Mississippi John Hurt
"'Well, sir, I just make it sound like I think it ought to.'--Mississippi John Hurt. That oft-repeated quote speaks volumes about the confidence and modesty of the elfin guitar master from minuscule Avalon, Mississippi. Out of the clear blue sky, he was gifted with a belated taste of stardom in 1963 at an advanced age when most folks are eagerly embracing retirement-- all because he had the divine providence to record a song about his faraway hometown...
In the '60s, Greenwich Village was the epicenter of the folk movement that redefined American music on a global scale. Legends of Folk: The Village Scene celebrates this influential period with classic performances by Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkle, Peter, Paul & Mary, Joan Baez, Richie Havens, and many others. The film also features documentary footage from the era and exclusive new interviews with Don McLean, Michelle Phillips, John Sebastian, and...