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Screening / Director Q&A with John Cohen: The High Lonesome Sound

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John CohenThe Chicago Sun-Times calls renowned documentarian and musician John Cohen the "Architect of American Folk Revival." Meet the legendary filmmaker at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum on June 18 at 7:00 p.m. as we screen his classic documentary The High Lonesome Sound. The audience is invited to ask questions and participate in a discussion about Cohen's work following the film.

John Cohen's body of work has been recognized in a wide range of fields. His photographs are in major museum collections and publications, and his award-winning films have been shown on PBS, the BBC, and at festivals worldwide.

The High Lonesome Sound explores songs of the church-goers, miners, and farmers of eastern Kentucky as they express the joy and sorrows of life among the rural poor.

"The sense of reality the film generates, its comprehensiveness, and its powerful photography make it good and useful; what makes it a great film is its great theme, the awe-inspiring dignity, beauty, and art of the common man in the face of adversity and hardship." ~ Journal of American Folklore.

Screening / Director Q&A with John Cohen - The High Lonesome Sound takes place Thursday, June 18 at 7 PM at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. Tickets to the event are $7 per person. For more information about John Cohen, visit To purchase tickets to the event, visit

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