Award-winning Documentary filmmaker Pat McGee discusses with Jan Price his new documentary, “From the Hood to the Holler,” a feature on political activist Charles Booker of Kentucky, one of the rising stars of the progressive political movement. Alyssa Milano and Michael Shannon are executive producers. ‘From the Hood to the Holler’ opens in LA, NY, and select theaters on September 16! The documentary opens on digital platforms on September 30! A captivating documentary showcasing a young man finding his voice as a leader and his incredible journey against the odds, “From the Hood to the Holler” follows Charles Booker as he works to unite people of all colors across Kentucky while fighting against big money in politics, voter suppression, and systemic corruption in a historically deeply red state. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 142: From The Hood to The Holler with Pat McGee
Across the Margin: The Podcast
This episode of Across The Margin: The Podcast presents an interview with Pat McGee, a documentary director in both film and television who works to unearth character-driven stories that push to find common ground. Most recently, McGee directed and produced the award-winning From the Hood to the Holler — the focus of this episode — a feature on political activist Charles Booker of Kentucky, one of the rising stars of the progressive political movement. McGee’s other film credits are notable. Also this year he executive produced and directed the soon-to-be-released project about Warren Jeffs, the leader of the Former Latter Day Saints, for Warner Bros. / Discovery. His debut feature documentary, American Relapse, won feature documentary honors at film festivals across the country. In 2018, Vice TV launched the original Pat McGee Pictures series Dopesick Nation, a 10-part documentary about the opioid epidemic in Florida. In early 2020, Pat McGee directed and produced the feature documentary Bernie Blackout for Vice TV. Other documentary feature credits include The Deported featuring Rosario Dawson, From The Hood To The Holler finds political activist Charles Booker working to unite people of all socioeconomic backgrounds while fighting against big money in politics, voter suppression, and systemic corruption. Running in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat held by Mitch McConnell, Charles Booker attempted one of the biggest upsets in political history by challenging establishment-backed candidate Amy McGrath. From The Hood To The Holler follows Booker’s campaign across Kentucky, from the most urban to the most rural settings, with Booker and his team rewriting the campaign playbook. Instead of exploiting divisions, they lean into the idea that average Kentuckians have common bonds, united by their shared day-to-day fight to survive. Booker works to represent Kentuckians, both Black and White, who feel entirely left out of the political process. In From the Hood to the Holler, McGee captures a young man finding his voice as a leader and his incredible journey against the odds. Booker’s message is simple: Whether you are from the city “hood” — like Booker — or the Appalachian “holler,” you are not invisible. In this episode host Michael Shields and Pat McGee discuss what makes Charles Booker such a special candidate, one that is particularly suited for tackling the problems facing Kentucky in these uncertain times. They discuss how genuine of a human and public servant Booker is, and how painful losses in his life and the Black Lives Matter movement affected his campaign and life. They expound upon Booker’s “New Southern Strategy,” his uncanny capacity to thoughtfully listen to his constituents on the campaign trail, his forthcoming electoral face off with Rand Paul in November, and so much more. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This episode of the #RockstarsRocking podcast features my ACTUAL rockstar friend, Pat McGee, Leader of the “Pat McGee Band”, originally hailing from Richmond, VA, and now living in Rhode Island. My wife and I have been following Pat McGee and his bandmates since college, so it was a total blast to have Pat on the show. He’s literally, the first real “rockstar” to be a guest on the #RockstarsRocking podcast! In this week’s episode, we dive into so much material that anyone in the business world can actually appreciate it. The reality is that a band starting out and touring across the country is really no different than an aspiring entrepreneur starting a new business and going appointment to appointment to share their product or service with potential customers or clients. In Pat’s case, he and his music are the product, and he has to create an incredible fan experience no different than a business has to create a memorable customer experience that makes them want to continue to come back for more. For those who may not be aware of the Pat McGee Band (PMB), here’s a little scoop to fill you in. They’ve been a band for 25 years and they’ve acquired a pretty fanatical popular following. So popular in fact that they’ve sold more than 100,000 copies of their first few albums, which quickly caught the attention of Warner Bros. Records. PMB signed with Warner Bros. in the late 90’s and at one point in their ten-year touring stint, they played a remarkable 98 concerts in a period of 103 days. They’ve shared stages with The Who, The Allman Brothers, James Taylor, and many more, and also achieved the ultimate honors of performing for President Bill Clinton, touring with the USO and sharing their songs onboard the USS Eisenhower with 5,000 servicemen and servicewomen serving a tour of duty in the Arabian Sea. If you’re not yet familiar with PMB, do yourself a favor and check out their tunes on Spotify or Amazon Music, (after you listen to this interview of course) or anywhere else you consume digital tunes these days. When you enjoy the delicious and tasty sounds of PMB as much as I’m certain you will, be sure to purchase an album or some merch, and help support independent artists. So, whether you’re into Pat McGee’s genre of music or not – let’s crank the volume up to 11 and get ready to rock with all of the highlights listed below, and so much more, on this week’s edition of the #RockstarsRocking podcast. Episode Highlights: Long-time fans and tapping into the nostalgia of the older original songs they love Getting started as a solo acoustic cover artist in college, playing the local college scene Adapting and coping with the Covid pandemic shutting down live music across the country Changing bandmates over the years and how they blend in new and old members Signing with Warner Bros. Records and learning how hard it is to break into the top tier of music Mentoring the next generation of musicians, but staying out of the managing side Whether he would have tried out for American Idol or The Voice, had that been an option when the band was gaining traction So, I only have one question for you…? Are you ready to rock…?! Connect with Pat: Website: https://patmcgee.net/ Website: https://www.instagram.com/PatMcGeeBand/ LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/pat-mcgee-20487038 Twitter: https://twitter.com/patmcgee Email: email@example.com This Episode is Powered by: Enjoy The Show? If you haven’t done so already, please make sure you’re subscribed to the show, #RockstarsRocking, wherever you consume podcasts and if you feel so inclined, please leave us a review – 5 stars would totally rock! Subscribe on YouTube Subscribe on Apple Subscribe on Spotify Subscribe on Stitcher Subscribe on Google
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“It’s the most well-run festival I’ve ever been involved with…” reflects singer-songwriter Pat McGee about his experience on The Rock Boat. This nine-time TRB legend joins Chris Rhoad and BoatCast Mark to reminisce on memories from the Boat that he helped build. Stephen Kellogg proclaimed Pat McGee as “the original Godfather of The Rock Boat” - and for good reason, Pat was one of the first artists to foster the spirit of collaboration by inviting fellow artists up onto stage for late night covers. Pat fondly recalls some of his favorite memories, including Edwin McCain reciting Braveheart, Zac Brown performing late night in the casino, and the ability to go down the waterslide mid-Lido deck show.Pat McGee can be found at:Twitter: @patmcgeeInstagram: www.instagram.com/patmcgeeband/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pat.mcgee.144Website: www.PatMcGeeband.comYouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwzytJBj1IAQrjpgIvSVk6w
Hello everyone! This week Chase and Adam welcome special guest Pat McGee onto the podcast to talk about the 70's HOPRA scene and the creation of the HOPRA Gravity Unlimited class, and the discovery of magnetic downforce, as well as the art of scratch building and the idea of a 50th anniversary of HOPRA showcase. After Chase and Adam cover the season opener of the 2020 Winter into Spring schedule held on Steve Roehll's 77 foot Tomy track “S&J Raceway” that has been up and running since 1992. COHORA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/COHORA/?ref=bookmarksHOPRA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HOPRA-HO-Professional-Racing-Association-996054660419402/Podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/558855504944768/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ho-racing-today/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ho-racing-today/support
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