Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Graphic Novel Resources

A nice intro to the graphic novel "Carter Family: Don't Forget This Song" has been posted here.

Thank you, Prof Botzakis at University of Tennessee Knoxville.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

TCAF paper

I just discovered an exciting first for the Carter Family graphic novel... An academic paper -- to be delivered at TCAF (in Toronto). Wow...


Saturday May 10th
Candida Rifkind, “Graphic Nostalgia and Musical Modernity in Frank M. Young and David Lasky’s The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song”

Monday, April 28, 2014

Beth Harrington on TV

In this link, documentary filmmaker Beth Harrington talks about her Carter and Cash Family documentary, " The Winding Stream" on Portland TV... Every time I see clips from this movie, I get chills. I can't wait to see the whole thing!!


Friday, April 18, 2014

Winding Stream screenings in Nashville!

Beth Harrington's definitive documentary on The Carter Family (and Cash Family), "The Winding Stream", will be showing in Nashville as part of the Nashville Film Fest. Unfortunately, the film was somehow not listed in local paper "Nashville Scene".  So let's get the word out!

On Facebook, Beth writes: "The crucial screening - the one some of the family is coming to - is Sunday April 20 at 7. (There's another on April 22 at noon). The theatres are the Green Hills cinema. Tickets are available there and on the Nashville Film festival website."

If I was in Nashville, I would be seeing that film on April 20.  Here is the link for tickets:

UPDATE: "Nashville Scene" has mentioned the screenings online!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Spotted at Four Seasons Books, Shepherdstown, WV


Today a friend told me that a friend of his spotted the "Carter Family" graphic novel displayed at a bookstore in Berlin (Germany)! 

And Cece Bell spotted it at Four Seasons books in Shepherdstown, WV, and snapped the photo above.  Thank you Four Seasons!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Bluegrass class in Seattle

Frank and I were honored to have Cliff Perry and Laurel Bliss perform the music of the Carter Family at our book launch, and later at a Ballard Library signing.  For anyone interested in learning bluegrass from a master jedi of bluegrass, Cliff Perry is offering a class at Shoreline Community College!  His info follows...

Spring Quarter 2014 Bluegrass Band Class
at Shoreline Community College www.shoreline.edu
Small Ensemble Performance, Bluegrass Band
MUSC 147 ITEM #1527 = Remember, there is no “I” in MUSC
Starts Tuesday, April 1, 2014(no fooling!)at 7:30 PM, Room 818 Music Bldg
Friends & Neighbors. Please forward this message.
MUSC 147 ITEM #1527 is a ONE credit class. Register NOW, as Spring Quarter starts soon. In class we form bands and work towards an in-class performance at quarter’s end. We have fun while learning to play bluegrass music together. The Music Building (Building #800) is in the Southeast corner of the Shoreline Community College campus. Tuition for ONE credit is affordable.
Register online or in person. Problems? Just come to the first class!
Questions? Contact your teacher:
Cliff Perry cliffordperry@comcast.net 206-789-8273

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Winding Stream to Premiere at SXSW!

Filmmaker Beth Harrington has been working on "The Winding Stream", the definitive Carter Family documentary, for well over a decade, having interviewed Johnny Cash, Mike Seeger, Rita Forrester, and many other luminaries, and recorded performances by some of country music's best artists (Roseanne Cash, George Jones, John Prine, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops among others)...  And now, at last, the film is done and getting ready to be shown on the festival circuit!  It will debut on March 15, 2014 at South X Southwest. 


I'm so happy for Beth, and anxious to see this film myself!  Beth, will there be a Seattle screening?? 

Watch the trailer here:

UPDATE: Rolling Stone gave "Winding Stream" a Best of SXSW mention!