Tag: Herschel Sizemore

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 […]


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 […]


Chris Thile preaches to the Wall Street Journal

| August 24, 2013 | 6 Comments

Chris Thile shot a brief video interview for The Wall Street Journal (posted yesterday), in which he expounds on one of his favorite themes: good music is good music.  


Giving Thanks (Bluegrass Edition)

| November 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

While we count our many blessings, I want to take a couple of minutes to note some of the things I’m thankful for in the bluegrass world. For starters, I’m grateful that folks like Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs had the foresight to […]


Herschel Sizemore documentary trailer released

| June 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
Herschel Sizemore circa 1967

An official trailer has been released for Herschel Sizemore: Mandolin In B, a film documentary of his life and musical career by Rick Bowman. The film is centered around a star-studded benefit show for Sizemore and his wife earlier this year, while they were both […]


Sizemore documentary on IndieGoGo

| April 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
Herschel Sizemore circa 1967

The Herschel Sizemore documentary film project to which we alluded back in February continues apace. With a working title of Herschel Sizemore: A Mandolin in B, producer/director Rick Bowman has created a crowd sourcing campaign at indiegogo to raise funds to complete the filming and […]


Hillsville 1912 audio CD available

| April 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

We have mentioned before the film, Hillsville 1912, a story of murder and mayhem that still divides families and communities in parts of southwestern Virginia. This story of a courthouse shooting 100 years ago doesn’t have a specific bluegrass connection, though its filmmaker, Rick Bowman, […]


Sizemore documentary film preview

| February 27, 2012 | 2 Comments
Del McCoury & the Dixie Pals reunion show in Roanoke (2/19/12). Herschel Sizemore, Jerry McCoury, Del McCoury, Dick Smith - photo © Dean Hoffmeyer

We had extensive coverage last week of the momentous tribute offered to mandolin legend Herschel Sizemore at a benefit concert in Roanoke, VA on February 19. The show featured performances by artists as diverse as Punch Brothers and Seldom Scene, with a special reunion set […]


Herschel Sizemore tribute

| February 20, 2012 | 1 Comment

In a long day of great music and great moments at Sunday’s benefit concert in Roanoke for Herschel and Joyce Sizemore, two backstage discussions captured the spirit of the man being feted and the music community that supported the event. One of those moments came […]


Herschel Sizemore benefit show

| February 20, 2012 | 1 Comment

Dean Hoffmeyer captured dozens of memorable images at yesterday’s (2/19) Sizemore Benefit Concert in Roanoke, VA.