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Archival Material

Zephyr Bio page 1
Zephyr Bio page 1

Bio page 1 from Blaze’s original Zephyr Records PR folder

Zephyr Bio page 2
Zephyr Bio page 2

Bio page 2 from Blaze’s original Zephyr Records PR folder

Zephyr Bio page 3
Zephyr Bio page 3

Bio page 3 from Blaze’s original Zephyr Records PR folder

Muscle Shoals Liner Notes
Muscle Shoals Liner Notes

Blaze got Townes in trouble during the recording of this album. Blaze told everyone, “The FBI has the masters.” It was a typical Blaze Foley project.

Zephyr Press Release
Zephyr Press Release

Blaze Foley press release from Zephyr Records

Blaze promo for Soap Creek
Blaze promo for Soap Creek

Promotional flyer for Blaze’s showcase at Austin’s premiere songwriter venue (sorry, it closed long ago).

San Angelo Standard
San Angelo Standard

San Angelo Standard newspaper article from 1979 about Blaze Foley at Kerrville music concert

Strange Singer
Strange Singer

A rare article, written for the Daily Texan by Mark McKinnon. Courtesy of the Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas, Austin.

Blaze at Anti-Draft Protest
Blaze at Anti-Draft Protest

Apparently, Houston was not a hotspot of youth unrest during the 70s. Or maybe Blaze arrived in Houston too late. At any rate, an interesting read.

Photo Gallery

Film Promo Photo
Film Promo Photo

Promotional photo for the film, this photo is cropped to 16:9 aspect ratio, is featured in the film at an emotional climax when Blaze writes his signature song If I Could Only Fly. (Photo credit: Dana Kolflat)

Blaze Redbone Sarducci Foley
Blaze Redbone Sarducci Foley

Photo: Dana Kolflat. This is a very cool photo of Blaze circa 1981.

Blaze visiting family
Blaze visiting family

Photo: Marsha Weldon. Blaze Foley circa 1983 visiting his sister Pat. Notice the stethoscope he uses for listening to his picking.

Zephyr Records Publicity Photo
Zephyr Records Publicity Photo

Blaze Foley publicity photo from Zephyr Records. (Photo credit unknown)

Blaze Blue Eyes
Blaze Blue Eyes

Photo: C. P. Vaughn. Blaze Foley circa 1981.

Blaze at Soap Creek Salon
Blaze at Soap Creek Salon

Photo: C. P. Vaughn. Blaze Foley circa 1983 at the famous songwriters venue in Austin.

Blaze at River Bottom Festival
Blaze at River Bottom Festival

Photo: C. P. Vaughn. Blaze Foley circa 1988 in the heat of summer at the River Bottom Festival.

Blaze at River Bottom Festival 2
Blaze at River Bottom Festival 2

Photo: C. P. Vaughn. Blaze Foley circa 1988, listening to a performance at the River Bottom Festival. (Photo credit: C.P. Vaughn)

Blaze at Soap Creek Salon 1988
Blaze at Soap Creek Salon 1988

Photo: C. P. Vaughn. Blaze Foley circa 1988 at Soap Creek Salon. (Photo credit: C.P. Vaughn)

Film and Event material

Film Poster US Letter Size (PDF)
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Gurf and Blaze green
Gurf and Blaze green

Green poster for the Gurf and Blaze event

Gurf and Blaze orange
Gurf and Blaze orange

Orange poster for the Gurf and Blaze event

Gurf and Blaze two tone
Gurf and Blaze two tone

Two-tone poster for the Gurf and Blaze event

One Sheeter image
One Sheeter image

One sheeter image for the Gurf and Blaze show

Film Stills

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Opening Title

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From opening title sequence animation

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From opening title sequence animation

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Interview from one of the “Blaze’s Crazy Career” segments

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Interview with Louis Black, Executive Producer for the film

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Blaze Foley, from archival footage shot for access TV in 1988. (Photo credit: Hank Sinatra)

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Motion graphics, showing our use of song lyrics on screen

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Interview from one of the “Blaze’s Crazy Career” segments

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Animation: Blaze Foley rescues Townes Van Zandt on stage

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From Deputy segment, when he moved into a tree house and became a songwriter

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The ill-fated Muscle Shoals recording session

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Merle Haggard sings Blaze’s signature song, If I Could Only Fly (photo credit: Haggard Productions)

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Animation, when Blaze gets ejected from a prominent folk music festival

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Animation: Blaze pleased with himself after harassing a Nashville songwriter with an inflated ego

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Animation: Blaze harasses a biker dude

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An internal segment title card featuring Blaze’s artwork

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Motion Graphics, showing our use of song lyrics on screen

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Motion Graphics, showing our use of song lyrics on screen (Photo credit: Dana Kolflat)

Film Clips

FROM MIKE TO BLAZE: The documentary contains segments called “Blaze’s Crazy Career” that are in the style of a TV documentary program. In the first segment, we quickly cover Blaze’s childhood and evolution as an artist into songwriter.

MIKE MOVES TO MEMPHIS: In the documentary, Mike Fuller (aka Blaze Foley) moves from Texas to Memphis to try and out run his father.

OPENING TITLE SEQUENCE: It’s tempting to put in an opening title sequence — they can convey information about the subject, set the mood of the film and provide a nice jumping off point for the story. But they are risky because not everyone enjoys opening titles. There are lots of examples of films that have meandering opening titles that are too long, don’t set the mood, and are just a waste of the viewer’s time. Plus, if it’s a film made by no one famous, the opening credits are not important. So I tried to make the film’s opening title sequence fun, help set up the story and, above all, be as short as possible. I chose Blaze’s song “Big Cheeseburgers and Good French Fries” as the opening song because he wrote about his life and philosophy in this song and it’s bouncy and fun. Blaze liked to make people laugh, so I tried to add a bit of humor into it as well.