The Merry Jaynz are creating Music
4

patrons

$14
per month
Hello! My name is Tom Smith. Together with my wife Susan and our friend Myron, we bring you The Merry Jaynz, a 3-piece indie rock band from Knoxville, Tennessee.

We have a TON of great people to thank for us getting to where we are now, musically. Particularly, those who helped us get out our last CD "Love One Another" (stream it HERE) showed us just how much support there is out there for us and independent artists in general. To you and all the folks who gave us a kind word at one of our shows or online, we say Thank You!

While also supporting our families, we are driven to create and produce quality Underground Swamp Rock music with a message (sometimes) or just to raise a smile and some goosebumps!

Now, unless you've been under a rock for a decade or so, you know that music is essentially free. You can stream, or sometimes even download just about any music you want at any time via the good ol' internet. And yet, independent musicians like us are still able to make ends meet with their music careers alone, and with their morals intact as well! How does that work, you might ask?

I'll tell you: Those artists aren't really selling music. They are selling a connection, a relationship, they are selling access to a glimpse of their personal lives and creative processes. The music is just the tangible product fans buy as a way to show support.

If I could hang out with Derek Trucks while he was practicing slide guitar, or Chris Stapleton while he was writing a song, or David Byrne while he was spray-painting a cubist rendition of Kermit the Frog defeating Napoleon at bocce, I would jump at the chance!

I want to create that kind of access for you, but even more, my goal is to foster the kind of inter-activity with you that literally gives you input and insight into our creations.

The songs that are generated along the way will be on CDs eventually, of course. But you can be there every step of the way, all while helping us make the music our full-time focus and a sustainable career. As such, you'll be listed on that CD's artwork as a supporter and get early pre-release access to it as well.

To become one of our supporters, Patreon provides a way for you to pledge a monthly tip amount. There are several levels of rewards to choose from, but for as little as $1 a month, you are basically IN!

So, no, the obsolete Music Industry does NOT get to tell you what to like or dictate who you listen to anymore!   If you want more of The Merry Jaynz than just our music, come on in as a Patron! 

Thanks! 

-Tom
Rewards
Breaking the Ice
$1 or more per month 1 patron
 

$1 or more per month. You did it! You are helping an artist create a sustainable career making music! You have our undying gratitude, and serve as a model for others.

  • You will be able to access my patron-only content.
  • You will get a one-time MP3 download bundle of a few tracks I've produced, but never officially released.
Diving In
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
$5 or more per month. You are clearly committed to helping make the world a more Underground Swamp Rock-y kind of place. A pledge at this level shows you really mean to make a difference and we thank you!
  • You will receive all the above rewards.
  • You will receive an MP3 download of every song I produce within our Patreon goings-on while you are a supporter at this level.
Swimming with the Sharks
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
$15 or more per month. You want to give us the price of one of our CDs....every month? You truly rule as none before you! And your name will be spoken in the most solemn, reverent  and respectful of tones for generations to come.

To thank you for your generosity, 

  • We will send you a download link to our first CD "The Merry Jaynz" 
  • You will also receive all the above stuff!
Scourge of the Seven Seas
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
$40 or more per month. All others tremble in fear at the mere mention of your name, such is the magnitude of your devotion to independent music! 

How can we repay your boundless kindness and generosity? How about this:

  • All the above stuff
  • A download link to our new CD "Love One Another"
  • A listing in our video credits as Executive Producer?
OK, You're Amphitrite and/or Poseidon, Already!
$100 or more per month 0 of 8 patrons
$100 or more per month. You are no less than a deity of arts patronage and should be afforded a retinue of nymphs to scatter pristine white sands and moist kelp fronds before your every footfall! 

While that sort of service is beyond our capability at this time, we bow down to your selflessness and dedication by offering:

  • All the above stuff
  • A monthly one-on-one interactive 15-minute Patreon video chat. This can be in the form of a Q and A session, a private concert, a production update, or even a staring contest (I will WINNN!!!).
Goals
$14 of $50 per month
When we reach the $50 a month goal, your patronage will be paying for our monthly broadband internet access, allowing us to provide all the live and downloadable goodies we cook up for you.
Accordingly, at this level we'll make available our first-ever patron-only photo journal of the recording process updated periodically.

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Hello! My name is Tom Smith. Together with my wife Susan and our friend Myron, we bring you The Merry Jaynz, a 3-piece indie rock band from Knoxville, Tennessee.

We have a TON of great people to thank for us getting to where we are now, musically. Particularly, those who helped us get out our last CD "Love One Another" (stream it HERE) showed us just how much support there is out there for us and independent artists in general. To you and all the folks who gave us a kind word at one of our shows or online, we say Thank You!

While also supporting our families, we are driven to create and produce quality Underground Swamp Rock music with a message (sometimes) or just to raise a smile and some goosebumps!

Now, unless you've been under a rock for a decade or so, you know that music is essentially free. You can stream, or sometimes even download just about any music you want at any time via the good ol' internet. And yet, independent musicians like us are still able to make ends meet with their music careers alone, and with their morals intact as well! How does that work, you might ask?

I'll tell you: Those artists aren't really selling music. They are selling a connection, a relationship, they are selling access to a glimpse of their personal lives and creative processes. The music is just the tangible product fans buy as a way to show support.

If I could hang out with Derek Trucks while he was practicing slide guitar, or Chris Stapleton while he was writing a song, or David Byrne while he was spray-painting a cubist rendition of Kermit the Frog defeating Napoleon at bocce, I would jump at the chance!

I want to create that kind of access for you, but even more, my goal is to foster the kind of inter-activity with you that literally gives you input and insight into our creations.

The songs that are generated along the way will be on CDs eventually, of course. But you can be there every step of the way, all while helping us make the music our full-time focus and a sustainable career. As such, you'll be listed on that CD's artwork as a supporter and get early pre-release access to it as well.

To become one of our supporters, Patreon provides a way for you to pledge a monthly tip amount. There are several levels of rewards to choose from, but for as little as $1 a month, you are basically IN!

So, no, the obsolete Music Industry does NOT get to tell you what to like or dictate who you listen to anymore!   If you want more of The Merry Jaynz than just our music, come on in as a Patron! 

Thanks! 

-Tom

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Rewards
Breaking the Ice
$1 or more per month 1 patron
 

$1 or more per month. You did it! You are helping an artist create a sustainable career making music! You have our undying gratitude, and serve as a model for others.

  • You will be able to access my patron-only content.
  • You will get a one-time MP3 download bundle of a few tracks I've produced, but never officially released.
Diving In
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
$5 or more per month. You are clearly committed to helping make the world a more Underground Swamp Rock-y kind of place. A pledge at this level shows you really mean to make a difference and we thank you!
  • You will receive all the above rewards.
  • You will receive an MP3 download of every song I produce within our Patreon goings-on while you are a supporter at this level.
Swimming with the Sharks
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
$15 or more per month. You want to give us the price of one of our CDs....every month? You truly rule as none before you! And your name will be spoken in the most solemn, reverent  and respectful of tones for generations to come.

To thank you for your generosity, 

  • We will send you a download link to our first CD "The Merry Jaynz" 
  • You will also receive all the above stuff!
Scourge of the Seven Seas
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
$40 or more per month. All others tremble in fear at the mere mention of your name, such is the magnitude of your devotion to independent music! 

How can we repay your boundless kindness and generosity? How about this:

  • All the above stuff
  • A download link to our new CD "Love One Another"
  • A listing in our video credits as Executive Producer?
OK, You're Amphitrite and/or Poseidon, Already!
$100 or more per month 0 of 8 patrons
$100 or more per month. You are no less than a deity of arts patronage and should be afforded a retinue of nymphs to scatter pristine white sands and moist kelp fronds before your every footfall! 

While that sort of service is beyond our capability at this time, we bow down to your selflessness and dedication by offering:

  • All the above stuff
  • A monthly one-on-one interactive 15-minute Patreon video chat. This can be in the form of a Q and A session, a private concert, a production update, or even a staring contest (I will WINNN!!!).