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!