Shannon and Jamie are creating a better world through community, mentorship, and art ❤️
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*** IF YOU'RE HERE FOR PERSONAL SONGS VOLUME 3 - CLICK THE ORANGE "BECOME A PATRON" BUTTON TO GET STARTED! IT'S QUICK AND EASY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. 😊

Hi! We're Shannon Curtis and Jamie Hill. If you're here, you're probably at least somewhat familiar with what we do. While we each have work that we do under our respective names — recording artist and record producer, respectively — more often than not these days people tend to think of us as being a unit. This is fair. a) We're married, b) we tour together a lot, and c) at this point, even when we're doing something that will get put in the Shannon bucket or the Jamie bucket, we're generally both working on it. 

As we've grown together, our work has branched outward in some unexpected ways. We still make a number of records each year, together and with other people. That hasn't changed. But more and more, there are other components to our daily life — and this Patreon is a way for us to help sustain that extra "outside the box" work that we do together.

These joint efforts include:

  • Community engagement and leadership. We started off just making music. But as you've seen if you've been on our journey with us, the community-centric nature of what we do has taken on a life of its own. These days we function as the loose center of a passionate community of people with whom we have meaningful, interactive, ongoing relationships. We do our best to live our lives with wide-open eyes, and to advocate for people and causes that need it. We believe our leadership of this community is a powerful opportunity to inspire other people to create positive change in their lives and in their worlds. 
  • Artist mentoring. We believe the world is changed for the better when independent artists are empowered to make their voices heard. Any given week, between the two of us, we spend on average about 10 hours mentorin, encouraging, providing feedback, helping with songwriting, giving career advice, coaching people on how to do house concerts, and so on. It's incredibly rewarding. There are voices out there that deserve to be heard. We're doing what we can to help.
  • Writing. We want to help as many people as possible to be able to do art full-time on their own terms. In service of this goal, we put as much as possible of what we've learned into writing. Sometimes this writing is in article form; we have each had a bunch of articles published in freely-available artist-centric outlets. And sometimes the writing turns into books! We have one book already out under Shannon's name — a how-to book for doing house concerts. We're working on another book under Jamie's name — it will be a series of essays and meditations from learned experiences on how to do independent art better.

Supporting our Patreon helps support all this extra stuff that we do in hopes of helping make the world a slightly better place. THANK YOU. We couldn't do this without you. Want in? Got $3?


Tiers
Let's do this!
$3 or more per month
Unlike a lot of people on Patreon, we only have one level of support — your choice is to join up or not. It costs $3/month, which hopefully makes it a no-brainer — and you can pledge more if you want to support us more. Here's what your $3/month gets you: 


  • Access to our secret members-only Facebook group! THIS IS A BIG DEAL. This is a place for us all to talk in a more intimate way; not just us with you, but also you with each other. It's a more tightly-knit, self-selecting community-within-a-community. We will do special live broadcasts and chats in this group, that only you will be able to see, and we'll go deeper on stuff that's important to us. We'll still do all our regular stuff on our public-facing Facebook pages — this group will be a place for us to get more in-depth in a more unfiltered way with the people who care the most about the myriad things going through our heads at any given moment.


  • Back-catalog rarities! So, we've been making recordings for a while now. 10 years! And we've put out a lot of records. But did you know that we have 60+ unreleased recordings, that only a couple of people have ever heard? And we're making more all the time. B-sides ... cover songs ... personal songs ... there's a bunch of cool stuff in our ever-expanding archives. And we are going to start trickling it out to you! These are frequently intimate, acoustic recordings,  like "10,000 Blue Stars." We record an average of 8-10 personal songs and cover songs each year, so you'll get a LOT more music than just our official albums.


  • Access to our patrons-only area. This is a page on here that you will get exclusive access to, where you can get all of our members-only stuff: the back-catalog rarities, video chat archives, pieces of writing, et cetera.


Basically this is a whole new level of access to what we're thinking about and working on, in real time. We'd be honored if you'd join us. Want in? Got $3?

I want to do more!
$10 or more per month
This is exactly the same as the $3 tier. You just want to support us a little more. ❤️
Goals
59 of 200 patrons

PRIVATE FACEBOOK CONCERTS!

When this community has grown to 200 people, we'll start a new thing where we take one day each month that we're not on tour and put on a Facebook Live mini-concert on our secret Facebook community page, just for you! This will be a place to test out new material, or dig into the back catalog — including your requests. If you really miss hearing Shannon play an old favorite, then help us get to this goal!
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*** IF YOU'RE HERE FOR PERSONAL SONGS VOLUME 3 - CLICK THE ORANGE "BECOME A PATRON" BUTTON TO GET STARTED! IT'S QUICK AND EASY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. 😊

Hi! We're Shannon Curtis and Jamie Hill. If you're here, you're probably at least somewhat familiar with what we do. While we each have work that we do under our respective names — recording artist and record producer, respectively — more often than not these days people tend to think of us as being a unit. This is fair. a) We're married, b) we tour together a lot, and c) at this point, even when we're doing something that will get put in the Shannon bucket or the Jamie bucket, we're generally both working on it. 

As we've grown together, our work has branched outward in some unexpected ways. We still make a number of records each year, together and with other people. That hasn't changed. But more and more, there are other components to our daily life — and this Patreon is a way for us to help sustain that extra "outside the box" work that we do together.

These joint efforts include:

  • Community engagement and leadership. We started off just making music. But as you've seen if you've been on our journey with us, the community-centric nature of what we do has taken on a life of its own. These days we function as the loose center of a passionate community of people with whom we have meaningful, interactive, ongoing relationships. We do our best to live our lives with wide-open eyes, and to advocate for people and causes that need it. We believe our leadership of this community is a powerful opportunity to inspire other people to create positive change in their lives and in their worlds. 
  • Artist mentoring. We believe the world is changed for the better when independent artists are empowered to make their voices heard. Any given week, between the two of us, we spend on average about 10 hours mentorin, encouraging, providing feedback, helping with songwriting, giving career advice, coaching people on how to do house concerts, and so on. It's incredibly rewarding. There are voices out there that deserve to be heard. We're doing what we can to help.
  • Writing. We want to help as many people as possible to be able to do art full-time on their own terms. In service of this goal, we put as much as possible of what we've learned into writing. Sometimes this writing is in article form; we have each had a bunch of articles published in freely-available artist-centric outlets. And sometimes the writing turns into books! We have one book already out under Shannon's name — a how-to book for doing house concerts. We're working on another book under Jamie's name — it will be a series of essays and meditations from learned experiences on how to do independent art better.

Supporting our Patreon helps support all this extra stuff that we do in hopes of helping make the world a slightly better place. THANK YOU. We couldn't do this without you. Want in? Got $3?


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Tiers
Let's do this!
$3 or more per month
Unlike a lot of people on Patreon, we only have one level of support — your choice is to join up or not. It costs $3/month, which hopefully makes it a no-brainer — and you can pledge more if you want to support us more. Here's what your $3/month gets you: 


  • Access to our secret members-only Facebook group! THIS IS A BIG DEAL. This is a place for us all to talk in a more intimate way; not just us with you, but also you with each other. It's a more tightly-knit, self-selecting community-within-a-community. We will do special live broadcasts and chats in this group, that only you will be able to see, and we'll go deeper on stuff that's important to us. We'll still do all our regular stuff on our public-facing Facebook pages — this group will be a place for us to get more in-depth in a more unfiltered way with the people who care the most about the myriad things going through our heads at any given moment.


  • Back-catalog rarities! So, we've been making recordings for a while now. 10 years! And we've put out a lot of records. But did you know that we have 60+ unreleased recordings, that only a couple of people have ever heard? And we're making more all the time. B-sides ... cover songs ... personal songs ... there's a bunch of cool stuff in our ever-expanding archives. And we are going to start trickling it out to you! These are frequently intimate, acoustic recordings,  like "10,000 Blue Stars." We record an average of 8-10 personal songs and cover songs each year, so you'll get a LOT more music than just our official albums.


  • Access to our patrons-only area. This is a page on here that you will get exclusive access to, where you can get all of our members-only stuff: the back-catalog rarities, video chat archives, pieces of writing, et cetera.


Basically this is a whole new level of access to what we're thinking about and working on, in real time. We'd be honored if you'd join us. Want in? Got $3?

I want to do more!
$10 or more per month
This is exactly the same as the $3 tier. You just want to support us a little more. ❤️