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Rich Hall's Countrier Than You (2017)

Award-winning comedian Rich Hall takes a country music journey from Tennessee to Texas to look at the movements and artists that don't get as much notoriety but have helped shape the genre ... See full summary »

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Award-winning comedian Rich Hall takes a country music journey from Tennessee to Texas to look at the movements and artists that don't get as much notoriety but have helped shape the genre over the years. With the help of prominent performers and producers including Michael Martin Murphey, Robbie Fulks and Ray Benson, Rich explores the early origins of country music in Nashville and Austin. He visits the rustic studios where this much-loved sound was born and discovers how the genre has reinvented itself with influences from bluegrass, western swing and americana. Rich also explores how the music industries differ between these two cities and how they each generated their own distinct twist on the genre, from cosmic country and redneck country to the outlaw artists of the 1970s. Through Working Dog, a three-minute self-penned soap opera about a collie dog, Rich illustrates how different styles can change. As he unearths the roots and inner workings of country music, Rich finds it's ... Written by BBC Four

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Decent documentary even if not quite up to his usual high standards
8 April 2017 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

Another in the enjoyable series of documentaries made by Rich Hall for BBC4, this one looking at the general topic of country music. As Hall himself concedes, he cannot cover 'country music' in 90 minutes, so he tries to capture the essence of it, the variety within it, and the cycles it goes through. As a structure it is a good idea and mostly works quite well, although it didn't totally capture me into caring about the subject as much as some of his previous films. Some of the devices didn't work that well either; for instance that of his own song being played for others – I didn't think that was particularly good as an idea, and the song is certainly not up to the level that his 'uncle' Otis Lee Crenshaw could deliver.

That said, it does mostly engage, and Hall is a gruff and engaging host. The film is amusing and interesting for the most part, although never fascinating or hilarious – but it cuts a very even and likable furrow. Would have liked more sharp edges to it, and more of a hook to get the casual viewer into it, but still a perfectly fine documentary from an ever reliable Hall.


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