Anna has already captured priceless interviews with the some of bluegrass music's founding fathers including Ralph Stanley, Bobby Osborne and Doc Watson. Current masters and progressive trendsetters including Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, Infamous Stringdusters, Mumford & Sons and Crooked Still - to name just a few - are captured in interview and performance. I think The Porchlight Sessions will emerge as the most important telling of the bluegrass story in the past 20 years and I hope you'll consider supporting it with a donation.
Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass music, often spoke of the music's ancient tones describing the Irish and Scottish traditional music that helped shape his sound; even today there is an extensive repertoire of tunes and songs common to bluegrass and Celtic musicians. Bluegrass music is very much a product of the diverse cultural influences that inspired Bill Monroe and, like America’s best cultural exports, its infectious sound has continued to draw new adherents and spawn new festivals across the world. Check out this traditional fiddle tune (also below) from the film.
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Cybergrass ran an article earlier on The Porchlight Sessions with more information about this outstanding project.