New David Crosby documentary on the way courtesy of Cameron Crowe

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News this morning from Billboard who are reporting that David Crosby’s life and music will be the subject of a new documentary produced by Cameron Crowe who’s quite well respected for that kind of thing. They report: “Crowe’s Vinyl Films will produce the A.J. Eaton-directed film about the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer with BMG, which is financing and executive producing the doc.
In addition to producing the documentary, Crowe has conducted multiple interviews with Crosby that will cast a new light on the artist, whose career includes stints in the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, as well as a vibrant solo career.

Crowe previously wrote and directed the musical documentaries Pearl Jam Twenty (PJ20) and The Union, a making-of featuring the collaboration between Elton John and Leon Russell.

“David Crosby has been near the forefront of music and social change for the last four decades. Now 76, he’s forging a new path by seeking out younger musicians and trying to make a mark in a world now so different from the generation he came to define in the 60’s,” Crowe said in a statement.

“It’s a raw and moving portrait, rough edges and all.   We’re also so proud of the work being done by our wonderful director A.J. Eaton who’s been filming Croz for the last several years.” The untitled project continues BMG’s move into filmmaking. Its first full-length feature, Bad Reputation, a film about Joan Jett, premiered at Sundance Film Festival this year and was acquired by Magnolia Pictures.

Also coming from BMG this year are The Show’s The Thing, a documentary about legendary concert promoters and agents; The Children of the Revolution, about the music of T. Rex and Marc Bolan; and Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records. ”

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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 17 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

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