Leslie Hudson

Leslie Hudson

is creating music

18

patrons

$218

per month
Hi, I'm Leslie Hudson, an indie, pagan, feminist songwriter and performer who tours full-time.  My music sounds like what would happen if Tori Amos and Loreena McKennitt swapped set lists. I sing songs about the paths women walk through life and myth and media.  As a mistress of the keys, powerhouse vocalist and evocative storyteller, my work is the synthesis of influence and invocation, and a sonic tapestry of vulnerable ferocity.

Pursuing equity in all its forms, I travel across Canada and the US sharing by bardic craft with communities, venues and events that support women's voices and the strength of diversity.  This is my Voice and I'm using it to inspire, to affect change, to teach, to persuade, to evoke, to challenge, and to invoke the Voices that have come before me.

I want to be an advocate for women's stories -- all of our stories -- so my goal is to paint the full spectrum of who we are, drawing inspiration from folklore, mythology, pop culture, science fiction, ancestral wisdom, and my own life experience.  I'll weave these separate threads into a sonic, synaesthetic whole, album by album, project by project, song by line by note by word.  It is my privilege and my vocation.

But this career isn't the kind that comes with a paycheck or benefits or a predictable income.  Most of my work is unpaid and happens behind and the scenes.  Most of my work hours are spent driving between gigs or updating social media.  Investing in me means I can breathe a little easier between shows.  I can take the time to write and record more frequently so I can share more of my music with you on a regular basis.

As one of my patrons you'll have access to all the extras and special things I don't share with everyone, you'll see things first, and you'll get to have new things when they come out.  I do try to share something with you as often as I can, but living on the road most of the year sometimes makes that challenging.  As a community, you are facilitating my ability to do what I do best and I am so grateful for your patronage.  Thank you.
Tiers
Cinnamon Hearts
$1 or more per month
  • I'll give you video updates of current events & projects
Ginger Snaps
$5 or more per month
  • I'll share photos of what's inspiring me
  • Includes previous reward tier
Cherry Bombs
$10 or more per month
  • I'll let you peek at blasts from my creative past
  • Stories from behind-the-scenes and when/how/why they were created
  • High quality mp3 downloads or digital images
  • Includes all previous reward tiers
Ruby Slippers
$20 or more per month
  • I'll pick a song I regularly perform and tell you its story
  • Suggestions welcome!
  • High-quality mp3 or video downloads
  • Includes all previous reward tiers
Blood Roses
$25 or more per month
  • I'll give you behind-the-scenes access to my next recording project
  • You'll hear new songs as I record them
  • And the stories/inspiration behind the songs/album
  • High quality mp3 downloads of final mixes
  • Physical CD mailed to you
  • Includes all previous reward tiers
Copperheads
$50 or more per month
  • I'll share new songs unrelated to current recording projects
  • High-quality mp3 downloads
  • Includes all previous reward tiers
Cabernets
$100 or more per month only 4 left
  • I'll video record a personalized 30-minute concert for you
  • Twice per year per patron
  • You choose which of my songs I'll sing (4 songs per concert)
  • High-quality video downloads
  • Includes all previous reward tiers
Hi, I'm Leslie Hudson, an indie, pagan, feminist songwriter and performer who tours full-time.  My music sounds like what would happen if Tori Amos and Loreena McKennitt swapped set lists. I sing songs about the paths women walk through life and myth and media.  As a mistress of the keys, powerhouse vocalist and evocative storyteller, my work is the synthesis of influence and invocation, and a sonic tapestry of vulnerable ferocity.

Pursuing equity in all its forms, I travel across Canada and the US sharing by bardic craft with communities, venues and events that support women's voices and the strength of diversity.  This is my Voice and I'm using it to inspire, to affect change, to teach, to persuade, to evoke, to challenge, and to invoke the Voices that have come before me.

I want to be an advocate for women's stories -- all of our stories -- so my goal is to paint the full spectrum of who we are, drawing inspiration from folklore, mythology, pop culture, science fiction, ancestral wisdom, and my own life experience.  I'll weave these separate threads into a sonic, synaesthetic whole, album by album, project by project, song by line by note by word.  It is my privilege and my vocation.

But this career isn't the kind that comes with a paycheck or benefits or a predictable income.  Most of my work is unpaid and happens behind and the scenes.  Most of my work hours are spent driving between gigs or updating social media.  Investing in me means I can breathe a little easier between shows.  I can take the time to write and record more frequently so I can share more of my music with you on a regular basis.

As one of my patrons you'll have access to all the extras and special things I don't share with everyone, you'll see things first, and you'll get to have new things when they come out.  I do try to share something with you as often as I can, but living on the road most of the year sometimes makes that challenging.  As a community, you are facilitating my ability to do what I do best and I am so grateful for your patronage.  Thank you.

Recent posts by Leslie Hudson

Tiers
Cinnamon Hearts
$1 or more per month
  • I'll give you video updates of current events & projects
Ginger Snaps
$5 or more per month
  • I'll share photos of what's inspiring me
  • Includes previous reward tier
Cherry Bombs
$10 or more per month
  • I'll let you peek at blasts from my creative past
  • Stories from behind-the-scenes and when/how/why they were created
  • High quality mp3 downloads or digital images
  • Includes all previous reward tiers
Ruby Slippers
$20 or more per month
  • I'll pick a song I regularly perform and tell you its story
  • Suggestions welcome!
  • High-quality mp3 or video downloads
  • Includes all previous reward tiers
Blood Roses
$25 or more per month
  • I'll give you behind-the-scenes access to my next recording project
  • You'll hear new songs as I record them
  • And the stories/inspiration behind the songs/album
  • High quality mp3 downloads of final mixes
  • Physical CD mailed to you
  • Includes all previous reward tiers
Copperheads
$50 or more per month
  • I'll share new songs unrelated to current recording projects
  • High-quality mp3 downloads
  • Includes all previous reward tiers
Cabernets
$100 or more per month only 4 left
  • I'll video record a personalized 30-minute concert for you
  • Twice per year per patron
  • You choose which of my songs I'll sing (4 songs per concert)
  • High-quality video downloads
  • Includes all previous reward tiers