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Raising a ruckus - Alumni Profiles
March 2010 Issue
Jim May Special photo Jim May has a good gig: hanging out at nice clubs and listening to music. And getting paid to do it. A video and television producer in Nashville, Tenn., May (AB ’67) co-produced 80 episodes of “Live from the Bluebird Café,” Nashville’s premier showcase for songwriters, which appeared on the Turner South television network between 1999 and 2003. After a five-year run, the Bluebird series led May and his Ruckus Film crew to another project for Turner South called “Music Road.” For that show, they traveled to different Southern venues to record live performances in 2005 and 2006. “We shot two shows in Athens at the 40 Watt Club—one with the Drive-By Truckers and the other with Vic Chesnutt and Elf Power,” he says. That series earned May regional Emmy Awards for direction, but was cancelled after 10 episodes when Turner South was bought and closed by the Fox Sports network. May recalls shooting the Bluebird …
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