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.
Exciting news seems to come with each new day at The 78 Project this summer. We’re overflowing with updates and music to share with you.
This week we’re happy to announce that The 78 Project Movie will screen on August 18 at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY as part of their Sounds of Summer series. And we’ll be there to answer questions and swap stories! Tickets are available now through the Jacob Burns Film Center website:
Jacob Burns Film Center
Sounds of Summer
August 18, 2014 7:30 pm
Though her song explores a weighty subject, Sea of Bees
is a person of celebratory spirit. Which makes her 78, “In My Time of Dying” – recorded for The 78 Project Movie
at her home in Sacramento – feel like the perfect acetate to accompany this happy news.
As we’ve traveled and shot, edited, finished and started to screen, lived and breathed The 78 Project Movie, just about every day of the process has felt momentous.
The record we cut with Victoria Williams, on the last night of our West Coast road trip, gives a perfect glimpse of one such unforgettable day. Luck and symmetry had helped us find her, and her enthusiasm imbued the evening, and the record, with a magical energy.
Victoria’s 78 recording of “Take This Hammer” is one of the many one-of-a-kind performances that you’ll be able to see when The 78 Project Movie screens this Fall at a theater near you. More on that soon. Until then, listen to the brand new 78 below.
Our journey to make The 78 Project Feature-length documentary film starts today. This morning the Presto will be packed in snugly with a stash of blank discs and new needles, our Canons with a cache of memory cards and lenses. There will be no room left for anything else, so we might need to borrow your socks.
We are headed to Philadelphia, PA, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, Nashville and Memphis, TN, and points in between. This leg of the journey goes until early September, but we’ll be traveling for the film shoots for the rest of 2012, so we’ll be visiting many, many more places.
There will be photos every day, we promise. They’ll go straight to our Facebook, so “like” us there to see ’em! Also follow us on Twitter for daily news. If you’re on our Email list, we’ll catch you up each week on events and stories, and send you sounds and clips that we’ve captured. If you’re not signed up for our list yet, enter your email in the field on our homepage sidebar.
We’ve never been so excited as we are at this moment, preparing to meet new people, hear new songs, visit hometowns and hometown haunts and seek out music where it lives. We’re grateful to have you along for this adventure!
Thank you to our amazing new friends at Stumptown Coffee Roasters for fueling our mornings on the road!