This special screening of the award winning documentary about the life and music of Mississippi musician and songwriter John Murry covers 8 years going back to his roots in Tupelo exploring his heritage and life events with the backdrop of his acclaimed album The Graceless Age.
John Murry is not just a phenomenal artist but a fascinating, deeply intelligent, insightful and courageous man who encounters much more than he had anticipated when he embarked on the project and the legacy of the process is still unravelling and ongoing.
John will be talking more about this process and his storytelling as well as playing songs from the album and touching on his relationship with author William Faulkner ( Birdsong ) into whose family John was adopted, which is also explored in depth in the documentary.
The evening will be in three parts with a Q and A , screening and a performance with short breaks for refreshments and a breather.
The film will cover issues if racial tensions, drug use and social abuse. Thete will be support staff at hand identifiable by a Folkestone Songwriting Festival badge.
This event is part of the Folkestone Songwriting Festival programme which has been part funded by Arts Council England’s Let’s Create grant and local sponsorships.