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Directed by Billy Dimes

Oregon 2017 60 mins. In English

There are many solo musical acts, however for the creative musicians who wield multiple instruments at once, the unique moniker “One Man Band” is attributed to them. In Solo: The Evolution of the One Man Band, director Billy Dimes, a one-man band himself, investigates the history and present-day atmosphere of this special art form.  Incorporating interviews from Shovelman, Ayatollah, Dani Tanzella, That One Guy, and many others, Dimes examines the decisions, happy accidents, or sometimes unfortunate circumstances which has led many of these multi-talented individuals to take up the honor of becoming their own band. Pre-ceeding the screening, there will be a live performance from Portland-based musician Skip Vonkuske. Director Billy Dimes will be in attendance.

Genres: Documentary

Appears in: Reel Music 36



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