Fundraising Campaign Launched for ALL THE LABOR

News from High Plains Films - April 13, 2012

Kickstarter Campaign Launched for ALL THE LABOR, Feature Documentary About The Gourds

High Plains Films has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new feature documentary, ALL THE LABOR, about the Austin, Texas quintet, The Gourds.  Production on the film began in the summer of 2011. The Kickstarter campaign is intended to support post-production and completion of the film, in preparation for a spring 2013 premiere.  The film will include live concert footage, commentary by band members, private performances by Gourds songwriters, archival images, and lots of behind-the-scenes footage that will tell the story of the 15-year career of the band.

The Gourds’ Montana tour, April 19-21, will be the final shoot for the movie. 

Join The Gourds and film crew for the Montana shows.  We would love to have your participation in the movie.

04/19/12 - Bozeman, Montana @ The Filling Station

04/20/12 - Missoula, Montana @ The Wilma Theatre
Tickets at Rockin’ Rudy’s


04/21/12 - Billings, Montana @ Manny’s

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In March 2011, The Gourds recorded their tenth full studio album at “The Barn” in Woodstock, New York.  Produced by longtime Bob Dylan sideman, Larry Campbell, “Old Mad Joy” was released in September on Vanguard Records.  Production began on ALL THE LABOR in late August when the band rented an abandoned kitchen in a former mental institution in south Austin to practice the songs Campbell helped them hone back in March.  Since then, the alt-country roots rockers have toured relentlessly - as they have for the past 17 years - in support of their first major label release.  While all of the The Gourds’ critically-acclaimed records deserve the praise they have received, fans know that a full understanding of the band can only be achieved through experiencing them live. ALL THE LABOR will introduce viewers to the energy and excitement of the band’s live performances while painting an intimate portrait of these talented songwriters and musicians at the top of their game.

ALL THE LABOR is a production of Big Sky Pictures, LLC in association with High Plains Films, a program of the Big Sky Film Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions to ALL THE LABOR are fully tax-deductible.




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