A Mighty Wind is a 2003 mockumentary about a folk music reunion concert in which three folk bands must reunite for a television performance for the first time in decades. It was directed (and co-written) by Christopher Guest. The film is thought to reference the 2003 tribute concert to folk music producer Harold Leventhal that reunited several of the folk groups that Leventhal had managed.
An intimate and humorous look at the life and career of the legendary blues pianist Alex Moore, a native of Dallas, was the first African American Texan to receive a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. The film shows his mastery of the piano at a tribute held in his honor at the famous Majestic Theater - his last public performance.
Folkadelphia at Johnny Brendas, February 6, 20 and 27
A new music series of intimate performances and artist discussions, including performances by Arborea, Meg Baird, Hezekiah Jones, Lewis & Clarke, and the Spinning Leaves. Guest moderators include Gene Shay, Biff Kennedy of Charterhouse Music, and Levi Landis of the Philadelphia Folksong Society. At Johnny Brenda’s on Sundays, February 6, 20, and 27, from 1-3pm. Admission is only $7*. For tickets and more info, go to JohhnyBrendas.com >>
February 6 - the Spinning Leaves & Hezekiah Jones
February 20 - Lewis & Clarke
February 27 - Meg Baird & Arborea
Catch these artists on The Folk Show with Gene Shay following each concert series event 8-11pm on WXPN.