Now in Production!
View the Trailer at www.ashgrovefilm.com
Click here to download the Prospectus
Ash Grove will tell the story of this unique club
on Melrose Boulevard, from 1958-73, that brought the legendary
masters of roots music to Southern California and inspired and
changed the lives of creative people in many walks of life.
Produced and directed by Sundance-award
winning filmmaker, Aiyana Elliott (daughter of Ramblin' Jack Elliott).
YOU CAN HELP!
If you have any Ash Grove memorabilia, photographs, a wonderful story
to contribute, or would consider investing in this project, please
This is a story that must be told
by those who were there, a rich fabric of voices recounting the excitement,
the drama and the conflict inherent in both the Ash Grove club and
Aiyana has begun gathering archival
footage and filming interviews with performers
such as Taj Mahal and Pete Seeger, as well as with former workers
from the club and founding impresario Ed Pearl. More interviews are
yet to be done of other performers and workers.
The film will weave performance
clips, photographs, and interviews to recreate the far-reaching
sphere of the club. The documentary's
music will be culled from over 3,000 hours of recorded live
performance from the Ash Grove. Filming will also be done at
the UCLA 50th anniversary concert that is bringing together
the incredibly exciting performing artists of the Ash Grove.