American Masters – Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road

American Masters – Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road

Tue, 06/14/2022 - 9:00pm - 10:30pm

Credit: Courtesy of Barb Bialkowski

Explore the life and career of the singer, songwriter and co-founder of The Beach Boys.

The film traces the legendary performer’s journey of reflection on a drive through Los Angeles with his longtime friend and Rolling Stone editor Jason Fine. American Masters – Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road airs Tuesday, June 14 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

The new documentary follows Wilson on a drive through Los Angeles with his longtime friend and Rolling Stone editor Jason Fine. With Fine behind the wheel and Wilson selecting the music, they reflect on the formative and creative periods in Wilson’s life as they revisit the places that helped to shape his career. 

The filmed road trip provides an intimate look into Wilson’s recollections and is bolstered by memorable concert and studio footage as well as interviews with Wilson’s admirers and those close to him, including Al Jardine (co-founder of The Beach Boys), Don Was (record executive), Bruce Springsteen (musician), Elton John (musician), Nick Jonas (musician and actor), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Jakob Dylan (Wallflowers), Gustavo Dudamel (conductor and music director) and the late Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), among others. The documentary also introduces “Right Where I Belong,” an original song written and performed by Wilson and Jim James.

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