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Richard Johnston

Imagine you’re looking for a good time on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, the historic nurturing ground of blues music. You hear the pounding drums, booming bass, and searing lead guitar of a band playing on the sidewalk, so you decide to go check them out. As you approach the sound, the crowd is thick…. Read more »

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UA Documentary to Screen in Rome

“Richard Johnston: Hill Country Troubadour,” a documentary from the University of Alabama Center for Public Television and Radio, will be shown in Rome, Italy as a part of the 7th annual Mojo Station Blues Festival. The three day festival features performances by blues musicians and films on blues related subjects. The Mojo Station radio program… Read more »

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UA Documentaries to Screen in Paris

Two documentaries produced by the University of Alabama will be screened in Paris, France during October, 2011. The documentaries, originally made for broadcast in Alabama, have both had an impact well beyond the boundaries of the state. “Richard Johnston: Hill Country Troubadour” will screen as a part of the Raw Sounds Movie Club on October… Read more »

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Hill Country Troubadour at 2011 Alabama Cigar Box Guitar Festival

“Richard Johnston: Hill Country Troubadour,” the award-winning documentary by Center for Public Television & Radio producer/director Max Shores, will be shown at the 7th Annual Cigar Box Guitar Festival in Huntsville, Alabama at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 4th. Shores will be in attendance and will answer questions after the screening. Presentation of this University… Read more »

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"Hill Country Troubadour" in North Carolina New Harmonies Celebration

"Richard Johnston: Hill Country Troubadour," my documentary about the amazing street musician and one-man-band Richard Johnston, will be shown on November 29th at the Don Gibson Theater in Shelby, North Carolina. The special screening will be a part of the state of North Carolina’s celebration hosting the Smithsonian Institution’s "New Harmonies" traveling exhibit. The exhibit… Read more »