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Bring Beautiful Salt to Life!

April 29, 2016
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Hi there!

I’ve mentioned in previous posts that Elana Harte & I have been working on our co-writing project – Beautiful Salt.

We are starting to record and have soft-launched a GoFundMe campaign to help us with recording and promotion costs.

If you can help – here’s the link: www.gofundme.com/2r45fehg

Please feel free to give us your feedback. If you can’t contribute, please share the link online with your friends! Any help is appreciated – we look forward to sharing songs and news as we progress!

Until soon – keep on soft rockin’!

Love,

Kim
xo
www.kimjarrett.com
gigs – cds – mp3s – news – blog

Beautiful Salt – Between Us – Live Performance Video!

September 4, 2015

Hi folks!

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve blogged. I *almost* feel bad about that, but I’ve been enjoying spending time with people offline instead. Quite a concept to actually spend physical time with people in their physical presence! Scrolling social media and reading blogs can make it seem like you just saw someone since you know what they’re up to, but it’s not the same as face time.

Some of this face time has been spent working on tunes I co-wrote with Elana Harte. Since we’re working on a full-length recording, we’ve been doing a little performing/rehearsing to prepare. We call our project “Beautiful Salt”. If you want to know why we chose that, you’ll have to come out to a live show where we attempt to explain it.πŸ˜‰

Here is a live video from a recent gig at Relish Bar & Grill in Toronto! We had Lucio Agostini and Mike Costantino join us on guitar and bass, too. We hope you like it! Like – literally, please click “like” if you do! And while you’re at it – please pop by our Beautiful Salt Facebook Page and give us a “like there too! Then you can keep updated on our recording, and live shows!

Hope to see you offline soon! Until then – keep on soft rockin’!

Love,

Kim
xo
www.kimjarrett.com
gigs – cds – mp3s – news – blog

Songwriting Video Demo – March 2015 – “Between Us” – Elana Harte & Kim Jarrett

March 6, 2015

Yay! After spending the late fall and winter recording and promoting our holiday song, “Christmas Every Day”, Elana Harte and I wrote a new song last Sunday night. Hope you enjoy, “Between Us”.

So much fun.πŸ™‚

Kim
xo
www.kimjarrett.com
gigs – cds – mp3s – news – blog

 

2014: Looking Back with Thanks

January 24, 2015

It’s always nice to look back over a slice of time and not only count your blessings, but give yourself a little credit for some accomplishments. Especially when you’re sort of new at that, and more accustomed to beating yourself up. For instance, old me would have been quick to call the Christmas Every Day: Toronto Musicians for Change Campaign a failure because we didn’t reach our fundraising goal of $10,000 for Daily Bread. New me knows that we did a GREAT job! Elana Harte & I wrote a really fun original song, and a slew of musical friends joined us in recording it. Then we all used it to help raise almost $1,700 for Daily Bread. Yes, a far cry from ten grand, but that money goes a long way in the hands of a non-profit organization with the means and expertise to put it to good use fighting hunger in our communities. And while we were doing that, Elana & I also got to perform and chat on Rogers Daytime Toronto – my first TV appearance!

Also, the song, “Christmas Every Day” secured some holiday radio play in Canada (CHMR – 93.5 FM, CICW – The Grand 92.2 FM and CJLS “The Wave”), and just this week it also scored an Honourable* Mention in the Soft Rock category of the 2014 SongDoor International Songwriting Competition! (update March 30 2015 – “Christmas Every Day” is a Finalist in the 16th Annual Great American Song Contest 2014 too!)

All of that in itself made it a good year for me, but there were other awesome things too: co-producing the new indie music series, “Bare Bones & Up Front” at the Toronto Centre for the Arts (also with Elana Harte) as well as performing with Mike in the first series (what a beautiful venue!), and having some other songs that I co-wrote with Elana get recorded and released by her blues rock band – Elana Harte & Stiletto Flats! Some exciting stuff right there (update March 30 2015 – “I’ll Be”, one of those co-writes, is also a Finalist in the 16th Annual Great American Song Contest 2014)! Of course, other things happened over the 12 months of 2014, but these were some of my top musical moments. I hope the beautiful people in my life will forgive me for posting a blog to satisfy my ego, but it’s winter, and a little too easy to get depressed this time of year. As a newly minted “new me” (who in reality is getting kinda old now… funny how that goes), here I am consciously recognizing and sharing some personal “wins”. Tootin’ my own horn on the interweb. But this is what you need to do when your old self would have forgotten all the good things underneath the messy pile of things done “wrong”, and things still to do. Another year over. Another year wiser. Another year of amazing experiences and even more amazing people.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, for being a part of my life, and for making 2014 a great year! I hope you had a good one, too. I would love to know what your personal wins were if you’d care to share them with me in the comments. All the best for 2015!

Love,

Kim

xo

www.kimjarrett.com

gigs – cds – mp3s – news – blog *

Yes I added the “u” – it’s prettier!πŸ™‚

Campaign EXTENDED! Christmas Every Day: Toronto Musicians for Change – Daily Bread Benefit

December 10, 2014

We’ve decided to extend our campaign until December 25th as there are exciting things afoot!

Elana & I had the pleasure of visiting the folks at Rogers Daytime Toronto for a live interview and performance a few weeks ago, and the song has now started to hit radio holiday playlists across Canada. Big thanks to CHMR – 93.5 FM, CICW – The Grand 92.2 FM and CJLS “The Wave” for starting us off! Please visit our facebook page for info (see link at the bottom of this post), and if you want to hear the song on your favourite radio station – please request it!

Thanks again for your support of our campaign so far – we’re at 15% of goal but would love to get to 100%.

Please donate directly to Daily Bread today:

http://dbfb.convio.net/goto/christmaseveryday

As a thank you for your donation*, we will send you an mp3 of our original song, “Christmas Every Day”

You can also help by sharing this post, or the link above with your friends & family! Thank you for your support of Daily Bread, and people in need via our Christmas Every Day: Toronto Musicians for Change campaign!

Love,
Kim

xo

www.kimjarrett.com
gigs – cds – mp3s – news – blog

To keep up with news about the song, and campaign please visitΒ www.facebook.com/ChristmasEveryDay.ca

To learn more about Daily Bread Food Bank please visit http://www.dailybread.ca

*Donations of $10 or more will receive a tax receipt! If you would prefer to donate cash – please get in touch and we can make that arrangement.

Campaign Update! Christmas Every Day: Toronto Musicians for Change – Daily Bread Benefit

October 28, 2014

It’s time for a campaign update!

So… Thank you so much for your support so far! We are 2 weeks into our campaign: Christmas Every Day: Toronto Musicians for Change to benefit Daily Bread Food Bank.

That means we have just a little over 6 weeks left to reach our goal of $10,000, by December 14th, 2014!

And, we’re only at 4% of goal today. Yes, $10,000 is steep but – we know it’s achievable.

Won’t you please support Daily Bread with a tax deductible cash donation*? In return, we’ll send you a free mp3 of the song, “Christmas Every Day”, that I co-wrote with Elana Harte, and recorded with 18 other people who volunteered their time. Musicians don’t often have the financial resources to donate money. But they do have talent. And they gave it freely, and generously. This is Toronto Musicians for Change**, and this is our donation.

Please donate directly to Daily Bread today by clicking here: http://dbfb.convio.net/goto/christmaseveryday

Have you seen our campaign video yet? This is it:

 

Poverty, and the affordability of food, is an unfortunate reality that many people face in our community, and the artist community is no exception. Every year thousands of people across Toronto rely on food banks. Daily Bread serves these people through neighbourhood food banks and meal programs in over 140 member agencies and 200 food programs.

Join us in fighting hunger in our communities and donate today

As a thank you for your donation, we will send you an mp3 of our original song, “Christmas Every Day”

Please click this link to donate now, and receive your copy of the song

Thank you for your support of Daily Bread, and people in need via our Christmas Every Day: Toronto Musicians for Change campaign!

Love,
Kim

xo

www.kimjarrett.com
gigs – cds – mp3s – news – blog

To keep up with news about the song, and campaign please visitΒ www.facebook.com/ChristmasEveryDay.ca

To learn more about Daily Bread Food Bank please visit http://www.dailybread.ca

*Donations of $10 or more will receive a tax receipt! If you would prefer to donate cash – please get in touch and we can make that arrangement.

**Volunteer performers include: Cathy Marchese (drums), Mike Costantino (bass & back vocals), Lucio Agostini (guitars & back vocals), Janet Whiteway (piano, organ, back vocals), Elana Harte (lead vocal) and a group of backing vocalists: Kim Jarrett, Jennifer Brewer, Elaine Dark, Marianne Mazur, Sarah Hiltz, Amy Kate, Denise McRiner, Lee Taylor, Angela Saini, Pamela Gilmartin, Marcia McVean and Cheryl Beatty.

Christmas Every Day: Toronto Musicians for Change – Daily Bread Benefit

October 14, 2014

It’s ALIVE!

Our campaign: Christmas Every Day: Toronto Musicians for Change has begun!

My partner in co-writing crime, Elana Harte & I wrote a non-traditional holiday song, β€œChristmas Every Day”, and it is our hope that we can use it to not only promote awareness of hunger in Toronto, but raise $10,000 for Daily Bread Food Bank. We recorded it with some other community-minded musicians and artists (20 of us in total!)* who donated their time and talents, dubbed β€œToronto Musicians for Change”, and we know you’ll enjoy the song, and support us in our fundraising efforts.

Poverty, and the affordability of food, is an unfortunate reality that many people face in our community, and the artist community is no exception. Every year thousands of people across Toronto rely on food banks. Daily Bread serves these people through neighbourhood food banks and meal programs in over 140 member agencies and 200 food programs.

Join us in fighting hunger in our communities and donate today

As a thank you for your donation, we will send you an mp3 of our original song, “Christmas Every Day”

The main message in this song speaks to the incredible results that can be achieved when people come together in the spirit of community and giving.

With that spirit in mind, we enlisted the help of Mitch Girio at Slaughterhouse 754 Recording Studio, and called out to some of Toronto’s talented independent musical community to lend voices and instrumentation. In total 20 musicians and artists came together, making this musical initiative one of the biggest taken on by the Toronto Indie Music Community.

Please click this link to donate now, and receive your copy of the song

Thank you for your support of Daily Bread, and people in need via the Christmas Every Day: Toronto Musicians for Change campaign!

Love,
Kim

xo

Donations of $10 or more will receive a tax receipt! If you would prefer to donate cash – please get in touch and we can make that arrangement.

To keep up with news about the song, and December concert, please visitΒ www.facebook.com/ChristmasEveryDay.ca

To learn more about Daily Bread Food Bank please visit http://www.dailybread.ca

Till then – keep on soft rockin’ !

Kim

xo

www.kimjarrett.com
gigs – cds – mp3s – news – blog

*Volunteer performers include: Cathy Marchese (drums), Mike Costantino (bass & back vocals), Lucio Agostini (guitars & back vocals), Janet Whiteway (piano, organ, back vocals), Elana Harte (lead vocal) and a group of backing vocalists: Kim Jarrett, Jennifer Brewer, Elaine Dark, Marianne Mazur, Sarah Hiltz, Amy Kate, Denise McRiner, Lee Taylor, Angela Saini, Pamela Gilmartin, Marcia McVean and Cheryl Beatty.

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