The makers of a music documentary based around Chicago’s music scene which includes contributions from Jack White and Bob Dylan, are seeking financial support in order to secure the rights to the music they are celebrating. The documentary, named Born in Chicago is directed by John Anderson and documents the progression of the genre as it evolves in the city through the 50’s and 60’s.
The team who are working on the film have launched a PledgeMusic campaign in order to raise the money to secure the rights for the music and the rights to use the archived footage in the film. The campaign is to run until September 16 and anyone who donates will be offered merchandise such as copies of the film, clothing and a box set collection (in multiple formats, including LP) People who donate more will be able to purchase rarer items such as Chicago blues posters, a chance to Skype keyboardist Barry Goldberg ($300), tickets to the movie’s premiere and after-party ($150) and guitars signed by blues legends Elvin Bishop and Rick Reed ($2,500). You can watch the trailer below.