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Portland, Oregon-based jazz / not jazz group Blue Cranes tours North America by train.
119 backers pledged $6,732 to help bring this project to life.
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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    A Blue Cranes 1" train tour button. This button, available to anyone who donates, not only makes a nice addition to any lapel-- it makes you a stock holder in the Blue Cranes train tour. It entitles you to receive special missives (photos, journal entries, videos) via email during our month on the rails.

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    The mp3 version of our new album, Observatories. Delivered directly to your inbox. [plus a train tour button]

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    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    A signed copy of our new album, OBSERVATORIES, on CD. (plus a bonus EP...) Recorded and mixed by Jason Powers at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, this album features seven new originals and a cover of Horvitz's Love, Love, Love. Special guests include Timothy Young on guitar and a string trio. Beautiful cover artwork by Dylan McConnell. Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk.

    As a special bonus to Kickstarter supporters, people who order OBSERVATORIES will also receive a limited edition pre-release copy of a three song bonus EP. This EP, tracked and mixed by John Wagner at the beautiful SuperGiant Studios in West Linn, features Blue Cranes covering Blonde Redhead, Red House Painters, and David Bazan. Mastered by Gus Elg. [plus a train tour button]

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    A limited edition hand screen-printed copy of OVERSEA ORBITS (Blue Cranes' Observatories Remixed). This compilation features songs from OBSERVATORIES that have been remixed, reworked, and re-envisioned by a group of highly talented and generous artists: Ethan Rose (Gus Van Sant collaborator), Jesse Johnson (Gulls / Evolutionary Jass Band), Leb Borgerson (Quiet Countries), Gavin Castleton (Ebu Gogo), Doug Theriault, JP Jenkins, Claudia Meza (Explode Into Colors), Brendan Bell (Jonny Classic and the Classic Johns), Elders, and more. [plus a signed copy of OBSERVATORIES, the 3 song EP, and a button]

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    A limited edition silk-screened train tour poster. Designed and hand screen-printed by Eric Redpath of Papercut Press. [plus a signed copy of OBSERVATORIES, OVERSEA ORBITS, the 3 song EP, and a button]

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    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    A limited edition Blue Cranes train tour t-shirt. Designed and hand screen-printed by Eric Redpath of Papercut Press. [plus a signed copy of OBSERVATORIES, OVERSEA ORBITS, the 3 song EP, and a button]

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    An embroidered Blue Cranes trucker hat. Digitized and programmed into the embroidery machine by Keith Brush himself. [plus a signed copy of OBSERVATORIES, OVERSEA ORBITS, the 3 song EP, a train tour poster and a button]

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    A limited edition hand-bound photo journal documenting our adventures across the country on the rails. [plus a signed copy of OBSERVATORIES, OVERSEA ORBITS, the 3 song EP, a train tour poster and a button]

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    One-of-a-kind: a disposable camera filled with photos from the train tour. [plus a signed copy of OBSERVATORIES, OVERSEA ORBITS, the 3 song EP, the t-shirt, the poster, and a button]

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    A chance to score big with Sly Pig in a BOWLING LESSON. Learn from Joe as he teaches one of his favorite pastimes (besides working on his embouchure). [plus a signed copy of OBSERVATORIES, OVERSEA ORBITS, the 3 song EP, a train tour poster and a button]

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    An musical instrument or composition lesson with any member of Blue Cranes. [plus a signed copy of OBSERVATORIES, OVERSEA ORBITS, the 3 song EP, a train tour poster and a button]

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    Five origami paper cranes folded in gratitude by every member of the band using sheet music from the new album. [plus a signed copy of OBSERVATORIES, OVERSEA ORBITS, the 3 song EP, a the photo journal, a train tour poster and a button]

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    A duo improvised house concert with Reed Wallsmith and Sly Pig in gratitude for your support. [plus a signed copy of OBSERVATORIES, OVERSEA ORBITS, the 3 song EP, the t-shirt, the poster, the photo journal and a button]]

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    Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000

    A house concert with Blue Cranes in gratitude for your support. [plus a signed copy of OBSERVATORIES, OVERSEA ORBITS, the 3 song EP, the t-shirt, the poster, the photo journal and a button]

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