Jennifer Knapp is a folk-rock singer/songwriter, who left her Grammy-nominated Contemporary Christian Music career behind for a music career set on her own terms.
Knapp’s last campaign with PledgeMusic was so successful, she has decided to go with the frontrunner of the direct-to-fan platform once again for her next release.
“So it’s about time to start talking about a new record! Due to the fun and success of our last PledgeMusic campaign, we’re going to do it again! I’m super excited about it. And from the many conversations I’ve had with you all about it, sounds like you are excited too!”
Knapp is also a strong voice for the LGBT community, having come put publicly as a lesbian who is still a strong believer in her faith. Her candid memoir Facing the Music: My Story on Howard Books/Simon and Schuster, released in 2014, demonstrates Jennifer’s uncompromising willingness to be open in the spotlight.
In 2015, Knapp toured nationally in support of her 2014 release, Set Me Free. She presented a musical TEDx talk on LGBT issues of faith at University of Nevada and performed at GLAAD’s Concert for Love and Acceptance with Ty Herndon and Meghan McCain. Knapp also wrote about the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality for The Huffington Post.
Since coming out as a lesbian – a noteworthy story that made her the featured interview subject of an episode of Larry King Live – Jennifer’s poised willingness to speak on behalf of LGBT people of faith has created a new role for her as one of their foremost advocates. In 2011, she launched the Inside Out Faith series to engage this social justice dialogue. At these presentations, conducted mainly in churches and universities, Jennifer weaves her narrative with her music while sharing candid revelations of her experiences as a gay person of faith. Her memoir Facing the Music furthers the conversation about the importance believing in one’s own story, whatever that may be.
Fans who pre-order the record will get the AccessPass which will give them exclusive updates, behind-the-scenes access and more from Jennifer. Pledgers will also be able to own some very special merchandise being offered on the campaign page such as: digital download of the new record, signed copy of the CD, a signed copy of the deluxe CD which includes digital demo downloads, a signed poster, a lyric mug, a T-shirt with a design exclusive only to pledgers, a handwritten and signed lyric sheet, an e-book of the complete charts of Jennifer’s songs, an Executive Producer credit on the record, a handwritten lyric sheet and the digital download of the charts, a signed copy of Kansas on vinyl, a pair of mittens knitted by Jennifer, VIP ticket to an upcoming concert, an autographed discography, a signed copy of rare indie release Wishing Well, a KnappChat online mini-concert, a tattoo hand designed by Jennifer, a shopping trip with Jennifer for a guitar, having Jennifer sing on your record, a visit to the studio wile Jennifer records her new record, a private home concert.
To pre-order the record, please visit: www.pledgemusic.com/
Jennifer will be on tour this fall – for upcoming dates please visit: www.jenniferknapp.com/shows.
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