Category: Bluegrass film/movie news

At The Feed & Seed wins major award

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


At The Feed & Seed

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


An Opry memory from Bobby Osborne

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


How To Write A Banjo Concerto

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Generation Bluegrass Volume 2 trailer

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Concert DVD from Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers

| March 6, 2014 | 2 Comments

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, […]


The Broken Circle Breakdown highlights Belgian bluegrass

| September 23, 2013 | 3 Comments

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 […]


Banjo Romantika screenings next week

| September 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 & […]


Herschel Sizemore: Mandolin In B

| September 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Two new projects from Nothin’ Fancy

| September 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]