Shawnee Kilgore

is creating a song a week for 6 1/2 years and counting

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About Shawnee Kilgore

Hello wonderful person looking at your computer or phone screen right now. You've found the Songbird Society, either by intention or accident. In life there are both, and both can be wonderful. My warmest welcome!

Who am I and what is the Songbird Society?

I'm Shawnee Kilgore. I am the breath and the heartbeat of Let That Songbird Go Music and Photography.

In December 2013 I was challenged by two artists I greatly respect and admire, Ray Prim and Tom Meny, to write one song each week for a year. It was a big commitment but I went in determined, and I did it.

Then I just didn’t stop.

I have now been writing a song a week for 6 1/2 years and counting.

SIX AND A HALF YEARS (and counting).

These songs can either go nowhere or they can go somewhere.

I decided they should go here. I decided they should go to you.

I’m not brave about many things, but I’ve decided I can be brave about this. I’ve learned to truly open myself to the muse and I will write anything she asks me to write, be it silly, be it stark, be it dark, be it strange.

"Why bother? Because right now, there is someone out there with a wound in the exact shape of your words." -Thomas Dougherty

95% of these songs will never make it to an album. They’re not the greatest hits, but creativity isn't about the greatest hits, and were I only writing for that purpose 95% of them wouldn’t get written.

The Songbird Society is the incredible community of patrons who support me in my weekly songwriting endeavors and the only people on this earth who get to hear every single song that I write. They’re my people, and I love them. They are the wind beneath my wings and they make this whole musical world go ‘round.


THANK YOU PATREON FOR BRINGING US TOGETHER <3 

Patreon is all about ongoing support. Basically, you get to directly support the artists you love for doing what they do best ~ making their unique and precious art. I love the way Carsie Blanton describes it:

"I like the Patreon model because it values creative works (like songs and essays) over consumer products (like albums and books). This site is a good reminder that some of our best and most important work as humans can't be packaged and sold for a fixed price. To me, becoming a patron doesn't mean you're paying for each song, it means you're showing support for my lifelong project of being creative."

I couldn't have said it better. (Obviously, or I would have.)

So how does this work?

Life can be really complicated, and I want this to be simple. I'm doing things a little differently than many of the other creators here are, which means

You pledge to support me with enter any amount of whole dollars here per month and you will get immediate access to everything I have ever posted, which as of June 4, 2020, includes 243 brand new songs, plus some cool bonus stuff, like glimpses into the teenage punk years, in depth stories behind songs that I don't usually share, and anything else I can think of as I think of it - or as you think of it! Let me know what awesome stuff I can provide to express my gratitude for your support.

Some people have more to give than others, but the energy behind the generosity is the same and I want everyone to receive the same gratitude for that gift - which is immense. 

Thank you so much for finding this page and taking the time to see what it's all about. I'm humbled and honored to share my songs, and this journey, with you.

The Songbird Society awaits your welcome, with love and with thanks. 
Goals
$250 - reached! per month
I will finally commit myself to a weekly blog! It could cover everything from being a musician and being a girl to folk food and fashion - no wait the fast lane...no wait felines....(or I just may leave all F words out entirely).
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 286 exclusive posts
187
Audio releases
190
Images
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Links
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Writing
4
Videos
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 286 exclusive posts
187
Audio releases
190
Images
2
Links
1
Writing
4
Videos

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