Monthly Archives: September 2015

Keith Richards: Under the Influence

Greg Engle/ September 25, 2015/ Musicians/ 0 comments

Netflix just added a new documentary to coincide with the release of Keith Richards’ new solo album.  It’s called Keith Richards: Under the Influence.  Logical assumptions aside, the “influence” in this case is the various artists and roots music that has inspired him over the years, and he chuckles and revels as he recounts his exposure to them.  The very

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Movies about Inspiring Back-Up Singers and Session Musicians

Greg Engle/ September 15, 2015/ Musicians/ 0 comments

I recently watched two fascinating movies about singers/musicians.  20 Feet from Stardom is a great documentary about some of the most talented and successful back-up singers and what it means to support rather than be the star.  The Wrecking Crew chronicles the inception and evolution of LA’s most sought-after session musicians.  You might be surprised to find out how often the instrumental

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