Pat Mire Wraps Filming On “Sushi and Sauce Piquante”
9 June 2012
Director Pat Mire has completed production on “Sushi and Sauce Piquante,” his feature length documentary film on legendary guitarist Gerry McGee. The film, which tells the story of Gerry’s incredible music career spanning six decades, includes exquisite performances by Gerry, as well as interviews with Kris Kristofferson, Dr. John, Edward James Olmos and Don Wilson of The Ventures. Shot in part in southwest Louisiana, the film explores the rich French Louisiana cultural influences that shaped Gerry’s musical style, including his father, Dennis McGee, the great Cajun fiddle player. It follows Gerry from the Louisiana Hayride and the Bossier Strip in the 1950’s to Hollywood and the Sunset Strip in the 1960’s and beyond. The film reveals Gerry’s important influence on the music scene as lead guitarist on Delaney and Bonnie and Friend’s critically acclaimed 1969 album “Accept No Substitute,” as well as his extensive work as a session guitarist for the likes of Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, The Monkees, John Mayall, Rita Coolidge, Linda Rondstadt and Rosanne Cash, to name a few. It also covers Gerry’s years as lead guitarist for Kris Kristofferson’s band in the 1970’s and as lead guitarist for over 30 years for The Ventures, with whom he was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. The film was also shot in Japan, where Gerry is beloved by his fans and continues to perform both with The Ventures and in solo gigs.
The film is now in post-production, with a rough cut scheduled to be completed this month. The final cut of the film will be completed later this summer. An announcement will be made in the coming weeks regarding the targeted release date of the film.
Photo of Director Pat Mire and Cinematographer Eric Hueber by Jerry Devillier.