Category: Bluegrass film/movie news

Rhonda and the Rage DVD shoot

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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IBMA issues call for submissions for 2nd film festival

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Sam Bush film wins Nashville film festival

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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How To Write A Banjo Concerto comes to VOD

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Sam Bush documentary trailer goes live

| April 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Revival: The Sam Bush Story

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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The Song releases September 26

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The bluegrass world always gets a bit of a thrill anytime there’s talk of finding our music in a major motion picture. Those of us with long memories recall three separate occasions when a movie soundtrack led a massive surge of interest in bluegrass, and […]

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Far Western to document Japanese bluegrass

| August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The passion that many Japanese people have for bluegrass and country music was a shocker for filmmaker James Payne when he first experienced it in 2007. He was traveling with US Americana act Horseshoe Road for a live concert video, and was amazed to see the locals come […]

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Call for the NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The Northern California Bluegrass Society is accepting submissions for their 8th annual NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival. It will be held as part of the Bluegrass On Broadway festival in Redwood City on January 25, 2015. Bluegrass On Broadway is a free downtown festival managed by […]

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IBMA Film Festival announces attractions

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The films to be screened during the debut IBMA Bluegrass Film Festival at the 2014 World of Bluegrass Convention have been announced. Eight different projects will be shown, including a pair of highlight films that were selected for special merit. All have been profiled here […]

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