Category: Bluegrass film/movie news

Generation Bluegrass 2: The Grass Roots Up

| June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]


The History of Future Folk

| May 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Balsam Range to the silver screen

| May 6, 2013 | 2 Comments

“They’re gonna put me in the movies…” So sang Buck Owens (and Ringo Starr) in the mid 1960s in Act Naturally, a hit song that told the story of a country boy set for stardom in the movie biz. In 2014, it appears that Balsam […]


Dave Evans documentary trailer released

| April 18, 2013 | 4 Comments

A movie trailer has been released for Last Of The Breed, a documentary/biography of bluegrass artist Dave Evans. The film is being produced by Matt Pellowski of Red Line Studios, who is utilizing a crowd-sourcing appeal to help fund the costs of completing the film. It will […]


Making History with Pioneers of Bluegrass production update

| April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

James Reams visited New York at the end of March to do some more work on his film Making History with Pioneers of Bluegrass: Tales of the Early Days in Their Own Words. He reports ….. “I spent some time working with the editing crew […]


How to Grow a Band documentary coming to home video

| April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mark Meatto’s brilliant documentary, How To Grow A Band, will soon be finding its way to your favorite digital device and, hopefully, your DVD and BluRay player. The film follows the Punch Brothers’ initial 2008 tour in support of Chris Thile’s The Blind Leaving The Blind, his 40 […]


Banjo Romantika – Czech bluegrass documentary

| January 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

The people in the Czech Republic have long had a fondness for bluegrass music, even before they escaped from the Soviet Union, when the music was forbidden. I have spoken with long-time Czech grassers who told me that part of the charm in the old […]


NCBS Film Festival to screen The Porchlight Sessions

| January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Porchlight Sessions, produced by Nashville and Los Angeles documentary filmmaker Anna Schwaber, will be screened in Redwood City on Sunday, January 27, as part of a free afternoon bluegrass film program. The Northern California Bluegrass Society will present the NCBS International Bluegrass Music Museum […]


An Interview with Anna Schwaber of The Porchlight Sessions

| December 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

During IBMA week, I had the pleasure of attending the Nashville premiere of The Porchlight Sessions, a new film which digs deep into the roots of our music while also looking forward to its future. The film blew me away. (See our review.) I had the […]


Punch Brothers in This Is 40

| December 12, 2012 | 5 Comments

Among the many new films set to debut during the Christmas season is This Is 40, written and directed by Judd Apatow, with a bevy of hot Hollywood stars set to splash across the screen. Paul Rudd, Megan Fox, Leslie Mann, John Lithgow and Albert Brooks […]