TradCafe is creating Podcasts about Creativity and Traditional Music
41

patrons

$264
per month
Hello and welcome to the TradCafe Patron page! TradCafe is a podcast created and hosted by Celtic/Jazz pianist Neil Pearlman in order to give great traditional musicians a platform to share their stories with the wider public. Here on Patreon you can be a part of that mission by joining a community of fans who have pledged to support the show on a monthly basis and in return gain access to exclusive content, sneak peeks behind the scenes and the chance to be more directly involved with the show itself. We look forward to having you on board! 

The Show:
All around the world right now, amazing creative, thoughtful and driven musicians are carrying their musical traditions forward into the new millennium. The relationship between cultural traditions and original creativity is complicated one that lays bare the myriad ways that music plays a role in our lives and societies. From community building to individual artistic expression, social activism to deep personal relationships, music plays a fundamental role in our lives and the musicians who create these moments have a unique perspective.  

The goal of TradCafe is to present accomplished and unique musicians chatting informally with Neil, peer-to-peer in long form conversations. Paired with live unplanned musical collaborations, these conversations give the listener a window on the artist's journey and creativity in a way that doesn't happen in a more polished media interview. Hopefully through their struggles and successes we can glean inspiration and new ideas for our own endeavors, discovering new music along the way.

Why Patreon?
As with most podcasts, TradCafe is free to subscribe and listen to (www.tradcafe.org), and we're committed to keeping that model in place. But the show is not free to produce. There are overhead costs with media hosting, online presence and maintaining recording equipment, not to mention the hours of work it takes to record, edit, publish and promote each episode. Normally a podcast would cover these costs with advertising, but I don't like the idea of filling the show with ads, not to mention that the niche nature of the show is not well suited to building a huge mainstream audience. So that's where Patreon comes in!

With Patreon I can bypass the corporate model and connect directly to you, the fans. If you want to help us keep the show afloat you can pledge a monthly contribution that you know is going directly to the show. In return I'll keep you in the loop about what's ahead for the show, give you access to bonus content that didn't make it into the episodes, take your submitted questions in upcoming episodes and give you the chance to chat directly with me about the show. 

Check out the rewards for pledges on the right side of the page and look to the left side for a series of milestone goals and what each would mean for the development of the show!

If you're still reading, you've already invested some time in this project so thanks for that! I hope to be able to welcome you to our TradCafe Patreon community soon!

-Neil
Tiers
Join the community! ($1+)
$1 or more per month 11 patrons
Welcome to the TradCafe community! For just $1/month you'll have the opportunity to submit your own questions for upcoming guests prior to each interview and get access to new episodes the night before they go public!
Fly on the Wall ($3+)
$3 or more per month 9 patrons
Wish you could be in the room when we tape an episode? Pledge at least $3/month and you will have access to videos of all the musical collaborations featured in each episode. It's almost like you're sitting there with us! (Includes all previous rewards) 
Bonus music! ($5+)
$5 or more per month 14 patrons
Most of the time when we tape an episode we end up with extra music that didn't make it into the show. For $5/month we'll give you access to extra musical tracks that didn't make it into the show and upload videos of those tracks as well! (includes previous rewards)
Patron Discounts! ($10+)
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
Your support is so important to this show's continued existence and $10/month is such a generous show of support! To show our thanks you'll get a 15% discount on all TradCafe merchandise, including future projects. Also this tier Neil wants to hear your thoughts on the show and how to make it better. You'll receive a personal email from him so that you can share your thoughts on the show and have a conversation about future plans. (Includes all previous rewards)
Patron producer ($100+)
$100 or more per month 1 patron
Wow! Thanks to your generosity this show has a bright future. You will receive the special "Patron Producer" credit in each episode that comes out while you are pledging $100/month. You or your organization will be thanked and acknowledged as a sponsor of one episode each month while you are in this tier (you may choose to give anonymously and forego this).


Also a Patron Producer you play an important role in making the show possible and the next time Neil is in your town he'd like to meet you for a meal and chat about the future of the show. 


(Includes all previous rewards)

Goals
$264 of $350 per month
CAFE MUGS!! Want to pour yourself a cup of coffee in your very own TradCafe mug when you pull up a chair and listen in to our conversations? You're in luck! Once we pass $350/month we will start printing TradCafe branded mugs and will mail every Patreon supporter one as a thank you.

(note: mugs are usable for tea, water, and any other non-coffee drink as well. You are not required to drink coffee while listening to TradCafe, it is only a suggestion.)
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Hello and welcome to the TradCafe Patron page! TradCafe is a podcast created and hosted by Celtic/Jazz pianist Neil Pearlman in order to give great traditional musicians a platform to share their stories with the wider public. Here on Patreon you can be a part of that mission by joining a community of fans who have pledged to support the show on a monthly basis and in return gain access to exclusive content, sneak peeks behind the scenes and the chance to be more directly involved with the show itself. We look forward to having you on board! 

The Show:
All around the world right now, amazing creative, thoughtful and driven musicians are carrying their musical traditions forward into the new millennium. The relationship between cultural traditions and original creativity is complicated one that lays bare the myriad ways that music plays a role in our lives and societies. From community building to individual artistic expression, social activism to deep personal relationships, music plays a fundamental role in our lives and the musicians who create these moments have a unique perspective.  

The goal of TradCafe is to present accomplished and unique musicians chatting informally with Neil, peer-to-peer in long form conversations. Paired with live unplanned musical collaborations, these conversations give the listener a window on the artist's journey and creativity in a way that doesn't happen in a more polished media interview. Hopefully through their struggles and successes we can glean inspiration and new ideas for our own endeavors, discovering new music along the way.

Why Patreon?
As with most podcasts, TradCafe is free to subscribe and listen to (www.tradcafe.org), and we're committed to keeping that model in place. But the show is not free to produce. There are overhead costs with media hosting, online presence and maintaining recording equipment, not to mention the hours of work it takes to record, edit, publish and promote each episode. Normally a podcast would cover these costs with advertising, but I don't like the idea of filling the show with ads, not to mention that the niche nature of the show is not well suited to building a huge mainstream audience. So that's where Patreon comes in!

With Patreon I can bypass the corporate model and connect directly to you, the fans. If you want to help us keep the show afloat you can pledge a monthly contribution that you know is going directly to the show. In return I'll keep you in the loop about what's ahead for the show, give you access to bonus content that didn't make it into the episodes, take your submitted questions in upcoming episodes and give you the chance to chat directly with me about the show. 

Check out the rewards for pledges on the right side of the page and look to the left side for a series of milestone goals and what each would mean for the development of the show!

If you're still reading, you've already invested some time in this project so thanks for that! I hope to be able to welcome you to our TradCafe Patreon community soon!

-Neil

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Tiers
Join the community! ($1+)
$1 or more per month 11 patrons
Welcome to the TradCafe community! For just $1/month you'll have the opportunity to submit your own questions for upcoming guests prior to each interview and get access to new episodes the night before they go public!
Fly on the Wall ($3+)
$3 or more per month 9 patrons
Wish you could be in the room when we tape an episode? Pledge at least $3/month and you will have access to videos of all the musical collaborations featured in each episode. It's almost like you're sitting there with us! (Includes all previous rewards) 
Bonus music! ($5+)
$5 or more per month 14 patrons
Most of the time when we tape an episode we end up with extra music that didn't make it into the show. For $5/month we'll give you access to extra musical tracks that didn't make it into the show and upload videos of those tracks as well! (includes previous rewards)
Patron Discounts! ($10+)
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
Your support is so important to this show's continued existence and $10/month is such a generous show of support! To show our thanks you'll get a 15% discount on all TradCafe merchandise, including future projects. Also this tier Neil wants to hear your thoughts on the show and how to make it better. You'll receive a personal email from him so that you can share your thoughts on the show and have a conversation about future plans. (Includes all previous rewards)
Patron producer ($100+)
$100 or more per month 1 patron
Wow! Thanks to your generosity this show has a bright future. You will receive the special "Patron Producer" credit in each episode that comes out while you are pledging $100/month. You or your organization will be thanked and acknowledged as a sponsor of one episode each month while you are in this tier (you may choose to give anonymously and forego this).


Also a Patron Producer you play an important role in making the show possible and the next time Neil is in your town he'd like to meet you for a meal and chat about the future of the show. 


(Includes all previous rewards)