Approximately Nels Cline
Best known as the lead guitarist of Wilco and one of the most adventurous musicians on earth, Nels Cline is equally acclaimed as an avant-garde titan whose harmonic inventions and noise-blasted solos take the guitar into bold new territory. Featuring The Nels Cline Singers’ Scott Amendola and Devin Hoff, with special guests Carla Kihlstedt, Ron Miles, Yuka Honda, Ben Goldberg, and Matthias Bossi.
Born in Chicago
BORN IN CHICAGO chronicles a uniquely musical passing of the torch as it tells two interlocking stories. First, how white, middle-class kids—among them Michael Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield, Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, Steve Miller—ventured deep into smoky South Side nightclubs in the 1960s to learn the music of and forge bonds with Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and Sonny Boy Williamson. And then, how these musicians went on in bands like Janis Joplin’s, The Electric Flag, and Canned Heat to bring Chicago blues into rock and roll. Full of great performances and interviews, vintage and current, with Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Hubert Sumlin, Eric Burdon, Buddy Guy, Sam Lay, Harvey Mandel, Jim Schwall, Jack White, and more. (86 mins.)