Reel to Reel: Rattle the Hocks

Film screening and live performance with The Grahams and special guests the North Mississippi Allstars and David Garza

The GRAMMY Museum is pleased to present a special screening of Rattle the Hocks, a short film directed and co-produced by Cody Dickinson (founding member of the North Mississippi Allstars and son of the late legendary producer Jim Dickinson) that captures the Grahams' relentless journey to explore the relationship between train travel and American roots music. But what is inadvertently captured is a husband and wife living their American dream. Together for months, Alyssa and Doug Graham ride Amtrak lines such as the Adirondack, the Texas Eagle, the Heartland Flyer and the Sunset Limited, and the famed City of New Orleans, crisscrossing the country as the land that informs their songs whizzes by. Inspiration for the short film came from the train-riding adventures of Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly and musical migrations. Rattle the Hocks was previously screened as an Official Selection at several highly respected U.S. and international film festivals including Napa Valley Film Festival, Chagrin Falls Film Festival and the London Raindance Film Festival where it was nominated for Best Short Film. The documentary also earned the 2016 Lagniappe Award for Short Documentary at the Mississippi Crossroads Film Festival. The screening will be followed by a special Q&A and performance featuring The Grahams, Luther and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars and singer/songwriter David Garza, hosted by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares.