Bay Area Concerts
We filmed at Freight and Salvage in Berkeley where we caught two shows. Mya Byrne and Swan Real, who are real life lovers and leaders for the presence of queer trans women in country and Americana, opened the show. Lizzie No gave a breath-taking performance proving her expertise as a singer-songwriter in indie folk music. Lizzie No is a rising star that this documentary will follow as she completes the last leg of her West Coast tour.
Shooting B-roll in Nashville
Today was devoted to shooting B-roll in and around the Country Music Hall of Fame. Every corner and in between there’s a honky tonk with high quality music. Our first stop was Legends where they featured a country western cover band that was really good. Here’s the rub … since I’m shooting a documentary movie that focuses on women in music, that’s what’s on my mind all the time. We sat there for two hours without hearing a single song that had been recorded by a woman. It wasn’t until I requested a song by a woman that they actually played one.(more…)
Shooting in Nashville
We had an amazing week in Nashville interviewing for the documentary, “She Sang, and that Made the Difference.” Many thanks to Wood Newton who granted us access to the “magic room” in the historic RCA building on Music Row. The “magic room” was once the office of legendary guitarist Chet Atkins.(more…)
Women who rock social change
This website is a companion to the documentary currently in production, “She Sang, and that made the difference.” Filming started in July 2022 by interviewing Donna Halper and William McKeen.
July 2022 Boston: William McKeen, Donna Halper
October 2022 Studio City: Brad Schreiber
November 2022 Nashville: Stella Parton, Robert K. Oermann
January 9, 2023 Nashville: Scheduled interviews include Kathy Mattea, Wood Newton, Karen Waldrup, Justyna Kelley, Mary Bufwack and Robert K. Oermann.