Half Gringa

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Short monthly rambling complete with pictures, notes, thoughts, and things that I'm thinking about in regard to artistic practice.

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You will receive one Memo Demo per month! It's one of the hundreds (really) of iPhone memos I have taken of myself singing a song or part of one that has been lost to the sands of time.

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I will cover and record a song at your request every month! You will get WAV/MP3 of it. 

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About

Oh hey there, friend, fan, fam, or general music enthusiast!

As you can see, I have started a Patreon. Mostly because while I am learning a lot slash doing a pretty solid job of managing myself as an artist in addition to making the songs and singing them, I am not getting a ton of real actual money with which to cover things like cost of living in Chicago, gear repair, merch, marketing, graphic design, production, gas money, car rental for tour, rides to shows, etc etc etc. However, I am also really excited to keep more deliberate track of weird little odds and ends (lyrics, iPhone memos, videos, poems, visual inspiration) that I've accumulated from previous projects and ones that are currently in progress. I want to share those things with you! The journey is the object, you know?

Do you want to see or hear some of that? Are you wondering what stuff I'm reading on a weekly basis? You wanna see the contents of old journals? Look at some doodles I did? Hear about stuff I've learned while stumbling around with a small candle in the vast darkness of "The Business" or whatever? 

For some background: 

Half Gringa is the songwriting project of Izzy Olive. An emotional scab-picker, her work explores the confluence of Latinx and Midwestern identity. Her first LP, Gruñona, reveals a palimpsest of wounds upon scars. Contemplative and choleric, all manner of memorials to the past are revealed—mountains, dive bars, orchards, trains, expressways, tiny kitchens, Chicago, Caracas, and outer space. 

I am currently touring various cities in the Midwestern region and beyond. I just finished my second LP! Yes! I want to print vinyl! Order some merch! But to do all that requires $$$.

I've got some incentives listed in the sidebar—if you feel like throwing a couple bucks a month towards seeing some paraphernalia, I'd appreciate it! If you can and want to do more, the incentives are stranger and more elaborate!

Your support and love keep me on the road and in coffee and sandwiches. Thanks for helping me to continue doing the thing I love that is also my job. 

Cheers, 
Izzy
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5 of 50 patrons
When I reach 50 patrons, I'll release a single exclusive to Patreon!
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 5 exclusive posts
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Writing

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