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All the Labor

Too happy-go-lucky for the earnest fans of roots music, too plaid and pragmatic for the hippies, too old and hairy for the mainstream, too young to be called legends. Sound like friends of yours? For nearly two decades, the Gourds have been the musical distillation of Austin itself: A label-defying, unpretentious, gregarious gang of friends whose primary motive is to have fun create great music together. “All the Labor” captures The Gourds' enduring brotherhood and magnetic musicianship through candid conversations, raucous performances, on-tour media interviews and reflections and insight from friends and family.

Director: Doug Hawes-Davis

Executive Producer: Peter Backes

Producer: Doug Hawes-Davis,

Cinematographer: Doug Hawes-Davis, Brendan Canty, Travis Morss, Mike Wolfe

Editor: Dru Carr

Music: The Gourds

Additional Credits: Brendan Canty - Sound Engineer: Doug Hawes-Davis - Editor, Mark Creaney - Sound Engineer: Travis Morss - Cinematographer, Brendan Canty - Cinematographer: Mike Woolf - Cinematographer, Dru Carr - Cinematographer: Damon Ristau - Cinematographer

Principal Cast: Kevin Russell, Jimmy Smith, Claude Bernard, Max Johnston, Keith Langford


Doug Hawes-Davis has produced and directed more than 30 documentaries. His recent film, "Facing the Storm: Story Of The American Bison", was broadcast on the national PBS series, Independent Lens. His 2007 documentary, "Libby, Montana" was broadcast on the acclaimed PBS series POV, and was nominated for a National Emmy Award the following year.

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Doug Hawes-Davis
High Plains Films
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