Tom Smith is creating Music: songs and videos
156

patrons

$407
per song
Hi there! My name is Tom Smith. I've been making music for about thirty years -- mostly comedy, mostly folk rock, except for everything else. I'm a charter and core member of The Funny Music Project (thefump.com), and I'm one of the only artists to be featured on both NPR's Sound and Spirit and The Dr. Demento Show.

I'm asking for your help to support me and my music. The one problem with the indie music biz is, it doesn't do a very good job of paying the bills, especially these days. I've had help and support from my friends and fans, whom I love and appreciate more than I can say. But I've always felt bad that I could never return as much as you've all given me.

Enter Patreon. Patreon sets up a structure that allows you to kick in and financially support me at whatever level works for you, and you only pay when I actually produce finished work so I don't feel guilty if Real Life makes me fall behind. 

The best part is, we get to interact even more. With your support, I can try new and different things musically, and eventually in videos. I can do the songs I want, and the songs that you want. Best of all, I can focus on that, so you get more music.

Thank you so much for being my friends and fans. Your kindness, generosity, laughter, and support help get me through each and every day. Let's do this, together!

Tiers
Happy Frog
$1 or more per song 118 patrons
  • High-quality MP3s of every song I release here, at least a week before it's available elsewhere
  • A thank-you on my Facebook musician/band page
  • A big ol' hug next time we meet at a convention
Minion of Fenton
$5 or more per song 37 patrons
  • High-quality MP3s of every song I release here, at least a week before it's available elsewhere
  • Four times a year, a free download of an unreleased concert, at least a week before it's available elsewhere
  • A thank-you on my Facebook musician/band page
  • A big ol' hug next time we meet at a convention
Friend of Mister Gumpus
$10 or more per song 6 patrons
 
  •  High-quality MP3s of every song I release here, at least a week before it's available elsewhere  
  • Four times a year, a free download of an unreleased concert, at least a week before it's available elsewhere
  • A free download of any album or concert at my Bandcamp page (I'll contact you)
  • Mention in an annual MUSICAL THANK-YOU VIDEO I'll post on YouTube 
  • A thank-you on my Facebook musician/band page
  • A big ol' hug next time we meet at a convention
Picnicking Avenger
$20 or more per song 3 patrons
  • High-quality MP3s AND .WAV files of every song I release here, at least a week before it's available elsewhere
  • Four times a year, a free download of an unreleased concert, at least a week before it's available elsewhere
  • A free download of any album or concert at my Bandcamp page (I'll contact you)
  •  Prominent mention in an annual MUSICAL THANK-YOU VIDEO I'll post on YouTube 
  • A thank-you on my Facebook musician/band page
  • A big ol' hug next time we meet at a convention
Goals
$300 – reached! per song
If I get this much support, I'll give special bi-monthly patrons-only concerts on Google Hangouts, which will be available for free afterward on YouTube. (I nicked this idea from Marc Gunn, who is awesome and whom you should also support.) 
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Hi there! My name is Tom Smith. I've been making music for about thirty years -- mostly comedy, mostly folk rock, except for everything else. I'm a charter and core member of The Funny Music Project (thefump.com), and I'm one of the only artists to be featured on both NPR's Sound and Spirit and The Dr. Demento Show.

I'm asking for your help to support me and my music. The one problem with the indie music biz is, it doesn't do a very good job of paying the bills, especially these days. I've had help and support from my friends and fans, whom I love and appreciate more than I can say. But I've always felt bad that I could never return as much as you've all given me.

Enter Patreon. Patreon sets up a structure that allows you to kick in and financially support me at whatever level works for you, and you only pay when I actually produce finished work so I don't feel guilty if Real Life makes me fall behind. 

The best part is, we get to interact even more. With your support, I can try new and different things musically, and eventually in videos. I can do the songs I want, and the songs that you want. Best of all, I can focus on that, so you get more music.

Thank you so much for being my friends and fans. Your kindness, generosity, laughter, and support help get me through each and every day. Let's do this, together!

Recent posts by Tom Smith

Tiers
Happy Frog
$1 or more per song 118 patrons
  • High-quality MP3s of every song I release here, at least a week before it's available elsewhere
  • A thank-you on my Facebook musician/band page
  • A big ol' hug next time we meet at a convention
Minion of Fenton
$5 or more per song 37 patrons
  • High-quality MP3s of every song I release here, at least a week before it's available elsewhere
  • Four times a year, a free download of an unreleased concert, at least a week before it's available elsewhere
  • A thank-you on my Facebook musician/band page
  • A big ol' hug next time we meet at a convention
Friend of Mister Gumpus
$10 or more per song 6 patrons
 
  •  High-quality MP3s of every song I release here, at least a week before it's available elsewhere  
  • Four times a year, a free download of an unreleased concert, at least a week before it's available elsewhere
  • A free download of any album or concert at my Bandcamp page (I'll contact you)
  • Mention in an annual MUSICAL THANK-YOU VIDEO I'll post on YouTube 
  • A thank-you on my Facebook musician/band page
  • A big ol' hug next time we meet at a convention
Picnicking Avenger
$20 or more per song 3 patrons
  • High-quality MP3s AND .WAV files of every song I release here, at least a week before it's available elsewhere
  • Four times a year, a free download of an unreleased concert, at least a week before it's available elsewhere
  • A free download of any album or concert at my Bandcamp page (I'll contact you)
  •  Prominent mention in an annual MUSICAL THANK-YOU VIDEO I'll post on YouTube 
  • A thank-you on my Facebook musician/band page
  • A big ol' hug next time we meet at a convention