Brenda Kahn is creating music downloads, spoken word, poetry, videos
14

patrons

$200
per month
HELLO!
So glad you made it to my Patreon page. THANK YOU for all the support from friends, fans, and family who have helped all along the way! I am truly inspired by every email, Facebook post, and tweet that lets me know how much my music means to you!! 

My goal from the beginning of my career was to connect with people and make great art. Patreon is the perfect place to make that happen. I'm ready to roll out a book of poetry called Mom, INTERRUPTED, new recordings, children's books, and other creative things! All of which I can share with you. With your collaboration, I can get all these cool things into the world by publishing, releasing and sending directly to you. 

The way Patreon works is - a supporter can donate whatever they want per month and the donation is recurring each month after that. There are gifts of music, writing, and song that go with different levels of patronage. Anything, from $1/month up, is hugely helpful to the cause. You can check out the levels on this page as well.

WHAT'S NEXT?

My initial goal is $500/month.  Enough to support music equipment and studio time.  There are so many moving parts; investing in equipment for recording and live shows, tour costs, studio time, video editing, musicians, and promotion of books and music. My next-level Patreon goal is to focus FULL TIME on creating work 100% supported by YOU.

THANK YOU!!!  for joining this project at ANY level. 

LET'S MAKE SOMETHING.

Bren

MY STORY

For those who don’t know me, I’m Brenda Kahn, singer/songwriter, poet, and writer. My career started in the early nineties when I signed a record deal with a Brooklyn indie label (Community 3 Records) and released my first album, Goldfish Don’t Talk Back. After the release of Goldfish, I moved to Minneapolis and toured all over the Midwest and the East Coast. My songs BLEW UP (Ka-POW!) on College Radio, and I started playing to bigger and bigger audiences.

In 1992, I returned to NYC, and worked as a waitress at CBGBs. But then (BAM!) I was signed to Columbia Records, and released my best-known album, Epiphany In Brooklyn. I continued to tour – but now instead of sleeping on couches and floors, I was sleeping in hotel rooms. I opened for Bob Dylan, and the Kinks, and David Byrne, and became friends with - and toured with - Jeff Buckley who was also signed to Columbia.

In 1995, my third album (Destination Anywhere) was dropped 2 weeks before the release date. (OUCH!). Shanachie Records stepped in and released it a few months later. I continued to tour, and to make records (Hunger, Seven Laws of Gravity and Rocket to the Moon) and videos through the mid 2000’s.

Over the next ten years, I started a family (two boys), and started teaching kids guitar, voice and writing. Life with kids took over, but in the background, I continued to write songs and poetry, digging into the beautiful chaos of life as a mom. I started chronicling my mom thoughts in verse and I'm working on the release of my first book of poetry entitled Ode To Chores: The Good, The Bad, and the Laundry. I'm back playing live shows, writing songs and still driving kids to flag football and art class. Patreon is making it all possible. 






Tiers
Join the Mission!
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Thank You!  This is the stuff we'll be doing on the mission!!


Receive an update every two weeks with Brenda Kahn Happenings!  Weigh in on what cover songs I should record or topics I should write about.


  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
Downloads and Gratitude
$5 or more per month 7 patrons

  • Every month you donate $5, get early downloads of releases and written work before cyber/street date. 


  • I will add your name to the credits of videos and the website Wall of Gratitude. 


  • And all previous rewards!
DEMOs
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Every month you donate $15 or more, you’ll get an mp3 demo of something I'm working on, or possibly something from the archives. This could be a song or a spoken word piece sent only to my Patreon supporters!!


  • + all previous rewards!


Poetry In the Mail
$25 or more per month 1 patron
  • For every month you contribute $25 or more you will receive a signed poem or lyric in the mail. To your house.  Stamp and everything.  


  • +all previous rewards
Video Performance
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Access to a bi-monthly (every two months) video performance. Old songs, new songs and spoken word pieces – newly recorded on video. 


  • I will take requests between videos, so let me know if there’s a song you love and I’ll try to accommodate! 


  • + all previous rewards!
Customized Poetry
$100 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
  • First of all,  WHAT?  You're amazing!  


  • Be part of the creative process! 4X/year, I will write you a personal poem. You decide the topic, we can talk about your idea on Skype, and I’ll create a poem especially for you. You will receive a signed copy printed on high quality archival paper.


  • (You can keep, send, frame or otherwise use the poem for any personal use. I retain the rights, and may use at a later date). 


  • This level will come in handy for birthdays, Valentine's Day, and of course, Ground Hog Day.


  • + all previous rewards!
Goals
$200 of $500 per month
Thank you to the early adopters who jumped on board to get this community going.  Immediate projects launching in the next two months include: a poetry book on Kindle about the real life of being a mom (Ode to Chores the good the bad and the laundry), the re-release of 1999 album Hunger through the Orchard, and recording two new songs for release this summer.  So thanks for pitching in and building this community.  You are amazing!
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HELLO!
So glad you made it to my Patreon page. THANK YOU for all the support from friends, fans, and family who have helped all along the way! I am truly inspired by every email, Facebook post, and tweet that lets me know how much my music means to you!! 

My goal from the beginning of my career was to connect with people and make great art. Patreon is the perfect place to make that happen. I'm ready to roll out a book of poetry called Mom, INTERRUPTED, new recordings, children's books, and other creative things! All of which I can share with you. With your collaboration, I can get all these cool things into the world by publishing, releasing and sending directly to you. 

The way Patreon works is - a supporter can donate whatever they want per month and the donation is recurring each month after that. There are gifts of music, writing, and song that go with different levels of patronage. Anything, from $1/month up, is hugely helpful to the cause. You can check out the levels on this page as well.

WHAT'S NEXT?

My initial goal is $500/month.  Enough to support music equipment and studio time.  There are so many moving parts; investing in equipment for recording and live shows, tour costs, studio time, video editing, musicians, and promotion of books and music. My next-level Patreon goal is to focus FULL TIME on creating work 100% supported by YOU.

THANK YOU!!!  for joining this project at ANY level. 

LET'S MAKE SOMETHING.

Bren

MY STORY

For those who don’t know me, I’m Brenda Kahn, singer/songwriter, poet, and writer. My career started in the early nineties when I signed a record deal with a Brooklyn indie label (Community 3 Records) and released my first album, Goldfish Don’t Talk Back. After the release of Goldfish, I moved to Minneapolis and toured all over the Midwest and the East Coast. My songs BLEW UP (Ka-POW!) on College Radio, and I started playing to bigger and bigger audiences.

In 1992, I returned to NYC, and worked as a waitress at CBGBs. But then (BAM!) I was signed to Columbia Records, and released my best-known album, Epiphany In Brooklyn. I continued to tour – but now instead of sleeping on couches and floors, I was sleeping in hotel rooms. I opened for Bob Dylan, and the Kinks, and David Byrne, and became friends with - and toured with - Jeff Buckley who was also signed to Columbia.

In 1995, my third album (Destination Anywhere) was dropped 2 weeks before the release date. (OUCH!). Shanachie Records stepped in and released it a few months later. I continued to tour, and to make records (Hunger, Seven Laws of Gravity and Rocket to the Moon) and videos through the mid 2000’s.

Over the next ten years, I started a family (two boys), and started teaching kids guitar, voice and writing. Life with kids took over, but in the background, I continued to write songs and poetry, digging into the beautiful chaos of life as a mom. I started chronicling my mom thoughts in verse and I'm working on the release of my first book of poetry entitled Ode To Chores: The Good, The Bad, and the Laundry. I'm back playing live shows, writing songs and still driving kids to flag football and art class. Patreon is making it all possible. 






Recent posts by Brenda Kahn

Tiers
Join the Mission!
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Thank You!  This is the stuff we'll be doing on the mission!!


Receive an update every two weeks with Brenda Kahn Happenings!  Weigh in on what cover songs I should record or topics I should write about.


  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
Downloads and Gratitude
$5 or more per month 7 patrons

  • Every month you donate $5, get early downloads of releases and written work before cyber/street date. 


  • I will add your name to the credits of videos and the website Wall of Gratitude. 


  • And all previous rewards!
DEMOs
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Every month you donate $15 or more, you’ll get an mp3 demo of something I'm working on, or possibly something from the archives. This could be a song or a spoken word piece sent only to my Patreon supporters!!


  • + all previous rewards!


Poetry In the Mail
$25 or more per month 1 patron
  • For every month you contribute $25 or more you will receive a signed poem or lyric in the mail. To your house.  Stamp and everything.  


  • +all previous rewards
Video Performance
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Access to a bi-monthly (every two months) video performance. Old songs, new songs and spoken word pieces – newly recorded on video. 


  • I will take requests between videos, so let me know if there’s a song you love and I’ll try to accommodate! 


  • + all previous rewards!
Customized Poetry
$100 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
  • First of all,  WHAT?  You're amazing!  


  • Be part of the creative process! 4X/year, I will write you a personal poem. You decide the topic, we can talk about your idea on Skype, and I’ll create a poem especially for you. You will receive a signed copy printed on high quality archival paper.


  • (You can keep, send, frame or otherwise use the poem for any personal use. I retain the rights, and may use at a later date). 


  • This level will come in handy for birthdays, Valentine's Day, and of course, Ground Hog Day.


  • + all previous rewards!