Nobody can dispute that Michael Daves is one of the most influential bluegrass guitar players around today. So when we heard that he was recording a double album in December of 2014, we asked if we could make a documentary about it.
The next two years took us on a journey from the bluegrass album that was recorded at the Old First Reformed Church in Park Slope, Brooklyn, to the electric album that was recorded in Michael's home studio, to the 3 release shows at Rockwood Music Hall, Knitting Factory, and the Bell House.
Making this documentary was a true labor of love. It was such a privilege getting to work with the incredible musicians involved with this project. And with Michael at the helm, there was no doubt that the final product would be anything but mesmerizing. 'Orchids and Violence' is an absolute masterpiece, a one-of-a-kind album that features two very distinct sides of a musician at the top of his game.
We hope that you enjoy our mini-doc, 'The Making of Orchids and Violence.' Thanks for watching!