C.C. Adcock is a blues rock guitarist from Louisiana who once told a journalist, "Louisiana is the only place in the world you can knock on your heroes' doors and they receive you with open arms." In 2000, Adcock set out to do more than just shake hands with some of his musical heroes -- he decided to put together a band of veteran musicians whose music blurs the line between rock, blues, soul, zydeco and funk. Lil' Band O' Gold was a "swamp pop" super group featuring some of Louisiana's greatest homegrown legends, including drummer and singer Warren Storm, accordion master Steve Riley, artist and sax man Richard Landry, pianist and acclaimed songwriter David Egan, singer Tommy McLain and guitarist Lil' Buck Sinegal. While part of Adcock's dream was to form an all-star band that could take Louisiana's musical heritage around the world, dealing with the egos, idiosyncrasies and schedules of eleven very different men proved to be a challenge, and while Lil' Band O' Gold cut and album and did a short tour, it often seemed an open question if this great band was cut out to play for more than a night at a time. Filmmaker Matthew Wilkinson followed Lil' Band O' Gold during their short-lived tour, and The Promised Land is a documentary that celebrates the history of Louisiana music and the men who helped to define its sound. The Promised Land was an official selection at the 2009 South by Southwest Film Festival.
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