The life and times of 3-time Grammy® Award winning roadhouse roots rock legend Delbert McClinton shot mostly aboard his annual floating music festival, the Sandy Beaches Cruise. Live performances by Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, Rodney Crowell, Stephen Bruton, Al Anderson, Paul Thorn, Tommy Castro, Wayne Toups, Jimmy Hall, and Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps. Written by
REAL Music IS out there - and REAL people are making it!
Mr Jay Curlee and Co. have done it. They have captured the true spirit of not only the great Delbert McClinton, but every other musician on that ship (the annual Delbert McClinton Sandy Beaches Cruise). My wife and I have been truly blessed to be able to join Delbert and Friends on five of these annual events, and my opinion has not changed. It is the greatest vacation experience possible.
The way the filmmaker has weaved the musical performances with the conversations is inspiring. Any aspiring musician who is out on the road just hammering away, trying with all their heart to make a living in the music business NEEDS to see this film. Delbert and his longtime friends telling stories of all the bad things that happened to them over their early years is both sad and hilarious if you can believe it. Lesser men and women would have quit the business.
If you enjoyed the original "Rocky" in 1975 in terms of a sports underdog in triumph, SEE THIS FILM, especially if you are a true aficionado of REAL MUSIC being made by REAL PEOPLE.
This film quite simply, is an uplifting experience.
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