Generation Bluegrass at Fan Fest 2012

Generation BluegrassThe Mast Farm Inn and Bluegrass Today are delighted to announce a premiere screening of Generation Bluegrass during Fan Fest in Nashville on Friday, September 28.

As you might guess from the title, the film is focused on young bluegrass musicians, and is a joint effort of teen pickers – and filmmakers – Corey Smith and Zeb Snyder. Both perform with their family bands, and put this project together to highlight the talents of a number of other prodigies deserving of wider attention. Their own groups are featured (The Smith Family Band and The Snyder Family Band), along with The Church Sisters, The Moore Brothers, Jacob Burleson, Daniel Perry, and Alex and Shane Edwards.

Last month we posted an extended trailer, along with word that Corey would be in attendance at World of Bluegrass to promote the film. On short notice, and through the generosity of Henri Deschamps with Mast Farm Inn, we were able to arrange for the film to be shown during Fan Fest at the end of this month.

We invite everyone to join us for the premiere on the 28th, at either 2:00 or 5:00 p.m., in Room 104 at the Nashville Convention Center. There is no additional fee to attend, and Corey and Zeb, along with some of the talented young musicians from the film, will be on hand to perform a few songs, and talk about Generation Bluegrass. DVDs will be available for sale, both at the screenings and in the Fan Fest exhibit area.

This is an especially worthy project, both for its content and the high overall quality of the film itself, and we trust that the bluegrass community will show the support it deserves.

See you there!

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John Lawless

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.