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Pirates for Sail goes back to the studio for their fourth full-length album of rollicking pirate music: Crabby Road!
Pirates for Sail goes back to the studio for their fourth full-length album of rollicking pirate music: Crabby Road!
143 backers pledged $6,633 to help bring this project to life.

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STRETCH GOALS!

We hit our target! Thank you! Crabby Road is going to be a thing, and it's all thanks to you!

So I guess it's time to talk about stretch goals. I mean, it's just an album of music, so we can't really make it much fancier or add extra features. What we can do is make it bigger and better. $6000 will pay for a 15-track album, but $6500 can make it 16 tracks! $7000 makes it a whopping 17! Give us more money, and we'll give you more music: that's the Pirates for Sail promise!

Pirates for Sail is Maryland's #1 pirate band! Founded in 2005, we sail under the questionable leadership of Captain Nathaniel "Gute" Morgan, bringing our repertoire of sea shanties, traditional tunes and other piratical music to festivals and parties all along the East Coast. Learn more at PiratesforSail.com or our Facebook page!

Fells Point Privateer Festival 2016
Fells Point Privateer Festival 2016

Listen to "Old Maui" from Band on the Rum

Listen to "Away Rio" from Faire Warning!

Crabby Road

Crabby Road will be our fourth full-length studio album, following A Shot Across the Bow (2008), Band on the Rum (2009), Dark Side of the Lagoon (2012), and our 2016 EP Faire Warning.

Kickstarter

This is our first crowdfunding campaign, but we have faith that our fans, and pirates around the world, will show their support. The money will be used towards paying for recording and engineering expertise, for the printing and packaging of the CDs, and for royalty payments for song covers. We've budgeted for a 15-track album. If we can surpass our goals, we can pay for more studio time, which means more songs! More money = more music!

So join our campaign and follow along with exclusive behind-the-scenes updates! We promise scurvy isn't contagious.

Rewards

Our shot glasses look good empty, but they look even better when full of rum.
Our shot glasses look good empty, but they look even better when full of rum.

In addition to Crabby Road itself in either CD or digital formats, we have lots of great stuff to give our backers, including pins, T-shirts, shot glasses, handmade items and more! Check out the different pledge levels to see all the cool stuff you could snag.

Our beloved mascot, Captain Jack Ferret, gets crabby! We're making limited-edition pins just for this campaign! (Yes, this is a mockup. They'll be real later.)
Our beloved mascot, Captain Jack Ferret, gets crabby! We're making limited-edition pins just for this campaign! (Yes, this is a mockup. They'll be real later.)

(And in case you're wondering what a Black Spot is, go forth and be educated! Robert Louis Stevenson described it in Treasure Island. Our interpretation will be inscribed with the name of your choice and a personalized message of up to ten words, and will be an ominous and confusing keepsake for generations to come.)

[Legal disclaimer: For all rewards involving customized items or personal appearances, Pirates for Sail reserves the right to refuse any requests deemed offensive, harmful, threatening, dangerous or illegal. Rewards involving personal appearances will be scheduled at the mutual convenience of Pirates for Sail and the backer. For personal appearances outside of a 100-mile radius of Baltimore, the backer will be responsible for travel and lodging costs.]

Risks and challenges

With three albums and one EP under our collective belts, Pirates for Sail knows its way around a recording studio. Of course this project could always be delayed or otherwise hampered by the usual unpredictable obstacles: sudden illness, natural disaster, ambushes by the Spanish Armada, and so forth. But we have a studio, we have an engineer, and we have a schedule, so we're going to work on this until it's done right, and we promise to keep our backers informed of any hiccups along the way.

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    Landlubber

    Bring a tear of gratitude to One-Eyed Mike's one eye! We'll send you an exclusive link to a video so you can watch it happen. Plus, see your name enshrined on our web site, and receive access to all campaign updates!

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    Bilge Rat

    You may be in the bilge, but at least you're along for the voyage. Get everything at the $1 level, plus an invitation to a live streaming event in which you'll get a sneak preview of some of the songs on the new album! (Date TBA.)

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    Ordinary Seaman

    You're only in it for the music! Get your very own digital copy of Crabby Road, plus everything from the $5 level!

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    Able Seaman

    Prefer things a bit more...tangible? Get Crabby Road on compact disc! (You'll get a digital copy too, because who wants to wait for the mail?) And as an added bonus, we'll put a curse on you with your very own genuine, personalized, handcrafted Black Spot! Keep the danger for yourself, or pass it along to another unsuspecting soul.

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    • Compact disc copy of Crabby Road
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    Digital Media Pirate

    Here's a special level for all you digital media pirates! Get everything from the $10 level, along with digital copies of Pirates for Sail's complete discography! You'll get our albums A Shot Across the Bow, Band on the Rum, Dark Side of the Lagoon, our EP Faire Warning, and the brand new album Crabby Road!

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    • Watch a tear fall from One-Eyed Mike's one eye
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    Quartermaster

    Put some clothes on, you naked nautical ne'er-do-well! And when I say clothes, I mean a limited-edition Pirates for Sail T-shirt, designed just for this Kickstarter campaign! In case you think your new shirt doesn't have enough holes, we'll also throw in a limited-edition pin as well! Of course you'll get everything from the $25 level too, including the Crabby Road CD.

    Includes:
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    • Compact disc copy of Crabby Road
    • Digital copy of Crabby Road
    • A personalized handcrafted Black Spot
    • Limited-edition Pirates for Sail T-shirt (S-XXXL)
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    Master-At-Arms

    You look thirsty. Take this fine Pirates for Sail shot glass, suitable for the finest rum-and-bilgewater cocktails! You get everything from the $50 level, too, including the shirt and pin.

    Includes:
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    • Watch a tear fall from One-Eyed Mike's one eye
    • Live streaming event access
    • Compact disc copy of Crabby Road
    • Digital copy of Crabby Road
    • A personalized handcrafted Black Spot
    • Limited-edition Pirates for Sail T-shirt (S-XXXL)
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    Boatswain

    NEW LOWER PRICE! We uneducated pirates will learn to write, just so we can autograph your stuff! You'll get everything from the $100 level, and your CD and your T-shirt will have our names scrawled all over them!

    Includes:
    • Access to all campaign updates
    • Your name on Pirates for Sail's web site
    • Watch a tear fall from One-Eyed Mike's one eye
    • Live streaming event access
    • Autographed compact disc copy of Crabby Road
    • Digital copy of Crabby Road
    • A personalized handcrafted Black Spot
    • Autographed Pirates for Sail T-shirt (S-XXXL)
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    Midshipman's Mate #1

    LIMITED! Get everything from the $200 level, plus a scrimshaw pendant painstakingly scrimshawed from the finest cow horn by our very own scrimshander Maggie O'Malley!

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    • Access to all campaign updates
    • Your name on Pirates for Sail's web site
    • Watch a tear fall from One-Eyed Mike's one eye
    • Live streaming event access
    • Autographed compact disc copy of Crabby Road
    • Digital copy of Crabby Road
    • A personalized handcrafted Black Spot
    • Autographed Pirates for Sail T-shirt (S-XXXL)
    • Limited-edition Pirates for Sail pin
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    Midshipman's Mate #2

    LIMITED! Get everything from the $200 level, plus a wooden box hand-engraved with our adorable mascot Captain Jack Ferret by our very own Sly Finn Kestral! She'll also engrave the interior with your customized message (up to ten words) at no extra charge!

    Includes:
    • Access to all campaign updates
    • Your name on Pirates for Sail's web site
    • Watch a tear fall from One-Eyed Mike's one eye
    • Live streaming event access
    • Autographed compact disc copy of Crabby Road
    • Digital copy of Crabby Road
    • A personalized handcrafted Black Spot
    • Autographed Pirates for Sail T-shirt (S-XXXL)
    • Limited-edition Pirates for Sail pin
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    Midshipman's Mate #3

    LIMITED! Get everything from the $200 level, plus a handcrafted necklace of beads and hemp cord made by the eminently cycloptic One-Eyed Mike!

    Includes:
    • Access to all campaign updates
    • Your name on Pirates for Sail's web site
    • Watch a tear fall from One-Eyed Mike's one eye
    • Live streaming event access
    • Autographed compact disc copy of Crabby Road
    • Digital copy of Crabby Road
    • A personalized handcrafted Black Spot
    • Autographed Pirates for Sail T-shirt (S-XXXL)
    • Limited-edition Pirates for Sail pin
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    Midshipman's Mate #4

    LIMITED! Get everything from the $200 level, plus a perfectly piratical leather eyepatch crafted by the large but gentle hands of Thudd!

    Includes:
    • Access to all campaign updates
    • Your name on Pirates for Sail's web site
    • Watch a tear fall from One-Eyed Mike's one eye
    • Live streaming event access
    • Autographed compact disc copy of Crabby Road
    • Digital copy of Crabby Road
    • A personalized handcrafted Black Spot
    • Autographed Pirates for Sail T-shirt (S-XXXL)
    • Limited-edition Pirates for Sail pin
    • Pirates for Sail shot glass
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    Midshipman

    VERY LIMITED! What's this? Why, it's everything from the $200 level, and all of the handcrafted items in one convenient place! Get all of your gift shopping done at once!

    Includes:
    • Access to all campaign updates
    • Your name on Pirates for Sail's web site
    • Watch a tear fall from One-Eyed Mike's one eye
    • Live streaming event access
    • Autographed compact disc copy of Crabby Road
    • Digital copy of Crabby Road
    • A personalized handcrafted Black Spot
    • Autographed Pirates for Sail T-shirt (S-XXXL)
    • Limited-edition Pirates for Sail pin
    • Pirates for Sail shot glass
    • Engraved wooden box by Sly Finn Kestral
    • Scrimshaw pendant by Maggie O'Malley
    • Beaded necklace by One-Eyed Mike
    • Leather eyepatch by Thudd
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    Lieutenant

    NEW LOWER PRICE! My friends, I have received some most disturbing news. One-Eyed Mike, Thudd, and Jacques "The Jackal" MacIntyre, collectively known as the Doofus Triforce, have volunteered to write and perform a piratical parody of any children's song you can name. If you want this to happen, then pledge at this level. You'll get everything from the $200 level too, but Great Neptune, there are so many ways this could go wrong...

    Includes:
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    • Your name on Pirates for Sail's web site
    • Watch a tear fall from One-Eyed Mike's one eye
    • Live streaming event access
    • Autographed compact disc copy of Crabby Road
    • Digital copy of Crabby Road
    • A personalized handcrafted Black Spot
    • Autographed Pirates for Sail T-shirt (S-XXXL)
    • Limited-edition Pirates for Sail pin
    • Pirates for Sail shot glass
    • Piratical parody of any children's song by the Doofus Triforce
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    Commander

    Pirates for Sail will record a short video or audio message just for you! It could be a singing telegram, a birthday greeting, an outgoing voicemail message, or whatever you want! (Restrictions may apply; inquire for details.) You'll also get everything at the $200 level!

    Includes:
    • Access to all campaign updates
    • Your name on Pirates for Sail's web site
    • Watch a tear fall from One-Eyed Mike's one eye
    • Live streaming event access
    • Autographed compact disc copy of Crabby Road
    • Digital copy of Crabby Road
    • A personalized handcrafted Black Spot
    • Autographed Pirates for Sail T-shirt (S-XXXL)
    • Limited-edition Pirates for Sail pin
    • Pirates for Sail shot glass
    • Pirates for Sail records a short audio or video message for you
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    Captain

    You are now in command of a pirate crew, and Pirates for Sail will perform a concert of up to two hours at your home or business! Invite all your friends! (Backer provides travel and lodging costs for destinations more than 100 miles from Baltimore. Restrictions may apply; inquire for details.) You'll get everything from the $200 level, too!

    Includes:
    • Access to all campaign updates
    • Your name on Pirates for Sail's web site
    • Watch a tear fall from One-Eyed Mike's one eye
    • Live streaming event access
    • Autographed compact disc copy of Crabby Road
    • Digital copy of Crabby Road
    • A personalized handcrafted Black Spot
    • Autographed Pirates for Sail T-shirt (S-XXXL)
    • Limited-edition Pirates for Sail pin
    • Pirates for Sail shot glass
    • In-person concert from Pirates for Sail
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    Lord High Admiral

    You, you amazing person, are a friend of pirates for life! You'll get everything at the $1000 level, including the private concert, but you'll also have a pirate to do your bidding! We're a diverse crew with many skills, so select one personal service from the list below and we'll do it for you, while the rest of the crew tags along for the fun!

    - Black Dog Nate will officiate your wedding (where permitted by law) or MC your special event
    - Jackal will give a you a guided tour of the Gettysburg battlefield
    - Alice will provide a professional photo shoot of you and your family (or partner, pet, baby, etc.)
    - Gute will give a presentation on the history of piracy (perfect for schools or libraries!)
    - Mr. Grossnickle will serve as grillmaster for your backyard barbecue (you provide the grill and the meat; we'll bring the side dishes)
    - Thudd will present you with a custom, handcrafted pair of bracers
    - Lassie Lyons will give you a beginner or intermediate lesson on the fiddle
    - Finn will give you a voice lesson and teach you some sea shanties
    - Something we haven't thought of yet? Talk to us!

    Includes:
    • Access to all campaign updates
    • Your name on Pirates for Sail's web site
    • Watch a tear fall from One-Eyed Mike's one eye
    • Live streaming event access
    • Autographed compact disc copy of Crabby Road
    • Digital copy of Crabby Road
    • A personalized handcrafted Black Spot
    • Autographed Pirates for Sail T-shirt (S-XXXL)
    • Limited-edition Pirates for Sail pin
    • Pirates for Sail shot glass
    • In-person concert from Pirates for Sail
    • Personal service from a Pirates for Sail crewmember (see above)
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