I've chosen the life of a full time musician and show maker. It's local, it's regional, and it's truly a very wonderful and very challenging life. Irish & Folk Mondays are both an essential part of my earning a living and a great labor of love.
Even very renowned musicians and artists struggle in this country, in many other places too of course, and all through the ages patronage has made it possible for the arts to continue. If I didn't receive the monthly support I do on Fractured Atlas and Patreon (links below!), I'd literally not be able to continue to grow and develop my own playing and producing skills, let alone composing tunes and songs in my own wayward but deeply authentic way. We all have a process, and when we're doing what we love, and are well loved for it, well then we do what we must to keep going!
If I didn't feel so valued by my community and the great musicians I work with I'd not be able to stay with it and be here inviting you to participate in this way. But I do, so thank you for being here howsoever you so up in my world.
So there really is no way to adequately convey how much even your $5.00 or more a month pledge means in terms of just putting it all together week to week, month to month. Whether its to help finance reliable transportation, essential gear, space, or utilities, marketing and promoting shows, please know every wee bit makes a big difference.