Joni, CSN&Y, Dylan, the Beach Boys…”Echo In the Canyon” is a new documentary tracking the musical genius that emerged from Laurel Canyon during a particular time.
It takes a unique point-of-view to make guitars by hand these days — and to maintain a shop in NYC’s now-high-rent Greenwich Village. Combining art, craft, persistence — and more than a touch of stubbornness — Rick Kelly of Carmine Street Guitars gets a well-earned moment in the spotlight in a thoughtful new documentary.
A Christmas gift of a cheap guitar plus the influence of David Bowie combined to set Joan Jett on her path. A very cool documentary fills in the blanks of her unlikely journey.
It was hard to stand in the spotlight with David Bowie, but guitarist Mick Ronson did so more than admirably. Along the way, he worked with stars including Elton, Lou Reed, even John Mellencamp — and deeply influenced rising artists like Morrissey and Def Leppard. A tribute to his all-too-short career.
Peter Jackson’s epic series, “The Lord of the Rings” was fantasy. Now, he tackles the real-world inspiration behind it in a groundbreaking documentary.