Category: Bluegrass film/movie news

Beautiful Nothing – The Kruger Brothers

| November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Kruger Brothers are well-known to bluegrass audiences for their many years of touring and recording in the US since emigrating from Switzerland in their youth. But their appeal crosses beyond the strictures of genre, both for their undeniable virtuosity on banjo and guitar, and […]


Casting call for Bristol Sessions film

| November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you live in that part of the country where Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky and North Carolina collide – and can play an instrument and sing old time country music – here’s an opportunity to be included in a new film project that is being made […]


Work on Niall Toner documentary begins 

| September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Irish bluegrass musician, song-writer, radio broadcaster, and Pinecastle Records recording artist Niall Toner will be the subject of a documentary being made by Dublin-based New Decade TV Media Ltd. The documentary comes about due to the close friendship between Toner and New Decade TV Media […]


IBMA Film Festival selections announced

| August 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the selections for their 2015 IBMA Film Festival, held in conjunction with their annual World of Bluegrass convention. Two films have been chosen as highlights to be presented during the mid-week business conference, and seven others will be […]


The Kelley Gibson Story

| June 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sean Ackerman has a curious sort of cross-training. Prior to entering a study of child psychiatry after medical school, he was a film student at New York University, which gave him the perfect preparation for his latest project. It’s a film about the healing power […]


Sammy and Mike honor Steve Martin

| June 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sammy Shelor and Mike Hartgrove of Lonesome River Band were invited to perform at last night’s gala honoring Steve Martin with the 43rd American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award. They were featured onstage with comedian/actor Martin Short singing the song, Friend Of Mine. While Steve was aware of most […]


Rhonda and the Rage DVD shoot

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage are set to record another live concert DVD, a decade after her first, Ragin’ Live, was released by Rounder Records in 2015. Filming is set for next Monday and Tuesday at the Bethel Performing Arts Center, located near Bethel University in […]


IBMA issues call for submissions for 2nd film festival

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has issued a call for submissions to their second Bluegrass Film Festival, to be held during the World of Bluegrass/Wide Open Bluegrass week in Raleigh, NC from September 29-October 3. Two featured films will be shown both during the World of […]


Sam Bush film wins Nashville film festival

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Revival: The Sam Bush Story, which debuted last week during the Nashville Film Festival, was announced as the winner of the festival’s Audience Choice Award for best music documentary. It had two showings during the festival, and the premiere turned into a major news event […]


How To Write A Banjo Concerto comes to VOD

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Finally! The 2014 film How To Write A Banjo Concerto, which follows Béla Fleck through the process of conceiving and composing The Imposter, is being released to video on demand. Starting tomorrow, April 21, viewers will be able to watch the movie through iTunes, Amazon, Vimeo […]