Before the holidays hit full stride, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the many people who made Troubadour Blues a reality in 2011: people who sat through the many early screenings and gave their feedback; friends who talked me through the year-and-a-half-long editing process; Kickstarter supporters; the couple of fans who ordered 10-packs of DVDs and gave them as Christmas gifts; writers who critiqued the film and publications that ran ads and reviews.[ Read More → ]
Somebody commented the other day, after visiting the site, that older video clips were hard to find. I decided it would probably be a good idea to put some of this material up near the top of the blog so that people could find it. All clips are outtakes from the Troubadour Blues project, for which I shot nearly 200 hours of MiniDV tape.[ Read More → ]
Easy Ed is the nom-de-blog of a frequent contributor to No Depression, the place to go online for all things Americana. He likes a lot of the same music that I do, so I sent him a DVD, and he responded with this lovely post.
Please do as Easy Ed says and buy a copy for yourself and another for a music-loving friend on your holiday gift list. Buy copies for EVERYBODY on your Christmas gift list. Send one to the music writer at your local newspaper or favorite website. This film is my livelihood for the next few months, and I really need your support.
Thanks for listening![ Read More → ]
Just a reminder, Troubadour Blues premieres this Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont (Pittsburgh) and Friday, Oct. 28, at the Erie Art Museum. Doors open for both events at 7 pm, with musical guest Mark Dignam and his band performing at 7:30 and the film at 8.
You can get directions or make a reservation for the Pittsburgh screening here. There’s a suggested donation of $5. Information on the Erie Art Museum screening is available here. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. DVDs and t-shirts will be available for sale at both events.[ Read More → ]
Arts writer Manny Theiner, who also promotes shows at the Tunderbird Cafe and Garfield Art Works, wrote this article for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about our premiere next Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the beautiful Hollywood Theater (below).
Advance tickets aren’t necessary, but help us get an idea how many people are coming. You can get them at Eventbrite, which takes credit cards and PayPal. Suggested donation is $5.00, more if you’d like to support getting this film in front of audiences nationwide. Doors open at 7, musical guest Mark Dignam performs at 7:30, and the film begins at 8. There will be a Q&A with me and Mark after the show. Hope to see you there![ Read More → ]