Eric Clapton is among the music legends paying tribute to the Laurel Canyon music scene in a new documentary. Watch the trailer for "Echo in the Canyon" by playing the video above, then get tickets to see Eric Clapton live here at AXS.
Directed by former record producer and record label executive Andrew Slater, "Echo in the Canyon" serves up an inside look at the music that developed in Los Angeles's Laurel Canyon neighborhood during the 1960's, through the perspectives of the people that created it. Slater has assembled an all-star cast to discuss their own stories and/or talk about how that period of time influenced them, including Clapton, Tom Petty and Beck.
Music documentaries have become more and more popular in recent years, but this one discusses a slice of music history that many fans may not be aware of, while also capturing some history of its own. According to the movie's official website, "Echo in the Canyon" contains the last film interview Petty gave before his death in 2017. There are also performances interspersed between the interviews, so fans will be able to hear what the artists are talking about through their music, not just their words.
It's an intimate look at a very specific part of the pop-rock world, and audiences will be able to see (and hear) it for themselves in just a few weeks, starting appropriately in Los Angeles.
According to Guitar World, the film will premiere on May 24 at the Arclight Cinerama Dome and The Landmark at Westside Pavilion, both in Los Angeles. The movie will then expand to New York on May 31, at The Angelika and The Landmark at 57 West. Each of the four screenings are expected to include live performances by some of the artists who appear in the documentary.
Music fans who aren't in Los Angeles or New York can wait for future showings; Guitar World also reports that the movie is supposed to continue expanding into new cities in June. More information on upcoming screenings is available on the film's website.
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