A hit at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, "California Solo" is a "touching drama" that features a "stunning central performance" from Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting, TV's Once Upon a Time). Carlyle plays a washed-up Britpop musician turned farmhand who must confront the demons of his past as he fights to stay in the United States.
T Griffin's original score is haunting and beautiful. Using cutting guitar licks and ethereal ambience, Griffin evokes the feeling of "the echo of the echo of the echo of a thousand dressing rooms," the musical sounds of a rocker who is hiding from his past. Like the beautiful guitar-driven scores of Michael Brook, Griffin's score will seduce you with its simple majesty.
The soundtrack also features Robert Carlyle's bare performance of the title song, "California Solo," a Dylanesque tune written especially for the film by Adam Franklin, frontman of the Brit shoegazing band Swervedriver. As a special bonus, the soundtrack features a new upbeat "band version" performed by Franklin himself.