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!
Listen to "Old Maui" from Band on the Rum!
Listen to "Away Rio" from Faire Warning!
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.
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.
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.
(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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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