Survival Guide

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  • 1 downloadable cover song per month
  • Demo songs/snippets of new music I'm working on
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  • Your name listed in the THANK YOU notes on my next release
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  • My gratitude! <3
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  • Stream one OLD song per month from my very first bands (when I was in high school/early college)!
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Hey friends, thanks for stopping by my Patreon page! If you've happened upon this page and you don't know me already, I'm Emily Whitehurst and my musical project is Survival Guide. You can call me Em if you like. ;) I sing, I play keyboards, I sing into a telephone sometimes and other times I play a little plastic glockenspiel. ANNNyway...

Why start a Patreon?
What's most exciting to me about Patreon is how it creates community. I want to have a place to do fun and creative things, and a group of interested people to share those things with. To me, that's basically the definition of an artist's dream. I love the feeling of giving something enjoyable back to the people who support me -- if you know me, you know I love treating my fans well. (Technically, you'd be supporting me even more by signing up, but that's why you'd get even more awesome stuff in return! It's a cycle.) And yes, there's money involved, but this Patreon is EXTREMELY casual. I understand that not everyone who is a fan will want to be part of this, and that's completely fine. I'm not looking to swim through vaults of gold like Scrooge McDuck. Here's my order of importance (and this whole paragraph) in a nutshell: 1) Use Patreon to maintain constant creativity in a variety of fun ways. 2) Develop community of people who appreciate said creativity (YOU!), and deliver artworks to them directly. 3) Make a little $ to help keep creativity from being squashed by potential day job. *insert winky smiley emoji*

I truly appreciate you just for having read all this. If you're interested in signing up, fantastic! I can't wait to have you as a patron and to be your artist! If not, please join me on your favorite social media platform by searching srvvlgd. And I still love you!

xo Em
106 of 200 patrons
When I've got 200 patrons, I'll get some sort of karaoke machine setup going and I'll start incorporating that into the rewards. So even if you don't get your own cover, I can still sing your favorite song!
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