Category: Bluegrass film/movie news

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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Banjo Romantika screenings next week

| September 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
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The Down Home in Johnson City, TN will be hosting a pre-release screening of a new project from a pair of ETSU faculty members, along with a concert by Czech bluegrass band, Druha Trava on Monday (9/23). The film is Banjo Romantika – American Music & […]

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Herschel Sizemore: Mandolin In B

| September 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Regular readers will recall our earlier coverage of mandolin icon Herschel Sizemore and his recent bout with cancer. Both he and his wife Joyce received cancer diagnoses the same day in October 2011, his in the tonsil and hers in the breast. Fortunately, medical treatment […]

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Two new projects from Nothin’ Fancy

| September 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Perennial festival favorites Nothin’ Fancy have both a live performance DVD and a greatest hits CD to offer their fans this Summer, as they approach their 20th anniversary in 2014. Most Requested, Volume 1 contains 18 tracks from the band’s first 7 CDs: Reflections, Now […]

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Making History with The Pioneers of Bluegrass

| July 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
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July 22 marked the official release date for Making History with The Pioneers of Bluegrass, a documentary film 11 years in the making. The project was spearheaded by bluegrass artist James Reams, who dedicates the film to his late and long time companion, Tina Aridas, […]

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Generation Bluegrass 2: The Grass Roots Up

| June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Last year we dedicated a good many pixels to a film project called Generation Bluegrass. It was the brainchild of Corey Smith, an 18 year old filmmaker and bluegrass guitarist. His idea was to highlight some of the stellar young musicians about to break out […]

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The History of Future Folk

| May 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Speaking of bluegrass in the movies… The History of Future Folk is set to premiere in New York at the end of the month. It’s a science fiction comedy about a pair of aliens who come to Earth to destroy humanity, but who fall in […]

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