Black Potatoe, which presented its 22nd annual Independent Music Festival at the Red Mill Museum in Clinton last month, is branching out into independent film with a project called “The Decade.” One of the main goals is to provide exposure, and revenue, for musicians who have performed at the festival over the years.
Among those who have been confirmed to be on the soundtrack is festival founder (and annual Saturday night headliner) Matt Angus, as well as Willy Porter, Hannah Bingman, Danielia Cotton, High Fidelity (featuring John Ginty), Swampadelica and Carolyn Wonderland. More names will be announced in the months to come.
The festival has launched an Indiegogo campaign, with assorted rewards for donors. Please check it out here, but if you are interested in donating, please do so soon, as the campaign is nearing its end.
According to a synopsis on the Indiegogo page: ” ‘The Decade’ follows the life of Jake, an Army veteran, and the events in America during 2000 through 2010, one of the most tumultuous times in our history, using the lyrics of indie singer songwriters of the era. Jake suffers losses in 911 and seeks peace by going to war. The story of what happens to him is told through his perspective and the songs of the decade. From Opioid addiction and mental illness to how we care for our veterans are all issues Jake faces.”
The movie will be released in 2019, and its web site is thedecademovie.com. Here is a trailer: