About All Access – Music in the Cruz
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Background song ‘Assault and Battery’ by Les Dudek, Deeper Shades of Blue album
All Access – Music in the Cruz is a feature documentary film that celebrates 60 years of music in Santa Cruz, a seaside town surrounded on one side by the marine sanctuary of the Monterey Bay and the other, a primeval forest of coastal Redwood trees.
Santa Cruz is home to an extraordinary community of musicians, luthiers, sound engineers, music venues, high-tech inventors, studios and international bands. Long celebrated as a creative community, Santa Cruz has had a particularly outsized influence on music.
Between its most iconic venues, The Catalyst Club, the Rio Theatre, the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Moe’s Alley, and the annual Reggae and Blues Festivals, Santa Cruz presents every type of music imaginable—from Grammy Award-winners to the latest up and comers.
Narrated by Tiran Porter of the Doobie Brothers, this film showcases excerpts garnered from 200 interviews, fresh studio sessions, and archival footage provided courtesy of the bands, venues, tour managers, crew, and recording engineers.
Featured are such notable bands as Moby Grape, Neil Young and the Ducks, The Doobie Brothers, Harpers Bizarre, It’s a Beautiful Day, The Fixx, The Call, Huey Lewis and the News, The Humans, Camper Van Beethoven, Bl’ast, The Mermen, The Expendables, Lacy J. Dalton, James Durbin and more – the storied stages, green rooms, recording studios, and late-night jam sessions of the musical giants of our time.
This cinematic journey is an ‘all access pass’ into this rich community and its unique sound and spirit, celebrating how music has the power to uplift us, bring us together, and inspire us to be our best!
“Music is the art of arranging sounds in time, a harmonic of the Soul, presided over by the Muses”…