A sneak preview from the upcoming documentary KING OF THE ROADIES. Join our Kickstarter campaign so you will have the opportunity to see the finished film.
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Willie Nelson will narrate this feature length documentary about Ben Dorcy lll, aka “Lovey”. Directors Trevor Doyle Nelson and Amy Nelson present KING OF THE ROADIES, a counter-culture tale of longevity through perseverance and adaptability. The film will chronicle the extraordinary life of Ben Dorcy, the world’s oldest and by most accounts, first roadie ever. We will revisit the six decades of music & film history that Ben helped to shape; including his time spent with John Wayne, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline and many more.
Some of the artists who have already appeared in the film to share stories and discuss the living legend are Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush, Kinky Friedman, Jack Ingram, and Jamey Johnson.
The film will focus on Ben’s past as well as his present day life, that of a 90 year old working roadie. His unique situation challenges the preconceived notions of what it means to grow old, and it raises some questions: Why must self-value diminish with age? How do our perceived limitations shape our reality? Is society serving it’s elders by encouraging them to retire?
Ben has kept the show on the road for over sixty-five years and he still tours with several bands including Randy Rogers, Wade Bowen, Cody Canada, Kevin Fowler, Cory Morrow, and Willie Nelson. He is a trailblazer and a shining example of humanity whose story will inspire generations to come. KING OF THE ROADIES will leave you a changed person, if for no other reason than spending an hour and half with Ben. For more information about the film, visit www.kingoftheroadies.com