Buy New
Free Shipping for Prime Members
FREE Shipping
Get free shipping
Free 5-8 business-day shipping within the U.S. when you order $25 of eligible items sold or fulfilled by Amazon.
Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $5.99. (Prices may vary for AK and HI.)
Learn more about free shipping
on orders over $25—or get FREE Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
For The Sake of the Song:... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

For The Sake of the Song: The Story of Anderson Fair


4.2 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
New from Used from
(Sep 16, 2011)
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy

Frequently bought together

  • For The Sake of the Song: The Story of Anderson Fair
  • +
  • Heartworn Highways
  • +
  • Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark (John and Robin Dickson Series in Texas Music, sponsored by the Center for Texas Music History, Texas State University)
Total price: $60.32
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

For over forty years, Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant has quietly cultivated some of the most notable songwriters and performers in America, including Grammy Award-winning artists Nanci Griffith, Lyle Lovett and Lucinda Williams. What began as a little neighborhood restaurant in Houston where freethinkers gathered "to talk about things that might get them arrested somewhere else" slowly evolved into a songwriting sanctuary. "Without Anderson Fair, I wouldn't have been driven to try to write songs the way I was," reveals Lovett.

For The Sake Of The Song paints a lively portrait of this legendary establishment that weaves together a musical and visual tapestry of five generations of artists, volunteers, and patrons who have fashioned this improbable tale.

Funny and deeply in love with the troubadour tradition, the film features intimate and entertaining interviews with a who's who of Texas and Americana music and presents new and rare archival footage of performances by Vince Bell, Guy Clark, Slaid Cleaves, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Steven Fromholz, Nanci Griffith, Carolyn Hester, Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett, Shake Russell, Eric Taylor, Dave Van Ronk, Townes Van Zandt, Lucinda Williams and more.

Ultimately, For The Sake of the Song celebrates the spirit of community and reminds us of the impact a small group of dedicated people can make when they work together for something they love.

When sold by, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media.'s standard return policy will apply.

Special features


Product details

  • Actors: Lucinda Williams, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, Nanci Griffith, Guy Clark
  • Directors: Bruce Bryant
  • Producers: Jim Barham
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Ghost Ranch Films
  • DVD Release Date: September 16, 2011
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,462 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Customer Reviews

Read reviews that mention

Top customer reviews

May 16, 2014
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
March 10, 2018
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
May 18, 2016
Format: Amazon Video|Verified Purchase
January 23, 2017
Format: Amazon Video|Verified Purchase
February 26, 2014
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
May 19, 2016
Format: Amazon Video|Verified Purchase
January 16, 2013
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

For The Sake of the Song: The Story of Anderson Fair
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: For The Sake of the Song: The Story of Anderson Fair