The Opening Act: The Extraordinary Journey Of James Lee Stanley – DVD+CD


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From Gary Katz, the director of Badfinger, The Life & Times of Steve Marriott and Eric Burdon & The New Animals — Live at the Coach House, comes an entertaining & uplifting film about a musician / comedian’s fifty-year journey following his heart in music!

James Lee Stanley has been the opening act for virtually every famous performer in music and comedy for over 50 years — Linda Ronstadt, Chicago, Poco, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, America, Emmylou Harris, The Grass Roots, Ricky Skaggs, Little Feat, comedy legends Robin Williams, Steven Wright, Andy Kaufman — the list goes on & on.

Starting his career in the early 60’s, James’s story is woven through the decades. He’s written over 1,000 songs and released 34 albums to brilliant reviews. With sharp wit and warm, self-effacing humor, he tells funny, touching stories about love, adventure, defiance.

This soundtrack spans his entire career and includes 24 of his most revered songs. It’s an uplifting story about hope, perseverance, a commitment to succeed despite the odds.

Featuring remembrances from Steven Wright, Timothy B. Schmit, John Densmore, Stephen Bishop, Henry Diltz, Laurence Juber, John Batdorf, Pamala Stanley, Severin Browne and Dan Navarro

Songs Include: • Every Highway • Afternoon Rain • Washaway • Hey Look At You • A Little Applause •
Tale From a Blue Comet • We’re Not Alone • Rainbow In The Attic • Eclipse • Dark Road • Butterfly •
Three Monkeys • The More I Drink • Touch Like Magic • Some Say • Jericho Wind • Easy Rider •
Take It From Me • Harris Creek Shuffle • Daughter Devine • Freeway Wine • Redwood Landing •
Long Way From Home • Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing In The Shadow •


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