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Dan John Miller of BLANCHE Scores Biography Channel’s “Johnny Cash’s America”
Dan John Miller
of Detroit gothic country garage band Blanche
serves as Music Composer in the new documentary film, "Johnny Cash's America,"
which will debut on The Biography Channel tonight, Thursday, Oct.23rd, at 9pm
EST. The film screened nationwide in select cities last week and will be
released on DVD on Oct. 28th by Sony/Legacy.
Miller, who portrayed Cash's legendary guitarist Luther Perkins in the movie Walk The Line, played guitar and piano for the score and is joined by fellow Blanche bandmates Feeny (pedal steel), Little Jack Lawrence (banjo), Lisa Jannon (percussion) and wife Tracee Mae Miller on bass.
JOHNNY CASH'S AMERICA airs on BIO Channel Thursday, October 23 at 9/8c, with an encore on Friday, October 24 at 10/9c. Available on DVD Oct. 27.
LOS ANGELES: Tuesday, Oct. 14 @ The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian, 7:30 pm (RSVP info below)
WOODSTOCK: Saturday, Oct. 4 @ Woodstock Film Festival
MEMPHIS: Wednesday, Oct. 15 @ Memphis Indie Film Festival
NEW YORK: Friday Oct. 17th @ The Paley Center (25 W. 52nd., MTR.org)
NASHVILLE: Sunday, Oct. 19 @ Country Music Hall of Fame
ON TV Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008 on Biography Channel (Check local listings)
ON DVD Tuesday, Oct. 28 from Sony/Legacy
JOHNNY CASH'S AMERICA was not red, white or blue, but black. This documentary ties together Cash's politics, beliefs, influence and his patriotism. How did personal, national and political events shape Cash and how did he reflect it back to the country? How can one man unify so many? Cash navigated some of the most contentious issues of our time — war, prison reform, youth discontent, religion, Native American rights — without losing his audience. What lessons can be learned from his story? How can one man speak his mind without losing his voice? Most broadly, Johnny Cash was able to unite people of vastly different political, economic, and social standings; in 2008, what can we take from Cash that may help us unite as a country, as Cash was able to unite his audience? Featuring Al Gore, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp, Snoop Dogg, Sen. Lamar Alexander. Narrated by Academy Award Winner © Chris Cooper.
Directors Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon are the award-winning filmmakers behind such notable documentaries as "Respect yourself: The Stax Records Story," "Muddy Waters Can't Be Satisfied" and "Shakespeare was a Big George Jones Fan," the cult documentary on legendary producer "Cowboy" Jack Clement, Cash's longtime friend. Neville's other films include documentaries on The Brill Building, Sam Phillips and Sun Records, Brian Wilson, Leiber & Stoller and Burt Bacharach. He directed the Award-winning "Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues" and last year's "The Cool School" on the Los Angeles Art Scene. Gordon is the author of several books, including "It Came From Memphis" and "Can't Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters." He also wrote and produced "The Road to Memphis," an episode of "Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues."
Directed and Produced by Morgan Neville & Robert Gordon
Written by Morgan Neville
Executive Producers: John Carter Cash, Lou Robin
Edited by Chris Perkel, Blake West
Photography by David Leonard
Narrated by Chris Cooper
Supervising Producer: Brenna Sanchez
Original Music Composed by Dan John Miller
Executive Producer for Sony: Steve Berkowitz
Executive Producers for A&E: Rob Sharenow, Andy Berg
Associate Producers: Jennifer Ellen Mohr, Anne Lilburn