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DVD: Anacostia Delta - The Legend of DC's Telemasters

Regular price $ 21.00

Released in September 2020, Anacostia Delta documents a unique time, place and sound that Danny Gatton himself dubbed the “Anacostia Delta.” The film sheds light on a lesser known music scene borne along the Anacostia river and the celebrated guitarist who emerged at a time when D.C. and Southern Maryland were rich in honky-tonks, jazz, blues, country and cocktail bars.

Through the 70's, 80's and 90's the DC area was home to two of the most original guitarists of their time, both playing the Fender Telecaster with its signature sound, Roy Buchanan and Danny Gatton. Both left us far too early, both through unexpected circumstances, and both left a legacy and legions of fans world-wide.

The film features a concert with thirty extraordinary DC musicians who keep that musical tradition alive and pay homage to their guitar heroes. 

The story is told, first hand, by these musicians who were part of that scene, those who played music with Gatton and Buchanan and those who carry the torch today.  Featuring rarely seen historic photos, archival footage and fan videos, Anacostia Delta offers a personal perspective on this unique music scene from it’s beginnings at the dawn of Rock and Roll to it’s roots in country music through Danny Gatton’s heyday as the blisteringly fast, genre bending TeleMaster.

Anacostia Delta focuses its lens on this often overlooked part of DC’s musical history that left an indelible mark on the world.  

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