You Gave Me A Song: The Life and Music of Alice Gerrard

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At 84, old-time music pioneer Alice Gerrard performs, teaches, and inspires the next generation while safeguarding memories from her groundbreaking past.

YOU GAVE ME A SONG offers an intimate portrait of old-time music pioneer Alice Gerrard and her remarkable, unpredictable journey creating and preserving traditional music. The film follows eighty-four year old Gerrard over several years, weaving together verité footage of living room rehearsals, recording sessions, songwriting, archival work, and performances with archival film and photos and rare audio recordings. Much of the film is told in Alice’s voice and via interviews with musical collaborators and family members who share the story of Alice and others chasing that high lonesome sound.

Contact: info@alicegerrardfilm.com

2016-01-25
Arts & Culture|History & Biography

Director:
Kenny Dalsheimer

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