Next Monday, the Lefont Film Society will honor the life of Atlanta’s late Col. Bruce Hampton, whose sudden departure from this world at his 70th birthday party, Hampton 70, on May 1st sent shockwaves across our music community and beyond. To celebrate his life, on May 15th, the Lefont Theater—Roswell Road in Atlanta will host a double screening of movies featuring the Colonel.Stranger Than Fiction: The Cosmic Curtain Call Of Col. Bruce HamptonCalled A Movies & Music Big Screen Celebration Of Life And Tribute To Col. Bruce Hampton, the two movies screened will be Michael Koepenick’s 2012 documentary Basically Frightened, which examines the life of the eccentric legendary musician, and Phish bassist Mike Gordon’s absurd 2000 film, Outside Out, which stars Col. Bruce and pokes fun at instructional videos for musicians. Following the two films, Basically Frightened‘s director, Michael Koepenick will answer questions from the audience.Full Audio From “Hampton 70: A Celebration Of Col. Bruce Hampton” Is HereA Movies & Music Big Screen Celebration Of Life And Tribute To Col. Bruce Hampton plans on honoring the Col. in one other way. The event, channeling the eccentricities of the late musical legend, is scheduled to start exactly at 7:06 p.m. on the dot, with tickets being sold for $14.46 here.
On May 1, 2017, Col. Bruce Hampton celebrated his 70th birthday at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. Bruce’s enormously talented musical family—including John Bell, Dave Schools, Jon Fishman, Warren Haynes, Karl Denson, Jimmy Herring, Chuck Leavell, John Popper, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Brandon “TAZ” Niederauer and so many more–came out to pay their respects to the jam scene elder statesman. The event quickly sold out, thousands packed the theatre, then the unthinkable happened.From the almost overwhelming musical star power featured throughout the night to the stranger-than-fiction manner in which the evening ended, Hampton 70 instantly became one of the most meaningful, beautiful, tragic, stupefying rock concerts that has ever occurred. Until the end of time, people will talk about the night that Colonel Bruce Hampton gathered the best and the brightest for one final, incredible performance, and left it all on the stage. An iconic occurrence on the timeline of music history. A truly legendary send-off.Stranger Than Fiction: The Cosmic Curtain Call Of Col. Bruce HamptonSinger/songwriter Todd Snider was one of the artists that performed at Hampton 70. In preparation for his upcoming album, Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3—due out March 15th—Snider has released an instrumental bonus track entitled “The Legend of Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret.”. The song was recorded in October of last year at Cash Cabin Studio in Tennessee, where Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash recorded most of their later music.Snider described “The Legend of Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret.” in a poem:some day duane trucks will make a comprehensive documentary about the church of zambiits origins, its mysterious rituals, its cosmic giggleand its grand imagineer the legendary col. bruce hampton retireduntil then we have only this balladto help shed some understanding on the long and complicated storythat was the life and death of a comet.You can listen to “The Legend of Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret.” and download it here.Todd Snider isn’t the only artist to release a song about Col. Bruce Hampton this month, as Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s final track on their newly released SIGNS also tells the story of “The Ending”. The influence of Col. Bruce Hampton extends far beyond the music world and into the intergalactic blast-off that exists beyond our comprehension. Keep an ear out for more from Col. Bruce Hampton because he’s certainly not finished communicating with us through music.
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