This production appears to still be in the kickstarter phase, but we anxiously await the release of this documentary about the man who composed one of the greatest folk songs ever written – Blues Run the Game.
Jackson C. Frank – such a talent and such a tragic story.
– Johnny Foreigner
In the mid-60s, Jackson C. Frank released a masterpiece of folk music in Britain.
This young American songwriter was close to Simon & Garfunkel, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Roy Stewart, Al Stewart, Sandy Denny and many others.
All of them have been influenced by this enigmatic and tormented character.
Shortly after the release of his only album, he disappeared.
Wrecked by a series of tragedies in his life, he has been cut off from the world and got trapped by his demons.
Still today, young musicians like John Mayer, Laura Marling or Robin Pecknold perform
Blues Run the Game .
This documentary follows Jackson C. Frank’s footsteps to unknot the threads of a tragic destiny.
Facts and songs do not express everything about a man, a personality.
Who was Jackson C. Frank?
Who remembers him?
Where to find meaning, or even light, in a life as dark as his?