Archive for May, 2011

What Comes Next?

In: News

In case you haven’t heard, the fundraising campaign on Kickstarter.com to pay for completion of Troubadour Blues has reached its goal of $12,000. Many thanks to all who showed support, monetarily and otherwise.

So, what comes next?

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Outtake of the Week, May 24-31

In: News

Peter Case tells the strange tale of the night he went on a midnight tour of George W. Bush’s Oval Office — led by an agent of U.S. Homeland Security — in this outtake from the “Troubadour Blues” documentary. Peter tells the story to a hometown crowd at Mohawk Place in Buffalo, NY, shortly after the incident happened in 2003. Captures the sense of paranoia that a lot of people had during the height of the Bush “war on terror.”

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Outtake of the Week, May 2-8

In: News

I’ve been too busy lately to dip into the vault for another outtake, so here’s Peter Case again, performing a great version of Leadbelly’s “Thirty Days In The Workhouse” last November for the Mountain Stage radio show in West Virginia.

With all due respect to the Music Fog folks down in Nashville (who do very nice studio-style videos), I think there’s nothing better than a live performance in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd. After watching this, I think you’ll agree.

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Help Me Finish the Movie!

In: News

Between now and May 31, I’m trying to raise $12,000 on Kickstarter.com to pay for music rights and audio/video mastering and finally get this film released. Here’s a short video that I made for the campaign.

If you’ve never participated in a Kickstarter campaign before, here’s how it works: go to my project page and click the green button for “Make a Pledge.”

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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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