"The Greatest Guitar Player You've Never Heard”—The Washington Post
That's how the press labeled DC's own "Telecaster Master," the late Danny Gatton. He wasn't the first to be labeled that way and he probably won't be the last. Gatton was the preeminent artist of a uniquely Washington DC sound—a virtuosic blend of rock and roll, jazz, blues, rockabilly, country, and soul. He said it came from the Anacostia Delta. The music scene he championed was hugely influential and it thrives today—admired by musicians world-wide but barely recognized at home.
That's all about to change.
Anacostia Delta is a forthcoming documentary film exploring Gatton’s musical legacy and the remarkable Washington DC music scene he came from —a hugely influential, virtuosic melting pot that flourished in the city and southern Prince George's County, and which still thrives today. From the producers & director of the award winning 2009 PBS documentary Barnstorming, the film will be hitting the festival circuit in the spring of 2018.