Martha Stuckey is creating an album of music from DUE TO THE SENSITIVE NATURE.
33

patrons

$488
per month

The Quick Read Version:

If you like my music and performances like the one below, you can help me continue to do write and perform by giving me a dollar (or more) a month. I would be so grateful!

The "I Want to Know More" Version:

First, a little bit about me:
  • I'm a trained, classical soprano with a penchant for folk, pop, rock (and more) and I am a gigging funk/R&B singer with Red 40 & The Last Groovement
  • Most recently, I wrote and performed the world premiere of DUE TO THE SENSITIVE NATURE at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
  • Billy Penn named me a "young professional creating the new Philadelphia sound" 
  • I devise and perform with Pig Iron Theater Company, SwimPony, Mural & The Mint, Cynthia Hopkins, and The Bearded Ladies
  • My band, Red 40 & The Last Groovement, was in residency at FringeArts from 2014-16. In 2015, Ars Nova Theater selected the band to perform in ANTFest. In 2016, Red 40 & TLG released the album SHE'S KEEN TO FEED. The band has played at FringeArts, Johnny Brenda’s, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Art Museum and a sold-out Union Transfer.

Here's what's coming up for me:
  • A new EP - all original songs from DUE TO THE SENSITIVE NATURE, with an accompanying music video at least.
  • Lots of songs and videos on this page - Some covers, some originals, some recorded with my phone, some recorded in a studio.
  • Live shows - Shows in Philly in various venues, of various sizes and EVEN some shows outside of Philly.

Why should you become a patron?
  • First of all, I have to admit that I'm not quite sure yet! This is an experiment for me. I know that getting paid to make music is really hard. And it's changed a lot over the past few years and is still changing. This model has a lot of potential.
  • Second of all, I have to say it'd be great if it worked out. Here's why:
    • Frankly, I have a lot to give. And sometimes, it's hard to give it. Over the past 7 years, I've attempted to fund my work and pay my bills with a "day job" and performance gigs that are usually underpaid. I am very hopeful that my Patreon page will give my current situation a much-needed oomph.
    • Sharing my process with folks who want to be included would be very gratifying for everyone involved. You can peek behind the curtain to see my process.
    • Patrons get access to my music. All of it! Polished and unpolished.
    • There are rewards for being one of my patrons! I created these rewards specifically so that they'd be exciting for you and exciting for me.
    • Your patronage funds not only recording sessions: it allows me to spend more time making music. Beyond spending less time in a grueling day job, if I can hire other people (musicians, engineers, video-editors, graphic designers, etc.) I can focus on the song-writing and other creative processes. And yes, supporting this artist means I'll support other artists!

How often do patrons get charged? 
Once per month. So whether I upload two songs (which I will) or ten (which I won't) you get charged the same amount. For example, if you sign up at the $4 level, no matter how much I post, you will only ever be charged $4 per month.

Thank you for reading this and taking a look at my Patreon page. I already feel lucky to make music that people want to hear. To be connected via this page would be a dream. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

xx,
Martha
Tiers
You got me
$1 or more per month 1 patron
I see you. Thank you for believing in me. You get the $1 patron-only posts which will include videos of my original songs and some covers. And please know: your help is just as important as anyone giving me $100.
You hold it all together
$3 or more per month 11 patrons
You get my $1 and $3 patron-only posts plus some more intimate insights into my life as an artist and various other small thoughts to wrap your silk around. Thank you thank you thank you.
You make it sweet
$7 or more per month 13 patrons
You're supporting me generously here. Thank you! You get all of the above, plus DOWNLOAD ALL of my music as it's released! That means you'll get to hear it before anyone else. And I'm so grateful you want to listen.
You dig deep
$21 or more per month 5 patrons
You deserve something good. You get access to the patron-only posts and all the music, as above, and you'll also be AND you'll get random surprises in your email! I'll share extra stuff with you, including personal videos and photos that desire a more intimate audience. My aim is to delight you and maybe to get you to feel things. I also want your suggestions so do your bee dance and tell me.
You shine so sweet on me
$50 or more per month 4 of 50 patrons
My gratitude is so great! This tier will get ALL of the beauty above and FREE MERCH once it's available. I'm proud and humbled.
You call the shots
$100 or more per month 1 patron
I want to give my all to you, PLUS a personal video with a cover of your choice sent directly to you. I am so grateful for you, you make me want to get as big and imposing as possible!
You dazzle me
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
HELLO AMAZING, GENEROUS SUPPORTER. You get EVERYTHING, plus you and a guest will be comped for any/every show I do for as long as you're giving (if you're remote, you get a full video of the performance). Thank you so, so so much. Good god. I am so grateful for you.
Goals
33 of 300 patrons
An EP of music from DUE TO THE SENSITIVE NATURE:

In April of 2018, I performed the world premiere of DUE TO THE SENSITIVE NATURE at the Kimmel Center. The songs include 80's pop melodies, searing rock strains, and heartbreaking piano ballads accompanied by steel guitar, wine glasses, and synth (among others!).

I am in the process of recording these songs. Having 300 patrons the EP would enable me to devote more time to realizing this goal. Capturing the songs would create a useful resource to eventually tour which is a goal of mine!
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The Quick Read Version:

If you like my music and performances like the one below, you can help me continue to do write and perform by giving me a dollar (or more) a month. I would be so grateful!

The "I Want to Know More" Version:

First, a little bit about me:
  • I'm a trained, classical soprano with a penchant for folk, pop, rock (and more) and I am a gigging funk/R&B singer with Red 40 & The Last Groovement
  • Most recently, I wrote and performed the world premiere of DUE TO THE SENSITIVE NATURE at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
  • Billy Penn named me a "young professional creating the new Philadelphia sound" 
  • I devise and perform with Pig Iron Theater Company, SwimPony, Mural & The Mint, Cynthia Hopkins, and The Bearded Ladies
  • My band, Red 40 & The Last Groovement, was in residency at FringeArts from 2014-16. In 2015, Ars Nova Theater selected the band to perform in ANTFest. In 2016, Red 40 & TLG released the album SHE'S KEEN TO FEED. The band has played at FringeArts, Johnny Brenda’s, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Art Museum and a sold-out Union Transfer.

Here's what's coming up for me:
  • A new EP - all original songs from DUE TO THE SENSITIVE NATURE, with an accompanying music video at least.
  • Lots of songs and videos on this page - Some covers, some originals, some recorded with my phone, some recorded in a studio.
  • Live shows - Shows in Philly in various venues, of various sizes and EVEN some shows outside of Philly.

Why should you become a patron?
  • First of all, I have to admit that I'm not quite sure yet! This is an experiment for me. I know that getting paid to make music is really hard. And it's changed a lot over the past few years and is still changing. This model has a lot of potential.
  • Second of all, I have to say it'd be great if it worked out. Here's why:
    • Frankly, I have a lot to give. And sometimes, it's hard to give it. Over the past 7 years, I've attempted to fund my work and pay my bills with a "day job" and performance gigs that are usually underpaid. I am very hopeful that my Patreon page will give my current situation a much-needed oomph.
    • Sharing my process with folks who want to be included would be very gratifying for everyone involved. You can peek behind the curtain to see my process.
    • Patrons get access to my music. All of it! Polished and unpolished.
    • There are rewards for being one of my patrons! I created these rewards specifically so that they'd be exciting for you and exciting for me.
    • Your patronage funds not only recording sessions: it allows me to spend more time making music. Beyond spending less time in a grueling day job, if I can hire other people (musicians, engineers, video-editors, graphic designers, etc.) I can focus on the song-writing and other creative processes. And yes, supporting this artist means I'll support other artists!

How often do patrons get charged? 
Once per month. So whether I upload two songs (which I will) or ten (which I won't) you get charged the same amount. For example, if you sign up at the $4 level, no matter how much I post, you will only ever be charged $4 per month.

Thank you for reading this and taking a look at my Patreon page. I already feel lucky to make music that people want to hear. To be connected via this page would be a dream. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

xx,
Martha

Recent posts by Martha Stuckey

Tiers
You got me
$1 or more per month 1 patron
I see you. Thank you for believing in me. You get the $1 patron-only posts which will include videos of my original songs and some covers. And please know: your help is just as important as anyone giving me $100.
You hold it all together
$3 or more per month 11 patrons
You get my $1 and $3 patron-only posts plus some more intimate insights into my life as an artist and various other small thoughts to wrap your silk around. Thank you thank you thank you.
You make it sweet
$7 or more per month 13 patrons
You're supporting me generously here. Thank you! You get all of the above, plus DOWNLOAD ALL of my music as it's released! That means you'll get to hear it before anyone else. And I'm so grateful you want to listen.
You dig deep
$21 or more per month 5 patrons
You deserve something good. You get access to the patron-only posts and all the music, as above, and you'll also be AND you'll get random surprises in your email! I'll share extra stuff with you, including personal videos and photos that desire a more intimate audience. My aim is to delight you and maybe to get you to feel things. I also want your suggestions so do your bee dance and tell me.
You shine so sweet on me
$50 or more per month 4 of 50 patrons
My gratitude is so great! This tier will get ALL of the beauty above and FREE MERCH once it's available. I'm proud and humbled.
You call the shots
$100 or more per month 1 patron
I want to give my all to you, PLUS a personal video with a cover of your choice sent directly to you. I am so grateful for you, you make me want to get as big and imposing as possible!
You dazzle me
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
HELLO AMAZING, GENEROUS SUPPORTER. You get EVERYTHING, plus you and a guest will be comped for any/every show I do for as long as you're giving (if you're remote, you get a full video of the performance). Thank you so, so so much. Good god. I am so grateful for you.