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Hello! For those of you don't know me, my name is Charles Ellsworth.

I'm a musician/filmmaker from the American Southwest that currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.  Since graduating from film school I’ve released a couple of albums, toured around the country multiple times, experienced some of the highest of highs and the most depressing of lows. It’s been one hell of an adventure, and I can't say I regret anything.  What I can say, is that being a musician in today's climate is tough, and making a living at it is even more difficult.  With streaming services only paying a fraction of a penny per stream, it makes turning a profit on the time and effort I put into music nearly impossible, which is why i'm so glad that I found Patreon.

Wait, what the hell is Patreon?

Patreon is a platform that allows artists to be paid for the work they produce. It's kind of like if I were to be playing music on the street and you walked by.  If you liked what you heard, you might drop a dollar in my case as a "thank you" for the music.  Well in this instance the internet is the street, and my Patreon page is like my guitar case.  If i'm not out on the street performing, I can't make money, and therefore you aren't charged any money. Simply put, you pay me for the work I actually produce.

What is this money going to?

I'm the type of person that gets stir-crazy and depressed if I don't have a job outside of my own creative projects to bring in money. Right now I mainly do freelance carpentry work as well as some freelance film editing work. I use this work to cover my bills and day-to-day expenses, but i'm trying to make my creative endeavors self-sustainable and it becomes possible through your help and Patreon.

All of the money raised through my Patreon page gets reinvested back into my creative projects.  It will help me purchase better equipment, pay people for their help, cover recording costs, pay studio musicians, and hopefully help me make it to you on tour a couple times a year. 

I want to help, but don't know if I can afford a regular monthly donation, is there something else I can do?

While Patreon is more setup for financial support, there are tons of ways you can help me without having to spend money.  If you would like some ideas, please feel free to shoot me an email at [email protected] /* */







Tiers
Wildkitten
$1 or more per month

You have decided to forego a Junior Bacon Cheeseburger each month and you are now integral part of my Patron community and with this tier you get:

1. Access to my Patron-Only Feed

Bobcat
$5 or more per month

Because you've decided to skip a coffee this month and send it my way, you've given a much needed boost of energy to my creative process and relieved some of the stress of my day to day life. Thank you!

As a Bobcat level Patron you get:


1. Access to my Patron-only feed.

2. 5% Discount on All Items in my store.


Snow Leopard
$10 or more per month

You are a majestic being that moves throughout time and space with the grace of the ages draped over your shoulders. You are being insanely generous, and I don't know how to say thank you enough.  For your amazing contribution you will get:


1. Access to my Patron-Only feed.

2. 10% discount on all items in my store.

3. You will receive 1 handwritten postcard from me every 6 months.


Cheetah
$20 or more per month

While neither of us are capable of running a bazillion miles an hour to catch our prey, you are very quickly changing my life and creative process. I can't tell you how much this means to me. For your generosity you will receive:

1. Access to my Patron-Only Feed.

2. 15% discount on all items in my store.

3. A handwritten postcard from me every 6 months.

4. A guest list spot and a +1 to one show of mine per year.

Mountain Lion
$50 or more per month

Like a Mountain Lion, you are quietly and secretly stalking your prey (me) waiting til you can get close enough to pounce. Your generosity leaves me and all others in your shadow in absolute awe. Thank you! For this you will receive:

1. Access to my Patron-Only Feed.

2. 20% discount on all items in my store.

3. A handwritten postcard from me every 6 months.

4. A guest list spot and a +1 to one show of mine per year.

5. A 30 minute Skype session with me every 2 months. Guitar Lessons? I'm your Jimi Experience. Songwriting Collaboration? We're like Hall & Oates baby. Relationship Troubles? I'll help you get your groove back.  Existential crisis? Might as well call me Freud. We can talk about anything you'd like.

Tiger
$100 or more per month

Somewhere between the villain in the The Jungle Book and Jasmine's pet Tiger in Aladdin, that's you! Ferociously loyal and loved. I wouldn't even know how to begin to properly thank you, but here's an attempt:


1. Access to my Patron-Only Feed.

2. 20% discount on all items in my store.

3. A handwritten postcard from me every 6 months.

4. A guest list spot and a +1 to one show of mine per year.

5. A 30 minute Skype session with me every month. 

6. You are now on my personal shopping list, I'll send you a gift for your birthday as well as whatever end of the year holiday (Christmas, Hanukkah, Solstice, etc.) you celebrate.

Lion
$500 or more per month

King of the Jungle. Don't know what else needs to be said about that. Your generosity is undeniable, and so is our connection. For your contribution you will receive:


1. Access to my Patron-Only Feed.

2. 20% discount on all items in my store.

3. A handwritten postcard from me every 6 months.

4. A guest list spot and a +1 to one show of mine per year.

5. A 30 minute Skype session with me every month. 

6. Personal Shopping List.

7. Pretty much anything you want. If there is anything I can do for you, you just need to reach out. I am at your service.

The Lion King
$1,000 or more per month

Well, you've done it. You avenged your father's death by defeating your Uncle Scar and have taken back Pride Rock (another Disney reference, weird I know). If you are contributing this much, you get pretty much anything you want. You are the King (Or Queen) after all.

1. Access to my Patron-Only Feed.

2. 20% discount on all items in my store.

3. A handwritten postcard from me every 6 months.

4. A guest list spot and a +1 to one show of mine per year.

5. A 30 minute Skype session with me every month.

6. Personal Shopping List.

7. Pretty much anything you want. If there is anything I can do for you, you just need to reach out. I am at your service.

8. I will fly anywhere in the continental U.S. to play a show for you and whoever you feel like inviting.

Hello! For those of you don't know me, my name is Charles Ellsworth.

I'm a musician/filmmaker from the American Southwest that currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.  Since graduating from film school I’ve released a couple of albums, toured around the country multiple times, experienced some of the highest of highs and the most depressing of lows. It’s been one hell of an adventure, and I can't say I regret anything.  What I can say, is that being a musician in today's climate is tough, and making a living at it is even more difficult.  With streaming services only paying a fraction of a penny per stream, it makes turning a profit on the time and effort I put into music nearly impossible, which is why i'm so glad that I found Patreon.

Wait, what the hell is Patreon?

Patreon is a platform that allows artists to be paid for the work they produce. It's kind of like if I were to be playing music on the street and you walked by.  If you liked what you heard, you might drop a dollar in my case as a "thank you" for the music.  Well in this instance the internet is the street, and my Patreon page is like my guitar case.  If i'm not out on the street performing, I can't make money, and therefore you aren't charged any money. Simply put, you pay me for the work I actually produce.

What is this money going to?

I'm the type of person that gets stir-crazy and depressed if I don't have a job outside of my own creative projects to bring in money. Right now I mainly do freelance carpentry work as well as some freelance film editing work. I use this work to cover my bills and day-to-day expenses, but i'm trying to make my creative endeavors self-sustainable and it becomes possible through your help and Patreon.

All of the money raised through my Patreon page gets reinvested back into my creative projects.  It will help me purchase better equipment, pay people for their help, cover recording costs, pay studio musicians, and hopefully help me make it to you on tour a couple times a year. 

I want to help, but don't know if I can afford a regular monthly donation, is there something else I can do?

While Patreon is more setup for financial support, there are tons of ways you can help me without having to spend money.  If you would like some ideas, please feel free to shoot me an email at [email protected] /* */







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Tiers
Wildkitten
$1 or more per month

You have decided to forego a Junior Bacon Cheeseburger each month and you are now integral part of my Patron community and with this tier you get:

1. Access to my Patron-Only Feed

Bobcat
$5 or more per month

Because you've decided to skip a coffee this month and send it my way, you've given a much needed boost of energy to my creative process and relieved some of the stress of my day to day life. Thank you!

As a Bobcat level Patron you get:


1. Access to my Patron-only feed.

2. 5% Discount on All Items in my store.


Snow Leopard
$10 or more per month

You are a majestic being that moves throughout time and space with the grace of the ages draped over your shoulders. You are being insanely generous, and I don't know how to say thank you enough.  For your amazing contribution you will get:


1. Access to my Patron-Only feed.

2. 10% discount on all items in my store.

3. You will receive 1 handwritten postcard from me every 6 months.


Cheetah
$20 or more per month

While neither of us are capable of running a bazillion miles an hour to catch our prey, you are very quickly changing my life and creative process. I can't tell you how much this means to me. For your generosity you will receive:

1. Access to my Patron-Only Feed.

2. 15% discount on all items in my store.

3. A handwritten postcard from me every 6 months.

4. A guest list spot and a +1 to one show of mine per year.

Mountain Lion
$50 or more per month

Like a Mountain Lion, you are quietly and secretly stalking your prey (me) waiting til you can get close enough to pounce. Your generosity leaves me and all others in your shadow in absolute awe. Thank you! For this you will receive:

1. Access to my Patron-Only Feed.

2. 20% discount on all items in my store.

3. A handwritten postcard from me every 6 months.

4. A guest list spot and a +1 to one show of mine per year.

5. A 30 minute Skype session with me every 2 months. Guitar Lessons? I'm your Jimi Experience. Songwriting Collaboration? We're like Hall & Oates baby. Relationship Troubles? I'll help you get your groove back.  Existential crisis? Might as well call me Freud. We can talk about anything you'd like.

Tiger
$100 or more per month

Somewhere between the villain in the The Jungle Book and Jasmine's pet Tiger in Aladdin, that's you! Ferociously loyal and loved. I wouldn't even know how to begin to properly thank you, but here's an attempt:


1. Access to my Patron-Only Feed.

2. 20% discount on all items in my store.

3. A handwritten postcard from me every 6 months.

4. A guest list spot and a +1 to one show of mine per year.

5. A 30 minute Skype session with me every month. 

6. You are now on my personal shopping list, I'll send you a gift for your birthday as well as whatever end of the year holiday (Christmas, Hanukkah, Solstice, etc.) you celebrate.

Lion
$500 or more per month

King of the Jungle. Don't know what else needs to be said about that. Your generosity is undeniable, and so is our connection. For your contribution you will receive:


1. Access to my Patron-Only Feed.

2. 20% discount on all items in my store.

3. A handwritten postcard from me every 6 months.

4. A guest list spot and a +1 to one show of mine per year.

5. A 30 minute Skype session with me every month. 

6. Personal Shopping List.

7. Pretty much anything you want. If there is anything I can do for you, you just need to reach out. I am at your service.

The Lion King
$1,000 or more per month

Well, you've done it. You avenged your father's death by defeating your Uncle Scar and have taken back Pride Rock (another Disney reference, weird I know). If you are contributing this much, you get pretty much anything you want. You are the King (Or Queen) after all.

1. Access to my Patron-Only Feed.

2. 20% discount on all items in my store.

3. A handwritten postcard from me every 6 months.

4. A guest list spot and a +1 to one show of mine per year.

5. A 30 minute Skype session with me every month.

6. Personal Shopping List.

7. Pretty much anything you want. If there is anything I can do for you, you just need to reach out. I am at your service.

8. I will fly anywhere in the continental U.S. to play a show for you and whoever you feel like inviting.