Bluegrass Roots: On The Road With Bluegrass Musicians
A film by David Hoffman
Q and A with filmmaker following screening
Sponsored by the School of Communications, elondocs and the Program for Ethnographic Research and Community Studies.
Thursday, September 27th at 7:30
McEwen Communications Building
This is the 1st TV Special (1964) shot documentary style in the mountains of North Carolina. It follows Old Man Bascom Lunsford as he casts the talent for his Asheville Mountain Music Festival (also the first such event).”Bluegrass Roots” presents a who’s who of the most extraordinary singers, players and dancers the Bluegrass Mountains had to offer. Many later became famous. Songs include: Groundhog, Johnson Boys, East Virginia Blues, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Blue Ridge Mountain Blues, and Heavenly Light is Shining On Me.
“Most of the amazing performers presented are now long gone on. It is a treat to see and hear them again…” Bill Morrison, The News and Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina
Filmmaker David Hoffman will be on hand to answer questions after the screening.