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We're making volume one of a book that will celebrate Pickathon - Portland, Oregon's annual indie-roots music festival.

Pickathon is one of the finest music festivals in the world. We want to celebrate this festival by creating an equally beautiful and inspiring book.

Each summer, thousands of folks gather at Pendarvis Farm near Portland, Ore. to enjoy amazing music and each others' company. This festival has quietly become a model worth emulating for the quality line-up of musicians, the eco-friendly details and the presence of so many kind people in one place. It's an event to remember.

I was recently sifting through my archive of images from the past five years at Pickathon and decided it was time to gather some of them into a book. So designer Patrick Barber and I began to add layers: essays from writers, words and observations from musicians who have performed at the event and more.

Through pictures and words, compiled and shaped into a beautifully produced book, we want to take you to Pickathon. Maybe you've been to the festival. Maybe you haven't. This collection of images and thoughts will give you a sense of what kind of magic all these amazing people can create over three days in August.

Pickathonography Vol. 1 will be:

  • 96 pages of beautiful, full-color photographs
  • essays by music writers and musicians
  • softbound with heavy cover stock
  • keepsake quality
  • sewn binding
  • FSC certified paper
  • designed by McGuire Barber Design
  • limited to 2000 copies
  • available at the festival this year and online through Pickathon

Your support will help cover the costs of production and printing. Thank you for helping make this happen.

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    You will be listed and thanked, along with all supporters, on our special thank you page of the magazine

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    Postcards (your choice of two postcards from the past 5 years)

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    A limited edition Pickathon print by Furturtle, signed and numbered, from either the Rooster year (2007) or the Raccoon year (2011)

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    A copy of the very book you're supporting and reprint of last year's Owl poster

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    Digital version of all Pickathon CD compilations (from the 2000 through 2010 festivals)

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    Set of six stainless steel pint cups with 2011 Pickathon logo. Here's a rare chance to get a complete set of these famous cups. You'll also get a copy of the very book you're supporting.

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    One print (11x14) from Pickathon signed by the photographer and a copy of the very book you're supporting. We can talk about which image you'd like to have.

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    2011 Pickathon Weekend Pass + Stainless steel pint cup + 2011 Pickathon Poster (signed and numbered by Furturtle) and a copy of the very book you're supporting.

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    One complete set of posters from the Furturtle at Pendarvis Years 2007-2011. This is special. There are very few complete sets remaining in the world. You will also get a copy of the very book you're supporting. See posters here: http://wp.me/pkevo-9q

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    2011 Pickathon Weekend Pass with Backstage Access. This is something you cannot buy any where else in the world. You will also get a copy of the very book you're supporting.

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