Laura is creating Music, Poetry, and Podcasts
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patrons

Hello and welcome!

We are human beings blessed with a finite existence on this grand planet of ours, and as such, I find it imperative that we use our time here to pursue remarkable endeavors.

First off! You might be wondering.... What IS Patreon?

Patreon is a wonderful platform through which friends and fans of artist can connect directly to the creators they love and support, essentially subscribe to their work, and receive special rewards and creative gifts in exchange! 

Yes, But Why...?  As I've distilled it down internally, art takes time. Time is hard to come by amidst a storm of full-time employment in the pursuit of money.  So, Patrons support granting artists more time in their schedules and therefore more freedom to create better art, which the patrons in turn, hopefully enjoy more.  I've been supporting myself and my art through a patchwork quilt of employment over the past year, and I can conclusively say that when money is less of a stressor, the art is incomparably better. 

Through contributing to my page, you are enabling me to grow into my full potential as an artist, purchase necessary equipment for recording, create some geographic flexibility to go to gigs and pursue projects, and again, fill my belly. Let's not overlook that one.  

Above all, you are contributing to the creation and publication of more art in this world. In the moment of history in which we find ourselves, I believe that Music is a tremendous tool for healing, growth, and reflection. I hope to bring a voice of solace amidst a storm, and build community, healing, and awareness through my music and message. 


Ok, I Get it, but What Can I expect from You, Miss Laura?

I have quite a number of projects underway.  Personal music projects, as well as slightly more involved community-centric ones. (Have I told you about starting a music camp!?)  I will continue to organize benefit concerts and events, and am dedicated to being a strong advocate for sustainable living.  

This past year alone, I've published a solo demo EP, recorded a full-length album with Stellar and The Seventh String, and have recently embarked upon a new, more traditional folk band project in collaboration with Dave Pascoe called Late for the Train. We will be recording our debut album this winter, are touring through Oregon and the Southwest, and oh! we founded a folk music camp, Every Folk!

Your support will help me stay financially afloat so I can work with like-minded spirits to bring beautiful music, poetry, and storytelling to our world.

Check out more of what I do at:  www.lateforthetrainband.com and  www.lauraplays.com

Thank you, and much love!
Laura
Tiers
Folk Aficcionado Patron
$3 or more per month
At this level, you'll receive 3x the love. Not much has changed, but you're helping a sister out that much more! Includes:
  • Occasional higher-tier surprise rewards!
  • Patrons Only Feed.  Featuring updates, recordings from shows, and poetry. 
  • Raw recordings of new songs, EP and album projects.
Patron Extraordinaire!
$5 or more per month
For 16 cents/day, you'll receive endless love and gratitude, in addition to:
  • FREE DOWNLOADS of original music as it is published. This includes downloads of past albums.
  • "Patron" credit on all EP's and albums I release. 
  • All previous rewards
Cover Me Now
$10 or more per month
For 33 cents/day, you'll receive endless love and gratitude, in addition to: 
  • Send me your requests! I'll send you a private email link and you can send me song requests, which I'll learn (or attempt to learn), and publish with a shoutout to the requestor once a month! 
  • All previous rewards
Patron of Poems AND Music!
$20 or more per month
For a mere 60 cents/day, you'll receive endless love and gratitude, in addition to:
  • POEMS IN THE MAIL! That's right, handwritten poetry, written by yours truly, sent to your door, traditional Snail-Mail style. 
  • All previous rewards
Virtual Shows and Stories
$50 or more per month
At this tier, you'll receive endless love and gratitude, in addition to:
  • A Monthly Skype Concert and/or Hangout. I'll sing you (along with all patrons at this tier) songs in cyberspace! Each month, we'll spend some time together on Skype, I'll bring along my instruments for an impromptu concert, and we can chat about music, life, anything. 
  • All previous rewards
All of the Above
$100 or more per month
Let's talk. :-) With such a generous pledge, we can personalize your rewards together. We can set up fiddle or singing lessons, monthly convos, private shows, the options are wide open! (Oh, and I'll definitely send you poetry.)
Goals
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With $200 a month, I'll be able to purchase the lusted-after sound equipment that I need, such as a loop pedal, audio interface, and effects to make my violin sound outrageous and amazing. I will send a monthly live video of these creations.
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Hello and welcome!

We are human beings blessed with a finite existence on this grand planet of ours, and as such, I find it imperative that we use our time here to pursue remarkable endeavors.

First off! You might be wondering.... What IS Patreon?

Patreon is a wonderful platform through which friends and fans of artist can connect directly to the creators they love and support, essentially subscribe to their work, and receive special rewards and creative gifts in exchange! 

Yes, But Why...?  As I've distilled it down internally, art takes time. Time is hard to come by amidst a storm of full-time employment in the pursuit of money.  So, Patrons support granting artists more time in their schedules and therefore more freedom to create better art, which the patrons in turn, hopefully enjoy more.  I've been supporting myself and my art through a patchwork quilt of employment over the past year, and I can conclusively say that when money is less of a stressor, the art is incomparably better. 

Through contributing to my page, you are enabling me to grow into my full potential as an artist, purchase necessary equipment for recording, create some geographic flexibility to go to gigs and pursue projects, and again, fill my belly. Let's not overlook that one.  

Above all, you are contributing to the creation and publication of more art in this world. In the moment of history in which we find ourselves, I believe that Music is a tremendous tool for healing, growth, and reflection. I hope to bring a voice of solace amidst a storm, and build community, healing, and awareness through my music and message. 


Ok, I Get it, but What Can I expect from You, Miss Laura?

I have quite a number of projects underway.  Personal music projects, as well as slightly more involved community-centric ones. (Have I told you about starting a music camp!?)  I will continue to organize benefit concerts and events, and am dedicated to being a strong advocate for sustainable living.  

This past year alone, I've published a solo demo EP, recorded a full-length album with Stellar and The Seventh String, and have recently embarked upon a new, more traditional folk band project in collaboration with Dave Pascoe called Late for the Train. We will be recording our debut album this winter, are touring through Oregon and the Southwest, and oh! we founded a folk music camp, Every Folk!

Your support will help me stay financially afloat so I can work with like-minded spirits to bring beautiful music, poetry, and storytelling to our world.

Check out more of what I do at:  www.lateforthetrainband.com and  www.lauraplays.com

Thank you, and much love!
Laura

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Tiers
Folk Aficcionado Patron
$3 or more per month
At this level, you'll receive 3x the love. Not much has changed, but you're helping a sister out that much more! Includes:
  • Occasional higher-tier surprise rewards!
  • Patrons Only Feed.  Featuring updates, recordings from shows, and poetry. 
  • Raw recordings of new songs, EP and album projects.
Patron Extraordinaire!
$5 or more per month
For 16 cents/day, you'll receive endless love and gratitude, in addition to:
  • FREE DOWNLOADS of original music as it is published. This includes downloads of past albums.
  • "Patron" credit on all EP's and albums I release. 
  • All previous rewards
Cover Me Now
$10 or more per month
For 33 cents/day, you'll receive endless love and gratitude, in addition to: 
  • Send me your requests! I'll send you a private email link and you can send me song requests, which I'll learn (or attempt to learn), and publish with a shoutout to the requestor once a month! 
  • All previous rewards
Patron of Poems AND Music!
$20 or more per month
For a mere 60 cents/day, you'll receive endless love and gratitude, in addition to:
  • POEMS IN THE MAIL! That's right, handwritten poetry, written by yours truly, sent to your door, traditional Snail-Mail style. 
  • All previous rewards
Virtual Shows and Stories
$50 or more per month
At this tier, you'll receive endless love and gratitude, in addition to:
  • A Monthly Skype Concert and/or Hangout. I'll sing you (along with all patrons at this tier) songs in cyberspace! Each month, we'll spend some time together on Skype, I'll bring along my instruments for an impromptu concert, and we can chat about music, life, anything. 
  • All previous rewards
All of the Above
$100 or more per month
Let's talk. :-) With such a generous pledge, we can personalize your rewards together. We can set up fiddle or singing lessons, monthly convos, private shows, the options are wide open! (Oh, and I'll definitely send you poetry.)