Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Craig Brewer and my brother tour Gibson Guitars

(l to r) Gibson rep, Jason Freeman, Craig Brewer

From the Gibson website...

Black Snake Moan Director and Actor Explore Beale Street Showcase

Black Snake Moan director and writer Craig Brewer and actor Jason Freeman toured the Gibson Beale Street Showcase for a first-hand look at the crafting of some of Gibson’s most distinctive guitars.

Prior to shooting the film, Brewer worked closely with Gibson Memphis to custom make an ES-335 with a purple paint job. That guitar, and a Hummingbird, both made significant appearances in Black Snake Moan—as the possessions of main character Lazarus, who’s a juke joint bluesman.

A Memphis native, Brewer took his film, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, and Justin Timberlake, to Sundance, where it won rave reviews before its recent nationwide release.

The film’s soundtrack features tunes from regional musicians Kenny Brown, Cedric Burnside, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Charlie Musselwhite, Big Jack Johnson, Jason Freeman, and Jim, Luther, and Cody Dickinson.

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