The Sweetwater Sessions
Executive Producers: John Goddard, and others…
Production period: 1990- 1993
The Sweetwater club in Mill Valley, California holds many sentimental memories for the Octalouie team. Brought in to document some of the great parties hosted by John Goddard of Village Music, the Octalouie team was honored to produce multi-camera videotapes of these historic musical events, beginning in 1990. Those that attended John’s legendary parties could hardly forget all the great performances by John Lee Hooker, NRBQ, Carlos Santana, Ry Cooder, Richard Berry, Little Jimmy Scott, Charles Brown, Albert Collins, Pop Staples, Ann Peebles, Blind Boys of Alabama, Carla Thomas, and many others. When Gillian Grissman decided to assemble a documentary on her father, David Grissman and old friend Jerry Garcia, she found some superb concert footage produced by the Octalouie team, and used it in her “GRATEFUL DAWG” feature documentary, which was released by Sony Pictures Classic.