A Well Spent Life

A deeply moving tribute to the Texas songster, Mance Lipscomb, considered by many to be one of the greatest guitarist of all time. Mance was not “discovered” until 1960, when Chris Strachwitz first recorded him for Arhoolie Records. Before that, Mance lived by sharecropping, surviving the brutality of a system not much better that slavery. Amazingly, instead of growing bitter, the tough times made him sweet. The film captures Mance’s music, set in his hometown of Navasota, Texas.