Kate MacLeod is creating Music - Violin Compositions, Songs, Recordings, Performances
12

patrons

$458
per month

Let's keep the music on the move, not on the shelf!

Thanks for visiting this page. I've joined the Patreon site to create a purposeful way of involving more people within the circle of my career and to bring to life music projects that I have in motion. My latest recording, Deep in the Sound of Terra, has been released and is garnering some spectacular reviews, along with some dedicated airplay by DJs across the country.
Here are some of the things being said about this recording...
"One of the most ambitious and unusual fiddle albums of the year."
Rambles.net

"Folkie, instrumental taken to the max, this is as hot as it gets."
Chris Spector, Midwest Record

My work includes a variety of wonderful opportunities to share music with people that include community concerts, music festivals, conferences, libraries, workshops, music lessons, school programs, fundraisers, and playing for nonprofit organizations such as Heart and Soul which brings music to people in hospitals, convalescent centers, senior centers, schools, and rehabilitation centers. The many places that I perform, both stateside and internationally, make it impossible to describe how many wonderful places I'm able to share music. 

I try to perform when requested, despite differing performance payment budgets, because I believe that music is good for people, and I attempt to play wherever people invite me. This site can make it possible for me to continue my practice of being generous with the music. That in addition to performing in public venues and events, I can to go places where I have humanitarian effects. I also take extra time in my teaching and mentoring of players, so that my work is beyond an appointment, or a scheduled lesson time.

I have completed since the start of this patreon page...
--A songbook with music notation and lyrics, 50 of my original songs.
--My full-length violin/fiddle recording, Deep in the Sound of Terra.
--Thanks to the supporters through this page I've been able to purchase some equipment I've needed for my projects and touring.

Upcoming projects in the making are...
--A music book with melody and chords, for the music on Deep in the Sound of Terra. This is planned to be released in 2018 as a follow-up and in support of the recording. Melody instruments, as well as guitarists, will be able to use this book.
--A full-length recording of music inspired by the Colorado Plateau and the region of Utah and the West. This project has already begun in the recording studio.
--A full-length recording of peace-motivating and inspirational music composed during my 2018 Artist-in-Residence time at Pendle Hill Quaker Retreat, in Pennsylvania. I will be spending twelve weeks at Pendle Hill, in research and composition time. There will be a concert featuring the music at the end of my residency at both Pendle Hill, and in Salt Lake City, UT.
--Performances ARE ONGOING, visit my performance calendar at: www.KateMacLeod.com/tourdates

I'm a composer, performer and recording artist.
A guitarist, vocalist and violinist/fiddler.
Music has grown to be my primary focus after years of gaining experience, raising a family, and working for others. Now, I make music full time.
I create music for you, and so I want it to connect with you.
Through this site I look forward to sharing new pieces of music, my experiences as a working artist, and updates on how projects are coming together. 

The music I create is eclectic in style and form, but fits well within the label of Americana. My songs have been recorded by other artists from California to the Czech Republic, in roots music genres such as Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Celtic and Instrumental.
In my compositions I always hope to gather "us" ...our stories, our experiences, our relationships with each other and the natural world.
In addition to songs with lyrics, I also compose music for the violin.

In addition to performing my own music, you can find me performing with others in concerts and on recordings, and sometimes lending my hand as a producer for other peoples' work. I also teach music lessons privately and within workshop formats.

Mollie O'Brien, one of the most respected vocalists in acoustic music, says...
"Both Lark in the Morning and Alaska made the cut for my debut, Tell It True. And ever since then I can count on only two hands the number of times I've not included them in my performances. They are wonderful songs, great stories, fun to sing, and have become audience favorites as well."

Why have I chosen a 'monthly' instead of the 'by creation' plan on this site?
Because as patrons on the monthly plan, you'll have access to information about what I'm creating, while keeping your support amount easy to remember and keep track of.
All of the projects I'm working on require time, technical equipment, musical instrument upkeep and purchases, promotional work, videos, manufacturing and the hiring of quality specialists.
My recordings and 50-song songbook are easily found at Waterbug Records, in Glen Ellyn, IL.
If you are new to my work, I recommend At Ken Sanders Rare Books, a collection of songs inspired by books, Blooming, a recording of my songs produced by Grammy-winning Americana musician Tim O'Brien, and my new instrumental CD, Deep in the Sound of Terra.

A great way to learn about me is through my website at www.KateMacLeod.com.

Patreon funds collected through this site go straight through Paypal to the projects.

It takes a village to raise a musician.

Help keep the music on the move...

Tiers
Pledge $1.00 a month
$1 or more per month
Access to the patron-only activity feed where I'll keep in touch with you about everything I'm doing. Annually, 1 download code for a full-length recording of mine (in stock) and a PDF violin instrumental piece (notation and guitar chords). Sent by email when you sign up. I will make annual patreon website updates and keep in touch with you about reward fulfillment. 
Pledge $3.00 a month
$3 or more per month
Access to the patron only activity feed. Annually, 2 full-length download codes of full-length recordings, and 3 PDFs of original music. I will make annual patreon website updates and keep in touch with you about reward fulfillment.
Pledge $5 a month
$5 or more per month
All of the above at the $3 amount, and a signed copy of my songbook. Annually, a free copy of any book or recording published that year. I will make annual patreon website updates and keep in touch with you about reward fulfillment.
Pledge $10 a month
$10 or more per month
All of the above at the $5 amount, and annually two signed hard copies of recordings. Mailings postage paid anywhere in the world. (Can be gifts or sent to people as a thank you.) I will make annual patreon website updates and keep in touch with you about reward fulfillment.
Pledge $20 a month
$20 or more per month
Everything in the $10 amount. Annually, admission for two people to 1 concert, OR 1 one-hour music lesson by skype or in person. I will make annual patreon website updates and keep in touch with you about reward fulfillment.
Pledge $50 a month
$50 or more per month only 4 left
All of the above at the $20 amount and a very special present on your birthday from Kate. I will make annual patreon website updates and keep in touch with you about reward fulfillment.
Pledge $100 a month
$100 or more per month only 4 left
Thank you!!! If you stick with me for a year (I'm booking performances about a year ahead) you'll receive all in the $10 level and I'll give a concert or music workshop at an agreed location (location/venue approved of by you and MacLeod management, within the continental United States). Travel and expenses covered by artist. I will make annual patreon website updates and keep in touch with you about reward fulfillment.
Goals
$458 of $700 per month
Beyond the necessary equipment for performing and recording, are the costs for publishing projects. I've been notating my original songs, writing introductions and compiling images for my music notation book that will accompany the music from my latest recording, Deep in the Sound of Terra. I would like to make these books available to libraries and schools, as well as for sale to the general public. Your support can make this possible.
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Let's keep the music on the move, not on the shelf!

Thanks for visiting this page. I've joined the Patreon site to create a purposeful way of involving more people within the circle of my career and to bring to life music projects that I have in motion. My latest recording, Deep in the Sound of Terra, has been released and is garnering some spectacular reviews, along with some dedicated airplay by DJs across the country.
Here are some of the things being said about this recording...
"One of the most ambitious and unusual fiddle albums of the year."
Rambles.net

"Folkie, instrumental taken to the max, this is as hot as it gets."
Chris Spector, Midwest Record

My work includes a variety of wonderful opportunities to share music with people that include community concerts, music festivals, conferences, libraries, workshops, music lessons, school programs, fundraisers, and playing for nonprofit organizations such as Heart and Soul which brings music to people in hospitals, convalescent centers, senior centers, schools, and rehabilitation centers. The many places that I perform, both stateside and internationally, make it impossible to describe how many wonderful places I'm able to share music. 

I try to perform when requested, despite differing performance payment budgets, because I believe that music is good for people, and I attempt to play wherever people invite me. This site can make it possible for me to continue my practice of being generous with the music. That in addition to performing in public venues and events, I can to go places where I have humanitarian effects. I also take extra time in my teaching and mentoring of players, so that my work is beyond an appointment, or a scheduled lesson time.

I have completed since the start of this patreon page...
--A songbook with music notation and lyrics, 50 of my original songs.
--My full-length violin/fiddle recording, Deep in the Sound of Terra.
--Thanks to the supporters through this page I've been able to purchase some equipment I've needed for my projects and touring.

Upcoming projects in the making are...
--A music book with melody and chords, for the music on Deep in the Sound of Terra. This is planned to be released in 2018 as a follow-up and in support of the recording. Melody instruments, as well as guitarists, will be able to use this book.
--A full-length recording of music inspired by the Colorado Plateau and the region of Utah and the West. This project has already begun in the recording studio.
--A full-length recording of peace-motivating and inspirational music composed during my 2018 Artist-in-Residence time at Pendle Hill Quaker Retreat, in Pennsylvania. I will be spending twelve weeks at Pendle Hill, in research and composition time. There will be a concert featuring the music at the end of my residency at both Pendle Hill, and in Salt Lake City, UT.
--Performances ARE ONGOING, visit my performance calendar at: www.KateMacLeod.com/tourdates

I'm a composer, performer and recording artist.
A guitarist, vocalist and violinist/fiddler.
Music has grown to be my primary focus after years of gaining experience, raising a family, and working for others. Now, I make music full time.
I create music for you, and so I want it to connect with you.
Through this site I look forward to sharing new pieces of music, my experiences as a working artist, and updates on how projects are coming together. 

The music I create is eclectic in style and form, but fits well within the label of Americana. My songs have been recorded by other artists from California to the Czech Republic, in roots music genres such as Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Celtic and Instrumental.
In my compositions I always hope to gather "us" ...our stories, our experiences, our relationships with each other and the natural world.
In addition to songs with lyrics, I also compose music for the violin.

In addition to performing my own music, you can find me performing with others in concerts and on recordings, and sometimes lending my hand as a producer for other peoples' work. I also teach music lessons privately and within workshop formats.

Mollie O'Brien, one of the most respected vocalists in acoustic music, says...
"Both Lark in the Morning and Alaska made the cut for my debut, Tell It True. And ever since then I can count on only two hands the number of times I've not included them in my performances. They are wonderful songs, great stories, fun to sing, and have become audience favorites as well."

Why have I chosen a 'monthly' instead of the 'by creation' plan on this site?
Because as patrons on the monthly plan, you'll have access to information about what I'm creating, while keeping your support amount easy to remember and keep track of.
All of the projects I'm working on require time, technical equipment, musical instrument upkeep and purchases, promotional work, videos, manufacturing and the hiring of quality specialists.
My recordings and 50-song songbook are easily found at Waterbug Records, in Glen Ellyn, IL.
If you are new to my work, I recommend At Ken Sanders Rare Books, a collection of songs inspired by books, Blooming, a recording of my songs produced by Grammy-winning Americana musician Tim O'Brien, and my new instrumental CD, Deep in the Sound of Terra.

A great way to learn about me is through my website at www.KateMacLeod.com.

Patreon funds collected through this site go straight through Paypal to the projects.

It takes a village to raise a musician.

Help keep the music on the move...

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Tiers
Pledge $1.00 a month
$1 or more per month
Access to the patron-only activity feed where I'll keep in touch with you about everything I'm doing. Annually, 1 download code for a full-length recording of mine (in stock) and a PDF violin instrumental piece (notation and guitar chords). Sent by email when you sign up. I will make annual patreon website updates and keep in touch with you about reward fulfillment. 
Pledge $3.00 a month
$3 or more per month
Access to the patron only activity feed. Annually, 2 full-length download codes of full-length recordings, and 3 PDFs of original music. I will make annual patreon website updates and keep in touch with you about reward fulfillment.
Pledge $5 a month
$5 or more per month
All of the above at the $3 amount, and a signed copy of my songbook. Annually, a free copy of any book or recording published that year. I will make annual patreon website updates and keep in touch with you about reward fulfillment.
Pledge $10 a month
$10 or more per month
All of the above at the $5 amount, and annually two signed hard copies of recordings. Mailings postage paid anywhere in the world. (Can be gifts or sent to people as a thank you.) I will make annual patreon website updates and keep in touch with you about reward fulfillment.
Pledge $20 a month
$20 or more per month
Everything in the $10 amount. Annually, admission for two people to 1 concert, OR 1 one-hour music lesson by skype or in person. I will make annual patreon website updates and keep in touch with you about reward fulfillment.
Pledge $50 a month
$50 or more per month only 4 left
All of the above at the $20 amount and a very special present on your birthday from Kate. I will make annual patreon website updates and keep in touch with you about reward fulfillment.
Pledge $100 a month
$100 or more per month only 4 left
Thank you!!! If you stick with me for a year (I'm booking performances about a year ahead) you'll receive all in the $10 level and I'll give a concert or music workshop at an agreed location (location/venue approved of by you and MacLeod management, within the continental United States). Travel and expenses covered by artist. I will make annual patreon website updates and keep in touch with you about reward fulfillment.