Cosby Gibson

is creating Songs, Videos, and Drawings

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Level One
$1
per song, video, writings, and drawings

Don't have much to spend, but want to support my artistry? Patrons who pledge One Dollar per creation also receive:
~ An introductory email package from the artist

 ~ Subscription to the Patron newsletter  


Thank you! Each of your pledges are important. It grows the group,  and adds positive energy.

Level Two
$2
per song, video, writings, and drawings

Add another dollar? You'll receive:
~ An introductory email package from the artist

~ Subscription to the Patron newsletter 
~ The first digital card from the collector's Song Card series

 

Thank you for your pledges! Looking forward to bringing amazing creations for everyone.

Level Three
$3
per song, video, writings, and drawings

Three's a charm! You'll also receive:
~ An introductory email package from the artist

~ Subscription to the Patron newsletter 
~ The first three digital cards from the collector's Song Card series 


Thank you! It is wonderful to have you as a patron, and I am grateful.

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About

WELCOME TO MY PATREON COMMUNITY

Hello, Everyone,
You may already know that I’m an independent performing songwriter living near the Adirondack Mountains, and tour nationally.

I'm so glad you are here because the best part of what I do is in connecting with my listeners through songs, at shows, and the creations I make for everyone on this website.

This website is a great place to be together on this artistic journey. Listeners become “Patrons of the Arts” by subscribing with an ongoing pledge.

In return, your support brings you more closely to the creative process, and you receive new creations of my videos, drawings, and songs, as well as continuing rewards and exclusive content.

Your pledge can be as simple as $1 per creation, and up to three creations a month.

The pledges are applied toward goals. A major goal achieved in 2019 was the release of a new album, "The Secret that the Forest Gave Me." It was 100% crowdfunded by listeners and Patrons. It's second single made it to the "Best of 2019" song list from WEXT-FM radio station in the company of an impressive array of musical artists. That is the kind of thing that happens here, and what makes being part of it so magical. 

My listeners are the center of my creative work. Your pledge makes important things possible,
in support of my songwriting, performing, and touring. Members are deeply appreciated, and kept to heart.

Thank you very much, and I am looking forward to you becoming a part of our Patreon community.


Hugs,
Cosby

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HOW DOES THIS WEBSITE WORK?

This website is designed for artists to post creations for their subscribers to enjoy. Subscribers receive new creations, rewards, and exclusive postings. They become “Patrons of the Arts,” in support of my work as an artist, and as part of the creative process.

WHAT ARE THE PATRON SUPPORTED GOALS FOR 2020?
I am thrilled to tell you that four of the five goals from 2019 are complete! It is all because of the support from listeners and Patrons, and I am very grateful. Together we can bring so much into the world! 

NEW GOALS FOR 2020: 


1) Improve videos with new lighting: 
Recently, I received special lighting equipment that will really improve the video creations. The equipment is a "Ring Light," which is a circle of light that is positioned around the camera and shines either warm or cool light (or both!) on the subject. The light is from a Patron, and will be so helpful up here in the north, where the winter days can be dim with low angle light. With is, I will add new dimensions to the subject matter, and will be able to film at a wider variety of times, days, weather, and locations. Due to popular demand, videos will continue to be Original Songs, Independent Music Lifestyle, Living Wellness. You can watch the current videos on my YouTube Channel at: www.youtube.com/user/cgib55

2) Create a "Download Boutique:"
Because so many people are staying home for entertainment and ordering things online, I will be developing a "boutique" that carries downloadable content. This includes songs, artwork, cards, e-books, stationery and the like. And, downloads are received in an instant. The boutique will be on my Etsy shop webpage after February, and the link for you to see is: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CosbyGibson

3) Develop and Perform Two New Historic Song Music Programs: You may already know about the music programs that Tom Staudle & I write and play at historic sites, libraries, and museums. In recent years the programs are of the Erie Canal and Adirondack Lumber Camp Songs. In 2020, we aim to create and perform two new programs, "The Mayflower 400th Anniversary," and "Labor Union Songs at the Turn of the Century." A performance schedule can be seen on my website at: www.cosbygibson.com

4)
Attend Clifftop Old Time String Festival This festival, in West Virginia is the ultimate gathering of Old Time string instrumentalists, with about 3000 musicians present. I attended for two years, and have learned so much, in addition to picking up on the true spirit of American fiddle playing right in the Appalachian Mountains. Each year I return home with new information and techniques that I share with my community; once in an actual public demonstration and posted video (now over 2000 views), and once in a series of fiddle circles at the library in Gloversville, NY. The festival could be considered a musicians business convention of sorts, but here attendees play Old Time string tunes all day and and night for four days, lol. I plan on attending again in 2020, with the generous support of my listeners and Patrons. 

5) And, this is by far my wildest goal:
A vision of starting and developing an arts colony/community in a nature setting is floating through my mind for about two years. The community will be for summer residency and retreat, by the day, week or month, and be for artists, writers and musicians to have a place to work and interact. Physically, it will resemble a campground, with sites for campers and tents, and have a lodge building and summer stage for public performances. To start the goal rolling, I plan on hosting a mini-retreat, such as a weekend event in the woods with song circles and related activities. I'm aiming for July, and somewhere in the Mohawk Valley in upstate NY. I will be updating Patrons through Patreon, and the public through my social media and e-newsletter. 

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WHAT DOES A SUBSCRIBER RECEIVE?

~ New songs, videos, writings, and drawings
~ One to three of these creations each month
~ Creations for subscribers only
~ Rewards at each level of pledging
~ Invitations to meet-ups and shows

~ Surprise rewards


Here are quotes for you about Patreon: 

"If I were to predict the future of art, I would say there is an emphasis on digital integration and people will support an artist through services like Patreon..." (Sean McCusker, Visual Artist The Artful Mind magazine)

A quote from one of my own Patrons
"Being a Patron on Patreon is like having the best seat in the house as well as receiving special messages from Cosby and news of when and where she is performing. I love it…"

A Patron on Twitter
I love knowing that I am directly responsible for art that would not exist without my patornage. Plus I got art in my email…. this morning. (Patron on Twitter)

And, a special paragraph by a subscriber from this website: “Being a patron has filled a place in my life. I never imagined I could be so connected to the creators I love, and feel so wonderful giving back. I’ve learned more about my favorite artists, and discovered new artists with amazing talent. I find myself stopping by daily for the warm fuzzy feelings.” ~


YOU ARE INVITED! I would like very much to invite you to join me on this fantastic journey. You'll receive new original creations of songs, videos, and drawings from me, follow steps along the path, and best of all, see your own songwriter and singer climb to results we attain together.

HOW TO JOIN: Simply click on the button on this page that says "Become a Patron," and follow the steps. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at dovemusic55 @ yahoo .com

Thank you very much for everything.
Cosby



Goals
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If our community reaches 50 members, there will be more freedom to create, to advance techniques and equipment, and develop the work you really care about.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 127 exclusive posts
15
Audio releases
23
Images
4
Links
1
Writing
94
Videos

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