Category: Bluegrass film/movie news

Powerful: Bill Monroe Remembered to debut

| June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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“Powerful” is the word that Bill Monroe, in his Kentucky drawl, used to describe anything that was particularly good and pleasing to him, like the royalty cheques that he received after Elvis Presley recorded Blue Moon of Kentucky or Ricky Skaggs recorded Uncle Pen. So, […]

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Mind Over Matter trailer from G2

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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G2 travelled from their native Sweden in April to record their next album, Mind Over Matter in Nashville. Previous projects had been tracked in Sweden, so this was a major change. Instead of recording a song here or there as the timing was right, everything […]

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IBMA World of Bluegrass Film Festival debuts in 2014

| May 15, 2014 | 1 Comment
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For several years the International Bluegrass Music Association had been wanting to do something to nurture and support filmmakers whose work relates to bluegrass music and/or culture. But adding new features to their already jam-packed week of activities was something of a challenge. In 2014, they are delighted […]

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At The Feed & Seed wins major award

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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At The Feed & Seed, an independent documentary film about the celebrated bluegrass venue in Fletcher, NC, picked up the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 15th Annual Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival earlier this month. The film is a joint project of April […]

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At The Feed & Seed

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Back in 2012 we did a feature on Feed & Seed, a unique music venue in Fletcher, NC housed in what was once a thriving local business, Fletcher Supply Company. It was part hardware store and part seed mill serving the largely rural and agrarian population […]

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An Opry memory from Bobby Osborne

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Over the weekend, Bobby Osborne posted some memories of the Grand Ole Opry, recalling the day that the Opry officially moved from the Ryman Auditorium downtown to the new Opry House northeast of town. Along the way, he shares what is clearly one of his […]

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How To Write A Banjo Concerto

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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During 2011 while Béla Fleck was writing his banjo concerto, The Imposter, he was closely tailed by filmmaker Sascha Paladino to capture the process. Entering the realm of the symphony orchestra was something completely new for Fleck, who doesn’t read music, much less have training in […]

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Generation Bluegrass Volume 2 trailer

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Generation Bluegrass, a film made about and by young bluegrass musicians, was released in September of 2012. Corey Smith, guitarist with Ash Breeze, was the impetus behind the project, using the money he made working on his family’s farm to fund the production. Corey has […]

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Concert DVD from Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers

| March 6, 2014 | 2 Comments
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Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers have released a live concert DVD, filmed March 9, 2013 at the Centerville High School Performing Arts Center, in  Centerville, OH. It features the band on a set of 14 songs, along with two more performed with the Centerville Alternative Strings, […]

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The Broken Circle Breakdown highlights Belgian bluegrass

| September 23, 2013 | 3 Comments
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Director Felix Van Groeningen, who earned widespread critical acclaim for his 2009 film, The Misfortunates, will see his next project hit theaters next month. The Broken Circle Breakdown, based on the play by Johan Heldenbergh and Mieke Dobbels, is billed as a love story set against the backdrop of […]

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