Monday, November 26, 2007

Music Documentary 'Chasin' Gus' Ghost Announces Winter Screenings

Documentary 'Chasin' Gus' Ghost,' which has screened to sellout crowds at the San Francisco Jug Band Festival and at the Woodstock and Hartford Film Festivals, will make its way this winter from Indiana to Portland, OR, with a stop in Chicago along the way.

Hailed as a "delightful" ( film "capable of inspiring a whole new generation of ghost-chasers" (, 'Chasin' Gus' Ghost' is a documentary on jug band music and the inspiration it has had on Rock and Roll Hall of Famers like John Sebastian (Lovin' Spoonful) and Bob Weir (Grateful Dead). Full of interviews, live performances and archival video footage, the film is a must-see for music fans.

Bloomington, IN - Saturday, December 1, 2007
WHEN: 1 and 3 PM; Q&A with director Todd Kwait will follow both screenings
WHERE: Monroe County Public Library Auditorium
COST: Free

Chicago, IL - Sunday, January 27, 2008
Will Shade Gravestone Benefit
WHEN: Film screening at 2 PM, followed by jug band jam session at 4 PM and benefit concert featuring Charlie Musselwhite and the Carolina Chocolate Drops (both are in the film) at 7 PM
WHERE Old Town School, 4544 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL
COST: Film screening and jam session are free, concert is $20

Portland, OR
Reel Music Festival
WHEN: January 4 -February 3, 2008
Screening date TBA