Chasin' Gus' Ghost Documentary


Gus Cannon
"An absorbing movie capable of inspiring a whole new generation of ghost-chasers."

Jug band documentary Chasin' Gus' Ghost will make its film festival premiere next month at the Woodstock Film Festival. Woodstock, New York is an apt setting for this film about the influence jug band music has had on performers including Bob Weir (Grateful Dead) and John Sebastian (Lovin' Spoonful), as the Woodstock area has long been a haven for roots-influenced artists including Sebastian, Levon Helm and Bob Dylan.

Directed by filmmaker Todd Kwait, Chasin' Gus' Ghost features interviews and performances with Weir and Sebastian along with David Grisman, Charlie Musselwhite, Erik Darling, Maria Muldaur, and Taj Mahal (who lends his talents as the voice of Gus Cannon). All of these artists have appeared on the Billboard Top 10 Jazz, Blues or Pop charts.

Chasin' Gus' Ghost will premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival on October 13 at 10 p.m. at the Bearsville Theater (291 Tinker Street). The Woodstock Film Festival runs from October 10-14 and its box office is located at the Woodstock Playhouse (corner of route 212 & 375). Tickets are $10.

[Published on: 9/19/07]

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hdrury starstarstarstarstar Wed 9/19/2007 10:23AM
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SO excited to see this featured on Jambase! My dad appears in the documentary as well. We will be screening it twice in Louisville, KY as well. Once in September and once in October. Hit me up with any questions! :-)

kirkbrew Thu 9/20/2007 02:43PM
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Where's Cheryl Crow? Doesn't she usually horn in on stuff like this in a half ass atempt to make herself look like a real musician rather than just another MILF?