Josh Goleman’s film Honky Tonk Nights was just released this morning on Great Big Story, the cinematic storytelling company owned by Turner Broadcasting System. Filmed in Nashville, TN, the film tells the story of Kevin Martin, his friend Brendan Malone, and their efforts to keep the authentic honky tonk alive at his local American Legion.
From the GBS site:
By day, Kevin Martin runs on coffee and the promise of 5 p.m. But by night, it’s bright lights, shiny boots and steel guitars. Together with his friend, Brendan Malone, they makeup “The Cowpokes,” a two-step band playing 1950s country-western tunes wherever and whenever they can. On Tuesdays, they play at the American Legion Post 82, a community center turned cinder block honky tonk where the floor, and the bar, stay packed. The Tuesday nights have become an intergenerational to-do, making dance partners out of tattooed young Nashvillians and graying veterans. Kevin and Brendan eat, sleep and breathe music, reviving honky tonk’s golden age with every show they play.
Go to www.greatbigstory.com to see the film.