Q&A with RUMBLE Director Catherine Bainbridge, Executive Producer Stevie Salas, Rolling Stone Writer David Fricke & Musician/Actor Steven Van Zandt
Wednesday, July 26
Catherine Bainbridge is Director/Writer/Executive Producer/Producer on RUMBLE, and Cofounder of Rezolution Pictures and Minority Media. She has brought her signature enthusiasm and passion for storytelling to countless documentary, drama, comedy, and interactive media projects, notably the Peabody award-winning documentary “Reel Injun”, about Native stereotypes in Hollywood films. Her role as Director on RUMBLE encapsulates her love and devotion to music, history, politics, and bringing important Indigenous stories to the mainstream.
Stevie Salas, Executive Producer and co-creator on RUMBLE, is also a world-renowned guitarist and producer of music, film, and television. As a guitar player, Stevie Salas has recorded, written, and produced with artists as diverse as George Clinton, Mick Jagger, Public Enemy, Justin Timberlake, T.I., and Rod Stewart. A major label recording artist who has sold over two million solo albums around the world, Guitar Player magazine named Stevie is regarded as one of the top 50 guitarists of all time. He was Music Director and consultant on American Idol when it had top ratings, 2006 to 2010. Stevie is also an accomplished composer, credited with providing the score for several films including the guitar score for the legendary film Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
A Native American (Apache), Stevie has been involved in prominent projects that support Indigenous communities. Notably, he served as the Advisor for Contemporary Music at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian and co-created the music exhibit “Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians In Popular Culture” that had amazingly successful runs in Washington, DC and New York City. For his efforts in support of Native American culture, Stevie received the Native American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2009.