Bennett is creating worksong videos
25

patrons

WHAT IS THIS PATREON THING?  
In brief:  If you're interested in worksongs and want to learn more, see more, do more, hear more of them, pledge $1 (or more) per video to support me in making worksong videos happen!

THANKS! 

Hello! I’m Bennett Konesni, curator of worksongs.org, co-founder of Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, and author of the Your Occasional Worksong newsletter.

Join me for my newest project: The Worksong Project.  

It's part documentary, part video songbook, part how-to series, and all about exploring productive fun for the pure, simple joy of it. 

Lots of the time this project will help me share old and new worksongs, I'll make videos of me actually doing work and finding songs that fit. Sometimes I'll interview other practitioners to get their songs and their advice (especially old-timers!) Other times I'll highlight a tradition, getting inside what makes it work. Whatever it is, I aim to bring you interesting recordings, with lyrics and historical background, too.

But I need your help to do it!    
Worksongs.org has been the main platform for my work collecting these useful songs - it's a site that I run with whatever time and money I can spare. But it's getting expensive.  And I have to work to make money in other ways to pay for the site. 

With a reliable income from your monthly patronage on this platform, I can pay for what I'm already doing, and devote much more time to the project.  

The more support we get, the further afield we can go
With each milestone we hit, we’ll explore another part of the world, adding to the archive as we go. New England Worksongs, you betcha! Swedish Cow Calls, ja! Tanzanian Jogging Songs? Jambo!
 
TO BE CLEAR: All of the stuff that comes out of this project will go up for free onto Youtube.  So you don't actually need to do this in order for it to happen.  But someone does.  How about you?  

Click Here to Pitch In!  Here are the types of things that will come with support: 
  • A patreon-only forum
  • Your own mp3 of each song 
  • PDFs of the lyrics and liner notes for your personal use away from the Interwebs
  • Free registration for worksong workshops
  • AND... know that you have helped support the collection and sharing of worksongs.

Thank you so much for your support.
- Bennett

Rewards
Shantyman
$1 or more per Song
SHANTYMAN: You get access to the Patreon-only forum where we'll discuss the songs and findings
Riversongster
$3 or more per Song
RIVERSONGSTER: you get an mp3 of the song, suitable for playing on your phone, computer, or phonograph.
+ Plus, you get access to the Patreon-only forum where we'll discuss the songs and findings
Two Bit Rounder
$5 or more per Song
TWO BIT ROUNDER: We'll send you lyrics and liner notes as a PDF which you can print or not
+ Access to the Patreon-only forum where we'll discuss the songs and findings
+ Plus, you get an mp3 of the song, suitable for playing on your phone, computer, or musical earmuffs of choice.
Diamond Jo
$10 or more per Song
DIAMOND JO: Come join us for a monthly office hours Q&A on Skype... ask me anything you like- I'll give tips & tricks about singing, answer questions about tradtions, even teach a song if you want!


Plus,  
+ We'll send you lyrics and liner notes as a PDF which you can print or not
+ Access to the Patreon-only forum where we'll discuss the songs and findings
+ Plus, you get an mp3 of the song, suitable for playing on your phone, your computer, or your late model tech-savvy car.

Captain, O Captain!
$25 or more per Song
CAPTAIN, O CAPTAIN!:  Help chart the course of this project through planning sessions on Skype and google docs.
+ We'll send you lyrics and liner notes as a PDF which you can print or not
+ Access to the Patreon-only forum where we'll discuss the songs and findings
+ Plus, you get an mp3 of the song, suitable for playing on your phone, your computer, or your digi-hottub.
Ida Red:
$50 or more per Song
IDA RED:  I'll give you two tickets to the worksong festival in Belfast, Maine
+ Help chart the course of this project
+ We'll send you lyrics and liner notes as a PDF which you can print or not
+ Access to the Patreon-only forum where we'll discuss the songs and findings
+ Plus, you get an mp3 of the song, suitable for playing on your phone, your computer, or your 6-burner bluetooth enabled bbq grill.
Sponsor
$100 or more per Song
SPONSOR:  You get sponsorship of each month's videos "brought to you by [your name or business here]"
+ I'll give you two tickets to the worksong festival in Belfast, Maine
+ Help chart the course of this project
+ We'll send you archive-level liner notes as a PDF which you can print or not
+ Access to the Patreon-only forum where we'll discuss the songs and findings
+ Plus, you get an mp3 of the song, suitable for playing on your phone, your computer, or in space.
Goals
25 of 250 patrons
If we get to 250 patrons, I will make a worksongs album and offer it as a free download for all Patreon supporters, regardless of pledge amount.
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WHAT IS THIS PATREON THING?  
In brief:  If you're interested in worksongs and want to learn more, see more, do more, hear more of them, pledge $1 (or more) per video to support me in making worksong videos happen!

THANKS! 

Hello! I’m Bennett Konesni, curator of worksongs.org, co-founder of Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, and author of the Your Occasional Worksong newsletter.

Join me for my newest project: The Worksong Project.  

It's part documentary, part video songbook, part how-to series, and all about exploring productive fun for the pure, simple joy of it. 

Lots of the time this project will help me share old and new worksongs, I'll make videos of me actually doing work and finding songs that fit. Sometimes I'll interview other practitioners to get their songs and their advice (especially old-timers!) Other times I'll highlight a tradition, getting inside what makes it work. Whatever it is, I aim to bring you interesting recordings, with lyrics and historical background, too.

But I need your help to do it!    
Worksongs.org has been the main platform for my work collecting these useful songs - it's a site that I run with whatever time and money I can spare. But it's getting expensive.  And I have to work to make money in other ways to pay for the site. 

With a reliable income from your monthly patronage on this platform, I can pay for what I'm already doing, and devote much more time to the project.  

The more support we get, the further afield we can go
With each milestone we hit, we’ll explore another part of the world, adding to the archive as we go. New England Worksongs, you betcha! Swedish Cow Calls, ja! Tanzanian Jogging Songs? Jambo!
 
TO BE CLEAR: All of the stuff that comes out of this project will go up for free onto Youtube.  So you don't actually need to do this in order for it to happen.  But someone does.  How about you?  

Click Here to Pitch In!  Here are the types of things that will come with support: 
  • A patreon-only forum
  • Your own mp3 of each song 
  • PDFs of the lyrics and liner notes for your personal use away from the Interwebs
  • Free registration for worksong workshops
  • AND... know that you have helped support the collection and sharing of worksongs.

Thank you so much for your support.
- Bennett

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Rewards
Shantyman
$1 or more per Song
SHANTYMAN: You get access to the Patreon-only forum where we'll discuss the songs and findings
Riversongster
$3 or more per Song
RIVERSONGSTER: you get an mp3 of the song, suitable for playing on your phone, computer, or phonograph.
+ Plus, you get access to the Patreon-only forum where we'll discuss the songs and findings
Two Bit Rounder
$5 or more per Song
TWO BIT ROUNDER: We'll send you lyrics and liner notes as a PDF which you can print or not
+ Access to the Patreon-only forum where we'll discuss the songs and findings
+ Plus, you get an mp3 of the song, suitable for playing on your phone, computer, or musical earmuffs of choice.
Diamond Jo
$10 or more per Song
DIAMOND JO: Come join us for a monthly office hours Q&A on Skype... ask me anything you like- I'll give tips & tricks about singing, answer questions about tradtions, even teach a song if you want!


Plus,  
+ We'll send you lyrics and liner notes as a PDF which you can print or not
+ Access to the Patreon-only forum where we'll discuss the songs and findings
+ Plus, you get an mp3 of the song, suitable for playing on your phone, your computer, or your late model tech-savvy car.

Captain, O Captain!
$25 or more per Song
CAPTAIN, O CAPTAIN!:  Help chart the course of this project through planning sessions on Skype and google docs.
+ We'll send you lyrics and liner notes as a PDF which you can print or not
+ Access to the Patreon-only forum where we'll discuss the songs and findings
+ Plus, you get an mp3 of the song, suitable for playing on your phone, your computer, or your digi-hottub.
Ida Red:
$50 or more per Song
IDA RED:  I'll give you two tickets to the worksong festival in Belfast, Maine
+ Help chart the course of this project
+ We'll send you lyrics and liner notes as a PDF which you can print or not
+ Access to the Patreon-only forum where we'll discuss the songs and findings
+ Plus, you get an mp3 of the song, suitable for playing on your phone, your computer, or your 6-burner bluetooth enabled bbq grill.
Sponsor
$100 or more per Song
SPONSOR:  You get sponsorship of each month's videos "brought to you by [your name or business here]"
+ I'll give you two tickets to the worksong festival in Belfast, Maine
+ Help chart the course of this project
+ We'll send you archive-level liner notes as a PDF which you can print or not
+ Access to the Patreon-only forum where we'll discuss the songs and findings
+ Plus, you get an mp3 of the song, suitable for playing on your phone, your computer, or in space.