Thanks to “doccoletti” on the BHO for posting this on YouTube and our Brit brethren for making this project.
I realize that film is years old, but still very good. Nostalgic to see/hear many of those fine folks. Young Leroy Troy was cutting monkeyshines (and playing/singing Dixie). The warmth of John Hartford. Wonderful closing with the music of Tony Ellis (Blue Grass Boy).
It's gratifying to know that here in the 2020s, one could EASILY make a sequel to this film with PLENTY of current practitioners: Rhiannon Giddens, Dom Flemons, Nora Brown, Noam Pikelny, Uncle Doc Wilhite, Charlie Cushman and the Earls, Philip Steinmetz, Ronnie Stewart, Jeremy Stephens, and especially the fine women bluegrass banjo pickers. The American Banjo Society, the American Banjo Museum, etc.
The banjo continues to do just fine, as Pete Seeger forecasted.
'Nechville Armrests' 5 min