There has been news this past few months about a number of films about bluegrass and acoustic music.
The long-awaited Punch Brothers movie is finally out, and work is nearly finished on The Porchlight Sessions. It’s a great time for independent movies about our music.
Another project that’s in the works is Generation Bluegrass, made by, for, and about the young folks who will soon assume the mantle of keeping the tradition alive. Producing and directing is 17 year old Corey Smith, guitarist with The Smith Family Band, with help from his friend Zeb Snyder, the 16 year old guitarist with The Snyder Family.
Their film highlightstheir two family bands, plus The Moore Brothers, another teen and pre-teen outfit. Also featured are Jacob Burleson, son of Blue Highway’s Jason, and Daniel Perry, bass player with the Moores. All are superb pickers with a bright future in bluegrass should they choose to pursue a career in music.
Here’s a short trailer Corey has created for Generation Bluegrass…
…and a version of Sweet Georgia Brown from the film:
It will be exciting to see what Corey comes up with when the project is complete.