Chasin' Gus' Ghost

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I watched a screener of Chasin' Gus' Ghost, a new documentary about jugbands of the '20s and their influence on the '60s folk music explosion and hence on modern rock music. And about modern jugband music. And about current efforts to recognize many of the early performers, often with new grave makers. And it's that sort of "and... and..." that is the film's main weakness -- the filmmaker just found too much cool stuff and tried to cram it all into the doc. As much as I love jugband music, 2 hours might be just a little too much, all at once.

FuzzyCo grade: B+