SummerTyne Americana Festival 2018

SummerTyne Lounge 2018

SummerTyne Lounge

Please note timings subject to change.

Away from the main stages you can relax and enjoy a specially curated film and talks programme and bonus gigs.

Sunday 22 July

Lonesome Willcox
Arizona is a country music town that isn’t what it used to be. The town has a single radio station, run by one employee who lives at the studio, and is seen as an outcast by many of the townspeople. This unlikely champion of country music has a troubled history with the music that he plays every day. But he’s keeping it alive for the old folks, and looking for redemption over the airwaves.

The Blues According to Lightning Hopkins
The great Texas bluesman Lightnin’ Hopkins is captured brilliantly in this deeply moving film. Director Blank reveals Lightnin’s inspiration, and features a generous helping of classic blues.

Jeff Lang Slide Guitar Masterclass
Jeff is considered one of the most innovative singer, songwriter and slide guitarists in Australia. Ahead of his performance alongside Amythyst Kiah, he presents a slide guitar masterclass. This is a demonstration/discussion and audience should come with questions not guitars! Open to all.

Ode to Bobbie Gentry
A rare screening of an episode from Bobbie Gentry’s landmark BBC series including performances of Ode to Billie Joe and Mississippi Delta and a guest appearance by The Hollies, followed by a talk and discussion on Bobbie Gentry’s musical career with Andrew Batt, producer and compiler of the recent Bobbie Gentry Live at the BBC LP.

2.25pm Rumble, The Indian’s Who Rocked the World
Filmmaker Catherine Bainbridge examines the role of Native Americans in contemporary music history. She exposes a critical missing chapter, revealing how indigenous musicians helped influence popular culture.

The Godmother of Rock and Roll – Sister RosettaTharpe
Sister Rosetta Tharpe is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Her flamboyance, skill, and showmanship on the newly electrified guitar played a vital role in the conception of Rock & Roll as a genre of music. The screening will be introduced by an artist who feels Rosetta’s influence keenly – Amethyst Kiah

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