Jimi Hendrix once declared that Chicago guitarist Terry Kath "is better than me." However, tragedy struck in January 1978, when he accidentally shot himself with a pistol he thought was unloaded. His daughter, Michelle Sinclair, was two-years-old at the time. Now she is making a documentary about her father.
"Searching For Terry: The Man Behind the Guitar" has been in production for the two years, funded by contributions from an initial Kickstarter campaign. It currently includes interviews with Kath’s wife and Michelle’s mother, Camelia, several of his Chicago bandmates, and Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh. Michelle and her team have now launched a second campaign, which closes on August 21. They hope to raise sufficient funds to complete the film and enable them to submit it to the 2015 film festival circuit.
Sinclair's goal is $40,000, of which more than half has already been raised. She's posted a message at the Kickstarter page featuring footage as well as an explanation of the project.
To help fund the film, visit Kickstarter.
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