Melissa Greener

Melissa Greener

is creating Songs, Poems, Art Photos & more | Documenting her Artful Life

13

patrons


The Fallow Year | Songs of Solace for the Suffering
A new album of songs addressing mental health issues, addiction, and family dysfunction. Coming Soon...
#SongsHeal
Hi, I'm Melissa Greener. 
I travel the world performing songs that I write in hopes of connecting through our common human experience.  I also write poems and prose, I make expressionistic photographic art prints, and lately I've been talking about mental health issues a lot too.  But if you're here you probably already know who I am.

Thank you so much for checking out my Patreon page!!!

I am a one-woman operation.  I'm here on Patreon because so many fans and friends - many artists in their own way - have asked me to give an inside view into the day-to-day rough and tumble life of a working artist.  Maybe you're a super-fan of indie music and music-makers;  maybe you aspire to make music or art yourself;  or maybe you'd just like a little entertainment by sitting shot-gun as I navigate the sometimes treacherous, sometimes spectacularly stunningly, always adventurous terrain of my life as a Creative and musician/artist.

On this page I'll do my best to document my works in progress, behind-the-scenes happenings, sketch-ideas of songs and stories, commentary, triumphs, tragedies, and other minutia of my daily existence.  Upon your subscription, you'll contribute to each individual piece of content that I post here.  Some months it might be one or two works.  Some months it'll be more.  Some months less...  You can subscribe for as little as $1 per unique post, with options to set a limit for your monthly contributions.  

Asking you to be my patron is not a very comfortable thing to do.  The fact is, I've tried my damnedest to do other work but I just simply cannot do anything else.  

With just a tiny bit less financial stress I can spend more time actually making my work!  Anyone that thinks being a "starving-artist" is romantic has never actually been a starving artist.  I still wouldn't trade it, but it is not for the faint of heart.

It works like this:

I need to make art to live  +  You need to consume art to live  =  Here we are on Patreon!

I have had the great fortune to be able to do my music professionally, full-time, all over the world for almost fifteen years now!  I am utterly astounded by this and so grateful.  However, I'm not only an artist.  I am also my own booking agent, manager, record label, publicist, radio promoter, tour-manager, web designer, video editor, and so many other things!  I am a full-time, non-stop one-stop shop.  Making my art is the very least of what I do.  The other 97% of my time goes to the hustle of a very meager troubadour existence.

And so, for your support of patronage I am HUGELY, GRATEFUL!  Thank you!

With hat in hand, I remain your humble fan,
.mg 

Tiers
Gas Stop Cup'a Joe
$1 or more per creation
Every dollar matters and is so appreciated! Thanks!
Fancy Coffee
$5 or more per creation
$5 could add up fast!  Thank you!
Lunch
$10 or more per creation
It's like you're buying me lunch once a month.  Which is great, because, I need to eat food sometimes. :)  Thank you so much!!!
Perma-Picks
$15 or more per creation
Once a month I have to get my acrylic nails filled.  They're my built-in guitar picks, so an essential tool for the job.  Thanks for keeping me pick-ready!
Oil Change
$35 or more per creation
Thanks for keeping my motor running!!
Full Tank
$45 or more per creation
Thank you for sending me down the road another few miles!
Leave the Light On
$65 or more per creation
I can stay at a Motel 6 instead of the couch of some creeper after the show.  Thank you!!!!!!  Really.  I mean, seriously.
Clean Sheets
$115 or more per creation
This will cover a night at a Courtyard Marriott (Ooooo, fancy!).  But to be honest, I would never spend $115 on a hotel.. I'd probably pay my phone bill with it or something.
Anyway, ThAnK yOu! 
Home Fire
$200 or more per creation
Thanks for helping to keep the heating on, so I won't have to come home to a Cold House.. ;) 
Goals
52% complete
If this goal is met I will video myself doing a happy dance and post it here for you.  This is kind of a big deal because... I do NOT dance.
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The Fallow Year | Songs of Solace for the Suffering
A new album of songs addressing mental health issues, addiction, and family dysfunction. Coming Soon...
#SongsHeal
Hi, I'm Melissa Greener. 
I travel the world performing songs that I write in hopes of connecting through our common human experience.  I also write poems and prose, I make expressionistic photographic art prints, and lately I've been talking about mental health issues a lot too.  But if you're here you probably already know who I am.

Thank you so much for checking out my Patreon page!!!

I am a one-woman operation.  I'm here on Patreon because so many fans and friends - many artists in their own way - have asked me to give an inside view into the day-to-day rough and tumble life of a working artist.  Maybe you're a super-fan of indie music and music-makers;  maybe you aspire to make music or art yourself;  or maybe you'd just like a little entertainment by sitting shot-gun as I navigate the sometimes treacherous, sometimes spectacularly stunningly, always adventurous terrain of my life as a Creative and musician/artist.

On this page I'll do my best to document my works in progress, behind-the-scenes happenings, sketch-ideas of songs and stories, commentary, triumphs, tragedies, and other minutia of my daily existence.  Upon your subscription, you'll contribute to each individual piece of content that I post here.  Some months it might be one or two works.  Some months it'll be more.  Some months less...  You can subscribe for as little as $1 per unique post, with options to set a limit for your monthly contributions.  

Asking you to be my patron is not a very comfortable thing to do.  The fact is, I've tried my damnedest to do other work but I just simply cannot do anything else.  

With just a tiny bit less financial stress I can spend more time actually making my work!  Anyone that thinks being a "starving-artist" is romantic has never actually been a starving artist.  I still wouldn't trade it, but it is not for the faint of heart.

It works like this:

I need to make art to live  +  You need to consume art to live  =  Here we are on Patreon!

I have had the great fortune to be able to do my music professionally, full-time, all over the world for almost fifteen years now!  I am utterly astounded by this and so grateful.  However, I'm not only an artist.  I am also my own booking agent, manager, record label, publicist, radio promoter, tour-manager, web designer, video editor, and so many other things!  I am a full-time, non-stop one-stop shop.  Making my art is the very least of what I do.  The other 97% of my time goes to the hustle of a very meager troubadour existence.

And so, for your support of patronage I am HUGELY, GRATEFUL!  Thank you!

With hat in hand, I remain your humble fan,
.mg 

Recent posts by Melissa Greener

Tiers
Gas Stop Cup'a Joe
$1 or more per creation
Every dollar matters and is so appreciated! Thanks!
Fancy Coffee
$5 or more per creation
$5 could add up fast!  Thank you!
Lunch
$10 or more per creation
It's like you're buying me lunch once a month.  Which is great, because, I need to eat food sometimes. :)  Thank you so much!!!
Perma-Picks
$15 or more per creation
Once a month I have to get my acrylic nails filled.  They're my built-in guitar picks, so an essential tool for the job.  Thanks for keeping me pick-ready!
Oil Change
$35 or more per creation
Thanks for keeping my motor running!!
Full Tank
$45 or more per creation
Thank you for sending me down the road another few miles!
Leave the Light On
$65 or more per creation
I can stay at a Motel 6 instead of the couch of some creeper after the show.  Thank you!!!!!!  Really.  I mean, seriously.
Clean Sheets
$115 or more per creation
This will cover a night at a Courtyard Marriott (Ooooo, fancy!).  But to be honest, I would never spend $115 on a hotel.. I'd probably pay my phone bill with it or something.
Anyway, ThAnK yOu! 
Home Fire
$200 or more per creation
Thanks for helping to keep the heating on, so I won't have to come home to a Cold House.. ;)