What is the future of steel guitar?
It might start with you...
That Thing | That Sound explores the uncertain future of the steel guitar, an instrument primarily played by older, white men. Because it’s an expensive and challenging instrument, most young and diverse musicians do not have access to steel guitars or instructors. The film follows a man's journey to pass on his knowledge and keep the steel guitar alive. His inspirational story is a model for anyone looking to make a difference in the world.
"A beautiful love letter"
"That Thing | That Sound offers a beautiful love letter to a complex instrument that deserves more attention, as well as the veteran musicians such as Roger Miller who give so much of themselves to the steel guitar and its next generation of players. The love of music conveyed throughout the film is infectious; the time you spend with Nikki D. Brown and her performances in Sacred Steel is particularly stirring. "
-True/False Film Festival