How to Grow a Band (2012)
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In How to Grow a Band, 26-year-old Chris Thile is at a crossroads. His marriage has ended, and his platinum-selling band, Nickel Creek, has gone on "indefinite hiatus." But Thile, a perfectionist prodigy who's defied expectations since he learned the mandolin at age five, has a plan. Step 1: Write a 45-minute, four-movement elegy to your failed marriage to be played by a bluegrass quintet. Step 2: Recruit the only musicians around talented enough to play it and crazy enough to sign on. Step 3: Make a record, launch an international tour and brace yourself. Filmed with uncommon access, How to Grow a Band provides a rare look at the start of one of America's most promising young bands and explores the tensions that test young artists: individual talents and group identity, craft and commerce, innocence and wisdom. -- (C) Official Site … More
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as Yo-Yo Ma
as Greg Garrison
as Noam Pikelny
as Paul Kowert
as Gabe Witcher
as Chris Eldridge
as John Paul Jones
as Edgar Meyer
as Jerry Douglas
as Sara Watkins
as Chris Thile
as Gabriel Witcher
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Critic Reviews for How to Grow a Band
Mr. Meatto's framing tends to catch the musicians' give-and-take, merging and dueling notes onstage, especially at a Manhattan concert that is the film's highlight.
How to Grow a Band is most fascinating as it tactfully charts the sort of artistic and philosophical differences that can eventually undermine any group endeavor, even among seemingly like-minded collaborators.
How To Grow A Band maintains a respectable distance from its subject that ultimately doesn't work in its favor.
A fly-on-the-wall case study in the demands of making music for a living.
Mark Meatto's How To Grow A Band is masterful filmmaking that takes the audience where they need to go.
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