PBS Exclusive Outtakes from American Masters: Troubadours

February 28th, 2011

THIRTEEN has your backstage pass to the meet the singer-songwriters you love from the 1970s, with the new documentary, American Masters – Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter.

The film chronicles the ‘70s music scene that began with the groundbreaking musical collaboration between Carole King and James Taylor at the famed Troubadour nightclub in LA, and features interviews with music legends like Carole King, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Kris Kristofferson, Steve Martin, and others.

See it March 2 at 8 p.m. and March 7 at 10 p.m,, only on THIRTEEN.

Support THIRTEEN and get the film on DVD or the legendary music of Carole King and James Taylor on CD.

Find out more at www.pbs.org/americanmasters, or watch exclusive extras from the film below:


Outtake 1: Life at the Troubadour
Cheech & Chong, Bonnie Raitt, former Troubadour staff and others recall night’s spent at the Troubadour.

Outtake 2: Linda Ronstadt and Women in Country Rock
Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, and others discuss women in country music and recognize Linda Ronstadt as a pioneer in the genre.

Outtake 3: Kris Kristofferson and Country Music at the Troubadour

Kris Kristofferson reflects on how the Troubadour launched his career.

Outtakes 4: Steve Martin on the Trains of Santa Monica

Steve Martin discusses the trains that used to run down Santa Monica Boulevard and how he worked them into his act.

Interview with filmmaker Morgan Neville: