Our Jeni and Billy Duo is creating A Monthly picnic basket of Songs, Tunes, Lyrics, and Music Video
29

patrons

$141
per picnic basket of Jeni and Billy goodies!
   Welcome to the Jeni & Billy Fan Club –     
     Mawmaw's Golden Biscuit Club   

Hello friends!

You know what I loved when I was a kid?

Fan Clubs. Remember how you could get buttons, decoder rings, and handwritten letters from your favorite dreamboat, like Johnny Depp or maybe, in your case, Paul McCartney, Debbie Gibson, or Lulu? Well, that's the kind of thing this place is all about.

I've always wanted to have a Jeni & Billy Fan Club where we could post things for our super fans.

We create more songs than you will ever hear in concert or on CD — and some of them are pretty, darn good, but they just don't seem to find a home on a recording or set list.

I've always wanted to send you an MP3 of a song that I wrote the night before. 


Billy makes up all kinds of tunes inspired by our travels and the sounds we find along the trail and no one hears them except me and our pet dinosaur, Cyrus. 


I've always wanted to share with you things like the handwritten lyrics of your favorite songs -- where you can see all of the scratched out parts and places where I changed the words.

Now there's a place to come and hear and see those things —
Mawmaw's Golden Biscuit Club!



________ Here is How Mawmaw's Golden Biscuit Club Works ________

Each month, Billy and I will fill a picnic basket with goodies, including things like new songs as they are being written, early versions of songs we've already released, unreleased tracks from our recording sessions, the original lyrics to our songs, new and old tunes we've written, and music videos.



Becoming a member of Mawmaw's Golden Biscuit Club only costs $1 per basket of goodies. We hope that means that absolutely every Jeni & Billy fan can afford to be part of our fan club! That's very important to us. We expect to put up a new basket of goodies about once a month, so for less than the cost of one new CD, you can enjoy a year's worth of picnic baskets. See below for the fine print. If you happen to have a little more discretionary income or your great Aunt Ethel left you a legacy for supporting the arts, then you can chip in $3 or $5 or $67 a month and get some extra nice fan club rewards. See below. If you have a great idea for another reward, please let us know!

The main thing is that we want to share more of what we create with you, and if we limit that to our CDs, then that only happens about every eighteen months.

I have no doubt that you will inspire us to make more and think BIG by becoming part of Mawmaw's Golden Biscuit Club!


                _______ It's all up to you - The Fine Print _______                    

Most of the things we post on Patreon will be exclusive to this site, but some things like the videos will also show up on our YouTube channel. So, most of the things you see here, you will only see here. We'll post our official YouTube videos here at least a week before they go public, so you'll be the very first to see them. And we may eventually offer some of the songs for sale on Bandcamp as singles.

Each month, when we present a basket of goodies on Patreon, only one of the items -- usually an MP3 of a song -- will be a paid "creation," in Patreon-speak. You will only be charged for that creation. The other goodies in the basket will be free, but mostly available only to to Biscuit Club members ("private," in Patreon-speak). So the amount of money you enter in the little box at the top lefthand corner of this screen is the total amount you will be charged for each basket of goodies (about once a month).

We offer extra goodies ("Rewards" in Patreon speak) for folks who pledge more than the $1 minimum per basket. You'll find the list below.

All rights to all of the creations — songs, lyrics, tunes, videos, etc. — belong exclusively to Jeni & Billy.

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per picnic basket of Jeni and Billy goodies!
12 patrons
The Little Ethel – Little Ethel’s mother, Jeni’s Great Aunt, ran away with the carnival. That’s the spirit! Little Ethel is pictured in the Jewell Ridge Coal CD booklet.

You will be an Official Jeni & Billy’s Mawmaw’s Golden Biscuit Club Member. You will have access to our Patreon feed where we announce every new goodie. You will receive an MP3 of every song and tune we post here. You will receive a PDF of the lyrics we post. You will have early sneak peek access to our videos before we post them on YouTube. 
Pledge $3 or more per picnic basket of Jeni and Billy goodies!
9 patrons
The Napoleon Garfield – named for Jeni’s great-grandfather whose Local 6167 UMWA union button inspired Jeni to write “Local 6167” from the Jewell Ridge Coal record.

In addition to The Little Ethel Goodies, you will receive an official Mawmaw’s Golden Biscuit Club button. There will be one button per year. This goody is based on one year of patronage at $3 per post or a total of $36 per year. Goodie to be delivered after one year of patronage.
Pledge $5 or more per picnic basket of Jeni and Billy goodies!
5 patrons
The Elsie Brown – Elsie Brown was a fixture at meals at the Smith house when Jeni was growing up and she makes a cameo in the Jeni & Billy song “The World Was Flat.”

In addition to The Little Ethel & Napoleon Garfield goodies, you will receive an official Mawmaw’s Golden Biscuit Award magnet and four other magnets featuring vintage photos from Jewell Ridge. There will be one set of magnets per year. This goody is based on one year of patronage at $5 per post or a total of $60 per year. Goodie to be delivered after one year of patronage.
Pledge $7 or more per picnic basket of Jeni and Billy goodies!
3 patrons
The Tazewell Beauty Queen – Named for the song inspired by Jeni’s Uncle, Roy Lee Smith, and his pink Chevy.

In addition to The Little Ethel, Napoleon Garfield, and Elsie Brown goodies, Jeni & Billy will send you a postcard from each of their tours (about 6 postcards a year) with a doodle or lyrics and a personal note. This goody is based on one year of patronage at $7 per post or a total of $84 per year. You will receive your first postcard in the second month of patronage.
Pledge $10 or more per picnic basket of Jeni and Billy goodies!
0 patrons


If I Ever Get $10 – Named for Jeni & Billy’s hobo wishing song.

In addition to The Little Ethel, Napoleon Garfield, Elsie Brown, and Tazewell Beauty Queen goodies, Jeni & Billy will make you (or your friend or family member) a 10 second stop motion traveling photo movie (including credits) and write you your very own tiny tune for the soundtrack. You provide the photo, we do the rest. All rights to tune and film reserved by Jeni & Billy. Since we tour a lot, we’ll need one month’s notice to complete the video. This goody is based on one year of patronage at $10 per post or a total of $120 per year. Goodie to be delivered after one year of patronage.
Pledge $15 or more per picnic basket of Jeni and Billy goodies!
0 patrons


The Robin & the Banjo – Jeni & Billy wrote this fairy tale song to celebrate the marriage of their friends Hiro and Robin.

In addition to The Little Ethel, Napoleon Garfield, Elsie Brown, and Tazewell Beauty Queen goodies, Jeni & Billy will make will make you (or your friend or family member) a 30 second stop motion traveling photo movie (including credits) and write you your very own tune for the soundtrack. You provide the photo, we do the rest. All rights to tune and film reserved by Jeni & Billy. Since we tour a lot, we’ll need one month’s notice to complete the video. This goody is based on one year of patronage at $15 per post or a total of $180.
Pledge $20 or more per picnic basket of Jeni and Billy goodies!
0 patrons
The Paradise Picker – Billy Kemp and the Paradise Pickers was the name of Billy’s first band.

In addition to The Little Ethel, Napoleon Garfield, Elsie Brown, and Tazewell Beauty Queen, you will have the opportunity to take a two hour class from Billy on Banjo or Guitar. This can be arranged as one session in the course of our tour schedule or can be held via Skype in two sessions. This goody is based on one year of patronage at $20 per post or a total of $240 per year.
Pledge $20 or more per picnic basket of Jeni and Billy goodies!
1 patron
The Mawmaw Ann – Named for Jeni's Mawmaw, who makes the world's finest sherbet cake.

In addition to The Little Ethel, Napoleon Garfield, Elsie Brown, and Tazewell Beauty Queen, you will receive a hand-sewn, patchwork, photo pillow made by Jeni. You provide the photograph and some favorite colors of the subject or intended recipient, and Jeni does the rest. The pillow at left features Jeni's Mawmaw Ann. This goody is based on one year of patronage at $20 per post or a total of $240 per year.
Pledge $50 or more per picnic basket of Jeni and Billy goodies!
1 patron
The Jewell Ridge Girl – Jewell Ridge Girl was the original name of Jewell Ridge Coal, then Jeni met Billy, and the rest is history!

In addition to The Little Ethel, Napoleon Garfield, Elsie Brown, and Tazewell Beauty Queen, Jeni will make you a tied scrap quilt, 80 inches X 80 inches. International patrons must pay the cost of postage or if you are in Britain, Jeni can bring it over during a tour and give it to you in person or send it by post within Britain. This goody is based on one year of patronage at $50 per month or a total of $600 per year.
Goals
$141 of $200 per picnic basket of Jeni and Billy goodies!
We'll celebrate reaching $200 per month by sending all of our Biscuit Club members a postcard from our tour in Britain. Mawmaw and her sisters decided they wanted to go to London a few years back and I worked out their whole itinerary. Everything went without a hitch, except that the bus driver almost left them in Paris. They thought it was very clever that I booked them into a hotel on Trafalgar Square that had a McDonald's in the bottom. They started every day with a cup of American coffee and headed off to wonder at the wonders.
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   Welcome to the Jeni & Billy Fan Club –     
     Mawmaw's Golden Biscuit Club   

Hello friends!

You know what I loved when I was a kid?

Fan Clubs. Remember how you could get buttons, decoder rings, and handwritten letters from your favorite dreamboat, like Johnny Depp or maybe, in your case, Paul McCartney, Debbie Gibson, or Lulu? Well, that's the kind of thing this place is all about.

I've always wanted to have a Jeni & Billy Fan Club where we could post things for our super fans.

We create more songs than you will ever hear in concert or on CD — and some of them are pretty, darn good, but they just don't seem to find a home on a recording or set list.

I've always wanted to send you an MP3 of a song that I wrote the night before. 


Billy makes up all kinds of tunes inspired by our travels and the sounds we find along the trail and no one hears them except me and our pet dinosaur, Cyrus. 


I've always wanted to share with you things like the handwritten lyrics of your favorite songs -- where you can see all of the scratched out parts and places where I changed the words.

Now there's a place to come and hear and see those things —
Mawmaw's Golden Biscuit Club!



________ Here is How Mawmaw's Golden Biscuit Club Works ________

Each month, Billy and I will fill a picnic basket with goodies, including things like new songs as they are being written, early versions of songs we've already released, unreleased tracks from our recording sessions, the original lyrics to our songs, new and old tunes we've written, and music videos.



Becoming a member of Mawmaw's Golden Biscuit Club only costs $1 per basket of goodies. We hope that means that absolutely every Jeni & Billy fan can afford to be part of our fan club! That's very important to us. We expect to put up a new basket of goodies about once a month, so for less than the cost of one new CD, you can enjoy a year's worth of picnic baskets. See below for the fine print. If you happen to have a little more discretionary income or your great Aunt Ethel left you a legacy for supporting the arts, then you can chip in $3 or $5 or $67 a month and get some extra nice fan club rewards. See below. If you have a great idea for another reward, please let us know!

The main thing is that we want to share more of what we create with you, and if we limit that to our CDs, then that only happens about every eighteen months.

I have no doubt that you will inspire us to make more and think BIG by becoming part of Mawmaw's Golden Biscuit Club!


                _______ It's all up to you - The Fine Print _______                    

Most of the things we post on Patreon will be exclusive to this site, but some things like the videos will also show up on our YouTube channel. So, most of the things you see here, you will only see here. We'll post our official YouTube videos here at least a week before they go public, so you'll be the very first to see them. And we may eventually offer some of the songs for sale on Bandcamp as singles.

Each month, when we present a basket of goodies on Patreon, only one of the items -- usually an MP3 of a song -- will be a paid "creation," in Patreon-speak. You will only be charged for that creation. The other goodies in the basket will be free, but mostly available only to to Biscuit Club members ("private," in Patreon-speak). So the amount of money you enter in the little box at the top lefthand corner of this screen is the total amount you will be charged for each basket of goodies (about once a month).

We offer extra goodies ("Rewards" in Patreon speak) for folks who pledge more than the $1 minimum per basket. You'll find the list below.

All rights to all of the creations — songs, lyrics, tunes, videos, etc. — belong exclusively to Jeni & Billy.

Recent posts by Our Jeni and Billy Duo

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per picnic basket of Jeni and Billy goodies!
12 patrons
The Little Ethel – Little Ethel’s mother, Jeni’s Great Aunt, ran away with the carnival. That’s the spirit! Little Ethel is pictured in the Jewell Ridge Coal CD booklet.

You will be an Official Jeni & Billy’s Mawmaw’s Golden Biscuit Club Member. You will have access to our Patreon feed where we announce every new goodie. You will receive an MP3 of every song and tune we post here. You will receive a PDF of the lyrics we post. You will have early sneak peek access to our videos before we post them on YouTube. 
Pledge $3 or more per picnic basket of Jeni and Billy goodies!
9 patrons
The Napoleon Garfield – named for Jeni’s great-grandfather whose Local 6167 UMWA union button inspired Jeni to write “Local 6167” from the Jewell Ridge Coal record.

In addition to The Little Ethel Goodies, you will receive an official Mawmaw’s Golden Biscuit Club button. There will be one button per year. This goody is based on one year of patronage at $3 per post or a total of $36 per year. Goodie to be delivered after one year of patronage.
Pledge $5 or more per picnic basket of Jeni and Billy goodies!
5 patrons
The Elsie Brown – Elsie Brown was a fixture at meals at the Smith house when Jeni was growing up and she makes a cameo in the Jeni & Billy song “The World Was Flat.”

In addition to The Little Ethel & Napoleon Garfield goodies, you will receive an official Mawmaw’s Golden Biscuit Award magnet and four other magnets featuring vintage photos from Jewell Ridge. There will be one set of magnets per year. This goody is based on one year of patronage at $5 per post or a total of $60 per year. Goodie to be delivered after one year of patronage.
Pledge $7 or more per picnic basket of Jeni and Billy goodies!
3 patrons
The Tazewell Beauty Queen – Named for the song inspired by Jeni’s Uncle, Roy Lee Smith, and his pink Chevy.

In addition to The Little Ethel, Napoleon Garfield, and Elsie Brown goodies, Jeni & Billy will send you a postcard from each of their tours (about 6 postcards a year) with a doodle or lyrics and a personal note. This goody is based on one year of patronage at $7 per post or a total of $84 per year. You will receive your first postcard in the second month of patronage.
Pledge $10 or more per picnic basket of Jeni and Billy goodies!
0 patrons


If I Ever Get $10 – Named for Jeni & Billy’s hobo wishing song.

In addition to The Little Ethel, Napoleon Garfield, Elsie Brown, and Tazewell Beauty Queen goodies, Jeni & Billy will make you (or your friend or family member) a 10 second stop motion traveling photo movie (including credits) and write you your very own tiny tune for the soundtrack. You provide the photo, we do the rest. All rights to tune and film reserved by Jeni & Billy. Since we tour a lot, we’ll need one month’s notice to complete the video. This goody is based on one year of patronage at $10 per post or a total of $120 per year. Goodie to be delivered after one year of patronage.
Pledge $15 or more per picnic basket of Jeni and Billy goodies!
0 patrons


The Robin & the Banjo – Jeni & Billy wrote this fairy tale song to celebrate the marriage of their friends Hiro and Robin.

In addition to The Little Ethel, Napoleon Garfield, Elsie Brown, and Tazewell Beauty Queen goodies, Jeni & Billy will make will make you (or your friend or family member) a 30 second stop motion traveling photo movie (including credits) and write you your very own tune for the soundtrack. You provide the photo, we do the rest. All rights to tune and film reserved by Jeni & Billy. Since we tour a lot, we’ll need one month’s notice to complete the video. This goody is based on one year of patronage at $15 per post or a total of $180.
Pledge $20 or more per picnic basket of Jeni and Billy goodies!
0 patrons
The Paradise Picker – Billy Kemp and the Paradise Pickers was the name of Billy’s first band.

In addition to The Little Ethel, Napoleon Garfield, Elsie Brown, and Tazewell Beauty Queen, you will have the opportunity to take a two hour class from Billy on Banjo or Guitar. This can be arranged as one session in the course of our tour schedule or can be held via Skype in two sessions. This goody is based on one year of patronage at $20 per post or a total of $240 per year.
Pledge $20 or more per picnic basket of Jeni and Billy goodies!
1 patron
The Mawmaw Ann – Named for Jeni's Mawmaw, who makes the world's finest sherbet cake.

In addition to The Little Ethel, Napoleon Garfield, Elsie Brown, and Tazewell Beauty Queen, you will receive a hand-sewn, patchwork, photo pillow made by Jeni. You provide the photograph and some favorite colors of the subject or intended recipient, and Jeni does the rest. The pillow at left features Jeni's Mawmaw Ann. This goody is based on one year of patronage at $20 per post or a total of $240 per year.
Pledge $50 or more per picnic basket of Jeni and Billy goodies!
1 patron
The Jewell Ridge Girl – Jewell Ridge Girl was the original name of Jewell Ridge Coal, then Jeni met Billy, and the rest is history!

In addition to The Little Ethel, Napoleon Garfield, Elsie Brown, and Tazewell Beauty Queen, Jeni will make you a tied scrap quilt, 80 inches X 80 inches. International patrons must pay the cost of postage or if you are in Britain, Jeni can bring it over during a tour and give it to you in person or send it by post within Britain. This goody is based on one year of patronage at $50 per month or a total of $600 per year.