News, Updates & Notes
For Freedom raised over $15,000 (which became $30,000) to fight modern slavery!
This is incredible! When we released our covers project, For Freedom: A Covers EP, in November 2013, we had no idea how much you’d get behind it. Many of you not only bought the album, you told people it (we saw so many shares/retweets on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), you gifted it to others, and you blogged about it. Some of you even sang in our virtual choir on “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For!”
We’re super grateful.
When money from the album started coming in after its released, we made a few small contributions to an organization that fights human trafficking and other forms of modern slavery called International Justice Mission (IJM for short), but when we heard that they sometimes have donor matches, we decided to wait and donate on a day when we could get it matched. On December 12th, 2014, at the IJM benefit in Washington, DC, we wrote a check for $15,000. Because of the generous donor match, that figure doubled to become $30,000.
We feel like we can’t take credit for this. For one, we felt divinely inspired to partner with IJM. For two, it was a dream of ours to record this project. For three, it was you guys who spread the word about this project. We didn’t hire any PR, marketing, radio, or anything. Basically, we recorded the record in our old apartment in Nashville, got a few musicians to play on it, had Shane D. Wilson mix it and Bob Boyd master it, and put it out for the world to hear. There are no words.
To think that maybe a rescue like this one was made possible because of this is humbling.
With love & gratitude,
Jenny & Tyler
We’re honored to be part of an Americana compilation that just released on iTunes! Our BRAND NEW song, “In Everything You Do,” co-written with Jillian Edwards and produced by Gabe Scott, is featured (track 9) on the “Native: Americana Spotlight” album. We wrote this song for our daughter Jane and hope you love it!
The compilation includes songs by some stellar artists: The Vespers, Matthew Perryman Jones, Mindy Smith, Holly Williams, and more! Download the song exclusively on iTunes. We also just added the chords and lyrics to our website if you want to learn how to play it. As always, if you like it, please help us share it on facebook/twitter! http://bit.ly/jtameri
IN EVERYTHING YOU DO
(Lyrics & chords at our songs site. Stream song on our player.)
For Freedom – A Covers EP
After five original albums, we thought it time to try something different. Long have we had desires and interests to put our own spin on some of our favorite songs from our childhood, songs that have influenced the way we think about music today. This project, For Freedom – A Covers EP, is the consummation of those interests and desires. It released on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013, and all the proceeds go to organizations that fight human trafficking.
We’d like to take a little time to tell you why we chose the songs that we did.
01 Tonight, Tonight (feat. Levi Weaver) – why we chose this song
02 The Scientist – why we chose this song
03 Dreams (feat. JJ Heller) – why we chose this song
04 We Will Become Silhouettes (Remastered) – why we chose this song
05 The Sound of Silence (Remastered) – why we chose this song
06 What A Wonderful World – why we chose this song
07 I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (feat. Sara Groves) – why we chose this song
Deluxe Editions & Instrumentals
We recently released the Deluxe Editions of Open Your Doors & Faint Not. These include lyrics, chords, cover art, notes & credits, & a digital booklet. We hope they make listening and digesting the records easier and more enjoyable.
If you’re the karaoke-type or simply fancy listening to what’s going on with the production underneath the vocals, check out the instrumental versions of Open Your Doors & Faint Not, exclusively through our Store as well as Bandcamp.