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Troubadour Blues (2012)

Dave Alvin, Chris Smither Peter Case  |  NR |  DVD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Dave Alvin, Chris Smither Peter Case
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: MVD VISUAL
  • DVD Release Date: January 15, 2013
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008EXCTN6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #253,526 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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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. The film contains live performances of 40 brilliantly crafted songs, as well as informal moments and interviews in which the artists reflect on audiences, songwriting, the music business, and life.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful film about an ancient tradition! May 6, 2013
Nearly 10 years in the making, Tom Weber's Troubadour Blues takes us on a journey about journeys. The road for these talented singer-songwriters is not a glamorous plane-hopping trip with thousands of expectant fans at every stop. For these artists, it's a drive, usually in a truck or van from town to town, playing for sometimes 50, 100, maybe more but not too many more. And that's part of what makes it so much fun. The kind of music performed by these talented folks is amplified (and not just literally) by the small venues they frequent where it might be swallowed up if they were playing at your local arena. You may not recognize all the names featured but you'll probably become a fan after seeing this film as it provides an intimate glimpse of them, both onstage and off, playing their songs, talking about songcraft, the road and most of all giving you an idea of what it's like to sing the Troubadour Blues.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Glimpse into the world of performers January 14, 2013
Not everyone is a superstar in the music business, but the troubadours featured in Troubadour Blues represent an important segment of America's ongoing musical heritage, and an important part of America itself. Tom Weber's film is a passionate work that should be viewed by anyone interested in the lives of musical storytellers. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great troubadour stories May 12, 2013
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If you like singer so g writer stories, this is for you. Got acquainted to some new ones via this disk
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