I want to make sure you know about a guitar geek full length film that’s directed by Ethan Hawke. It was just released on August 17th, in theaters across Texas. I’m not sure of the trajectory of this movie but I just want it on your radar because it definitely piqued my interest and I think it will perk you guitar geek ears up as well.
This is a movie about Blaze Foley an Austin, Texas singer-song writer who ran the same rounds as Townes Van Zandt, amongst many other Texas troubadour type song writers. The movie is aptly titled, Blaze, and it just looks damn good. I would assume that this film will be coming to DVD or iTunes or something like that in the near future. So keep your eyes peeled for that.
I have to be totally honest here, I don’t know very much about Blaze Foley, and I’m excited for this movie because I want to learn more about Blaze Foley, he seemed like quite the song writer. While learning about this Hollywood style film I actually found another film on Blaze Foley and this one is a documentary.
This documentary about Blaze Foley is called “The Duck Tape Messiah.” It was released in 2011 As I mentioned, I’m super pumped to learn more about Blaze Foley and I feel like this documentary will offer some great perspective on his music and his life
With those two resources and a solid recommendation from an Acoustic Tuesday viewer, I plan to learn a ton about Blaze Foley and I urge you to do the same. Let’s all learn more about Blaze together… that’s our guitar geek homework assignment.
Blaze The Movie Links