The Grigoryan Brothers, Slava and Leonard, will preview the original motion picture soundtrack to the new cinematic release, A Boy Called Sailboat, playing famous tunes re-arranged for guitar duo – including Amazing Grace, The House of the Rising Sun, My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean and more. All the music on the soundtrack has been arranged by the Grigoryan brothers and all are traditional except for Distancia, composed by Slava and Leonard Grigoryan and Stephen Foster’s Oh Susanna.
The film has been praised at international festivals and is expected to be released in Australia early next year. Meantime, select preview screenings will occur around the country throughout November and December, with award-winning guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan performing their soundtrack live.
Deep in the American South, a little boy named Sailboat lives in a slanted house held up with a stick. His mother hasn’t set foot outside the house in years, his father drives a car with no doors, his grandmother is in hospital and his best friend cannot blink. But when Sailboat finds a ‘tiny guitar’ and his grandmother asks him to write a song for her, the boy overcomes all of this adversity to write the greatest song ever written.
Sydney preview: Saturday 24 November, Chauvel Cinemas, Paddington
The tracks: 1 Row, Row, Row Your Boat/ 2 Banana Boat Song/ 3 Amazing Grace/4 B.I.N.G.O./5 Whittington Fair/6 Banana Boat Song Reprise/7 Distancia/8 Oh Susanna/ 9 B.I.N.G.O. Reprise/10 La Bamba/ 11 My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean/ 12 Slow, Slow, Slow Your Boat
13 House of the Rising Sun
Grigoryan Brothers/ Slava Grigoryan guitar/Leonard Grigoryan guitar
Album available 16 November 2018 | 1CD + Digital album | ABC 481 7755