Category: Bluegrass film/movie news

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 […]


Sam Bush documentary trailer goes live

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

As we mentioned on Monday, today is the day when Sam Bush fans worldwide get their first peek at Revival: The Sam Bush Story, the upcoming documentary film that chronicles the life, career, and artistic impact of the Bush man. Filmmakers Kris Wheeler and Wayne Franklin […]


Revival: The Sam Bush Story

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

No chronicling of contemporary bluegrass could be complete without the story of Sam Bush. From a fiddle contest champ in the ’60s, to his time with Bluegrass Alliance in the ’70s – and the launch of New Grass Revival – to Strength In Numbers and […]