Originally made by the BBC in 1992, Acoustic Routes is a BAFTA-nominated documentary film charting the story of one of the world’s most influential musicians, Bert Jansch.
With Billy Connolly at the helm, the film features a stellar cast of folk and blues musicians, including Davey Graham, Ralph McTell, Martin Carthy, John Renbourn, Al Stewart, and many more. Among the many highlights are performances with Martin Carthy, Albert Lee, and Anne Briggs.
Directed by Jan Leman and co-produced by Peter Rommel with Johnny Fewings serving as executive producer, Acoustic Routes has been digitally remastered and extended to include many previously unseen performances. In addition, 15 previously unreleased music tracks from the film will be available on CD, vinyl and digital download.
The 20th Anniversary Release of Acoustic Routes is touring the UK and is coming to Liverpool’s FACT on Thursday 14th March.
You can book tickets on the Picturehouse at FACT website here.
The organisers of the Acoustic Routes film tour are keen for local folk clubs, societies and musicians to get involved. They’re looking for ways to enhance the Liverpool screening by getting the local folk community involved.
If you’re passionate about the music of Bert Jansch and would like to present an introduction prior to the screening then get in touch.
Likewise, if you’d like to host or organise a post-screening party and/or gig at a local venue then also get in touch.
Liverpool Acoustic is the only website of its kind in the UK. It was founded by Graham Holland in April 2008 as a central resource for the vibrant and exciting acoustic music scene in Liverpool and the Greater Merseyside area. The website publishes news from the local acoustic music scene, previews of upcoming events, reviews of music releases and gigs, and the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight podcast. This content is available for free via email subscription. The diary lists acoustic events including festivals, theatre concerts, folk clubs, showcases and open mic nights.