Daniel Deitrichis creating sad-but-loud songs for troubled times.
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You are funding the creation of art that will eventually be released into the world. You're awesome.
In return, you'll have access to any Patron-Only posts and downloads, plus a firm handshake and my undying gratitude.
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You are a person of refined taste and class. You are funding, in a most substantial way, the creation of art that will eventually be released into the world.
In return, you'll have access to any Patron-Only posts and downloads, plus a firm handshake and my undying gratitude conveyed through 30 seconds of uninterrupted eye contact.
You like your coffee whole-bean and your music independent. I respect that.
Access to everything, PLUS, you're on the guest list at any and all live shows. I can't thank you enough. Your generosity inspires me.
But first, what is this Patreon thing?
There has never been a more exciting or challenging time to be a musician and songwriter. The tools to create, record, and reach an audience have been democratized, but it is increasingly difficult to make money as an artist. I didn't get into music to strike it rich, but it takes money to put quality work out into the world (gear, producers, studio time, mixing, mastering, video shoots - it adds up QUICKLY).
Patreon is a membership platform that makes it easy to join your favorite creator's community and pay them for making the stuff you love. It lets you say, hey, what you're putting out into the world is valuable to me. You choose a monthly tier that's right for your budget ($2 to $50 or more) and receive rewards in return. Though it's a slick new online platform, the idea of patronage isn't new at all. For centuries people have been directly supporting artists so they can continue to paint/compose/create.
Here's a quick vid from Patreon that explains it well.
What will we make together? Songs, mostly.
I've got a new batch of songs that I've begun to record - some in my home studio and some with the help of my producer and friend Thom Dougherty (The Elms, The Band Perry). I think they're pretty rad. A couple are getting back to my roots: heavy Jimmy Eat World, Death Cab, Pedro The Lion vibes. Others are more Americana Pop, like Tom Petty meets The Killers. Really fun. And - no surprise - a couple slow, haunting, slightly-depressed-but-still-hopeful tunes. Melancholy is my happy place.
*Note to folks finding this page since the release of Hymn for the 81% - some of my songs are about faith and deconstruction/reconstruction but a lot of them are just about real life. I think you'll dig them, just wanted to let you know what to expect.
Let's do this. I quite literally can't do this without you - and I've learned the past few years that I wouldn't want to do it without you. Writing and recording and creating can be really lonely and difficult. You supporting my work means so, so much to me. Thank you for supporting me specifically and for supporting art in general. You're awesome.