Larry Keel: Beautiful Thing
81 minutes / All ages / 2004 / United States of America / Average:
A year in the life of the greatest musician you've never heard of.
Larry Keel is recognized by many as one of the most progressive bluegrass musicians of our time, yet he remains largely unknown outside the bluegrass community. Beautiful Thing is a year in the life of Larry Keel. The film follows Larry and The Larry Keel Experience as they canvas from coast to coast, playing night after night in search of bigger and better crowds during 2002. Audiences range from a handful of disengaged people to standing ovations at world-renowned bluegrass festivals. Larry Keel remains somewhat obscure to audiences because his style, his interpretation of bluegrass and roots music is so personal that it is almost impossible to define, and subsequently, it is almost impossible to market. So Larry battles on, night after night, city after city, slowly generating a following of true believers, fans who sit and stare and smile in awe of this beautiful thing. Beautiful Thing is a glimpse into the life and spirit of a true artist.