'Heartworn Highways Revisited'
(Guy Clark, Steve Young, David Allan Coe, John McCauley, et al / DVD / NR / 2018 / Film Rise)
Overview: 2016 marked the 40th anniversary of the seminal music documentary HEARTWORN HIGHWAYS, a film that captured the nascent roots of the Outlaw Country movement in the mid-70s. Today,'Heartworn Highways Revisited' explores and celebrates the authenticity and spirit of that legendary film via a community of contemporary musicians creating music in Nashville, Tennessee.
DVD Verdict: In 'Heartworn Highways Revisited', the filmmakers reunite with Heartworn originals: Guy Clark, Steve Young, and David Allan Coe while focusing on the next generation of "outlaws": John McCauley, Jonny Fritz, Josh Hedley, Justin Townes Earle, Shovels & Rope, Langhorne Slim, Robert Ellis, Andrew Combs, Shelly Colvin, Phil Hummer and others who honor the tradition of their predecessors while forging a highway all their own.
2015 marked the 38th anniversary of the seminal music documentary, HEARTWORN HIGHWAYS, a film that explored and captured the nascent roots of the Outlaw Country movement in the mid-70s. 'Heartworn Highways Revisited' lovingly brings us back into the fold and this delightful, and fully deserved Special Edition now adds a little something else too.
A must see for any country/roots music fan, from a Larry Jon Wilson recording session, to Townes Van Zandt's notoriously split persona (one minute drunkenly clowning for the camera, the next bringing a grown man to tears with “Waitin' Round To Die”), to an encapsulating jam session scene in Guy Clark's living room (featuring a very young Steve Earle), the film is simply nirvana for those concerned.
Directed by Jim Szalapski, 'Highways' is an unfolding story, told in a linear style, allowing the music, and more often than not, the musicians to speak for themselves.
This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and now features bonus interviews, the official 'HEARTWORN HIGHWAYS REVISITED' trailer along with surround sound and English subtitles for the deaf and hearing-impaired.
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