Live From The Double Door Inn

Charlotte's home for the blues for 43 years, The Double Door Inn was a staple in the blue's community along the East Coast, and around the world. What began as a passion project amongst four creators, "Live from the Double Door Inn" captures the essence of this small powerhouse of music.

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The Project

Founded in 1973 by a real estate man wanting a change of career, The Double Door Inn started as a small bar in a big city. After deciding the bar needed to bring in entertainment to invite a different clientele, The Double Door Inn slowly became the place to play on the East Coast. As many of the interviewees said, you know you had made it if you played at the Double Door Inn. But after 43 years, this piece of music history announced it was closing it's doors. But it could not be forgotten. That's when fellow producer, Jay Ahuja of Ahujadaddy Films came to Kim Brattain Media and Civilized Films with a collaboration idea.

The Four Producers (right to left): Rick Fitts and Kim Brattain of Kim Brattain Media, Chuck Bludsworth of Civilized Films (www.civilizedfilms.com), Jay Ahuja of Ahujadaddy Films

The Four Producers (right to left): Rick Fitts and Kim Brattain of Kim Brattain Media, Chuck Bludsworth of Civilized Films (www.civilizedfilms.com), Jay Ahuja of Ahujadaddy Films

The Producers

With decades of film and entertainment experience, the four creators brought a wealth of knowledge into the project. Each producer a music enthusiast, their goal was to preserve the memory of the music club before it disappeared. With only a few short months to do so, the group set out to interview the key players in the history of The Double Door Inn. What emerged was a passion project celebrated by longtime club goers as a true emotional journey.

The Stage

The Double Door Inn is known for its unique and beautiful sound. Musician Gigi Dover even states in the documentary the venue has the rich perfection of a "well seasoned cornbread pan," with every wooden board fallen perfectly in place.

The History

Be a part of preserving this story. "Live from the Double Door Inn" will be available at the beginning of 2017. Request to purchase a copy by clicking the button below.