There's Something Happening Here

In basements, backrooms, corners and classrooms, musicians across Boston are strumming, dreaming, humming, and yawning. Playing gigs in clubs and bars most nights a week and going to see their friends play around town on their nights off. To say the least, musicians don’t have it easy. But they don’t mind. As musician and artistic director of the American Roots Music Program at Berklee, Matt Glaser puts it, “I’d rather eat just cheap spaghetti for the rest of my life if I could play the fiddle, as opposed to work in a bank and eat fancy food; I don’t need to do that. My mental health is related to playing music and living in the world of music.”

There’s Something Happening Here is the story of a community, a story of musicians- where they came from, where they are going, and all of the passionate people- be it bookers, radio show hosts, listeners or teachers- the people who make it happen. This film is a hymn to the brilliant roots music being created and supported around Boston and to all those who root for art, creativity and community during the best and hardest times.

  • Gabi Mendick
  • Gabi Mendick
  • Ian Fitzgerald, Dinty Child, Matt Smith, Isa Burke, Ellie Buckland, Mali Obomsawin, Tom Bianchi
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Documentary, Music
  • Runtime:
    47 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 4, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Club Passim Monday Discovery Series
    Cambridge, MA
    United States
    May 8, 2017
Director - Gabi Mendick