Everybody is talking about Spotify, Pandora, etc and the pros and cons of ‘free’ music and music streaming generally. Musician and filmmaker Rain Perry, in a striking debut film, confronts this fundamental issue, and what it means for music, head on by telling the story of The Congress House Studio and ‘The Shopkeeper’ aka ace musician and music producer Mark Hallman. Funny, pertinent, insightful, intimate, with great music and interviews with Ani DiFranco, Eliza Gilkyson, Iain Matthews, Tom Russell and many more, plus wonderful archive footage, The Shopkeeper captures both the resolute spirit and the frustration felt by musicians today. And in many ways it tells and celebrates much of the story of music from back in the 1960s right up until today.
“Check this documentary out” ANI DIFRANCO