Debra Cowan

Debra Cowan

is creating Folk Song Experiences

17

patrons

$132

per month

Welcome to my wee corner of Patreon and I thank you for taking the time to stop by! 

I am a singer and interpreter of all kinds of folksongs, both traditional and contemporary. Sometimes I sing unaccompanied, sometimes I use a guitar but mostly I love to hear an audience sing along when I am performing in a live concert setting. The songs I find are almost always about the human condition and my fondness for traditional songs and ballads inspires me to research the backgrounds, historical context and stories which I find fascinating. 

And I have so many ideas for projects! Here are a few:
  • Developing more historically themed projects such as my "Women and the Sea" program
  • Continuing to work with Dave Mattacks as producer/arranger on future recording projects 
  • Being able to hire my good friend, guitarist Bill Cooley (who is featured on the ballad "Fair Annie") to tour and record with.
  • Being able to hire a videographer to film my process for recording with a producer.
  • Hiring an illustrator and/or animator for projects involving the songs I sing.
  • Conducting interviews with some of the musicians whose songs I sing and some of the folks who have inspired me over the years
  • Creating photo slideshows using songs I have recorded

Why Patreon?
  • Accountability: Knowing that my Patronds are willing to support my creative projects every month, encourages me to work harder to achieve my goals affirming that my Patrons believe in me
  • Exclusive Access: I have been posting lots of photos, audio and video here on Patreon. In most cases, my Patrons are the only folks that have access to this media. That's how much I appreciate my Patrons!
  • Personal Touch: I am a huge fan of making things personal. I love sending cards and letters via the old fashioned method of the postal service and I don't mind picking up the phone and making a phone call to speak to someone. 

I want to give my Patrons a window into my process as a musician and singer. Rough and finished recordings during the production process, videos and my thoughts about the songs I sing are always part of creating my Folk Song Experiences. I hope that you will join me! You can find out more, listen to music and see videos at DebraCowan.com
Tiers
Introduction
$1 or more per month only 1 left

(This is not a reward tier! Please don't select unless you want no rewards)

In addition to the monthly rewards listed below, I offer one-off surprise Milestone Rewards open to all tiers. You’ll unlock a new Milestone when your total contribution reaches each of the following: $12 — $24 — $50 — $100 — $200 — $500 — $1,000 — $2,000.

Bold Archer
$2 or more per month

As a core supporter you will get: 

  • a personal thank you email
  • an mp3 download of the ballad "Bold Archer"
  • access to exclusive content through my Patron-only feed
  • the joy of supporting Folk Song Experiences.
Fair Annie
$4 or more per month

With this level you will get:

  • NEW BENEFIT! A full album download a month for five months! includes graphics and notes and you can choose the format
  •  an mp3 download of "Fair Annie" 
  • a digital e-card in December
  • plus all the rewards at the $1 and $2 levels 
Gypsum Davey
$8 or more per month
  • A signed copy of "Greening the Dark", Debra's 2019 release produced and arranged by Dave Mattacks
  • an mp3 download of the ballad "Gypsum Davey" from the CD "Ballads Long and Short" 
  • Plus all the rewards at the previous levels
Young Charlotte
$12 or more per month only 21 left

At this level you receive:

  • a refrigerator magnet with the "Among Friends" artwork like the one pictured
  • an actual "Thank You" card via the US Postal Service (I love to keep them in business)
  • plus the previous level rewards
Sir Patrick Spens
$20 or more per month only 8 left

You are now royalty! At this level I'll send you:

  • a personal video greeting just to you
  • plus the previous level rewards
The Rainbow
$50 or more per month only 9 left
At this level, I really cannot thank you enough but I will send you:
  • a copy of my CD "Fond Desire Farewell" signed by Dave "DM" Mattacks and myself
  • plus all the previous levels
King Henry
$500 or more per month only 5 left

Wow! You are amazing and I have no words for your generosity. In addition to all the other benefits, you will be named as "Executive Producer" on the new CD "Greening the Dark"  


If you stay at this tier for at least four months, I will travel to where YOU are and provide you and your friends with a private concert. 

Welcome to my wee corner of Patreon and I thank you for taking the time to stop by! 

I am a singer and interpreter of all kinds of folksongs, both traditional and contemporary. Sometimes I sing unaccompanied, sometimes I use a guitar but mostly I love to hear an audience sing along when I am performing in a live concert setting. The songs I find are almost always about the human condition and my fondness for traditional songs and ballads inspires me to research the backgrounds, historical context and stories which I find fascinating. 

And I have so many ideas for projects! Here are a few:
  • Developing more historically themed projects such as my "Women and the Sea" program
  • Continuing to work with Dave Mattacks as producer/arranger on future recording projects 
  • Being able to hire my good friend, guitarist Bill Cooley (who is featured on the ballad "Fair Annie") to tour and record with.
  • Being able to hire a videographer to film my process for recording with a producer.
  • Hiring an illustrator and/or animator for projects involving the songs I sing.
  • Conducting interviews with some of the musicians whose songs I sing and some of the folks who have inspired me over the years
  • Creating photo slideshows using songs I have recorded

Why Patreon?
  • Accountability: Knowing that my Patronds are willing to support my creative projects every month, encourages me to work harder to achieve my goals affirming that my Patrons believe in me
  • Exclusive Access: I have been posting lots of photos, audio and video here on Patreon. In most cases, my Patrons are the only folks that have access to this media. That's how much I appreciate my Patrons!
  • Personal Touch: I am a huge fan of making things personal. I love sending cards and letters via the old fashioned method of the postal service and I don't mind picking up the phone and making a phone call to speak to someone. 

I want to give my Patrons a window into my process as a musician and singer. Rough and finished recordings during the production process, videos and my thoughts about the songs I sing are always part of creating my Folk Song Experiences. I hope that you will join me! You can find out more, listen to music and see videos at DebraCowan.com

Recent posts by Debra Cowan

Tiers
Introduction
$1 or more per month only 1 left

(This is not a reward tier! Please don't select unless you want no rewards)

In addition to the monthly rewards listed below, I offer one-off surprise Milestone Rewards open to all tiers. You’ll unlock a new Milestone when your total contribution reaches each of the following: $12 — $24 — $50 — $100 — $200 — $500 — $1,000 — $2,000.

Bold Archer
$2 or more per month

As a core supporter you will get: 

  • a personal thank you email
  • an mp3 download of the ballad "Bold Archer"
  • access to exclusive content through my Patron-only feed
  • the joy of supporting Folk Song Experiences.
Fair Annie
$4 or more per month

With this level you will get:

  • NEW BENEFIT! A full album download a month for five months! includes graphics and notes and you can choose the format
  •  an mp3 download of "Fair Annie" 
  • a digital e-card in December
  • plus all the rewards at the $1 and $2 levels 
Gypsum Davey
$8 or more per month
  • A signed copy of "Greening the Dark", Debra's 2019 release produced and arranged by Dave Mattacks
  • an mp3 download of the ballad "Gypsum Davey" from the CD "Ballads Long and Short" 
  • Plus all the rewards at the previous levels
Young Charlotte
$12 or more per month only 21 left

At this level you receive:

  • a refrigerator magnet with the "Among Friends" artwork like the one pictured
  • an actual "Thank You" card via the US Postal Service (I love to keep them in business)
  • plus the previous level rewards
Sir Patrick Spens
$20 or more per month only 8 left

You are now royalty! At this level I'll send you:

  • a personal video greeting just to you
  • plus the previous level rewards
The Rainbow
$50 or more per month only 9 left
At this level, I really cannot thank you enough but I will send you:
  • a copy of my CD "Fond Desire Farewell" signed by Dave "DM" Mattacks and myself
  • plus all the previous levels
King Henry
$500 or more per month only 5 left

Wow! You are amazing and I have no words for your generosity. In addition to all the other benefits, you will be named as "Executive Producer" on the new CD "Greening the Dark"  


If you stay at this tier for at least four months, I will travel to where YOU are and provide you and your friends with a private concert.