Mine is definitely the one with the longest title:
The Man with the Blue Post-Modern Fragmented Neo-Traditionalist Guitar — Blue Guitar, for short.
I was with Peter the other night in Carrboro, NC, when he played, back-to-back, two of the 10 classic songs on that album — which has been in and out of print for a long time; I included the link to Amazon.com because they list used copies available. The lighting was just right, the sound was good and the crowd was small but appreciative.[ Read More → ]
Ashland Coffee and Tea, the listening room near the railroad tracks in
downtown Ashland, VA, feels like a second home to filmmaker Tom Weber,
whose documentary Troubadour Blues screens there Wednesday, Dec. 5.
“So many important scenes in the movie happened in that room,” says
Weber, a Pennsylvanian who spent 10 years collecting material for the feature-length
film. “I filmed Peter Case there on my very first weekend of shooting, back
in October 2002. I got the film’s title from a song that Mark Erelli had just written
when he opened for Chris Smither that following spring.”
One more day till the World Premiere of Troubadour Blues at the Buffalo International Film Festival. Read a nice preview article from the Buffalo Artvoice, written by Kevin Hosey, who also produces the Buffalo Roots blog. I met Kevin and his wife Val years ago, when Peter Case was playing at Mohawk Place in downtown Buffalo. If you need to get tickets to the BIFF premiere, the link is here.[ Read More → ]
Erie friends, you’ll get your chance to see Troubadour Blues for the first time Friday, Oct. 28, at the Erie Art Museum, with special musical guest Mark Dignam.
Doors open at 7, and you can get a drink and look at art until Mark plays a short set at 7:30. The screening will begin at 8, with a Q&A and more music afterwards. There’s a suggested donation of $10, but we’ll let you in for whatever you can contribute. Proceeds will help put Troubadour Blues on the road to Nashville, Austin, Boston, Washington, Columbus and many more places.[ Read More → ]
Color correction and final sound mix are coming along well, and Troubadour Blues will be off to the pressing plant before Labor Day. DVDs should be available by mid-September, on this site, at Filmbaby.com and Amazon.com, and of course from me at screenings.
Meanwhile, I’m starting to book screenings. Most of them will be small, anywhere from living rooms to church basements, but I’ve set up a Pittsburgh area premiere Tuesday, October 25, at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont, That’s in the South Hills, and pretty easy to get to for you non-Pittsburghers. I’ll post a map and directions later.
I’m hoping that this will be a fun night with surprise appearances by musical friends from the Pittsburgh area (and maybe one or two of the artists from the film). DVDs will be available at the special premiere price of $19.95 (cash and credit cards accepted). A suggested donation of $5.00 will help pay for the theater rental and expenses connected with the event.[ Read More → ]