Jesse Cale Williamson’s 2013 documentary film gives viewers a peek into an old piece of New Orleans musical history, and channeling into a bygone moment in American culture nationwide. For the first time, the A Warehouse on Tchoupitoulas will now be available for online viewing on Amazon Prime. The feature-length rock documentary throws us back to the heyday of what used to be an iconic local venue, The Warehouse. The famed venue, which opened in 1970, hosted a an impressive number of the greats in American music: Fleetwood Mac, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, The Who, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, and David Bowie– just to name a few.
Initially released on TV in 2013, the trailer shows snippets of interviews from various people who remember what made the venue what it was. Remarking on the spirit of The Warehouse, one described it as emblematic of the times: “It was about letting go, and opening up and relaxing, letting your mind free”. The party raged on until The Warehouse’s final demolition in 1982. The film’s director, Williamson, says he made it his vision to “capture some of the magic that so many of us missed out on”. Now, you can experience the nostalgic zeitgeist of this piece of New Orleans musical history for yourself. The full film can be streamed online at Prime Video USA/UK. Check out the trailer below:
The film is available for worldwide viewing here.