Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival
It's been 50 years since Linda Ronstadt recorded the first major hit of her career, "Different Drum," with the Stone Poneys. She would go on to one of the most successful solo careers in music history, charting numbers from "Desperado," to "Blue Bayou," "You're No Good," "Hurt So Bad," "Long Long Time," "Don't Know Much" (with Aaron Neville) and many more.
Ronstadt, 72, has been unable to sing for several years as a result of Parkinson's disease. But her accomplishments are celebrated in the new documentary Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, which just premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman directed the film and James Keach, producer of the 2005 biopic Walk the Line about Johnny Cash, produced the documentary. I spoke with Keach on the red carpet at the world premiere.
Matthew Carey is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. His work has appeared on Deadline.com, CNN, CNN.com, TheWrap.com, NBCNews.com and in Documentary magazine.