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BECOME A PATRON OF BLUE TANGO PROJECT
It is simple to become a Patron of Blue Tango Project and play your part in the creation of new songs and videos. Pledge as little as $1 per creation. Sit back and enjoy as brand-new songs and videos created with YOUR SUPPORT are brought into the world.

(While it is your financial support that allows us to commit more fully to creating new works of beauty, it is the power of your emotional support that inspires us and keeps our souls warm.)

***
After touring on three continents and playing hundreds of concerts from Kosovo to Caracas; having freely mixed chauffeured embassy limousines with sleeping in vans when the gig money didn't cover the hotel; having felt the roar of crowds tempered by the silence in our own searcher's hearts and embracing still the artist's life in all it's complex splendor, we have learned to believe. Believe in our destiny. Believe in the uncharted mystery of it all. Believe in the warm embrace of art and love that binds us all together.

Since we launched the creative union that would become Blue Tango Project (the band created by Maria Volonte and Kevin Carrel Footer) at the San Francisco Jazz Festival in 2008, we know that there are a lot of very special people out there who connect on the deepest level with our artistic vision, our road-centric approach to life and the music that we create. Ours -- like yours -- is a spiritual journey. We have visited with you after concerts, seen that look (sometimes tears) in your eyes when we spoke, performed in your living rooms and (in some cases) even stayed at your homes during our endless tours.

We give thanks for those moments we have shared for they are the purpose of and the payback for all that we do.

IT STARTS WITH A PLEDGE OF JUST $1

We are using the Patreon platform to connect with supporters who want to back us in an on-going way as we create new songs and videos. Patreon's micro-patronage system makes it very easy to become a patron of the arts. You pledge $1, $3, $5, $10, $25 or $100 per creation, which in our case means a new song or video clip. When we release each month's creation, Patreon will charge your credit card. If at any point you need to adjust your pledge, it's easy: lower, raise or cancel your pledge at any time.

WHAT WE'LL DO WITH YOUR SUPPORT
Here are a few of the ways we'll use your support:

1) Dedicate more time to creation. Our goal is to write one new song or make one new video every month.
2) Use your support to fund larger creative projects, like new albums.
3) Bring in guest artists for exciting collaborations.
4) Follow our creative dreams to their logical (or illogical) conclusion!


LET'S RESTORE THE PATRON-ARTIST RELATIONSHIP ...TOGETHER
Patronage is the new frontier for independent artists. It offers a path to restore sanity to the artist-supporter relationship. We love that you support us per creation. The direct connection this fosters between creating and getting paid – something that's not very common in an artist's life -- is downright revolutionary. (Likewise, under this patronage system, when we don't create, we don't get paid – which gives us a very powerful incentive to keep focused on the most important thing we do: creating art.)

We are THRILLED that those who want to play an important role in supporting our creative process now have a way to do so.

WHAT YOU GET FOR BECOMING OUR PATRON
When you become a patron of Blue Tango Project, you receive lots of goodies (see below) starting with access to our new creations first before anyone else sees them and participation in our patrons-only blog feed. (When you pledge more you also get free content downloads, behind-the-scenes video blogs/webcasts, VIP Show Access and even the chance to appear in the credits of our videos!)

But most of all you will receive our undying gratitude for supporting us as we create these little pieces of beauty. We believe strongly in the power of art to make the world a better, more beautiful and more humane place. When you become our patron, you are telling us that you share that vision and want to join us on this crazy journey.

And that means SO MUCH to us.

Abrazos!
Maria & Kevin
Rewards
Member
$1 or more per Song or Video
Welcome to this incredible community of art patrons! See our creations pre-release and join us on the patrons-only blog feed where we all meet up.
Audiophile
$3 or more per Song or Video
Thanks for helping us to create new songs and videos! You'll get all the rewards from the lower tier AND we'll send you mp3 files of our new songs. Bonus Reward: Download audio from our upcoming album!
Super Fan
$5 or more per Song or Video
Thanks for helping us (even more generously) to create new songs and videos! You'll get all the rewards of the lower tiers AND you'll get Souvenirs (a poster, a set list or a curio) from this life of making music on the road. Bonus Reward: Download audio & artwork from our upcoming album!
Backstage Access
$10 or more per Song or Video
Thanks for your incredible support! Not only will you get all the rewards from the lower tiers but you'll also get access to a Monthly Podcast which opens a window on our creative process (kind of like hanging out backstage). Come on in! Bonus Reward: Get your name listed as a Patron on our upcoming CD!
Honorary Roadie
$25 or more per Song or Video
Thanks for lending a hand -- you just earned yourself a seat in the tour van! As an "Honorary Roadie" you get all the rewards from the lower tiers AND you get VIP Access to all shows. (Just flash that "roadie" pass of yours!)
Blue Tango Angel
$100 or more per Song or Video
That's the way to step up! Thank you for becoming an angel investor in the Blue Tango Project and for believing in what we are creating. You get all the rewards from the lower tiers AND we will proudly list you as a "Blue Tango Angel" in the Credits of the videos that we make. Yes, your name burned into the credits on our videos, for eternity.
Goals
13 of 100 patrons
Let's party! When we reach 100 Patrons, we will celebrate by throwing a webcast concert especially for all of you who helped us reach our goal!
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BECOME A PATRON OF BLUE TANGO PROJECT
It is simple to become a Patron of Blue Tango Project and play your part in the creation of new songs and videos. Pledge as little as $1 per creation. Sit back and enjoy as brand-new songs and videos created with YOUR SUPPORT are brought into the world.

(While it is your financial support that allows us to commit more fully to creating new works of beauty, it is the power of your emotional support that inspires us and keeps our souls warm.)

***
After touring on three continents and playing hundreds of concerts from Kosovo to Caracas; having freely mixed chauffeured embassy limousines with sleeping in vans when the gig money didn't cover the hotel; having felt the roar of crowds tempered by the silence in our own searcher's hearts and embracing still the artist's life in all it's complex splendor, we have learned to believe. Believe in our destiny. Believe in the uncharted mystery of it all. Believe in the warm embrace of art and love that binds us all together.

Since we launched the creative union that would become Blue Tango Project (the band created by Maria Volonte and Kevin Carrel Footer) at the San Francisco Jazz Festival in 2008, we know that there are a lot of very special people out there who connect on the deepest level with our artistic vision, our road-centric approach to life and the music that we create. Ours -- like yours -- is a spiritual journey. We have visited with you after concerts, seen that look (sometimes tears) in your eyes when we spoke, performed in your living rooms and (in some cases) even stayed at your homes during our endless tours.

We give thanks for those moments we have shared for they are the purpose of and the payback for all that we do.

IT STARTS WITH A PLEDGE OF JUST $1

We are using the Patreon platform to connect with supporters who want to back us in an on-going way as we create new songs and videos. Patreon's micro-patronage system makes it very easy to become a patron of the arts. You pledge $1, $3, $5, $10, $25 or $100 per creation, which in our case means a new song or video clip. When we release each month's creation, Patreon will charge your credit card. If at any point you need to adjust your pledge, it's easy: lower, raise or cancel your pledge at any time.

WHAT WE'LL DO WITH YOUR SUPPORT
Here are a few of the ways we'll use your support:

1) Dedicate more time to creation. Our goal is to write one new song or make one new video every month.
2) Use your support to fund larger creative projects, like new albums.
3) Bring in guest artists for exciting collaborations.
4) Follow our creative dreams to their logical (or illogical) conclusion!


LET'S RESTORE THE PATRON-ARTIST RELATIONSHIP ...TOGETHER
Patronage is the new frontier for independent artists. It offers a path to restore sanity to the artist-supporter relationship. We love that you support us per creation. The direct connection this fosters between creating and getting paid – something that's not very common in an artist's life -- is downright revolutionary. (Likewise, under this patronage system, when we don't create, we don't get paid – which gives us a very powerful incentive to keep focused on the most important thing we do: creating art.)

We are THRILLED that those who want to play an important role in supporting our creative process now have a way to do so.

WHAT YOU GET FOR BECOMING OUR PATRON
When you become a patron of Blue Tango Project, you receive lots of goodies (see below) starting with access to our new creations first before anyone else sees them and participation in our patrons-only blog feed. (When you pledge more you also get free content downloads, behind-the-scenes video blogs/webcasts, VIP Show Access and even the chance to appear in the credits of our videos!)

But most of all you will receive our undying gratitude for supporting us as we create these little pieces of beauty. We believe strongly in the power of art to make the world a better, more beautiful and more humane place. When you become our patron, you are telling us that you share that vision and want to join us on this crazy journey.

And that means SO MUCH to us.

Abrazos!
Maria & Kevin

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Rewards
Member
$1 or more per Song or Video
Welcome to this incredible community of art patrons! See our creations pre-release and join us on the patrons-only blog feed where we all meet up.
Audiophile
$3 or more per Song or Video
Thanks for helping us to create new songs and videos! You'll get all the rewards from the lower tier AND we'll send you mp3 files of our new songs. Bonus Reward: Download audio from our upcoming album!
Super Fan
$5 or more per Song or Video
Thanks for helping us (even more generously) to create new songs and videos! You'll get all the rewards of the lower tiers AND you'll get Souvenirs (a poster, a set list or a curio) from this life of making music on the road. Bonus Reward: Download audio & artwork from our upcoming album!
Backstage Access
$10 or more per Song or Video
Thanks for your incredible support! Not only will you get all the rewards from the lower tiers but you'll also get access to a Monthly Podcast which opens a window on our creative process (kind of like hanging out backstage). Come on in! Bonus Reward: Get your name listed as a Patron on our upcoming CD!
Honorary Roadie
$25 or more per Song or Video
Thanks for lending a hand -- you just earned yourself a seat in the tour van! As an "Honorary Roadie" you get all the rewards from the lower tiers AND you get VIP Access to all shows. (Just flash that "roadie" pass of yours!)
Blue Tango Angel
$100 or more per Song or Video
That's the way to step up! Thank you for becoming an angel investor in the Blue Tango Project and for believing in what we are creating. You get all the rewards from the lower tiers AND we will proudly list you as a "Blue Tango Angel" in the Credits of the videos that we make. Yes, your name burned into the credits on our videos, for eternity.