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Tales of the Boatman immerses the listener in a mythical world constructed entirely of audio elements - original music performed on traditional instruments from around the world, narrative drawn from the archetypal realms of myth and fable, and sounds from nature collected in the field.

In this way it hearkens back to the age of oral storytelling, when the mystery of life was explored through stories co-created by the mind of the listener. And, like those tales of old, the stories are multi-level, meant to resonate with people of all ages and walks of life.

The series chronicles the ongoing adventures of the Boatman and his companion A'ti as they travel on the currents of the endless river, through a world where the primordial, the magical, and the natural reign. Fairies, tree spirits, shamanesses, dragons, mermaids, trolls and ghosts rank among the characters they interact with along the way.

Your monthly subscription is the best way to help keep the Boatman afloat! It will go towards procuring the instruments, studio and field recording gear, promotional materials and time necessary to produce the series.

For your donation of $3 a month you will get unlimited access to the Tales of the Boatman catalog - hours of both episodes and music - to stream and download, both on your computer and via the free (and excellent) Bandcamp app, so you can take the Boatman with you wherever you go.

In addition, you will get all new releases 2 weeks before their official release date, and get access to members only exclusives, including the complete series music collection and more.

Thank you so much for helping Tales of the Boatman become a reality!

-Chris Rippey

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Tales of the Boatman
Lafayette, Colorado
Tales of the Boatman immerses the listener in a mythical world constructed entirely of audio elements - original music performed on traditional instruments from around the world, narrative drawn from the archetypal realms of myth and fable, and sounds from nature collected in the field.

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