!)
Who knows, maybe I'll play the odd yet-to-be-recorded new songs slated for record #6. Keep your eyes peeled for the announcement of the upcoming PledgeMusic campaign. The launch is fast approaching!