Chris Smither News

Troubadour Blues DVD (2011)


Troubadour Blues is a journey into the world of well-traveled singer-songwriters like Peter Case, Mary Gauthier, Chris Smither, Dave Alvin, Slaid Cleaves and many more. This 95-minute documentary, produced over a 10-year period by filmmaker Tom Weber, provides a revealing look at the heartbreaks and joys of these modern-day wandering minstrels. The film contains live performances of 40 brilliantly crafted songs by these assorted artists, as well as informal moments and interviews in which the artists reflect on audiences, songwriting, the music business, and life.

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 is being diluted or lost. This is a concern expressed in the film by a number of artists. Troubadour Blues explores the hidden corners of our culture, where honest, authentic songs reflecting the human experience are still being composed and sung.

SKU: 018 Category:

Additional information

Weight 0.1625 lbs
Dimensions 7.5 × 5.375 × .5 in