Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Old Orchard Gazebo Series: Screening on July 2

From Jon Scorfina:

I’m proud to announce “Old Dog, New Trick” a documentary film I co-produced about my dad, Steve Scorfina, will be screening FOR FREE on July 2 at the Old Orchard Gazebo Series at 9 pm.

“Old Dog, New Trick” follows Steve Scorfina’s life in and out of the St. Louis music scene. Starting with his time in the R&B flavored Mike & The Majestics (Featuring Michael McDonald), Scorfina found himself playing in a wide array of musically outfits throughout the 60s and 70s, including the psychedelic Good Feellin’ and an early blues-rock incarnation of REO Speedwagon. His musical career culminated in the progressive art rock sounds of Pavlov’s Dog, a group that made it to the brink of stardom in 1975 scoring a platinum album, but suffered a devilish manager who cast them into near obscurity shortly thereafter. The film picks up with a middle-aged Scorfina, now a lovable antiques salesman, attempting to restart his musical career at 60.

The film was voted as one of the ten most anticipated films of the 2009 St. Louis International Film Festival. If you didn’t get a chance to see it at SLIFF or when it screened at the Northern Arts Council, please come out to downtown Webster Grooves were it is showing absolutely FREE.

The Old Dog himself will be performing with his band from 7 until 8:30 pm. I might even sit in and play a few songs. Co-Director Thomas Crone and myself will be there to introduce the film, which begins at 9 pm.

Hope to see you there!