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Be a part of the making of our first album.  Hear the tales of lust, love, murder and greed.
Be a part of the making of our first album. Hear the tales of lust, love, murder and greed.
79 backers pledged $5,680 to help bring this project to life.

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City Weekly Magazine.  Photo credit Eric Fisher
City Weekly Magazine. Photo credit Eric Fisher

We are Crook & The Bluff, we play psychedelic western blues and we're chomping at the bit to record our debut album.  Over the last year we have written and performed a collection of songs that we are exceptionally proud of.  Our goal is to find the best method of recording the wall of sound that has come to define our live performances. 

Live at Urban Lounge.  Photo credit Johnny Cowan.
Live at Urban Lounge. Photo credit Johnny Cowan.

The American West provides the backdrop for tales of lust, love, murder and greed; inspired by the striking and desolate landscapes of the Southern Utah deserts. 

Our secret spot in Canyonlands, UT.  Photo credit Eric Fisher
Our secret spot in Canyonlands, UT. Photo credit Eric Fisher

 What is our plan?

Once the Kickstarter has finished we look to get into the studio as soon as possible.  We have a few studios/producers in mind and are working to schedule studio time in July or August.  Once tracking, mixing and mastering is finished it is off to the CD press.  Here is the breakdown of costs:

  • Studio time and mixing - $2000
  • Mastering - $500
  • CD, packaging, download codes etc - $1500
  • Rewards, incentives, merch etc - $1000
  • Kickstarter and processing fees - $500

Stretch Goal - $7000

If we reach $7000, the plan is to do a limited pressing of vinyl.We will give anyone that donated $50 or more the option to change their reward to an LP.

Live at Granary Row. Video credit Jeremiah Roth


A Huge Thank You To

Eric Fisher for filming and editing the video plus so much more.  This wouldn't be possible without his fantastic work.  We love you Eric.

Seth Cook for running the sound and being the best grip ever.  And his fake cocktail skills: movie magic.  Giraffula rules!!

The poolside harem; Stephanie, Mia and Joy.  You make us quiver with desire.

Elana, the silver tongued siren.  Hat's off.

Kaci @ Bar Deluxe- biggest sweetheart we know.

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk for us would be missing the funding goal. If we don't meet our goal the record isn't funded. The only other risk is releasing the album in a timely matter. We want to find the best producer that can perfectly capture our sound and that can take time. November is our target for release, that may change, but the record will be recorded. That is a guarantee.

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    [The Download] Digital copy of the album a week before release.

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    [An Ode To You] We will write and record a custom song about any subject. Someone you love, someone you hate, your favorite holiday, whatever. We are up for a challenge + [Let's Get Physical]

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    [Everything!!!] All perks in one Costco sized package. Private show, custom song, singing telegram, trick playing, listening party, your name in credits, all our merch, plus the cd. Best friends, best value.

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