Sunday, February 23rd
US NAVAL HERITAGE CENTER
$18 IN ADVANCE HERE OR AT THE DOOR
this ain’t no mouse music!
USA / 2013 / 92mins
Directed by Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling
DC Premiere/Directors attending/Followed by the Awards Night Party with wine/beer and music by The Wild Anacostias
Chris Strachwitz is a detective of sounds, an archaeologist of the deep American music, music with roots that strike straight into the country’s heartland. He is the guiding force behind the legendary Arhoolie Records, producing albums that the Rolling Stones and many others played the grooves right off of. Since 1960, Strachwitz has been recording the authentic pulses of the great American music, throbbing away in the backwoods of the nation. His label offers an unparalleled catalogue of blues, Cajun, wild Hillbilly country, Tex-Mex and New Orleans R&B. These diverse musical strands seem to have grown right out of the ground they are played on. With tape-recorder in hand, Strachwitz traveled to plantations and prisons, roadhouses and whorehouses, churches and bayou juke joints. He returned with recordings that would revolutionize the sound of popular music.