Last year I released four short films with each of them containing a corresponding music video, my pal Tony Prestwood and I worked on three of them and the last one I produced by myself. The idea was to release the films as they were finished to promote my album and then eventually put all four together to make a full length movie that tells a story.
Watching all four films together is a totally different experience than watching them individually. As short films they stand well on their own but as a movie a lot of things will make sense that probably left you wondering and if you haven’t seen the films, you’re in for a wild ride honey!
I’m very proud of this work, it took a lot of time, effort, thought and creativity to see my vision through. I think Tony thought I was completely nuts or delusional with every plot twist that I came up with but he was always up for the challenge and I couldn’t have pulled this off without him. You’ll find that there are tons of Easter eggs, social observations and some backstories for my universe of characters in the film as well. I hope you’ll check out ‘Thunderbird’!
I’m starting a limited run of live shows this month through November and I figure that I might as well start off with a bang! Thanks to Bob Margolin (who played guitar in the great Muddy Waters’ Band for seven years), myself along with Chuck Cotton, Tad Walters and Mookie Brill have been on the stage and road with some of the Blues masters who defined the music. If you’re looking for real old school Blues played with conviction, authority and authenticity get yourself down to Bill’s because we ain’t playing nothing but the nasty stuff.