Category: Bluegrass film/movie news

The Song releases September 26

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Far Western to document Japanese bluegrass

| August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Call for the NCBS Bluegrass Film Festival

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


IBMA Film Festival announces attractions

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Last of the Breed in the stretch run

| July 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Last of the Breed, a documentary film on the life and music of Dave Evans, is rounding the final pole, heading in to the back stretch. Filmmaker Matthew Pellowski tells us that he is now starting post production, with a hope to release the final […]


Future Folk on the road

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Attention Sci-Fi bluegrass fans across the US! Future Folk is on the prowl, promoting their film, The History of Future Folk, performing live, and taking questions from the audience. The movie is a fun farce about a pair of aliens sent to destroy earth, but […]


Live concert DVD from Dailey & Vincent

| June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

For Dailey & Vincent fans, it’s no secret that catching them live is the best way to enjoy their music. Sure, their recordings demonstrate the duo’s stunning vocal abilities and arrangements, their knack for choosing – and writing – a good song, and the instrumental and […]


Powerful: Bill Monroe Remembered to debut

| June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

“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, […]


Mind Over Matter trailer from G2

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


IBMA World of Bluegrass Film Festival debuts in 2014

| May 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

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 […]