August 23, 2007

Documentary touts Jesse Ed Davis

Oklahoma Filmmakers Hope to Get Legendary Kiowa Musician Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of FameWhen Oklahoma filmmaker Steve Judd (Kiowa/Choctaw) came across an article written about the life of musician Jesse Ed Davis, he quickly telephoned his friend and business partner, fellow filmmaker, Tvli Jacob (Choctaw). The two had never heard of Jesse Ed Davis, and his story fascinated both of them. Davis’ impressive resume struck both filmmakers—so much so, that they decided to make a documentary to examine the life of the gifted musician.

“Several things about Jesse Ed affected me. He was from Oklahoma. He was Kiowa. He went to OU and he was an accomplished guitarist who played with all the greats, like John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, all the big musicians,” Judd said.
The filmmakers' goal:Filmmakers Judd and Jacob hope their documentary will revive a new following and interest in Jesse Ed Davis, but most importantly, both filmmakers hope their documentary will serve as a catalyst in getting Jesse Ed Davis inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

“That’s really our main goal with this film, is to get Jesse Ed inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He deserves it,” said Judd.


Unknown said...


I hope this comment reaches you directly even though it is more than a year since your post. I cam across your blog re a possible doco on Jesse Ed Davis thru a Google search - do you have any update. I live in Australia and have just discovered Jesse Ed - what a find! Any info at all (or where I might find it) on either the doco or Jesse Ed would be great.

Thanks Annie

Rob said...

No, I don't have an update on Jesse Ed Davis or the documentary about him. Sorry.