(Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, et al / Blu-ray / NR / 2020 / MVD Visual - Cleopatra Entertainment)
Overview: Discover the origins of megastars like Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift while following emerging singer-songwriters as they chase their dreams inside The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville's accidental landmark that has altered the course of music history.
It's 35 year history is revealed thru never-before-told stories from those that have worked, played, been discovered and helped preserve this unassuming strip-mall haunt that is the bedrock of American songwriting.
Blu-ray Verdict: In what has turned out to be a massive Festival fan favorite - Official Selection: SXSW (2019), Nashville Film Festival (2019), Newport Beach Film Festival (2019) and more! - 'Bluebird' (or as it might well go by on the circuit, 'The Bluebird Cafe') is, quite easily one of the most heartfelt and revealing looks behind the curtain of country music brought out for many a decade.
In what is, without question, a most beautiful filmed documentary about the famed and historic Bluebird Cafe, and having never been fortunate enough to visit myself, watching it through the eyes of the filmmakers, it immediately draws you in and begs for you to come and see it in person.
Watching it now, and with a healthy 90 minute run time, 'Bluebird' (directed and produced by Brian Loschiavo with added production from Erika Wollam Nichols), the production is simply gorgeous throughout.
A mesmerizing documentary about the Holy Grail of country music, it lovingly showcases the careers that have begun there and, of course, follows them through to who they became within the music world today.
Combining behind the scenes footage with a generous mix of established and aspiring singer/songwriters, featuring now-known stars such as Taylor Swift, Sam Hunt, Maren Morris, Faith Hill, Garth Brooks, Trish Yearwood, Vince Gill along with the stars of the hit TV series Nashville, we get to hear their individual stories.
Just imagining how many great songs the walls of the Bluebird have heard over the decades is amazing enough in its own right, but to watch someone like Taylor Swift go back to those roots, sit alongside an accompanying guitarist and just acoustically sing songs to her fans there in the audience - both young and slightly older - is enough to bring tears to your eyes (which it will, trust me!).
Entertaining and rightfully already critically acclaimed, 'Bluebird' is not just the most perfect documentary for country music fans, but fans of all genres of music and film fans too!
Bonus Features: Interviews, Theatrical Trailer and Image Slideshow.
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'Bluebird' Official Trailer