A celebration of old-time music and its history in the Mountain State.
Banjoist Kim Johnson and fiddler Cody Jordan will perform and join filmmaker Russ Barbour for a Q&A after the screening on November 6th.
On the 13th, Kim Johnson returns with fiddler Bobby Taylor and Larry Dowling. They will join one of Russ’s colleagues for the Q&A.
Produced by WVPB filmmaker Russ Barbour and narrated by Mountain Stage’s Larry Groce, this new documentary examines old-time music, specifically in the hills and valleys of Appalachia, especially in the Mountain State and particularly in Clay County, home to some of West Virginia’s most distinguished practitioners.
The documentary also considers the homogenization of customs and music culture; the impact of the American Folk Revival; rediscovery of old-time musicians; the arrival of back-to-the-landers in Appalachia; growing popularity of old-time music festivals.