One Toke Over the Line…and Still Smokin’ celebrates the lives and career of folk-rock duo Brewer & Shipley. Their Top 10 song, “One Toke Over the Line,” became a counterculture anthem in the early 1970s and earned them a spot on Nixon’s enemies list. From their first performances on the national folk music circuit to their 1967 debut at the Troubadour, Brewer and Shipley became part of the vanguard of the folk-rock era. The film follows Michael Brewer and Tom Shipley on tour around the country in the years leading up to the 50th anniversary of their musical act.
Brewer and Shipley produced a rich repertoire of music and recordings that continue beyond their 50 years as a team. With humor and insight, Brewer and Shipley sing and tell tales of their eventful and creative lives on and off the road and offer their passionate opinions about music, politics, and culture. The film features never-before-seen archival material and musical performances, including new and unreleased music.
Veteran blues musician and composer Nick Gravenites, pianist and former touring bandmate Mark Naftalin, musician and singer Danny Cox, musician/composer Keith Brewer, sound recordist Stephen Barncard, and musician/composer Jorma Kaukonen are among the friends and contemporaries who share their thoughts on Brewer and Shipley's music and their contribution to the birth of folk-rock music.
One Toke Over the Line...and Still Smokin' was produced and directed by Kathy Corley.
"The new Brewer & Shipley documentary, One Toke Over The Line...and Still Smokin', is as complete and compelling an overview as to how two individuals joined forces musically to become one of folk-rock's premier duos. Producer Kathy Corley has done yeoman's work in collecting the most complete information and creating a 90-minute film that will both educate those who weren't around when Brewer & Shipley were active, as well as entertain even the most dedicated of fans. Don't miss seeing this film. Five stars!!!"