- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 25, 1998
- Originally Released: 1991
- Label: Shanachie
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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New York Times - 04/29/1994
"...One of those enthralling documentaries that draw their heretofore-unexplored subject matter with supreme ease. You need not have the slightest interest in bluegrass music to find this film a fascinating bit of Americana..."
Los Angeles Times - 06/08/1994
"...A thorough and thoroughly entertaining documentary....An exploration of bluegrass's roots, an almost poetic evocation of the world from which it sprang..."
The highly acclaimed documentary that traces the evolution of bluegrass music with over 100 songs that features artists Bill Monroe, the Stanley Bros., Mac Wiseman, Jimmy Martin, Flatt & Scruggs, the Osborne Bros. Jim & Jesse, and many many more.
A fascinating look at the origins and stars of bluegrass, a musical form that mixes African and Scottish/Irish traditions. The film focuses on 82-year-old bluegrass legend Bill Monroe, but it also incorporates archival footage and interviews with other well-known musicians such as Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs.
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