Singer/songwriter Dave Stewart premiered his documentary The Ringmaster General at Nashville’s Belcourt Theatre on Thursday night (8/23). The project captures the making of his two albums at Martina and John McBride’s Blackbird Studios including the acclaimed 2011 project The Blackbird Diaries, and the upcoming The Ringmaster General (Weapons of Mass Entertainment/Surfdog), set for release Sept. 4.
Stewart, previously of the Eurthymics and currently in Superheavy with Mick Jagger and Joss Stone, recruited Stone, Alison Krauss, Diane Birch, and Jessie Baylin to join him in the studio. Among the top musicians on the project are guitarist Orianthi, guitarist Tom Bukovac, drummer Chad Cromwell, bassist Michael Rhodes, steel guitarist Dan Dugmore and pianist Mike Rojas. Colbie Caillat, The Secret Sisters and Stevie Nicks also appear in the documentary.
Stewart spent the weekend performing three dates on the Sugarland tour.