Wayne Kramer spent a long time angry about his stint in prison, especially since he didn't think the rehabilitation worked. Now, years after his release from Lexington Federal Prison, he's keeping one foot in the prison system to use music to change lives. Wayne Kramer
is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter who came to prominence in the 19060's as the guitarist for the band MC5
(Motor City 5), a group known for their powerful live performances and radical left-wing political stance. Rolling Stone ranked him number ninety-three on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of all Time. Wayne heads the American chapter of Jail Door Guitars
, "an independent initiative which aims to provide instruments to those who are using music as a means of achieving the rehabilitation of prison inmates."
Interview by Danny Alpert / Camera by Jordan Dawes / Editing by Matt Lauterbach / Produced by Amy Cargill & Danny Alpert