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Help send Kurt & Jeremy down the Mississsippi!
$1,861 raised
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In the Summer of 2014 Adventourists, Kurt A. and Jeremy Baldwin will embark on a 2-week research journey following the spinal cord of the United States, The Mississippi River from Northern Minnesota to New Orleans. We need your help! Kurt and ...

In the Summer of 2014 Adventourists, Kurt A. and Jeremy Baldwin will embark on a 2-week research journey following the spinal cord of the United States, The Mississippi River from Northern Minnesota to New Orleans. We need your help!

Kurt and Jeremy firmly believe that "life is for the living" and are leaving behind their friends and family to seek fortune and glory on America's Great River Road.  Their goal is to discover this central corridor of American History and Culture and to reclaim it from those misguided individuals who write it off as simply "Fly Over Country". 

This journey will encompass any and all aspects of Americana, but will especially focus on the history and evolution of America's Music, which has profound Roots along the Mississippi River.  They intend to walk the roads and paths that many men and women have tread before, looking for evidence of their lives.  Crucial musical figures will  include Bob Dylan, Robert Johnson, Son House, Mose Allison and Sam Cooke. 

Kurt A. and Jeremy are looking for like-minded partners to help offset some of the looming costs for this journey of discovery.  Help them make their dreams come true with a donation either large or small to the Highway 61 Re-driven Research Fund.  Your money will help offset personal expenses like gas, accommodations and crucial equipment needed to document this trip of a lifetime. 

As a token of their thanks for your generosity, Kurt and Jeremy have created a series of unique Thank You perks available at different giving levels.  All will be welcome to track their adventure via several web outlets as they make their way South on their quest.

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$10 USD
Hand drawn or painted postcard from the road
  • 41 claimed
Own a piece of original art! We will mail you 1 hand drawn or painted postcard with a personalized message from our journey. We will attempt to honor requests.
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$15 USD
Customized CD
  • 12 claimed
We will curate and send you 1 original CD of actual field recordings of musicians we hope to encounter and record along the way!
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$25 USD
2015 MerKurt Photo Calendar
  • 2 claimed
Estimated delivery Jul 2014
Get your own 2015 MerKurt photo calendar. MerKurt will pose in various scenic locations down the river for each month. Gaze at his beauty....
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$25 USD
Custom 2015 Calendar - 2nd printing
  • 2 claimed
  • 2 remaining
Estimated delivery Jul 2014
Custom 2015 Calendar featuring 12 original images created by Jeremy Baldwin of legendary musicians from along the Mississippi River. Includes Fred McDowell, Sam Phillips, Charley & Bertha Lee Patton, Albert King, Prince, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Mose Allison, Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, R.L. Burnside, Spider John Koerner and Sam Cooke. Only 4 available at this time! Hurry!
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$35 USD
Happy Birthday/Merry Christmas Jer!
  • 2 claimed
Are you a friend or family member of Jeremy? Maybe this year for his birthday and/or Christmas you would like to contribute to this adventure in lieu of a gift?
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$35 USD
Happy Birthday/Merry Christmas Kurt!
  • 3 claimed
Are you a friend or family member of Kurt? Maybe this year for his birthday and/or Christmas you would like to contribute to this adventure in lieu of a gift?
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$25 USD
Custom 2015 Calendar "Legends Of The Mississippi"
  • 5 claimed
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Estimated delivery Jul 2014
Custom 2015 Calendar featuring 12 original images created by Jeremy Baldwin of legendary musicians from along the Mississippi River. Includes Fred McDowell, Sam Phillips, Charley & Bertha Lee Patton, Albert King, Prince, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Mose Allison, Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, R.L. Burnside, Spider John Koerner and Sam Cooke. Only 5 available at this time! Hurry!
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$2,000 USD
Come along on our adventure!
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Come along for the trip of a lifetime! For a donation of $2,000 or more, you can join us on our full journey down the Mississippi! We will provide accommodations in cheap campgrounds and motels, a spot in our backseat and admission to any museums and sites we visit. You must be flexible and have a sense of humor and we reserve the right to drop you at the nearest Greyhound station if you complain. Tentative dates are June 1-14, 2014.
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Show Discontinued Perks
$6 USD
Postcard from the road
$20 USD
Jar of 100% Authentic Mississippi Mud!
$50 USD
Craft Beer Grab Bag

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