Wonderis creating Songs, Videos, Community
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- Access to the Patron-Only Secret Facebook Group, which includes photos, streams, announcements, full videos of new songs teased on Instagram, and exclusive song downloads.
Includes $1 reward
Welcome to the team! Here's a BUNCH OF STUFF. You get to decide how much it's worth, and pledge accordingly!
- Downloads of songs from the Vault
- Livestreams of practice sessions!
- Access to back catalogue of all videos & songs I've released from 2013-2018.
Includes above rewards!
You are invited to a coffee/tea/juice/kava/chai/coconut water date! With me! Once a month! Wow!
- Every month, I'll host a live group hangout and Q&A for patrons only.
- I'll workshop YOUR projects with you. Want some feedback on a work in progress? Need help developing an idea? I'm your lady!
HBO 6-SEASON EXPLANATION:
You may know me as the self-proclaimed "Favorite Blue-Haired Weirdo"--a socially awkward songster-slash-Prius traveler-slash-professional couchsurfer. Chances are pretty good that if you know me, I know you. Somehow, wonderfully, over the course of five years smacking a guitar around the United States and the Baja Peninsula, the community around my music has evolved on a mutual first-name basis.
If you've been to my house concerts, cruise ship performances, or coffeehouse shows anywhere on this continent, in encountering me, you've encountered an artist without emotional skin. Songs and banter present an invitation to feel. To feel not alone. To feel angry, sad, jubilant, hopeful, heartbroken...and most importantly? To feel seen.
Seven years ago, my journey into songwriting was born out of a need for catharsis. Tentative hands on piano keys, stubborn voice interrupting a quiet room. A shout from a window in a high tower: please see me.
What a gift it was to discover peeling myself apart to be seen, reciprocated immediately in those who witnessed it feeling seen themselves.
Let's talk about the Earl of Southampton. His name is Henry Wriothesley. You've probably never heard of him. But have you heard of Willy Shakespeare? Heck right you have. Henry Wriothesley, the Earl of Southampton, was Shakespeare's most famous patron. There's that word--just like the word Patreon, but missing an e. Back when people like Shakespeare and Michelangelo and Tyler Durden were just walking the earth creating art unsupervised, they were sponsored (translation: kept from starvation) by people who wanted to have a hand in the arts by supporting the endeavors of artists. Which means that, by proxy, the Earl of Southampton is part of the reason we have so many sonnets and tragedies (he also got some sonnets written about him...lucky bastard).
Anyway, Patreon is bringing the Renaissance back around, allowing artists to leave their towers of mystery and isolation, to throw open the doors of artistic process and stand with hands open in imploring and invitation.
So here I am.
Here you are.
If you've been to my concerts, you know I offer my music for donation. It is my joy and my desire to be able to let people pay for my art, rather than make them. In order to make this possible, I create and package all my art myself. I do as much of the music production on my own as I can, recording on a tiny USB microphone and a little keyboard in whatever room is available to me (I've recorded in the hulls of cruise ships, in family dining rooms, coat closets, and most recently in my aunt's laundry room). I buy the raw materials for CDs off Amazon and stamp the front and back of each CD cover and CD label. I burn CDs one by one on my MacBook that's so old it still has a CD burner. I buy T-shirts wholesale and print designs on them one by one.
I hope to never lose this down to earth approach that allows me to give an undiluted, authentic product to every listener. Whether it's somebody I meet face to face while performing, or someone who tuned in to one of the livestreams, I have the honor of preserving the intimacy of my relationship with listeners.
If you know me, you know I hustle. I take pride in putting my head down and doing the work necessary for making these dreams happen. I am incredibly fortunate to have a phenomenal community of fans, friends, and family behind me, all of whom have operated as a safety net too many times to count. I am privileged to even be in a position where I can ask for support in exchange for what I have to offer. But luck and privilege only get you so far, just like hustling on your own only gets you so far.
If you know me, you know I'll continue to make art no matter what happens. Whether I get $1 pledged per month, or $5000, I'll keep writing my songs and making my videos, asking questions, offering a safe space and platform for people to gather and feel together, and seeking deep connections wherever I go. But, as has been the case consistently through my life and career, I can't do it alone.
If you know me, you know we have a wild ride ahead.
If you don't know me--you do now.
Thanks for being here. Thanks for being you.
Your favorite blue-haired weirdo loves you.