PIONEER TROUBADOURS

 

BEYOND "REALITY" TV...A NON SCRIPTED REALITY

DOCUMENTARY ON MULTI-PLATFORMS

 

STORIES FROM THE ROAD AND HISTORIC SALOONS, BACKSTAGE AT CLUBS AND BARS WITH

THE STARS TALKING ABOUT THE MUSIC, HISTORY AND INFLUENCES, AND THE ROADS THAT

THEY TRAVEL AS TROUBADOURS.  AS WE CHAT WITH STARS NEW AND OLD, THE MAIN TRACK

WILL BE THE HISTORY AND INFLUENCES, HIGHWAYS AND LIFE ON THE ROAD...

 

features...

Les Paul, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, , Joe Ely, Leon Russell, , Marty Stuart, Sonny Curtis, Kris Kristofferson Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Buck Page & Norm Stephens, Jackson Browne.  See the road life from a Merle Haggard

& Bob Dylan tour, with trucks, tour busses, backstage and stories from the roadies...music history, and more,

as our Pioneer Troubadours go "on the road again."

 

The Pioneer Troubadours Series is a real as it gets...beyond the stage and backstage...we take you on the

bus, on the road, to the sound check, load in and load outs...truck stops, and hotels where we talk to the stars,

band members and roadies.  Again, the central topics of the interviews are road stories and music history.

 

Each week we'll take the audience "on the road again" with a different troubadours from now to past decades...

the story line is about the road and music history.  We'll ask them about who they were influenced by, with

questions that lead to the past and their pioneer troubadours and how they influenced their music and playing

will be a great story line for the series itself and tell THE MUSICAL HISTORY TRAIL THEY BLAZED.

For anyone in the music business the road is the reality, sound checks are reality, hotel rooms and truck stops are reality. 

Hanging out on the tour bus for hours upon hours is the reality...airports and concert halls, backstage rooms and back on

the bus is reality, saloons, bars honky-tonks and amphitheaters...

 

Willie Nelson said once..."I went home to my bus."  Clint Black  has a sign in his bus and says, "Home Sweet Bus."

 

 

Rodney Crowell asks Johnny Cash once,
"What do you do to get really famous?" 
Cash said, "Go to the airport 290 times a year."

 

The concert business is a very key element to the music business overall.   Not only is it a place where really

most of the acts make their money, but the concert tours are what actually boost the music sales for a certain

artist or record label.  The artist CD sales go up during the days of pre concert hype, and the days shortly after

their gig.  Now, we also have the fact that many artist are having to go out on the road to make money, in that

the Internet has caused many of the big music labels to shut down their A & R departments, labels are

merging and the sales of music CDs are at a all time low, while the concert and club gigs grow.

 

We will show the viewer the experience of the plans that it takes to build a tour from the time the artist meet

with the producers to design the feel, the stage, the lighting and sound and other elements of the show. 

These huge stages are built by companies then packed in several 18-wheeler trucks to move the stage

lighting, sound and equipment from city to city. 

 

During and around sound check we will set and talk with different folks that are part of the show from

roadies, truck and bus drivers, the entertainers themselves, and some of the support crew like guitar

and drum techs, caterers, promoters and the swag sales guys.  ON THE ROAD will show some of the

logistics of getting the acts from the hall to  the hotel rooms and then back to the venue again.  We

will record and show the pre show excitement as the people  begin to file into the concert halls and

then the excitement of the band and crew before the show.


I got a big bus with a TV and a bar
And a little room in the back for me and my ole guitar
Gotta stop and fuel up every five hundred miles
Give a picture to the waitress eat a little breakfast country style
That's my life and I love it...

We get home to Nashville on a Monday night
Record songs on Tuesday and on Wednesday take out the wife
But then on Thursday night it's back on the road
I don't care if it's Montana or down in Louisiana just as long as I go
That's my life and I love it...    Hank Williams, Jr.