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Gary Gets the call from the Maysles Brothers

Music will out as Gary discovered the day after his Live at Lincoln Center broadcast on John Schaefer's New Sounds in September, when Gary received quite out of the blue an email from Maysles Brothers Films ("Gimme Shelter", "Grey Gardens"). The Maysles had tuned in to the program and were knocked out by Gary's interpretations of the music of Robert Johnson on the program, and were now seeking him on the Net to inquire about his availability to score their upcoming documentary for HBO and the Sundance Festival on poverty in America. After meeting with director and editor Susan Froemke and Debora Dickson, Gary readily accepted, having a great appreciation for the Maysles' work over the years and their prestigious reputation. Gary is now deep into scoring the hour and a half film, which should premiere on HBO early next year, which follows the story of Lalee, an impoverished but highly spirited black woman in Mississippi (who is actually the neice of the late great Sonny Boy Williamson—Rice Miller—the great bluesman who's song "Help Me" Gary coincidentally arranged and played on for Joan Osborne's "Relish" album).