July 12, 2011

Said the Whale x 'Winning America' x CBC Music Documentary

The Said the Whale music tour documentary Winning America airs on CBC BC television on July 23, 2011 at 7pm.

The story is an old one. A Canadian band goes south to make it in the States. This CBC documentary follows Vancouver's Juno Award-winning Said The Whale and their tour travels to the South by Southwest (SxSW) music festival in Austin, Texas.

Produced by Jon Siddall from CBC Radio 2 and Radio 3 producer Brent Hodge (a friend from my time there) and directed by Hodge and Thomas Buchan, the film chronicles a familiar narrative.
"It’s a true story about the hardships and successes of touring band trying to make it at the biggest music festival in North America."

I've been around enough, met members of the band, and seen them perform numerous times to know they are an infinitely likeable, charming, down-to-earth bunch of passionate musicians.

Most famously, the band's trailer was broken into and their gear and personal belongings stolen while staying over at a fan's home.

If their antics are anything like their generally fun, affable, personable demeanours, the documentary should prove more than a worthwhile watch. Be sure to tune in and check it out.

Source | CBC Radio 3 / Facebook

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