What a fitting tribute…
|By: Suzanne Wednesday April 2, 2014 10:00 pm|
|By: CTuttle Sunday June 2, 2013 10:00 pm|
“If they think they can keep us down, they can Dream On!” – Steven Tyler
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday February 28, 2011 5:00 pm|
In Troubadours, The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter, our guests, director Morgan Neville and producer Eddie Schmidt, have created a vibrant film full of music, history and anecdotes. The film is an intimate and illuminating, funny, sad and cautionary tale that chronicles one the most important cultural movements of the past sixty years–rise of the singer-songwriter–troubadours–framed by the history of the still-extant club that launched their careers, Doug Weston’s Troubadour.
Founded by Doug Weston in 1957, the Troubadour, a nightclub located in West Hollywood–then itself not a city, but merely an unincorporated part of Los Angeles County–became the nexus of first the folk and then the growing singer-songwriter movement.