Directed by Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman and Nick George • Documentary • 2018 • 22 minutes
In 1966, Dave Bixby burned out on LSD and went temporarily out of his mind. What pulled him back was his encounter with a wandering spiritualist named Don Degraff. Together they formed a prayer group and played music. The group rapidly grew into a Christian cult, and Dave's music became its trademark.
40 years later, Dave Bixby is an unknown legend, living in the desert of Arizona, unaware that the album he recorded in the cult leader's living room is now selling like hotcakes online, and that he has a new fan base of young folkies around the world. We reached out to Dave and brought him on a midwinter tour through his home state of Michigan, where his troubled past must come to the surface and be exorcized through song.