Justin Kreutzmann is the son of Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann. His father gave Justin an 8mm camera when he was 8 years old, thus starting a lifelong interest in film. This was an interest he shared with Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Jerry Garcia, who was a film fanatic.

When Justin was just 17 years old, the Grateful Dead asked that Justin direct music video for the song "Touch of Gray" in 1987) that should direct it.

Less than a decade later, Garcia died on August 9, 1995, aged just 53. But even today the music he was instrumental in creating, with the Grateful Dead and others, is alive and well.

Earlier, extensive documentaries have been made about both the band and singer/guitarist Bob Weir, and Kreutzman has been involved in both The Other One (about Weir) and Long Strange Trip: The Untold story of the Grateful Dead.

Now, we are pleased to announce that Kreutzmann has just completed the film Let there be Drums for release in autumn 2022 with the documentary about Garcia expected in 2023.

Stay tuned here as we find out more about the development of the Jerry Garcia documentary by Justin Kreutzmann.

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Ten years ago, guitarist/singer Dan Auerbach produced the album Locked Down with New Orleans legend Dr. John - also known as Dr. John The Night Tripper. This collaboration has contributed to Auerbach aiming to make his debut as a film director with a documentary film which he says will shed new light on the pianist's life and career.

Dr. John (eg. Malcolm John Rebennach Jr.) died on June 6, 2019, leaving behind a massive catalog of music. His last release while alive came out in 2014, a tribute to Louis Armstrong; Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch.

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, we can now announce that Dr. John’s long-awaited post-humous country-soul album, Things Happen that Way, will be released on September 23.

Dr. John was working on new music right up until he died, and this record will includes both covers of country songs as well as vocal-support from Willie Nelson and Aaron Neville. Willie's son, Lukas Nelson, and his band The Promise of the Real, also back Dr. John on his classic "I walk on Guilded Splinters".

We will keep you posted here as we learn more about the development of the Dan Auerbach documentary about Dr. John.

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The Athletic Sound Studio is all about the music – found 40 years ago in 1983 by renowned producer Kai Andersen (Dr Kai) and tucked away in the Halden, Athletic Sound is located in an 18th century school building in the heart of the town.

Producers and artists love working at Athletic Sound, and over the years, Athletic Sound has recorded more than 1000 artists. It is a studio that nurtures the analogue values and at the same time welcomes the modern recording era. We just opened our brand-new control room, built after the highest specifications for professional recording studios.

The control room is constructed around a SSL 4000G, a 40channel console supported by a large number of new and vintage equipment, but also still have the option to track on tape, with a OTARI MTR90 MkII.

In the coming months we will bring you stories of Athletic Sound, a legendary part of the Halden Scene.

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