Adam Faucett’s “Moonshiner” 78, recorded live at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock, AR

We love a gentle winter lullaby and a sweet, cheery carol, but sometimes your holidays just need a little holler. That’s why we wanted to share this recording from our nationwide theatrical release tour to screen The 78 Project Movie.

This September as we journeyed once again across the country, we made a stop in Little Rock, AR, where The Oxford American presented a screening of The 78 Project Movie in the beautiful CALS Ron Robinson Theater. Onstage after the screening, local musician Adam Faucett joined us to craft a very distinctive live 78. Adam wowed us all with his mighty voice, performing “Moonshiner” a capella. It’s a performance that remains as commanding on record as it was in the room.

Thank you again to Adam Faucett, our great friends at the Oxford American and everyone who came out to see the film screen in Little Rock.

Two Movie Clips to Warm Your Winter’s Morning

Waking up to this chilly December morning, we thought some warm memories might be in order. Enjoy these two clips from The 78 Project Movie, of Joe Bussard at home in Maryland, and the Reverend John Wilkins in Mississippi. They’re both featured tracks on the Original Soundtrack to The 78 Project Movie on vinyl + digital, now available in The 78 Project Shop!

Joe Bussard – “Guitar Rag”
Shot in Frederick, MD, December 2012

Reverend John Wilkins “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me”
Shot at Hunters Chapel in Como, MS, August 2012

The Big Bright “I Never Will Marry” – recorded live at the Film Society of Lincoln Center

We enjoy traveling immensely, whether it’s for filming or for screenings of the film. But there’s no place like home, and there’s no time to be there that is quite as warm as the winter. These last two weeks at home as the holidays have drawn closer, we’ve been thinking about all of that for which we’re deeply grateful. The opportunity to connect with you through music and film, in person and online, is the thing we find ourselves most thankful for this year.

Being at home also reminds us of the very first time The 78 Project Movie screened in our hometown of New York, and we wanted to share that happy memory with you this holiday weekend, by streaming the one-of-a kind acetate The Big Bright cut that night.

When we were fortunate to be invited to premiere our movie at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater this past August, we wanted to make it an unforgettable evening. But even with all our excitement and preparation, we couldn’t have dreamed how beautiful the night would turn out to be. That is thanks to the overwhelming support of our family, contributors, friends and fantastic New York filmgoers, and also because of the stunning recording by The Big Bright.

Without the need for amplification, the music was alive and sweet.  The gentle harmonies of Fiona McBain and Liz Tormes and the sweet drone of Glenn Patscha’s pump organ lured us all closer, to the edges of seats, our senses piqued by the deep feeling of the performance. We were all hushed in our hope to drink in every part, every second, of those three minutes.

Thank you again to The Big Bright, our friends at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and everyone who came out to see the film screen in New York City for the very first time.

 

Patterson Hood “Tramp in the Rain” – recorded live at Athens Ciné

Touring to bring The 78 Project Movie to theaters and to watch the film together with audiences has been a gift to us. It’s given us a whole new set of memorable experiences. Making the movie brought us into new places and introduced us to new friends, and showing the movie has once again been a journey of connections and momentous events.

We traveled to Athens, GA in September on the invitation of the Athens Ciné, an independent movie theater run by truly the kindest, coolest folks, and Patterson Hood generously offered to join us there to cut a live 78 after the screening. Patterson sang a warm and visceral rendition of “Tramp in the Rain,” a family song from his childhood. As all of us in the room let out the breath we had been holding during his performance, Patterson explained that his grandmother sang the song to him when he was a child, as a lullaby at night. He had learned his words, and the subtle and sure style of singing them, from her.

 

Thank you again to Patterson, the fine folks at the Athens Ciné, and everyone who came out to see the film.

We hope you’ll be able to see The 78 Project Movie on the big screen. Take a look at our sidebar for a new batch of screenings coming up both in the U.S. and abroad.

 

 

The Original Soundtrack to The 78 Project Movie is out in stores and online!

We’re thrilled to announce that the Original Soundtrack to The 78 Project Movie is now available! This collection of 15 one-of-a-kind songs can be purchased on vinyl + digital in The 78 Project Shop and in independent record stores worldwide, or digital-only on iTunes and Amazon.com.

The album features tracks by John Doe, Victoria Williams, The Bo-Keys feat. Percy Wiggins, Gaby Moreno & Adam Levy, The Reverend John Wilkins, Louis Michot, Corey Ledet & Ashlee Michot, John Reilly & Tom Brosseau, Joe Bussard, John Paul Keith, Ben Vaughn, Coati Mundi, Sea of Bees, Little Wings, Ella Mae Bowen, and The Easy Leaves, recorded direct-to-disk for The 78 Project Movie.

We can’t wait for you to hear these once-in-a-lifetime performances in their entirety.

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Complete Track Listing:

Side A

1. TAKE THIS HAMMER Victoria Williams
with Gabe Noel
Recorded in Echo Park, Los Angeles on January 10, 2013

2. IN MY TIME OF DYING Sea of Bees
Recorded in Sacramento, CA on January 2, 2013

3. ‘TRAPE MON CHAPEAU Louis Michot, Corey Ledet & Ashlee Michot
Recorded in Arnaudville, LA on September 17, 2013

4. CARELESS LOVE John Reilly & Tom Brosseau
Recorded in Los Angeles on January 11, 2013

5. I WANT JESUS TO WALK WITH ME Reverend John Wilkins
Recorded at Hunters Chapel in Como, MS on September 5, 2012

6. SKIP TO MY LOU John Doe
Recorded in Fairfax, CA on January 1, 2013

7. AFTER YOU’VE GONE Gaby Moreno & Adam Levy
Recorded in Studio City, CA on January 7, 2013

8. GUITAR RAG Joe Bussard
Recorded in Frederick, MD on December 18, 2012

Side B

9. NOBODY KNOWS THE TROUBLE I’VE SEEN Little Wings
Recorded in Topanga Canyon, CA on January 7, 2013

10. BILLY BOY Coati Mundi
Recorded in Murrieta, CA on January 6, 2013

11. DEEP RIVER The Bo-Keys feat. Percy Wiggins
Recorded at Molly Fontaine in Memphis, TN on September 5, 2012

12. WORRIED MAN BLUES Ben Vaughn
Recorded in Wonder Valley, CA on January 5, 2013

13. THE LOVE OF GOD Ella Mae Bowen
Recorded in Franklin, TN on August 30, 2012

14. THE KNOXVILLE GIRL John Paul Keith
Recorded at the Hi Tone in Memphis, TN on September 2, 2012

15. SADDLE FORK (COTTON FIELDS) – The Easy Leaves
Recorded in Santa Rosa, CA on December 30, 2012

 

More Chances to See The 78 Project Movie in Theaters, Pre-Order the Vinyl Soundtrack

Greetings from London, where we are readying ourselves for a big week ahead at the BFI London Film Festival! The 78 Project Movie screens twice during the coming week, and we can’t wait for these two great opportunities to share the film with our supportive UK friends. But as we traveled across the Atlantic, more screenings were being organized by cool cinemas across America. We want to make sure you have all those dates close at hand so that if there’s a screening at your local theater, you can head over, see The 78 Project Movie, and support the folks in your town who work hard to bring independent movies to the big screen.  So, please take a look at our Sidebar - there are upcoming screenings in New York State, Florida, Vermont, Tennessee, Colorado, New Jersey and Massachusetts!

 

Also, don’t forget to reserve your copy of The 78 Project Movie Soundtrack on vinyl. It’s available now for pre-order in our shop!

 

 

The 78 Project Movie Southern Screening Tour begins today with dates in Athens, New Orleans, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Little Rock, Dallas and Carbondale

Our month-long Official Theatrical Release Tour of The 78 Project Movie continues today as we hit the road headed south. Over the next week and change we’ll be headed through Georgia, Louisiana, Arkansas, a nip of Texas, and Illinois to cut records live with amazing musicians and screen the film in theaters.  We’re covering a lot of ground to bring The 78 Project Movie to as many screens as we can in person, in the hopes that we’ll be in one close to you!

The complete tour dates are listed below. We hope we’ll see you at a screening. And if you don’t see one listed in your hometown, request it!

The 78 Project Movie Official Southern Tour Dates

Athens, GA
Athens Ciné
Wednesday, Sept. 24
7:30 pm
Live Presto record cutting session with Patterson Hood!
Purchase tickets
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New Orleans, LA
Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary
Arts Center

Friday, Sept. 26
7:00 pm
Live Presto record cutting session!
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Lafayette, LA
Acadiana Center for the Arts
Saturday, Sept. 27
7:30 pm
Live Presto record cutting session with Wayne Toups!
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Baton Rouge, LA
Manship Theatre
Sunday, Sept. 28
5:00 pm
Live Presto record cutting session!
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Dallas, TX
The Texas Theatre
Monday, Sept. 29
7:30 pm
We’ll be there for Q&A!
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Little Rock, AR
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
Presented by The Oxford American

Tuesday, Sept. 30
7:30 pm
Live Presto record cutting session with Adam Faucett!
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Carbondale, IL
Southern Illinois University
Guyon Auditorium

Wednesday, Oct. 1
7:00 pm
Live Presto record cutting session!
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And while you’re waiting for us to arrive with our Presto, reserve your copy of The 78 Project Movie soundtrack on vinyl! The album contains 15 one-of-a-kind one-take recordings cut directly to acetate disks on our 1930′s Presto disk recorder, and is available for pre-order in The 78 Project Shop. It’s a unique and beautiful album, and proceeds support the future of The 78 Project and our artists.

Pre-order The 78 Project: Volume 2 – Soundtrack to The 78 Project Movie on Vinyl + Digital now

Pre-order the soundtrack to The 78 Project Movie now on Vinyl + Digital

The original soundtrack to The 78 Project Movie is now available for pre-order in our shop!

The 78 Project: Volume 2 – Original Soundtrack to The 78 Project Movie contains 15 one-of-a-kind one-take recordings cut directly to acetate disks on our 1930’s Presto disk recorder in The 78 Project Movie. These recordings are not available anywhere else, with singular performances by John Doe, Victoria Williams, The Bo-Keys feat. Percy Wiggins, Gaby Moreno & Adam Levy, The Reverend John Wilkins, Louis Michot, Corey Ledet & Ashlee Michot, John Reilly & Tom Brosseau, Joe Bussard, John Paul Keith, Ben Vaughn, Coati Mundi, Sea of Bees, Little Wings, Ella Mae Bowen and The Easy Leaves. We can’t wait for you to hear them.

Reserve your copy of The 78 Project: Volume 2 – Original Soundtrack to The 78 Project Movie by pre-ordering now! You’ll receive the limited edition vinyl in the mail along with a digital download card that gets you the songs and downloadable in-depth digital liner notes.

This album is a very limited edition, and will only be available while supplies last via The78Project.com and in select stores. (Our pressing of Volume 1 sold out within a week.)

For full tracklisting, more information, and to pre-order your copy, go to The 78 Project shop!

Hear John Reilly & Tom Brosseau’s 78, see The 78 Project Movie in Seattle and Portland

The afternoon sun streaming in through the windows took on a longing feel as our Presto clicked on and John Reilly & Tom Brosseau started their haunting harmonies. Though moments before the bright L.A. light seemed gentle and sweet, their performance of the lost love lament “Careless Love” was so perfectly harmonized and utterly heartbreaking, by the time the record was full, it had made even the sunshine understand the song’s timeless yearning.

Our Official Nationwide Release Tour for The 78 Project Movie continues as we cruise up the West Coast to show the film in Seattle and Portland at two amazing independent theaters. We can’t wait to see you there!

Northwest Film Forum
Sunday, September 14, 7:00 pm
1515 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA

Hollywood Theatre
Monday, September 15, 7:30 pm
4122 NE Sandy Boulevard
Portland, OR