The Marfa Tapes: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert and Jon Randall will premiere later this month on Foxtel and Paramount+
The documentary film will offer viewers a rare glimpse inside the making of the 2021 album of the same name, which was recently nominated for Best Country Album at the 64th annual GRAMMY Awards®.
Directed by Spencer Peeples and featuring live performances set against the backdrop of West Texas, The Marfa Tapes: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert and Jon Randall also features candid interviews and behind-the-scenes footage captured during a five-day album recording session in November 2020. Barely a dot on the map, Marfa is an eccentric outpost in the midst of a vast expanse of nothingness, the perfect place to lose—or find—yourself. For Lambert, Randall and Ingram, it’s both. For more than half a decade, the desolate location has become a songwriting haven for the trio, yielding both massive hits and profound personal growth.
Recorded raw and loose with just a pair of microphones and acoustic guitars, The Marfa Tapes: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert and Jon Randall is a stunning work of audio verité, an intimate, unadorned snapshot of a moment in time fueled by love, trust and friendship. The trio recorded much of the album outdoors, inviting the ambient sounds of the desert to seep into their live, bare-bones performances, and the atmosphere is utterly transportive. The result is a candid, unvarnished look at Lambert, Randall and Ingram’s undeniable chemistry in its purest, most honest form.
The Marfa Tapes: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert and Jon Randall will premiere on Sunday, 20 February on Paramount+, following the broadcast on FOXTEL’s Country Music Channel Australia on Saturday ,19 February at 11.00am.