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I have been working on several projects in various stages of development this year. I hope these will be interesting to witness in their formative stages. Here is some more detail:

I am creating a new full length record with songwriter/pianist/producer Thomas Bartlett. We are in the writing, gathering stage; which means we are trying everything! Our song list is currently a mix of original material (written by myself and Thomas) and existing, lesser known standards. We aim to record this record before the end of the year. I would like to share with patrons exclusive access to these songs in their demo stage with a description of how the song came to be a part of this project. ("Demo" in this case means that the recording will be a high fidelity recording of a simple rendition, without the production quality of its eventual commercial release.) 

Accompanying these songs, I would like to share illustrations I have created over the years, chose to be meaningful and relevant to the current song posted. I have been interested in drawing for most of my life and though these pieces are more personal than professional, they seem to be so related to the music I make as to be interesting. They are most often ink drawings and pastel drawings of medium size. Some of these pieces may have been used in previous album booklets and some will have never been seen before. 

Amid decades of travel-time conversations with band members and anyone else who will listen, I’ve noted one constant reaction to stories about my early life as a street musician: it seems to be interesting. The what, where, who and why of those few years, echoing through the many walking streets and acoustic neighborhoods of early 1990’s Europe, has become a source of anecdotes which I hope to collect into a self-justified whole. This is the becoming of a memoir.  I would like to offer patrons occasional excerpts from my first draft. 

Finally, there are always ideas being worked on, such as building different band formations and their musical arrangements, planning  show themes, and exploring formats of presentation. But in essence everything I do ends up as one idea: I continue to depend on the experience, both as a singer and as a human being, of playing music with others, live with the participating ear of an audience. This remains the breath and life of music. In the future, I would like to explore all the ways that live music can be presented online, and I would like to invite you to join me in this discovery. To begin with, I will offer exclusive livestream performances including personal requests, and early knowledge of any other upcoming productions.
  • Digitized artwork by Madeleine
  • Patron-only access to excerpts of Madeleine's memoir
  • Early and exclusive access to livestreams
  • Exclusive access to new songs

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Hello! Welcome to Madeleine Peyroux‘s Patreon page.

This is a place where we can embark on a journey of discovery together. I have always wanted to get to know my fans better and for us to have a more consistent exchange. Major changes in the world this year have forced us all to stop traveling, something I've done consistently for almost thirty years. I believe that creating a new space for that exchange, with the help of your generous patronage, will be a way to make the most of this opportunity to connect with you as I work from home.

I look forward to experiencing what is in store and I truly hope we can do some of that together.

Sincerely,
Madeleine Peyroux 


If you'd like to join, here's what I will offer in the coming months:

  • Exclusive access to demos that are part of the creation of my next full length album, currently in its formative stage with producer/songwriter/keyboardist Thomas Bartlett.
  • Pieces of artwork and illustrations of my own creation, curated to accompany the songs that I will share with you. 
  • Excerpts from the early draft of my upcoming memoir, which focuses on the story of my few years as a street musician. 
  • Livestream get togethers with you, where I can answer your questions, perform your song requests, and where we can be together in real time. 
  • And general behind-the-scenes access to various other projects that might be of interest to you. 
Goals
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When I reach 50 subscriptions, I'll schedule my first solo live stream concert from home, taking requests and interacting in real time, exclusive to patrons. 
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