You Gave Me A Song: A Film About Alice Gerrard by Kenny Dalsheimer GROOVE-2019-DVD
You Gave Me A Song offers an intimate portrait of old-time music pioneer Alice Gerrard and her remarkable, unpredictable journey creating and preserving traditional music. The film follows eighty-four year old Gerrard over several years, weaving together verité footage of living room rehearsals, recording sessions, songwriting, archival work, and performances with photos and rare field recordings. Much of the film is told in Alice’s voice and via interviews with musical collaborators and family members who share the story of Alice and others chasing that high lonesome sound.
This excellent box set includes
- the 77 minute film, bonus scenes and outtakes
- 2 CDs with music from the film and Alice’s discography and personal archive
- an 8 page booklet with favorite photos and a note from Alice
Watch trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
A portion of sales will support cultural organizing projects of the Highlander Research and Education Center, a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in Appalachia and the South for ninety years.
*Note that this version of the film is for private home use only.