PRIMAL TWANG: The Legacy of the Guitar is an exciting cinematic journey through the guitars colorful and surprisingly controversial 3500-year history. Directed by Anthony Leigh Adams, the tale of the worlds most popular instrument is dramatized through a combination of fascinating stories, rare historical footage and electrifying live performances by an all-star cast of guitar legends, including world music great, Dan Crary, Grand Old Opry star, Doyle Dykes and Grammy Award winners Eric Johnson, Albert Lee, Doc Watson, Mason Williams and Andrew York. Primal Twang explores the wildly eclectic forms of guitar music throughout the centuries and reveals its sociological impact in every era as the ‘instrument of the gods’ emerges from antiquity, gathers steam over the centuries, and explodes in our time to become the universal musical instrument. We don;t know exactly when that distant ancestor of ours first made a musical sound, the Big Twang, but a thousand centuries later we still hear its reverberations. We’ve seen it again and again. Our societies make us narrow, politics makes us crazy, but music sets us free. The guitar has become our great connector. It has entered our collective consciousness and throbs with the heartbeat of humanity, a universal music that has brought us together, ever since Prometheus came to Earth with that first flame, that Primal Twang.
|Dimensions||7 x 5 x .25 in|