Ryan Little

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About

Hi!

I'm Ryan.

I'm really good at two things: writing music and writing about music. This Patreon gives you access to both! 

In the past, I toured around the country in rock bands and played some pretty rad shows with folks like Cat Power and Vampire Weekend. I also wrote about the arts for publications like Rolling Stone and The Washington Post. 

In 2013, I acquired a case of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS)*, and I gradually disappeared from the world of writing and performing. In recent years, the disease has gotten quite severe. I spend most of my time lying down in a dark, quiet room. I make music very slowly, just a little bit at a time. There's a tape machine set up outside my bedroom, and when I have the energy, I record what I can.

I currently receive disability benefits, but they barely cover my out-of-pocket medical costs. I have great insurance, but it doesn't cover everything. I get a little help from family members, but at the end of the day, I just don't make enough money to make records anymore.

That's where you come in!  

Your patronage provides me with the cash I need to buy new gear, fix old gear, and get my records mixed & mastered. 

In exchange, I offer you nothing but the truth! 

I'll take you behind the curtain and show you how songs get made. Snippets of ideas and sonic experimentation, demos with odd backstories, shots of my studio and explanations of how it all works. 

If you follow me on Instagram, you have an idea of what I do. Here on Patreon, we just go deeper. I'm not only sharing the good parts, I'll show you my failures and tell you what I did wrong. No secrets! 

If you join Tier 2 or above, you get new stories and songs every month! 

If you join a higher tier, I'll send you some swag & extra sounds. 

The $12 tier is extra exciting. At some point during the year, I'll send you a mysterious mixtape. No telling when it'll arrive or what will be on it!  

Whatever tier you join, you will have my endless gratitude. I'm in a pretty tight spot, with no easy way out; your help makes a real difference! 

-R. 

PS If you're just here for health updates, hit "Follow" and don't worry about any of the payment tiers! Health updates are public and free!

*There's a lot of misinformation out there about ME/CFS, and most doctors don't know anything about it (or worse, they give harmful advice based on discredited studies). If you want to learn more about the disease, check out the film Unrest or head over to MEAction.

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