In Drive Somewhere: The Saga of the Vulgar Boatmen a fan documents the band as they drive to their final gig of their 30 year career. The quest began with the question, "What do you do when you have sacrificed everything for music and it's taken away?"
The Vulgar Boatmen began as 2 punk bands, one located in Indiana and the other in Florida. As a professor and student bond over Elvis Presley, they decide to send cassettes via the mail to create music that some say "Buddy Holly would be Proud of."
They received stellar reviews, went on cross-country tours, performed on European TV and produced seamless pop music. One reviewer even made the claim that the Vulgar Boatmen had created "The best album in the last 10 years."
"Their music is a cross between an Andrew Wyeth painting and a Robert Frost Poem" and some of "The most underrated musicians in the country."
Drive Somewhere documents the story of 1,000 bands but this one feels personal.
(Includes interview with Alejandro Escovedo, Greg Kott and Richard Buckner.)