Morgan Neville describes the making of the documentary Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter, a riveting chronicle of the time, weaving together archival footage, rare performances, and interviews from a veritable who’s who, including Elton John, Steve Martin, and Bonnie Raitt. Neville discusses his editing process and the relationship […]
Musicians Bonnie Raitt, J.D. Souther, Jackson Browne, and Chris Darrow discuss the distinct sensibilities of women in country music and recognize Linda Ronstadt as a pioneer in the genre, and how performances at The Troubadour played a vital role in establishing women as performers. This scene is an outtake from Troubadours: Carole King / James […]
Kris Kristofferson reflects on how The Troubadour launched his career, alongside artists who performed at the legendary club, Carole King, Roger McGuinn of The Byrds, J.D. Souther, Richard “Dickie” Davis, and Barney Hoskyns. Artists reflect on the Troubadours uncanny ability to bring together the conflicting rock ‘n’ roll and country scenes at the time. This […]
Steve Martin discusses the trains that used to run down Santa Monica Boulevard and how he worked them into his act in this outtake from Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter, airing nationally Wednesday, March 2 at 8 p.m. (check local listings).
Adler talks about the recording of Carole King’s Tapestry, how he got started in the music business and built Ode Records, and the rise in popularity of the singer songwriter.
How much of “The Dude” is still in Jeff Bridges? In this interview, he talks about the surprising reasons why he agreed to be the subject of an “American Masters” documentary. Watch the full episode. See more American Masters.
Read an interview with the filmmakers of American Masters Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould about the process making the film, editing a documentary, and interviewing people with passionate stories to tell about the iconic musician.