Lonnie Holley is no stranger to collaboration. From Richard Swift to Matthew E. White and many more, his improvisatory spirit shines when working with simpatico artists. Here, he’s presented with a small acoustic combo at Pulp Arts, a multidisciplinary arts and fabrication space in Gainesville, Florida.
Director Ethan Payne’s From the Edge of America documentary that captures the cosmic rapport between Lonnie Holley and the late Richard Swift, two men separated by decades in age, but united in spirit. Documenting the studio sessions that produced the National Freedom EP, this short form documentary offers an intimate look at two creative forces united in song.
“Where did it begin?” asks Lonnie Holley in his liner note. “We had songs with us all the time. Humans had songs even if they weren’t doing anything but moaning, […]