John Swanger is creating Music Videos

I make low production music...cyber-one man-jugband style!!!!

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Hi, my name is John Swanger; I consider myself a multi-instrumentalist. I mostly picked up playing by learning Aerosmith, W.A.S.P, Twisted Sister, and Ratt from tapes. Soon I started writing and recording. I would take two cassette recorders with built in mics and face them towards each other. I would record on one then play it back while I recorded and played a second “track” onto the other. I finally discovered multi-track recorders had already been invented (duh) so then I used a Yamaha MT100II four-track cassette recorder. I learned all kinds of technics like panning, recording backwards, changing recording speeds, and bouncing tracks on that thing. When I joined the US Navy I went just over a year not even touching an instrument of any kind, but then like an old addiction I bought a Tascam 788 portable eight-track digital recorder found a hiding spot on the ship called a cable trunk hidden just behind a fan room and that is where my second writing and recording wave began. On many of those songs if you listen hard you can hear the ships bells or the whistle over the 1MC intercom system. Over all the years the last time I counted I had over 200 original songs recorded in various stages of completion. Well I got out of the Navy in 2003, started a career (sort of), got married, and had three beautiful kids. All the while not really touching music at all…..then…..out of nowhere… the bug bit again! So here I am again searching for an audience. ... hope you enjoy.


Taylors, SC, USA

I love creating music videos and posting them to YouTube it has become my favorite hobby. Take a look:

I get such a high from people enjoying what I have created!!! I have been doing videos for about a year now with pretty crumby equipment. I am not trying to make a career playing my songs...but it would be great if my hobby could pay for itself or at least not put me in the poor house ;-). The thing is, making these videos and songs takes a good bit of time and money for new equipment and just to maintain the old equipment. Ideally I would like to have the "right tools for the job" buying the proper equipment and software to create better quality music and video.
That's where You and Patreon come in...Patreon is like a tip jar or a street performers open guitar case. If you like my music and would like to hear and see more you can become a Patron and tip $1 a month or whatever you can comfortably contribute. Anything will make a huge difference and would be greatly appreciated!
When you sign up to be a patron, you’ll have access to my patron only stream, where I'll be posting song ideas, demos, and whatever I'm working on! There are some other rewards depending on how much you donate.
I usually create one or two videos a month, but don't worry, you can set a monthly maximum so that you never donate more that you can afford!
No Commitment:
You can easily log in anytime to change or cancel the account whenever you want! Set monthly amounts and change them anytime! I won't have my hand in your pocket... only you have control of when and how much you tip!!!!
Thank you so much for taking time to read all of this! We have a chance here and now to connect patrons directly to artists with no one in the middle controlling any of it! What an awesome concept!

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