To perk up your ears, check out the live video of my performance of “What Might Have Been” with special guest Robby Hecht. The footage is from our release party at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville. Good times!
Grab one of these new lyric tees on tour!
Hey all! Who's got cabin fever?!
So, after what feels like a long winter, I'm itching to get back on the road. Looks like I'm going to be logging plenty of miles on the road and in the air this spring. The dates are really starting to pile up … from some of my favorite cities to even a few new ones (check it out, I'm going to Alaska for my first time in April! Brrrrrr!) As always, the trips are always worth it just to connect with your smiling faces!
So make sure you mark these dates on your calendar! If you don't see a listing near you, make sure you stop by my Facebook page and let your demands be heard! (Truly, it really does help remind the JK Team of where you live and what venues you love!)
So grab your CDs, bring your copy of Facing the Music, and I'll attack them with my Sharpie. (BTW, after popular demand, be on the lookout for my new line of Lyric T-shirts! It's exactly what it sounds like, your favorite lyrics artfully (hopefully fashionably) designed on a great looking shirt!)
I. Can't. Wait!
Make sure you take a view of the TEDx talk I gave at the University of Reno earlier this year. Nothing makes the TEDx folks happier than seeing lots of views, so make sure you spread the word
as well. It was such a great opportunity to rub shoulders with some amazing advocates of social justice of all walks of life. In particular, fans of the Inside Out Faith conversation will get a glimpse into what my speaking dates are like, addressing the serious issue of LGBT faith inclusion with a mix of humor and song.
Merry Christmas, everyone!
It's that wonderful time of year again, where I dust off the ole trumpet and practice my backing harmonies! This year Margaret Becker and I will be performing The Hymns of Christmas live and online. No need to brave the cold, just turn on your computers, make a batch of eggnog and invite all your friends over!
The Hymns of Christmas record is, of course, available. So make sure you get yours so you'll be ready to sing along! And, don't forget, we've got custom ornaments as well. They're perfect for stocking stuffers and trimming your rockin' tree!
Come along, the more the merrier!
The Hymns of Christmas Online Concert
Wednesday, December 17 @ 8pm CT
Hey all! I wanted to take a minute and let you know how meaningful all the positive feedback over Set Me Free and Facing The Music has been. My knees have finally stopped shaking and I’m really enjoying all the great responses I’ve received.
I’m always grateful to get a glimpse into how music and storytelling can inform, encourage, and inspire us as we go about our crazy lives. It’s not just personally encouraging to know how much you’ve enjoyed the music and the book, but it’s also wonderful to hear and see how, when any of us share our gifts, that it has the opportunity to spread with a good kind of infectious spirit.
So thanks for all the emails, letters, re-Tweets and Facebook posts. Thank you for your gifts of support and your help spreading the word as well. When you get a chance, please take the time to stop by iTunes or Amazon, or wherever you can to make your review of Set Me Free and Facing The Music. As you may know, your shared enthusiasm helps create the kind of buzz that helps others meet new artists through friends.
So, once again, thanks for being my friend and helping spread the word.
Jennifer will be hosting a Twitter chat at 1pm ET/10am PT on Saturday, October 11 in honor of National Coming Out Day. Join JK online @jennifer_knapp with hashtag #KnappChat to ask questions and converse with other fans.
How do I join?
On October 11, search hashtag #KnappChat or join at www.TweetChat.com/room/KnappChat to see the conversation.
How do I contribute?
Tweet with hashtag #KnappChat or within www.TweetChat.com/room/KnappChat so that Jennifer and other fans can see your tweets.
As you can see, I’ve been hard at work, with both the making of a new record and the penning of my very first book! But after all the toiling away, I am more than ready to get out there and have some fun!
Much will be afoot this fall — concerts, book readings and much more, but of course, this would be rather boring if my friends didn’t come along. So make sure you keep your eyes peeled and voices warmed up. Let’s get together, make some noise and sing a few songs together. I can’t wait to pack my bags, tune up my guitars and hang out! See ya there!
Much love, Jennifer
Pre-order Facing the Music: My Story
Coming October 7
I've always loved questions. (Perhaps you've noticed — my lyrics are riddled with them.) I love musing about life's winding road, always curious about what adventure lies around the next corner. Through the years, I've learned to appreciate the many questions that I have faced, both in my own private life as well as those I've faced in public.
Why is music so important to you?
What experiences have you had in your life that lead you to write the way you do?
What led you to Christian music and why did you leave it?
How is it that you realized you were gay?
When are you going to write a book about all this stuff?
After many requests, I've finally bitten the bullet and branched out into writing it all down for Facing the Music, coming October 7 and available for pre-order now.
In the book, I explore what have become the major forces that have influenced my path in life and the joy I've had in both the blessings and the challenges presented. From what life was like growing up, falling in love with music, the impact of finding faith, as well as navigating the impact of my coming out, taking the opportunity to write this book has been an adventure all its own.
I've always believed that each of us have an incredible gift to share with the world. We each have an adventure waiting for us in discovering what we have to offer and accepting the risk to share it with others. As my listeners and supporters, you have reminded me of that as you have shared your own with me. So now, as so many of you have asked, I'm humbly honored to be able to share a little of my own.
And don't forget, we’re coming to the end of the PledgeMusic campaign for my new album Set Me Free. We're currently wrapping up the studio work and putting the tracks through the finishing touches of mastering. There's still time to help support through the PledgeMusic Campaign. There you can be among the first to buy a copy, see all the behind the scenes stuff, and even book a private home performance!
Thanks so much for your help getting this far! The fruits of all our labor are on the horizon!
We just started tracking for the new album on Monday!
I am so excited!! The new songs sound incredible. I cannot wait for you to hear them.
Here is a pic of the guys who have been recording in the The Toy Box Studio this week.
From LtoR: Doug Lancio (guitar), Lindsay Jamieson (drums), Justin Cary (bass), Jacob Lawson (producer), Lij Shaw (engineer)
If you’re after a more inside look, make sure and pre-buy through the PledgeMusic Campaign. That’s where I’ll be posting exclusive videos, pics and who knows what else?!
After this I’m headed to Tampa and the Philadelphia area for a couple shows and an Inside Out Faith event that you can find out more about on the shows page.
Stay tuned, jump in…Let’s do this!