So we here at James Keyes World Headquarters have decided to leap into the future by taking a giant step back in time and go renaissance. What the hell does that mean? Giant roast turkey legs, drunken monks, cod pieces and funny hats? Not exactly... but close.
Back in the day artists and musicians were just as awesome and just as broke as they are today. Steady gigs were good if you could get them, but most of us traveled around in a donkey cart with our few meager belongings strapped down, as we rambled down the road staying one step ahead of the black death. Not a bad living if you're into that kind of lifestyle but there was a better way!
Patronage. You know all those amazing works of art you've seen in books and museums? The artist didn't just do those for the hell of it and hope somebody might be interested. They were supported by rich families who believed that art made for a better world and who had artists and musicians on the payroll just to create. Imagine that?
Fast forward to right now and the same situation applies. But instead of a few rich families funding great art, in the modern world we can all become patrons of the arts! The record industry is dead but that doesn't mean music is.
Here's the deal: You love music and want to hear more of it, but your favorite artist doesn't have that sweet 1970's record deal with Cadillacs full of drugs, instruments and studio time. The record company isn't shelling out that kind of cash for anyone these days because the record company is dead. But you're not.
And you can help.
You and fellow music lovers like yourself can help. With a subscription to this very page you can help me continue to make music. For 5 bucks a month (A MONTH) you can contribute to my own personal well being. I'll be bathed in warm fuzzies and have only you to thank for it.
But what do get for this you wonder? Cut the Sally Struthers sales pitch and get down to brass tacks man:
1. For starters you get my whole back catalog. Ruminations, Devil Take the Hindmost and The Middle. All yours.
2.Fan club only exclusives. I write a lot of stuff, but only some of it makes it to the albums. Wanna know what all that sounds like? Sign up and you'll get music NOBODY else gets.
3. Free future albums. I mean hell, if you're paying a monthly fee the least I can do is give you the music you're paying for right?
For less than a cup of high priced coffee a week you can help, really help, make a difference. Making cheap music is easy, but making good music isn't easy or cheap! Your contributions will go directly to making the good stuff happen. You want to make good stuff happen don't you?
Here’s what you get:
- All the new music I make streaming instantly on your mobile device via the free Bandcamp app, and also available as a high-quality download.*
- These back-catalog releases:
- The satisfaction of knowing you’re supporting me in a sustainable way.