CRAZY, an independent feature film inspired by the life of legendary guitarist Hank Garland had its first big screen showing on Monday, December the 10th at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California. The Favored Nations production was shown to a full capacity audience of the film’s cast, crew, family, friends and various music celebrities. Such folks in attendance were the movie’s main stars Ali Larter and Waylon Payne, executive producers Ray Scherr and Steve Vai, director/writer/producer Rick Bieber, music supervisor Richard Rudolph and numerous others from the cast and crew. Also seen at the screening were guitarists James Burton, John Frusciante, Tony MacAlpine, Steve Lukather and Allan Holdsworth to name a few. Following the film, an after party took place where music was performed live by a stellar list of guests. Cast members Mandy Barnett and Stacy Earl sang songs featured in the movie. Waylon Payne, who portrays Hank Garland, sang a beautiful version of “Crazy”, made famous by Patsy Cline. Also performing with the house band were guitar greats Warren Di Martini, Steve Lukather, James Burton and son Jeff, Steve Vai, Tony MacAlpine, Larry Koonse, and more. Spotted in the packed crowd were actor Cuba Gooding Jr. and musician John Mayer. CRAZY chronicles the legendary guitar player’s who emergence from the Nashville scene in the 1950’s. Blessed with incomparable natural talent, Hank quickly became one of the most in-demand session players in town – artists including Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline, the Everly Brothers and Elvis Presley sought him out to play on their recordings. Moving fluently between country, rockabilly, jazz and other idioms, Hank was also recognized by jazz masters including Dave Brubeck, Gary Burton, Joe Morello and Joe Benjamin. Tragically, clashes with the Nashville music establishment, a tempestuous relationship with his wife Evelyn, a near fatal car accident and subsequent electric shot therapy ended Hank’s playing career at the age of thirty-one. Today, almost a half-century after he vanished from the music scene, Hank Garland’s guitar lives on through scores of other performers’ hit records and his own visionary jazz recordings.