Heartworn Highways Revisited
2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the seminal music documentary, Heartworn Highways, a film that explored and captured the emerging roots of the ‘Outlaw Country’ movement in the mid-70s.
Inspired by the original filmmakers’ quest, Heartworn Highways Revisited journeys into the simple heart of a similar contemporary community whose work is heavily influences by the artists represented in the original film.
Like Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle and David Allen Coe, today’s outlaws make up an extended family of musicians that often collaborate and tour together, but stand distinctly on their own. This group includes John McCauley (of Deer Tick), Jonny Fritz (aka: Corndawg), Josh Hedley, Justin Townes Earle, Shovels & Rope, Langhorne Slim, Robert Ellis, Shelly Colvin, Phil Hummer, amongst others.
"New Nashville talent takes the spotlight in a documentary that's rich in good music." - VARIETY
"A group portrait of strong talents that wears its influences well." - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER