Always Been A Rambler

Always Been A RamblerApropos of Richard’s fine tribute to Mike Seeger, here is some related news.

The Arhoolie Foundation has recently released a DVD of the Yasha Aginsky film, Always Been A Rambler, an hour-long documentary on the New Lost City Ramblers, of which Mike was a founding member.

The film tells the story of this seminal folk group using archival footage of the band from their early days in the 1950s through to rehearsals, performances and interviews with the members (Mike Seeger, John Cohen, Tracy Schwarz and Tom Paley) nearly fifty years later.

Other prominent artists featured in the film include Clarence Ashley, Maybelle and Sara Carter, Elizabeth Cotton, Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard, Foghorn Duo, Rayna Gellert, David Grisman, Roscoe Holcomb, Pete Seeger, and Ricky Skaggs.

Here is the trailer…


The DVD can be purchased from Arhoolie online, and is widely available from popular online resellers.

Details about theatrical showings of the film can be found on the director’s web site.

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.