|Friday, Dec 30, 2011 - 9:00 PM
"Troubadours: Carole King/James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter"
In the wake of the turbulent 1960s, a new style of song and songwriter rose to prominence with a style marked by vulnerable introspection and raw, naked emotions. Backed by acoustic guitar or piano, these new voices gathered at the Troubadour, the West Hollywood club that nurtured this community of emerging artists. This performance documentary interweaves the story of the club that cemented their musical legacy with a firsthand account of the genesis of the singer-songwriter movement, centering on the collaboration of Carole King and James Taylor. King started playing piano in Taylor's band, creating a bond they continue to share. It is through them and their voices that the documentary chronicles the musicians who played before, after and alongside them. G