Billy McLaughlin: Flip Side
Airs Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Credit: Roland Lizarondo
Billy McLaughlin is an accomplished guitarist with a devoted following. His 20-year career has produced dozens of albums and numerous awards. But, his personal story is equally remarkable. Billy is a dynamic performer and a charming storyteller.
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- Saturday, January 14, 2012
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After performing thousands of concerts across the country, he was diagnosed with focal dystonia in his left hand. It is a neurological disorder that makes the muscles contract uncontrollably. And for most musicians, it is a career-ending diagnosis.
But, Billy made the bold decision to have his guitars flipped over to the other side and he learned to play all over again - using his other hand.
“Billy McLaughlin: Flip Side” is a combination of concert footage of McLaughlin performing and the story of how he overcame focal dystonia to learn to play the guitar again.
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