Barb Carbon

Barb Carbon

is creating ART

33

patrons

$260

per month
Barb Carbon is a folk/roots-rock musical artist from Georgia, USA. She performs as a solo act, as well as with her musical partner, Arrie Bozeman, in the band The Ain’t Sisters. Carbon’s influences are rooted in the beautifully raw, gritty sounds of Shovels and Rope, The Avett Brothers, and Lucinda Williams, and the earnest, inspired songwriting of Patty Griffin, The Indigo Girls, and Brandi Carlile, among others.

Barb makes music that is as accessible as it is personal. A masterful poet, Carbon is able to strip away the layers of her own experience, exposing the nerve and laying her finger on the emotional essence of our shared struggles and hopes.

Boldy exploring genres, she delivers her art dressed with a punk rock edge, an alt-country drawl, or the trappings of kick drum-driven Americana, but at the core of her diverse catalogue beats the heart of folk music, which has always existed for the same reason - to tell our truth.

Carbon has two forthcoming albums. Marrow, the debut release from The Ain’t Sisters arrives in Atlanta November 23, 2018 and world-wide January 11, 2019, while her solo debut, The Fighter, is due out in late spring 2019.
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Hey there!

This is a note from Barb. First, I want to thank you for taking the time to check this page out and consider becoming a patron. Thank you! I also want to let you know why I'm using this platform and what I think it means for the future of music. I discovered Patreon after watching Amanda Palmer's Ted Talk (ted.com/talks/amanda_palmer_the_art_of_asking?language=en) and reading her book, The Art of Asking. The music business is confusing, constantly changing, and nearly impossible to navigate. Technology is constantly churning out new music platforms which is greatly increasing accessibility (for fans) and reach (for artists), but simultaneously making it more difficult to understand how we can ensure that artists are being compensated for their work. What I love about Patreon is that is says - screw it! If you like this artist, this music, this comic strip, these videos... you can CHOOSE to offer direct compensation, AND in return you get access some cool stuff to which you wouldn't otherwise be privy. This system creates slack. Creators are freed up to create. We can spend less time worrying about chasing down every penny of our royalties. We can afford to go straight back into the studio with the new material that bubbled up while we were finishing the last record. And it's all because of you - the people who support us and love what we do. Other than the (IMHO very reasonable) cut that Patreon takes to maintain the platform, there's no middle man. Art lovers get to voluntarily and directly fund the art that they love. It's a beautiful thing. I'm glad you're here.

Thank you.
B
Tiers
The Ground
$1 or more per month
I give you my warm, heartfelt thanks! Every little bit makes it that much easier for me to thrive as an artist. At this level you have access to Patron only content, and any Patron only events. Thank you!
Never Give Up
$5 or more per month
This is pledge level is the very heart of Patreon. This is where the difference is made. With a large enough community of people pledging $5 per month, an artist can start to see a steady paycheck in exchange for their creations and as a result, can put more time and effort into creating. At this level, you have access to Patron only content, patron only events, and special content selected just for my "bread and butter" supporters. Thank you so much for choosing to support my art in this way! Because of you, I can make a living doing what I love. 
Heart
$10 or more per month

This level of support is a major commitment. For every 10 patrons pledging $10 per month, that's another $100 a month that I can invest into music. That's huge. At this level, you have access to almost all of the content that I post on my Patreon. Very rarely will anything be limited to Patrons in higher tiers. You will also have first access to new recordings of songs, and you will get free digital downloads. My music is yours because you make it possible. Thank you. 

The Fighter
$20 or more per month
$20 a month is a tremendous amount of support. When you sign on to help me in this way, I am able to dedicate so much more of myself to my craft, and my gratitude is tremendous. You will obviously have all of the same access that $10 Patrons have, but you will also get a gift box now and then with something special. Maybe jewelry, maybe a book. Maybe just a postcard from someplace I'm visiting, but I will show my thanks in the form of real, tactile things. In this day and age of data, let's share something solid. Thank you so much!
Heavy
$50 or more per month

I hope that someday I can do this for others. When you sign up at this level, you are making a life-changing contribution. You are, single handedly, giving me breathing room to create. I not only thank you, but I admire you and hope to pay this kindness forward when I am able. You get all of the benefits of the previous tiers, but you also get a physical, signed copy of all of my albums as they come out, and just reach out to me any time you would like to come to a show and I'll happily put you on the guest list (or sneak you in if they don't give us a guest list!) When I'm able to get the 180 gram vinyl pressed, you get one of those. Fo sho. Thank you so very much!

Lord, Send Me a Train
$100 or more per month only 25 left
I'm not sure how I deserve this, but I will do my best to live up to this unimaginable level of support. You get all the things. Of course you get the rewards from the previous tiers but also, pretty much anything I make, you can get a hard copy of - albums, posters, artwork, photo shoot prints, copies of the music videos, whatever you want. If you see something that I haven't sent you that you'd like a copy of, just ask and it will be on the way to you within a day or two. I'm also going to stalk you and find out what makes you really happy and send you some! Thank you for your support!
Reckless
$500 or more per month only 10 left
I have this as an option only because, well, you never know. I have no expectations that anyone might be willing or able to contribute on this level, but I have been shocked, repeatedly, throughout my life at the capacity for human kindness. I have some amazing friends on this site, and if/when anyone joints my Patreon at this level, I will pay it forward by becoming a patron to some other great artists, but of course, I will also use this to create. My gratitude is beyond words. You get all the things as listed at the $100 level, but I'm also going to make you some really awesome physical art and I'm going to hand deliver it to you (as long as you live in the continental US), and I'm going to make you dinner and rub your feet (I'm pretty good at that). Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your completely mind bending level of support!
Goals
$260 of $500 per month
$500 a month is huge. Expect to see me releasing some singles in between full length albums and maybe even a few produced videos.
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Barb Carbon is a folk/roots-rock musical artist from Georgia, USA. She performs as a solo act, as well as with her musical partner, Arrie Bozeman, in the band The Ain’t Sisters. Carbon’s influences are rooted in the beautifully raw, gritty sounds of Shovels and Rope, The Avett Brothers, and Lucinda Williams, and the earnest, inspired songwriting of Patty Griffin, The Indigo Girls, and Brandi Carlile, among others.

Barb makes music that is as accessible as it is personal. A masterful poet, Carbon is able to strip away the layers of her own experience, exposing the nerve and laying her finger on the emotional essence of our shared struggles and hopes.

Boldy exploring genres, she delivers her art dressed with a punk rock edge, an alt-country drawl, or the trappings of kick drum-driven Americana, but at the core of her diverse catalogue beats the heart of folk music, which has always existed for the same reason - to tell our truth.

Carbon has two forthcoming albums. Marrow, the debut release from The Ain’t Sisters arrives in Atlanta November 23, 2018 and world-wide January 11, 2019, while her solo debut, The Fighter, is due out in late spring 2019.
___________________________

Hey there!

This is a note from Barb. First, I want to thank you for taking the time to check this page out and consider becoming a patron. Thank you! I also want to let you know why I'm using this platform and what I think it means for the future of music. I discovered Patreon after watching Amanda Palmer's Ted Talk (ted.com/talks/amanda_palmer_the_art_of_asking?language=en) and reading her book, The Art of Asking. The music business is confusing, constantly changing, and nearly impossible to navigate. Technology is constantly churning out new music platforms which is greatly increasing accessibility (for fans) and reach (for artists), but simultaneously making it more difficult to understand how we can ensure that artists are being compensated for their work. What I love about Patreon is that is says - screw it! If you like this artist, this music, this comic strip, these videos... you can CHOOSE to offer direct compensation, AND in return you get access some cool stuff to which you wouldn't otherwise be privy. This system creates slack. Creators are freed up to create. We can spend less time worrying about chasing down every penny of our royalties. We can afford to go straight back into the studio with the new material that bubbled up while we were finishing the last record. And it's all because of you - the people who support us and love what we do. Other than the (IMHO very reasonable) cut that Patreon takes to maintain the platform, there's no middle man. Art lovers get to voluntarily and directly fund the art that they love. It's a beautiful thing. I'm glad you're here.

Thank you.
B

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Tiers
The Ground
$1 or more per month
I give you my warm, heartfelt thanks! Every little bit makes it that much easier for me to thrive as an artist. At this level you have access to Patron only content, and any Patron only events. Thank you!
Never Give Up
$5 or more per month
This is pledge level is the very heart of Patreon. This is where the difference is made. With a large enough community of people pledging $5 per month, an artist can start to see a steady paycheck in exchange for their creations and as a result, can put more time and effort into creating. At this level, you have access to Patron only content, patron only events, and special content selected just for my "bread and butter" supporters. Thank you so much for choosing to support my art in this way! Because of you, I can make a living doing what I love. 
Heart
$10 or more per month

This level of support is a major commitment. For every 10 patrons pledging $10 per month, that's another $100 a month that I can invest into music. That's huge. At this level, you have access to almost all of the content that I post on my Patreon. Very rarely will anything be limited to Patrons in higher tiers. You will also have first access to new recordings of songs, and you will get free digital downloads. My music is yours because you make it possible. Thank you. 

The Fighter
$20 or more per month
$20 a month is a tremendous amount of support. When you sign on to help me in this way, I am able to dedicate so much more of myself to my craft, and my gratitude is tremendous. You will obviously have all of the same access that $10 Patrons have, but you will also get a gift box now and then with something special. Maybe jewelry, maybe a book. Maybe just a postcard from someplace I'm visiting, but I will show my thanks in the form of real, tactile things. In this day and age of data, let's share something solid. Thank you so much!
Heavy
$50 or more per month

I hope that someday I can do this for others. When you sign up at this level, you are making a life-changing contribution. You are, single handedly, giving me breathing room to create. I not only thank you, but I admire you and hope to pay this kindness forward when I am able. You get all of the benefits of the previous tiers, but you also get a physical, signed copy of all of my albums as they come out, and just reach out to me any time you would like to come to a show and I'll happily put you on the guest list (or sneak you in if they don't give us a guest list!) When I'm able to get the 180 gram vinyl pressed, you get one of those. Fo sho. Thank you so very much!

Lord, Send Me a Train
$100 or more per month only 25 left
I'm not sure how I deserve this, but I will do my best to live up to this unimaginable level of support. You get all the things. Of course you get the rewards from the previous tiers but also, pretty much anything I make, you can get a hard copy of - albums, posters, artwork, photo shoot prints, copies of the music videos, whatever you want. If you see something that I haven't sent you that you'd like a copy of, just ask and it will be on the way to you within a day or two. I'm also going to stalk you and find out what makes you really happy and send you some! Thank you for your support!
Reckless
$500 or more per month only 10 left
I have this as an option only because, well, you never know. I have no expectations that anyone might be willing or able to contribute on this level, but I have been shocked, repeatedly, throughout my life at the capacity for human kindness. I have some amazing friends on this site, and if/when anyone joints my Patreon at this level, I will pay it forward by becoming a patron to some other great artists, but of course, I will also use this to create. My gratitude is beyond words. You get all the things as listed at the $100 level, but I'm also going to make you some really awesome physical art and I'm going to hand deliver it to you (as long as you live in the continental US), and I'm going to make you dinner and rub your feet (I'm pretty good at that). Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your completely mind bending level of support!