Ben Thomas is creating music & experiences that remind you why you're on this planet
BEN THOMAS MONTHLY
Many of us coast through our days, disconnected from our our true purpose. I think music and art have the capacity to speak to the core of your being, and put you in touch with what makes you YOUHere are a few ways I’m planning on doing just that:

The Way Up

This September, I'll release my fifth album, "The Way Up". What's it about? In a nutshell, it documents the past seven years of shifts for me... the breakdown of the "up-and-to-the-right" thinking that dominates our culture, my own spiritual de- and re-construction, the awakening to the connectivity of all things.

It's easily the most personal batch of songs I've ever written, and I'm so glad that I've been able to take the time necessary to let the songs grow, evolve, and marinate. I'm truly giddy to be able to share it with you. 

Leading up to the September release (and also after it), I'll be sharing a handful of the songs as "single + meditations" - a format designed to deepen your experience of the song. Each "single + meditation" will includes the song, a guided reflectoin/meditation, original high-res artwork and smartphone wallpaper to use as a centering mantra throughout your day.

Guided Concerts
Rather than support the album by playing traditional concerts at traditional venues, it felt like an appropriate time to try something new. Something more human. Something more connective. 

In December, 2018 I began playing "Guided Concerts" in living rooms around Southern California as an experiment and as a way to provide a meaningful experience to our friends during the holidays. A bit of a mashup between a traditional concert and a group meditation experience, the unanimous response was "that was exactly what I needed. Just keep doing that."

The past several months I've built a team of collaborators to create a unique and meaningful Guided Concert Experience around the songs of "The Way Up", all designed with the goal of reminding us why we're on this planet.

Mantrasongs
In recent years science has taught us that our brains are malleable. They can be re-wired. And since WHAT we think about profoundly impacts the reality we create (think about riding a bike: you always head toward whatever you look at), it seems evident that it’s in our best interest to dwell on something positive. Mantrasongs are 5-minute meditations and mini-songs designed to get stuck in your head, thus rewiring your brain and creating the positive change you want to see in your life.

Ben Thomas Monthly
I've realized this isn't something I can do on my own. We need a community. A tribe. A collective that believes art and music have the ability to transcend our day-to-day anxieties and can plug us into something mysterious and beautiful... to reconnect us to our purpose in a way that words alone fail to do.

Ben Thomas Monthly is a way for you and I to regularly connect; for me to show up on a regular basis with a song or a meditation or a few words to bring you back to center; for you to support the work my team and are doing; for us to work together to share music and experiences that resonate with the deepest parts of our beings.

Visit benthomasonline.com/guidedconcert for more info about attending or booking a Guided Concert.
Tiers
"Support It"
$1 or more per month

- A monthly, members-only update with opportunities to share ideas for Guided Concerts, Mantrasongs, and other Ben Thomas musical experiences.


- That warm fuzzy feeling of helping remind other people why they are on this planet.

"Hear It"
$5 or more per month

- Downloads of every "Single + Meditation" from "The Way Up" as they are released.  Each includes the song, a guided meditation/reflection, original high-res artwork and smartphone wallpaper to use as a centering mantra throughout your day.


- Once all the singles have been released you will continue to receive one new, unreleased Ben Thomas song or live recording on a monthly basis.


- Immediate download of solo acoustic show from March 2019 previewing new material from “The Way Up”.

"See It"
$10 or more per month

You'll get everything from "Support It" and "Hear It", PLUS...


- Exclusive video recordings of full Guided Concerts (at least one per season).


-  "Mantrasong" audio downloads (Mantrasongs are five-minute mini-song meditations, shared two-four times per month).


- A download of ALL released Ben Thomas music, including five full-length albums and a handful of EPs. 


- A download of chord charts and lyric sheets from The Way Up Guided Concert experience. 

"Experience It"
$50 or more per month

You'll get everything from "Support It", "Hear It", and "See It", PLUS...


- A live Guided Concert in your living room or private venue of choice. Once per year (must contribute to travel expenses if not in Southern California).


- Invitation to annual, exclusive subscriber-only Guided Concert Dinner and Experience in Southern California.


Goals
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When I hit $100 I'll do a special online concert with live Q&A and discussion for all patrons
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BEN THOMAS MONTHLY
Many of us coast through our days, disconnected from our our true purpose. I think music and art have the capacity to speak to the core of your being, and put you in touch with what makes you YOUHere are a few ways I’m planning on doing just that:

The Way Up

This September, I'll release my fifth album, "The Way Up". What's it about? In a nutshell, it documents the past seven years of shifts for me... the breakdown of the "up-and-to-the-right" thinking that dominates our culture, my own spiritual de- and re-construction, the awakening to the connectivity of all things.

It's easily the most personal batch of songs I've ever written, and I'm so glad that I've been able to take the time necessary to let the songs grow, evolve, and marinate. I'm truly giddy to be able to share it with you. 

Leading up to the September release (and also after it), I'll be sharing a handful of the songs as "single + meditations" - a format designed to deepen your experience of the song. Each "single + meditation" will includes the song, a guided reflectoin/meditation, original high-res artwork and smartphone wallpaper to use as a centering mantra throughout your day.

Guided Concerts
Rather than support the album by playing traditional concerts at traditional venues, it felt like an appropriate time to try something new. Something more human. Something more connective. 

In December, 2018 I began playing "Guided Concerts" in living rooms around Southern California as an experiment and as a way to provide a meaningful experience to our friends during the holidays. A bit of a mashup between a traditional concert and a group meditation experience, the unanimous response was "that was exactly what I needed. Just keep doing that."

The past several months I've built a team of collaborators to create a unique and meaningful Guided Concert Experience around the songs of "The Way Up", all designed with the goal of reminding us why we're on this planet.

Mantrasongs
In recent years science has taught us that our brains are malleable. They can be re-wired. And since WHAT we think about profoundly impacts the reality we create (think about riding a bike: you always head toward whatever you look at), it seems evident that it’s in our best interest to dwell on something positive. Mantrasongs are 5-minute meditations and mini-songs designed to get stuck in your head, thus rewiring your brain and creating the positive change you want to see in your life.

Ben Thomas Monthly
I've realized this isn't something I can do on my own. We need a community. A tribe. A collective that believes art and music have the ability to transcend our day-to-day anxieties and can plug us into something mysterious and beautiful... to reconnect us to our purpose in a way that words alone fail to do.

Ben Thomas Monthly is a way for you and I to regularly connect; for me to show up on a regular basis with a song or a meditation or a few words to bring you back to center; for you to support the work my team and are doing; for us to work together to share music and experiences that resonate with the deepest parts of our beings.

Visit benthomasonline.com/guidedconcert for more info about attending or booking a Guided Concert.

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Tiers
"Support It"
$1 or more per month

- A monthly, members-only update with opportunities to share ideas for Guided Concerts, Mantrasongs, and other Ben Thomas musical experiences.


- That warm fuzzy feeling of helping remind other people why they are on this planet.

"Hear It"
$5 or more per month

- Downloads of every "Single + Meditation" from "The Way Up" as they are released.  Each includes the song, a guided meditation/reflection, original high-res artwork and smartphone wallpaper to use as a centering mantra throughout your day.


- Once all the singles have been released you will continue to receive one new, unreleased Ben Thomas song or live recording on a monthly basis.


- Immediate download of solo acoustic show from March 2019 previewing new material from “The Way Up”.

"See It"
$10 or more per month

You'll get everything from "Support It" and "Hear It", PLUS...


- Exclusive video recordings of full Guided Concerts (at least one per season).


-  "Mantrasong" audio downloads (Mantrasongs are five-minute mini-song meditations, shared two-four times per month).


- A download of ALL released Ben Thomas music, including five full-length albums and a handful of EPs. 


- A download of chord charts and lyric sheets from The Way Up Guided Concert experience. 

"Experience It"
$50 or more per month

You'll get everything from "Support It", "Hear It", and "See It", PLUS...


- A live Guided Concert in your living room or private venue of choice. Once per year (must contribute to travel expenses if not in Southern California).


- Invitation to annual, exclusive subscriber-only Guided Concert Dinner and Experience in Southern California.