Film

How The Got Over — Trailer

Currently streaming on HBO MAX

“With a trove of archival performance footage, much of it from the television show TV Gospel Time, and the wisdom to let those images breathe, the film leans into the maxim about showing not telling.”

Lisa Kennedy, New York Times

“The self-motivated perseverance – and artistry and creativity – preserved in these images is stunning.”

Armand White, National Review
Watch the entire The Ballad of the Dreadnought here!

In homage to creating the first dreadnought in 1916, the MARTIN GUITAR COMPANY commemorates the 100-year anniversary in the documentary, The Ballad of the Dreadnought.

Narrated by Jeff Daniels with commentary from Chris Martin, Dick Boak, Jerry Zolten, and Fred Oster, The Ballad of the Dreadnought traces the story of the Martin Dreadnought from modest beginnings to becoming the musical companion played in almost every musical genre in every corner of the world.

The film also features history-making dreadnought moments, such as Crosby, Stills and Nash performing at Woodstock and devoted artists Rosanne Cash, Roger McGuinn, Steve Miller, Vince Gill, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, and Del McCoury.

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From Vogtland to Pennsylvania/The Triumph of the Martin Guitar (2017) A Film by Anna Schmidt (28 minutes)

This documentary made for German television and in German traces the move by C. F. Martin from Vogtland, Germany, to New York City, and eventually Nazareth, Pennsylvania where Martin Guitars is still headquartered today. Featuring Chris Martin IV, David Crosby, and Ed Sheeran. I appear as both a “talking head” and a picker!

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