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Welcome Friends and Champions!

     Whether you know me well or whether you just learned my name, I’m glad you made it here to my Patreon page. Thank you for caring enough about my music to stop-in and see what all the noise is about!

So, what is Patreon? Here’s the lowdown:

     If you're a fan of mine and want to support me in the creation of new songs, records, web-concerts, and videos, this is the place. When you subscribe here, you become part of my team, and I want to give my team everything I make before the rest of the world gets their sticky little fingers on it.

     From May to October 2017 I shared my album, Champion, here exclusively with my patrons before we released it to the world. Champion has received some pretty dang wonderful press including a song “premier” in Noisey ViceNPR First Listen feature, a music video premier on Billboard, and a glowing and hilarious album review by Ken Tucker on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

UP NEXT ON PATREON:

I’m going to share with you a brand new record I recorded with my dad this past May (2017).

Rose of My Heart
by: Dirt Road Sweetheart

(Nora Jane and Alan Struthers)
     I’ve been singing harmony with my dad for just about 30 years now and his musical influence and taste is truly the foundation of all the music I make. In my late college years and my subsequent years as a high school English teacher in Brooklyn, NY, my dad and I performed under the name “Dirt Road Sweetheart” at folk halls in Jersey and dive bars in Brooklyn. Our repertoire had some original songs, but mostly consisted of tight-harmony duets (Louvin Brothers, Everly Brothers, Blue Sky Boys, Tim and Molly O’Brien, Emmylou and Graham) and traditional songs we got from the Carter Family, Ollabell Reid, Doc Watson, etc...

     When I decided to make the move to Nashville and pursue my dream of being a full-time musician, Dad and I felt that we had better make a record of how we sounded after all those years of performing together. We recorded our first album, “I Heard the Bluebirds Sing” during the summer of 2008 at Cabin Studios in Leesburg, VA with Les Thompson of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band behind the controls, and a month later I packed my minivan and drove to Nashville.

     It’s been almost 10 years since we recorded that debut album, and through those years, dad and I have continued to make music together. We put 14 songs on our first record and there are SO many more songs that I love singing with my dad and wanted to capture. So, I enlisted Neilson Hubbard to engineer and produce this collection for us. (Neilson also produced Champion.)

     We wanted this record to have a live, and homey feel, so Neilson set up all his gear in my living room, at our home here outside of Nashville. We recorded 17 songs in 3 days and I think 16 of them will make the record. We’re titling this album, “Rose of My Heart” after my favorite song that dad and I sing together. I hope you enjoy this collection my friends. It certainly is special to me.

WHY BECOME A PATREON?

Here on Patreon, your support allows me to make more music, and when you subscribe, you’ll only be charged when I post new content. Every patron who's supporting me is important to this community, YOU'RE who I'm creating for, and I'm glad you found me here.

Whether you're backing me for a dollar or ten dollars...THANK YOU.

xoxo,
Nora Jane

Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per song
$1 or more per [email protected] 83 patrons
You are supporting me and I am SO grateful.  Thank you.  You’ll get:
  • access to my patron-only feed where the community will convene & where everything (music, videos, bonus stuff) gets posted and talked about.  
  • twice a month you'll be emailed a secret streaming link to a new track off "Rose of My Heart"
  • digital downloads of every track you "patronize," and an exclusive bonus track, emailed to you 1 week before the album is released to the public.
  • YOUR NAME printed on the physical album liner notes if you pledge before November 11th (my birthday!).  Or you can totally opt-out and stay anonymous :)


-->> ($1/song = $2/month)

Pledge $3 or more per song
$3 or more per [email protected] 137 patrons
You are supporting me even more and you are awesome.  Thank you.  You’ll get:
  • all of the above +
  • a physical copy of the album mailed to your house! You choose either: signed CD or signed double LP Vinyl Record.
Pledge $5 or more per song
$5 or more per [email protected] 35 patrons
You are supporting me a lot here my friend and $5 per song is really generous.  Thank you!  You’ll get:
  • all of the above +
  • free access to my monthly WEB-CONCERTS where I’ll take requests!  That’s right, you ask for it, I’ll sing it!  Even if I didn’t write it and I barely know it. :)
Pledge $10 or more per song
$10 or more per [email protected] 11 patrons
Woah.  This is a lot of money to spend on an artist, and you are really showing me some serious art-love here. THANK YOU. I'll try to make it worth it. You’ll get:
  • all of the above +
  • an exclusive, surprise merch item mailed to your house along with your copy of the record!
Pledge $25 or more per song
$25 or more per [email protected] 1 patron
Oh my goodness.  You are really giving a lot to support me and my art.  You’re just wonderful.  Thank You!  You’ll get:
  • all of the above +
  • 2 free tickets/ guest list slots, to any show, whenever I can arrange it (which I almost always can!)  
Pledge $50 or more per song
$50 or more per [email protected] 2 patrons
Gracious me!  You are giving so generously to support me and help me continue to make and share the music I love.  You’re amazing and kind and wonderful.  Thank You!  You’ll get:
  • all of the above +
  • postcards from my adventures on tour
  • BACKSTAGE hang-outs at every show you attend.
Pledge $100 or more per song
$100 or more per [email protected] 0 patrons
What!?!  Are you my guardian angel?  I’m so grateful you found me!  You’re amazing.  Truly.  THANK YOU! You’ll get all of the above +....I would love to take one of your personal stories or a tale from your family history and immortalize it in a song just for you!  Or, if you'd rather, maybe Joe and I can come play a show at your house? Or my dad and I could come play and sing for you and your friends?  Or perhaps you just want us to come over and cook you dinner and hang out?  Or maybe you want an insider tour of Nashville?  Or maybe you've got something else in mind?!  Let's talk about it and figure it out.  I can't believe you're supporting me at this level.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much.  
Goals
$721 of $1,000 per [email protected]
Woohoo!!!   I will email all my patrons a video of me doing a happy and embarrasing victory dance!
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Welcome Friends and Champions!

     Whether you know me well or whether you just learned my name, I’m glad you made it here to my Patreon page. Thank you for caring enough about my music to stop-in and see what all the noise is about!

So, what is Patreon? Here’s the lowdown:

     If you're a fan of mine and want to support me in the creation of new songs, records, web-concerts, and videos, this is the place. When you subscribe here, you become part of my team, and I want to give my team everything I make before the rest of the world gets their sticky little fingers on it.

     From May to October 2017 I shared my album, Champion, here exclusively with my patrons before we released it to the world. Champion has received some pretty dang wonderful press including a song “premier” in Noisey ViceNPR First Listen feature, a music video premier on Billboard, and a glowing and hilarious album review by Ken Tucker on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

UP NEXT ON PATREON:

I’m going to share with you a brand new record I recorded with my dad this past May (2017).

Rose of My Heart
by: Dirt Road Sweetheart

(Nora Jane and Alan Struthers)
     I’ve been singing harmony with my dad for just about 30 years now and his musical influence and taste is truly the foundation of all the music I make. In my late college years and my subsequent years as a high school English teacher in Brooklyn, NY, my dad and I performed under the name “Dirt Road Sweetheart” at folk halls in Jersey and dive bars in Brooklyn. Our repertoire had some original songs, but mostly consisted of tight-harmony duets (Louvin Brothers, Everly Brothers, Blue Sky Boys, Tim and Molly O’Brien, Emmylou and Graham) and traditional songs we got from the Carter Family, Ollabell Reid, Doc Watson, etc...

     When I decided to make the move to Nashville and pursue my dream of being a full-time musician, Dad and I felt that we had better make a record of how we sounded after all those years of performing together. We recorded our first album, “I Heard the Bluebirds Sing” during the summer of 2008 at Cabin Studios in Leesburg, VA with Les Thompson of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band behind the controls, and a month later I packed my minivan and drove to Nashville.

     It’s been almost 10 years since we recorded that debut album, and through those years, dad and I have continued to make music together. We put 14 songs on our first record and there are SO many more songs that I love singing with my dad and wanted to capture. So, I enlisted Neilson Hubbard to engineer and produce this collection for us. (Neilson also produced Champion.)

     We wanted this record to have a live, and homey feel, so Neilson set up all his gear in my living room, at our home here outside of Nashville. We recorded 17 songs in 3 days and I think 16 of them will make the record. We’re titling this album, “Rose of My Heart” after my favorite song that dad and I sing together. I hope you enjoy this collection my friends. It certainly is special to me.

WHY BECOME A PATREON?

Here on Patreon, your support allows me to make more music, and when you subscribe, you’ll only be charged when I post new content. Every patron who's supporting me is important to this community, YOU'RE who I'm creating for, and I'm glad you found me here.

Whether you're backing me for a dollar or ten dollars...THANK YOU.

xoxo,
Nora Jane

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Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per song
$1 or more per [email protected] 83 patrons
You are supporting me and I am SO grateful.  Thank you.  You’ll get:
  • access to my patron-only feed where the community will convene & where everything (music, videos, bonus stuff) gets posted and talked about.  
  • twice a month you'll be emailed a secret streaming link to a new track off "Rose of My Heart"
  • digital downloads of every track you "patronize," and an exclusive bonus track, emailed to you 1 week before the album is released to the public.
  • YOUR NAME printed on the physical album liner notes if you pledge before November 11th (my birthday!).  Or you can totally opt-out and stay anonymous :)


-->> ($1/song = $2/month)

Pledge $3 or more per song
$3 or more per [email protected] 137 patrons
You are supporting me even more and you are awesome.  Thank you.  You’ll get:
  • all of the above +
  • a physical copy of the album mailed to your house! You choose either: signed CD or signed double LP Vinyl Record.
Pledge $5 or more per song
$5 or more per [email protected] 35 patrons
You are supporting me a lot here my friend and $5 per song is really generous.  Thank you!  You’ll get:
  • all of the above +
  • free access to my monthly WEB-CONCERTS where I’ll take requests!  That’s right, you ask for it, I’ll sing it!  Even if I didn’t write it and I barely know it. :)
Pledge $10 or more per song
$10 or more per [email protected] 11 patrons
Woah.  This is a lot of money to spend on an artist, and you are really showing me some serious art-love here. THANK YOU. I'll try to make it worth it. You’ll get:
  • all of the above +
  • an exclusive, surprise merch item mailed to your house along with your copy of the record!
Pledge $25 or more per song
$25 or more per [email protected] 1 patron
Oh my goodness.  You are really giving a lot to support me and my art.  You’re just wonderful.  Thank You!  You’ll get:
  • all of the above +
  • 2 free tickets/ guest list slots, to any show, whenever I can arrange it (which I almost always can!)  
Pledge $50 or more per song
$50 or more per [email protected] 2 patrons
Gracious me!  You are giving so generously to support me and help me continue to make and share the music I love.  You’re amazing and kind and wonderful.  Thank You!  You’ll get:
  • all of the above +
  • postcards from my adventures on tour
  • BACKSTAGE hang-outs at every show you attend.
Pledge $100 or more per song
$100 or more per [email protected] 0 patrons
What!?!  Are you my guardian angel?  I’m so grateful you found me!  You’re amazing.  Truly.  THANK YOU! You’ll get all of the above +....I would love to take one of your personal stories or a tale from your family history and immortalize it in a song just for you!  Or, if you'd rather, maybe Joe and I can come play a show at your house? Or my dad and I could come play and sing for you and your friends?  Or perhaps you just want us to come over and cook you dinner and hang out?  Or maybe you want an insider tour of Nashville?  Or maybe you've got something else in mind?!  Let's talk about it and figure it out.  I can't believe you're supporting me at this level.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much.