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Explores the life and music of James Booker, "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced".
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    Bayou Maharajah postcard, signed by director Lily Keber

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    Bayou Maharajah sticker, mailed to your door.

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    A beer coozie! Yes, that's right. We've had James Booker beer coozies specially-designed for this Kickstarter. Get 'em while you can!

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    Bayou Maharajah tote bag. Show your support of the film and love of the music with this exclusive James Booker tote bag, large enough to hold your vinyl but small enough to still cram in your purse or pocket.

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    Bayou Maharajah t-shirt. 100% cotton. Jet black with the Bayou Maharajah design printed in vivid red and white. Super soft cotton. I love this shirt.

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    Get all of the above! The total Booker fan package! Get the tshirt, the tote bag, the beer coozie, the sticker, the post card, and whatever other Booker lagniappe we have laying around the studio.

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    Spend an evening with director Lily Keber. Home-cooked dinner with live music provided by some of New Orleans finest musicians.
    (Note: this dinner will be held in New Orleans. If you're out of town, you'll need to provide your own travel and accommodations)

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    You get everything above, plus two VIP tickets to a screening of your choice.

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    Original signed and numbered 1997 "Piano Prince of New Orleans" Offbeat poster. Designed by Lolet Boutte. See picture in "Updates" section. You also get all the gifts listed above.

    (note: this posters have never been rolled. I will be shipping them in a tube. If you would like to pick them up from me flat, please specify when you send me your address).

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    This Kickstarter is to help defray the costs of the music and video licensing. However, it won't solve all our fundraising needs. If you'd like to get involved with the film on a deeper level, contact me and let's talk!

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    Signed and numbered print of painting by artist Ann deLorge.

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