Friday, July 31, 2015
Interviewing Lionel Ritchie for Backstage
Directed, written and produced by Alessandro Sorbello. Interviewing Lionel Ritchie
This short documentary explores Louie Shelton’s music journey behind the scenes as a studio guitarist and later as a leading LA producer, Louie’s story is intrinsically woven into the last 5 decades of the US music scene. We explore Louie’s story through the eyes of fan and via Louie and the artists he has performed with, which include Seals and Crofts, The Monkeys and having played with artists as diverse as the late John Lennon and Marvin Gaye and the first recordings of the Jackson Five.
Backstage is the story of guitarist and producer LOUIE SHELTON, who after 5 decades of world class recordings and numerous multi platinum albums is now being publicly recognized and inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame.
Backstage opens with Louis Shelton’s induction into the Musicians Hall of Fame, the curator and director introduce Louie as he is about to receive his award and as his guitar is placed into the Hall of Game. In this manner, the audience gains insight into the silent hero figure that has remained in the background for decades in a field where being in the spotlight is the burning ambition.