Jeremy A. Cook is creating Fiction, Music
5

patrons

$368
per creation
My name is Jeremy, and I'm a bard from Saskatchewan. If that last sentence seemed like gibberish, I'll translate. A bard is a musician and storyteller, usually merely an entertainer, but able to give bonuses to saving throws while in dungeons. Saskatchewan is is a big Canadian province with a small population, best known for being mentioned in a song by The Muppets in the 70s. 

I'm a prairie kid. The canola fields, the woods, and the abandoned shacks of yesteryear are embedded in my heart. I love the winds, whether fair or freezing. Beauty is everywhere here, be it green and lush, or stark and frigid. When I can, I explore the wild places that few people tread, places that can be found mere minutes from my doorstep. 

Once, I took the beauty of the prairies for granted. I believed the jokes of the people who drove past on their way to big cities, people who said it was boring and cold. I listened with envy to media that praised New York and Los Angeles, and felt the pull that lured so many kids of my generation to distant lands. 

I am glad I stayed. This place motivates me. My work is infused with the prairie, and if I can show locals that their land and place in history are beautiful, I feel great. If I can tell a good story to someone from afar and let them see that the prairie is more than just boring and cold, my mission is accomplished. 

As a performer, I play music with The Residuals, a prairie-Celtic band. I play more music with my string-playing friends in Mac Talla Quartet. I also read fiction. Behind the scenes, I write the songs, tunes, pieces, and stories you may have heard. That's where you come in. A Medieval bard had a powerful patron who kept food on the table. Today, such patrons are few, so your contribution allows me to keep telling these stories. 

If you'd like to help, choose a reward. I usually publish one creation a month. If you'd like to help, but have no money, share this page with on social media with a friend who will appreciate it. Canadian friends: remember that all prices are in USD.  

Visit my website here: www.jeremyacook.ca

Here are some Patreon posts which you may enjoy: 
Helen's Place, a short story
The Unhonoured Dead,  a demo made during rehearsal with Mac Talla Quartet
The Night Forest, a video combining flash fiction, music, and a personal reading. 
Photo credits: Jennifer Sparrowhawk.

Tiers
Art and News
$5 or more per creation 2 patrons
+Access to new works of art, and a monthly newsletter
Prairie Economy Booster
$20 or more per creation 0 patrons
+Benefit other local creators when you receive an $80 gift card from SaskMade Marketplace, Remai Modern, or Hardpressed Studio, your choice. Receive another one every 12 months. 

+Access to my new works of art, and a monthly newsletter 

Home Concert
$100 or more per creation 0 patrons
+Invite your friends to a two-hour home concert with either one of my bands, Mac Talla Quartet or The Residuals. Get another concert every 12 months. (Timing of the concert is subject to availability of band members. Travel outside Saskatoon subject to travel fees). 

+Access to new works of art, and a monthly newsletter 

One With Everything
$250 or more per creation 0 of 3 patrons
+A Home concert, as above. 

+A gift certificate, as above. 

+Access to new works of art, and a monthly newsletter

PLUS

+Honour someone you love or the life of an ancestor with a personalized bardic poem, praising their deeds. Earn another poem every 12 months. 

Goals
$368 of $660 per creation
This amount covers monthly mortgage, health insurance, house insurance, and an education savings account for my little ones. Inspiring!
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My name is Jeremy, and I'm a bard from Saskatchewan. If that last sentence seemed like gibberish, I'll translate. A bard is a musician and storyteller, usually merely an entertainer, but able to give bonuses to saving throws while in dungeons. Saskatchewan is is a big Canadian province with a small population, best known for being mentioned in a song by The Muppets in the 70s. 

I'm a prairie kid. The canola fields, the woods, and the abandoned shacks of yesteryear are embedded in my heart. I love the winds, whether fair or freezing. Beauty is everywhere here, be it green and lush, or stark and frigid. When I can, I explore the wild places that few people tread, places that can be found mere minutes from my doorstep. 

Once, I took the beauty of the prairies for granted. I believed the jokes of the people who drove past on their way to big cities, people who said it was boring and cold. I listened with envy to media that praised New York and Los Angeles, and felt the pull that lured so many kids of my generation to distant lands. 

I am glad I stayed. This place motivates me. My work is infused with the prairie, and if I can show locals that their land and place in history are beautiful, I feel great. If I can tell a good story to someone from afar and let them see that the prairie is more than just boring and cold, my mission is accomplished. 

As a performer, I play music with The Residuals, a prairie-Celtic band. I play more music with my string-playing friends in Mac Talla Quartet. I also read fiction. Behind the scenes, I write the songs, tunes, pieces, and stories you may have heard. That's where you come in. A Medieval bard had a powerful patron who kept food on the table. Today, such patrons are few, so your contribution allows me to keep telling these stories. 

If you'd like to help, choose a reward. I usually publish one creation a month. If you'd like to help, but have no money, share this page with on social media with a friend who will appreciate it. Canadian friends: remember that all prices are in USD.  

Visit my website here: www.jeremyacook.ca

Here are some Patreon posts which you may enjoy: 
Helen's Place, a short story
The Unhonoured Dead,  a demo made during rehearsal with Mac Talla Quartet
The Night Forest, a video combining flash fiction, music, and a personal reading. 
Photo credits: Jennifer Sparrowhawk.

Recent posts by Jeremy A. Cook

Tiers
Art and News
$5 or more per creation 2 patrons
+Access to new works of art, and a monthly newsletter
Prairie Economy Booster
$20 or more per creation 0 patrons
+Benefit other local creators when you receive an $80 gift card from SaskMade Marketplace, Remai Modern, or Hardpressed Studio, your choice. Receive another one every 12 months. 

+Access to my new works of art, and a monthly newsletter 

Home Concert
$100 or more per creation 0 patrons
+Invite your friends to a two-hour home concert with either one of my bands, Mac Talla Quartet or The Residuals. Get another concert every 12 months. (Timing of the concert is subject to availability of band members. Travel outside Saskatoon subject to travel fees). 

+Access to new works of art, and a monthly newsletter 

One With Everything
$250 or more per creation 0 of 3 patrons
+A Home concert, as above. 

+A gift certificate, as above. 

+Access to new works of art, and a monthly newsletter

PLUS

+Honour someone you love or the life of an ancestor with a personalized bardic poem, praising their deeds. Earn another poem every 12 months.