Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. Thank you for your interest in my work and in Patreon. Some of you may know me, but if you don’t, here’s the scoop: I am a songwriter and poet, a storyteller through word and song. I believe in the power of creative expression, the power of words, the power of a voice to uplift and move and bring light. I have been a touring singer-songwriter for most of my life and a poet alongside that. I observe the world. I notice small things. I feel deeply. Music is my native language. I harness those things into song and poems that I delight in sharing with you.
At the beginning of 2020, I sat down to envision what I wanted my art, my business, and my life to look like. I have been feeling the pull to plant roots, and I finally found a place to do just that in Sisters, OR. I started a journal entry entitled, “It’s time.” about feeling called to tour less, be home more, ignite creativity in others, and build community through music. For my entire career, my major income source has been touring. I still love playing concerts and will continue to do so when it feels correct, but what to do now? It dawned on me that it was time to create a community through Patreon! Then spring of 2020 happened, and everything changed. It feels surreal to launch this endeavor from this strange landscape, but there is no better time than now to reach out, offer light, connect, feed our spirits through word and song.
It is my dream to make art, live simply, and be of service to my community and to the world. This Patreon community is an invitation to my creative process – think of it like a backstage pass to everything I make, a fan club, a subscription to my art! Each month I will share a new song and a poem. From time to time I will share videos and online concerts exclusive to you, my Patreon community, and I will engage your feedback and your input! I will still create recordings and books that I share with the world, but you will get to see these things develop and come together and grow. You will become a part of the process!
Each person will have access to this exclusive content, no matter what amount you choose to contribute. You can change your amount or cancel at any time. Let’s try something new!
Please reach out here any time with questions or input or feedback. I look forward to co-creating with you!
Yours in gratitude,