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The Bushes have just finished a new recording, "At The Break", and we need your help to get it out into the world!

Hello BFFFs and future BFFFs,

(Bushes' Friends, Fans and Family)

The Blackberry Bushes Stringband here, ready to put a new recording project called "At the Break" out into our wonderful world. When we started this project in December, we were really unsure what it would be. Demo? Album? What we ended up making was an EP length project that we are blushingly proud of. Under the genius direction of Seattle's Michael Connolly, we worked through one of the hardest winters of our lives and have emerged with a piece of work that reflects on the challenging process of transformation.

Whew. That was heavy. Here's the light. It is for you. We want you to have it, we think you want it. You make our lives magical and our dreams come true. We need to get together more often. What's holding us back? Oh yes….

Moola. Dough. The Almighty Dollar. Chips, coins, bread, bills. The legal tender. Arrgh maties, that's right, Treasure. "Where's the money, Lebowski?" Bold and Beautiful BFFFs, you know its true. Money Changes Everything.

What do we need this money for? The usual: recording, mixing and mastering that needs to come off our credit card statements. There is promotion and distribution.There is paying Kickstarter and Amazon fees. But really dear, dear BFFFs WE NEED A RIDE!!!

Our trusty tour vehicle, Vandalf The White was sucking up too much gas on those highway miles, and although he took us far and wide, we had to let him go. We need a tour vehicle that can bring us, our team, and our music out into the world in a fuel efficient and carbon responsible way. Our hope is that you want us and our new recording to hit the road this summer, and will help us make this biodiesel vessel a reality for The Bushes.

Our success depends on you. Your donation gets us grooving, but it is your recommendation that really makes the magic happen. There are two parts to this campaign. How many greenbacks can we raise, and how many BFFFs can we get involved. The key that will turn the lock is each one teach one. Join the party, and bring a friend with you.

May the eternal sunshine of our spotless gratitude be felt by all,
The Bushes

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    Bright Morning Stars. We got the title of the project from the lyrics to this traditional song. Every little bit gets us closer to our goal, and we want everyone we can get to be a part of this good time! Get the mp3 of Bright Morning Stars off the new EP.

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    The BFFF deal of all deals. download of "At the Break"

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    One signed copy of "At the Break" mailed to you. plus a sticker. Awesome.

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    The EP, plus a handmade booklet of all the lyrics from "At The Break" and that sticker.

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    One signed copy of "At the "Break" plus one year in the Bushes' new "Song of The Month Club". One mp3 download every month of a lo-fi recording of new work from one of the Bushes songwriters, live tracks from Bushes shows, or a gem from the archives. Plus the lyric booklet and the sticker!

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    Spread the Love. Two signed copies of the EP, and a subscription to our "Song of the Month Club" for yourself and one friend. Don't forget your stickers.

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    We're getting people involved now. Four copies, four subscriptions. Four stickers. It is happening people!

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    The same as above, Four of Everything, plus an original print of a Linolum Block inspired by the songs on the album by Kendl Winter and Jes Raymond.

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    A customized Blackberry Bushes song, based on your story. For you, your sweetheart, your dear one, or your mortal enemy. You tell us your story, we'll write and record your song. (And you will get the EP and Lyric Booklet, the subscription and the sticker!)

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    You live locally to the Seattle/Olympia area. We'll come play at your house. We'll have to make it a date that works in our tour schedule, and it will be a night to remember.

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    You live in WA, OR, or Northern CA. We'll come play at your house. We'll have to make it a date that works in our tour schedule, and it will be a night to remember.

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    We'll bring the whole band to play at your house, we'll cook you dinner, and we'll put you on the guest list for LIFE! (there are some restrictions to this, the show has to be a part of our tour routing, and we don't have a guest list at every show, especially festivals, but any one we do, you are on it!)

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