Kevin Heider is creating Song & Story (a podcast)
3

patrons

$18
per month
Thank you for supporting this project! Patrons of this podcast (at varying levels) will get bonus episodes + advance access to my own music and videos before they're officially released.

THE CONCEPT
Every song has a story. I want to dive into songs that have piqued my interest over the years and learn more about them by discussing them with the artists who brought them to life.

THE FORMAT
Introduction  //  Every episode will begin with a brief introduction.
Song  //  The featured song will be played in full, with a lead-in by the artist.
Discussion  //  I'll ask the artist about the story/stories behind the song. I'll poke and prod and ask about specific lines, phrases, themes, metaphors, production decisions, etc. I fully anticipate each conversation veering off onto backroads and tangents — an inevitable result of our subjective experiences with art — though it will always come back around.
Song (again)  //  Having digested and discussed the song, we'll close each show by listening to it again with fresh ears and a new perspective.

WHY?
I'm a songwriter. As such, I'm a storyteller. I know how much time, energy, and thought goes into crafting a song. Some come out quickly, in minutes. Some take days, weeks, months, even years to be fully revealed and refined. I know what each of my songs means. I know the stories behind them. Sometimes I share those stories when I'm performing, though I never quite reveal every detail; I never really tell the whole story.

I've been traveling with my music for almost a decade. In that time, I've had the privilege of meeting and collaborating with some incredible songwriters. The opportunity to meet an artist I admire and talk with them about their work is something I cherish. Contemplating a song and discussing it — the thought and intent behind it, the stories around and contained within it — is essential to valuing music as art. What a song can reveal about the human condition in all its glory, tragedy, comedy, error, absurdity, and mystery: that's what I want to explore.
Rewards
Unicorns
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
This pledge level has nothing to do with unicorns. That was just Patreon's example title for this tier. And we dug it. Because unicorns are cool. So are you. Your name will now be added to our website, for you have proven that unicorns exist.
Ants
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
My wife loves ants, which means she loves you. Ants can carry 10-50 times their own weight. They're small, but they work together to build amazing things. Sound familiar? Sound like....us? Ants also get their names added to our website, plus:

+ access to bonus episodes and stories/conversations left out of published episodes

+ a shout-out on our social media platforms

+ access to some music-related videos I release before I officially release them
Dolphins
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Dolphins have powerful, complex brains. They're super intelligent. Just like you. And other pandering compliments. Dolphins get everything in the previous tiers, plus:

+ digital downloads AND signed hard copies of any new music I release before I officially release it

+ access to behind-the-scenes photos, videos, and sound-bytes via the patrons-only feed

+ custom-designed bottle opener and drink coaster pack (shipped as soon as they're ready)
Foxes
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Foxes are sly. That's all I really know about them. But they'll always hold a special place in my heart because of how profanely my daughter mispronounced "fox" when she was learning to speak. You hold a similar place in my heart, sans the profanity. Foxes get everything in the previous tiers, plus:


+ my daughter and I will record a video every month for $20+ patrons to say THANK YOU and to sing you a song (she just turned 3, loves to sing, and has a beautiful little voice)


+ access to super secret stuff I never show anyone about my creative process (i.e. alternate lyrics from early drafts of songs, original demos and voice memos from my phone, and some stories I just never really share)

Zebras
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
Every zebra is unique. Just like you. Sure, they've all got stripes. But no two stripe patterns are the same. Think about that — YOU are basically an equine fingerprint incarnate. How's your mind? Blown? Zebras get everything in the previous tiers, plus:

+ access to a quarterly livestream for patrons only; I'll answer questions and play a small set live from an undisclosed location; you can make song requests [for consideration] in advance AND I'll test out new/unfinished material on you

+ I'll send you whatever new merch I make (t-shirts, prints, accessories, etc.) related to either my own music or this podcast
Goals
$18 of $3,000 per month
There's a strong wind a-blowin'... 

If we've reached this level, I'll be able to (1) regularly record + release more of my own music and other passion projects and (2) expand the concept of Song & Story w/ a regular rotation of different types of music/art-related episodes
2 of 2
Thank you for supporting this project! Patrons of this podcast (at varying levels) will get bonus episodes + advance access to my own music and videos before they're officially released.

THE CONCEPT
Every song has a story. I want to dive into songs that have piqued my interest over the years and learn more about them by discussing them with the artists who brought them to life.

THE FORMAT
Introduction  //  Every episode will begin with a brief introduction.
Song  //  The featured song will be played in full, with a lead-in by the artist.
Discussion  //  I'll ask the artist about the story/stories behind the song. I'll poke and prod and ask about specific lines, phrases, themes, metaphors, production decisions, etc. I fully anticipate each conversation veering off onto backroads and tangents — an inevitable result of our subjective experiences with art — though it will always come back around.
Song (again)  //  Having digested and discussed the song, we'll close each show by listening to it again with fresh ears and a new perspective.

WHY?
I'm a songwriter. As such, I'm a storyteller. I know how much time, energy, and thought goes into crafting a song. Some come out quickly, in minutes. Some take days, weeks, months, even years to be fully revealed and refined. I know what each of my songs means. I know the stories behind them. Sometimes I share those stories when I'm performing, though I never quite reveal every detail; I never really tell the whole story.

I've been traveling with my music for almost a decade. In that time, I've had the privilege of meeting and collaborating with some incredible songwriters. The opportunity to meet an artist I admire and talk with them about their work is something I cherish. Contemplating a song and discussing it — the thought and intent behind it, the stories around and contained within it — is essential to valuing music as art. What a song can reveal about the human condition in all its glory, tragedy, comedy, error, absurdity, and mystery: that's what I want to explore.

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Rewards
Unicorns
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
This pledge level has nothing to do with unicorns. That was just Patreon's example title for this tier. And we dug it. Because unicorns are cool. So are you. Your name will now be added to our website, for you have proven that unicorns exist.
Ants
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
My wife loves ants, which means she loves you. Ants can carry 10-50 times their own weight. They're small, but they work together to build amazing things. Sound familiar? Sound like....us? Ants also get their names added to our website, plus:

+ access to bonus episodes and stories/conversations left out of published episodes

+ a shout-out on our social media platforms

+ access to some music-related videos I release before I officially release them
Dolphins
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Dolphins have powerful, complex brains. They're super intelligent. Just like you. And other pandering compliments. Dolphins get everything in the previous tiers, plus:

+ digital downloads AND signed hard copies of any new music I release before I officially release it

+ access to behind-the-scenes photos, videos, and sound-bytes via the patrons-only feed

+ custom-designed bottle opener and drink coaster pack (shipped as soon as they're ready)
Foxes
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Foxes are sly. That's all I really know about them. But they'll always hold a special place in my heart because of how profanely my daughter mispronounced "fox" when she was learning to speak. You hold a similar place in my heart, sans the profanity. Foxes get everything in the previous tiers, plus:


+ my daughter and I will record a video every month for $20+ patrons to say THANK YOU and to sing you a song (she just turned 3, loves to sing, and has a beautiful little voice)


+ access to super secret stuff I never show anyone about my creative process (i.e. alternate lyrics from early drafts of songs, original demos and voice memos from my phone, and some stories I just never really share)

Zebras
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
Every zebra is unique. Just like you. Sure, they've all got stripes. But no two stripe patterns are the same. Think about that — YOU are basically an equine fingerprint incarnate. How's your mind? Blown? Zebras get everything in the previous tiers, plus:

+ access to a quarterly livestream for patrons only; I'll answer questions and play a small set live from an undisclosed location; you can make song requests [for consideration] in advance AND I'll test out new/unfinished material on you

+ I'll send you whatever new merch I make (t-shirts, prints, accessories, etc.) related to either my own music or this podcast