Archive for July, 2010

Troubadours Tour Update, August 2010

In: News

As my film inches toward the finish line (more on that in a separate blog), I’m trying to devote a little more attention to the Troubadour Blues website. I want this to become a clearinghouse for information not only on the film, but also on the fine artists who are featured in it.

I hope eventually to start carrying a selected assortment of CDs and other merchandise by these artists in my online store, along with copies of the Troubadour Blues DVD. I’ll probably offer bundles, a copy of the movie with your choice of three or more CDs by featured artists for a low package price. A compilation CD of live performances from the movie is also a strong possibility.

But first, to launch what I hope will be a monthly series of tour updates. I think these artists are best experienced live, and I want my readers to know when and where they’re performing.

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If You’re Keeping Score

In: News

I just revised the marketing plan for Troubadour Blues to make it better organized and more in tune with the financial realities I am discovering in the world of independent film distribution (music rights cost quite a bit more than I’d naively expected). Anyway, here it is, feel free to read and comment.

DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE VERSION HERE

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L.A Times article about Peter Case

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Prominent article in the Los Angeles Times about our main man, Peter Case, and his new album, Wig!. I hear a lot of references on the record to things Peter talks about in my film, growing up in a small town longing to get away, only to leave and find the longing turned around. Read the article here.

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About the Film

Troubadour Blues is a feature-length documentary that explores the fascinating world of traveling singer-songwriters. We see them in a variety of situations: impromptu performances, concert stages, formal and informal interviews and songwriting sessions. This is a story that needs to be heard. In our media-saturated age of instant pop stardom, there is real danger that the tradition of the itinerant working musician -- the tradition of Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly -- is being diluted or lost. Troubadour Blues explores the hidden corners of our culture, where honest, authentic songs reflecting the human experience are still being made up and sung.

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