Mary Beth Maziarz

Mary Beth Maziarz

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Ah, the 90s...the early 2000's....The economy booming, true love blossoming, making a home and life as a singer and songwriter in Park City... yep. Those were great, creative days. Though I was an intrepid creator of songs and records for a long while there, you may not have heard much from me in recent years. We've had two kids, Daisy and Foster, whose appearance into our lives has proven to inspire the most creative and challenging of efforts yet. Before the kids came along, I released 7 albums in nine years. Afterwards, one EP in a decade. It has taken awhile to come out of the cocoon of parenthood, where so much energy and creativity becomes (rightfully) channeled, but it's time.

And now, a creative spring (in Autumn, no less)...
I have been coming back up to creative speed in spurts -- giving Ted Talks, playing the occasional fantastic gig, releasing an EP, and writing a book.

My Ted talks focused on the sacred imperative of creative inspiration, and how to protect your fledgling artistic efforts from the approval-whoring and schizophrenic personas encouraged by social media.

I have played huge gigs for amazing, whooping-and-hollering, on-their-feet crowds with incredible acts like Etta James, Shawn Colvin, Little Big Town, Natalie Maines, 10,000 Maniacs, and Aloe Blacc. I have had over 50 of my songs appear in films and tv shows like Dawson's Creek, Joan of Arcadia, Party of Five, Beautiful People, and Broken Hearts' Club.

My Kick-Ass Creativity book has inspired readers to embrace me, tears in their eyes, and tell me stories of how their lives have changed by trusting themselves, trusting their art. The book has also inspired some of Amazon's Vine reviewers to write some of the most vicious, livid reviews I've ever seen. For a book that they got for free. (I will assume they have creative issues they are trying to work out....)

People have told me that something I wrote saved their lives, that it was a message they needed so badly at exactly the time when it came. I can't get over the fact that artists are able to have these tendrils into other people's lives in such an intimate, critical way.

Writing songs, playing piano and singing for you, sharing stories and possibilities...these have been my greatest honors in life.

Thank you for everything. I look forward to seeing what we will create together!
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Pledge $1 or more per month
You're fabulous!  Thank you so much!  Each month I'll send you new demos and songs via mp3 instant delivery, often before they are available anywhere else.  I will also send you pre-publication drafts of articles and writing projects whenever possible.
Pledge $10 or more per month
You are awesome!  Thank you!   Along with receiving pre-publication versions of any essays or songs, you'll have access to my private creative journal, where I workshop works in progress and the process of bringing art to life, as well as hosting monthly Q&As with Patreons.
Pledge $25 or more per month
You are a patron among PATRONS!  This support will help so much!  Along with receiving pre-publication versions of any essays or songs, and private creative journal access, you will be listed in the liner credits of any upcoming full-length album releases, and be supporting two additional writing hours each time your pledge activates.  At the release of a new CD or book, you'll receive a signed hard copy in the mail with my deepest thanks.
Pledge $300 or more per month
You are the light at the end of the tunnel!  This exceptional level supports one week of writing time each month -- the Magic 6 hours -- and includes all the premiums from other levels as well as credit in CD liner notes or book acknowledgements.  At the end of each year of this pledge, I will perform a private concert for you in Park City (or at the location of your choice if travel arrangements can be provided.)  Thank you for your amazing generosity and personal devotion to the creation of new music and writing.

Pledge $1,250 or more per month
You are clearly a rockstar Patron...!  Your pledge supports weekly creative time for a YEAR -- the Magic 6 hours x 52! and --  includes all the premiums from other levels as well as credit in CD liner notes or book acknowledgements. At the end of each year of this pledge, I will perform a private concert for you in Park City (or at the location of your choice if travel arrangements can be provided) that will include a song written for you about a person or story of your choice.  (I will interview you in advance and provide a recording of the song upon approval.)  Your generosity is beyond words.  Thank you.    

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This goal creates a weekly stipend of $300 per week to pay for elements related to writing new things and recording or finding publishing homes for them regularly, when they're "hot from the creative kitchen," as it were.  In the true spirit of patronage, this goal allows for the focus and direction of creative energy directly to where it may have some lastly musical or literary impact.
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Ah, the 90s...the early 2000's....The economy booming, true love blossoming, making a home and life as a singer and songwriter in Park City... yep. Those were great, creative days. Though I was an intrepid creator of songs and records for a long while there, you may not have heard much from me in recent years. We've had two kids, Daisy and Foster, whose appearance into our lives has proven to inspire the most creative and challenging of efforts yet. Before the kids came along, I released 7 albums in nine years. Afterwards, one EP in a decade. It has taken awhile to come out of the cocoon of parenthood, where so much energy and creativity becomes (rightfully) channeled, but it's time.

And now, a creative spring (in Autumn, no less)...
I have been coming back up to creative speed in spurts -- giving Ted Talks, playing the occasional fantastic gig, releasing an EP, and writing a book.

My Ted talks focused on the sacred imperative of creative inspiration, and how to protect your fledgling artistic efforts from the approval-whoring and schizophrenic personas encouraged by social media.

I have played huge gigs for amazing, whooping-and-hollering, on-their-feet crowds with incredible acts like Etta James, Shawn Colvin, Little Big Town, Natalie Maines, 10,000 Maniacs, and Aloe Blacc. I have had over 50 of my songs appear in films and tv shows like Dawson's Creek, Joan of Arcadia, Party of Five, Beautiful People, and Broken Hearts' Club.

My Kick-Ass Creativity book has inspired readers to embrace me, tears in their eyes, and tell me stories of how their lives have changed by trusting themselves, trusting their art. The book has also inspired some of Amazon's Vine reviewers to write some of the most vicious, livid reviews I've ever seen. For a book that they got for free. (I will assume they have creative issues they are trying to work out....)

People have told me that something I wrote saved their lives, that it was a message they needed so badly at exactly the time when it came. I can't get over the fact that artists are able to have these tendrils into other people's lives in such an intimate, critical way.

Writing songs, playing piano and singing for you, sharing stories and possibilities...these have been my greatest honors in life.

Thank you for everything. I look forward to seeing what we will create together!
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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
You're fabulous!  Thank you so much!  Each month I'll send you new demos and songs via mp3 instant delivery, often before they are available anywhere else.  I will also send you pre-publication drafts of articles and writing projects whenever possible.
Pledge $10 or more per month
You are awesome!  Thank you!   Along with receiving pre-publication versions of any essays or songs, you'll have access to my private creative journal, where I workshop works in progress and the process of bringing art to life, as well as hosting monthly Q&As with Patreons.
Pledge $25 or more per month
You are a patron among PATRONS!  This support will help so much!  Along with receiving pre-publication versions of any essays or songs, and private creative journal access, you will be listed in the liner credits of any upcoming full-length album releases, and be supporting two additional writing hours each time your pledge activates.  At the release of a new CD or book, you'll receive a signed hard copy in the mail with my deepest thanks.
Pledge $300 or more per month
You are the light at the end of the tunnel!  This exceptional level supports one week of writing time each month -- the Magic 6 hours -- and includes all the premiums from other levels as well as credit in CD liner notes or book acknowledgements.  At the end of each year of this pledge, I will perform a private concert for you in Park City (or at the location of your choice if travel arrangements can be provided.)  Thank you for your amazing generosity and personal devotion to the creation of new music and writing.

Pledge $1,250 or more per month
You are clearly a rockstar Patron...!  Your pledge supports weekly creative time for a YEAR -- the Magic 6 hours x 52! and --  includes all the premiums from other levels as well as credit in CD liner notes or book acknowledgements. At the end of each year of this pledge, I will perform a private concert for you in Park City (or at the location of your choice if travel arrangements can be provided) that will include a song written for you about a person or story of your choice.  (I will interview you in advance and provide a recording of the song upon approval.)  Your generosity is beyond words.  Thank you.