The Center of Nowhere, The Spirit and Sounds of Springfield, Mo.

Directed by: Dave Hoekstra

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2018 | 6:30 PM 

WITH SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY ROBBIE FULKS

Written and produced by Chicago journalist, Dave Hoekstra and co-produced by Jamie Ceaser, The Center of Nowhere, The Spirit and Sounds of Springfield, Mo., illustrates how everyday life informs music around Springfield, Mo, the most overlooked roots music scene in America. The region's lakes, hills, religion, Route 66, and even delightful Springfield-style cashew chicken accent interviews with Dave Alvin, Brenda Lee, Dan Penn, Jonathan Richman, and the last on-camera interviews with Merle Haggard and Lou Whitney, as well as many more. 

 
For its Chicago debut, Chicago’s Robbie Fulks, also featured in the documentary, will open the program with a short performance followed by a brief discussion on his love of recording in Springfield and why traveling to “The Center of Nowhere” helped shape his art.
 
 
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