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For the Sake of the Song: The Story of Anderson Fair (2009)

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A devoted community of artists, volunteers and patrons transform a politically subversive little neighborhood coffee house and restaurant into a unique American music institution.

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Bruce Bryant
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Credited cast:
Vince Bell Vince Bell ... Self
Guy Clark Guy Clark ... Self
Slaid Cleaves Slaid Cleaves ... Self
Jack Elliott ... Self
Nanci Griffith Nanci Griffith ... Self
Carolyn Hester Carolyn Hester ... Self
Robert Earl Keen Robert Earl Keen ... Self
Lyle Lovett ... Self
Shake Russell Shake Russell ... Self
Eric Taylor ... Self
Dave Van Ronk Dave Van Ronk ... Self
Townes van Zandt Townes van Zandt ... Self (archive footage)
Lucinda Williams ... Self
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A devoted community of artists, volunteers and patrons transform a politically subversive little neighborhood coffee house and restaurant into a unique American music institution.

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A weird, magical success story.
8 December 2010 | by ken-918-81549See all my reviews

This is an excellent movie for anyone interested in grassroots American music. It's not just a gloss but a real story about a Anderson Fair, a seminal venue in Houston, TX where songwriters are able to put themselves in front of a quality audience and, if they're good enough, let their songs weave the magic. It contains vintage footage and contemporary interviews with the likes of Guy Clark, Lyle Lovett, Nancy Griffith, and a host of names you may or may not recognize. All of them have their special place in this weird, unlikely success story. After 41 years, Anderson Fair is still going strong presenting songwriters where lyrics still count and you'd better be able to present them stripped down and real.


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