“Almost” Silent Film Features New Recording On Vintage 1915 Edison Recorder

Image635085266604110131It’s a cold day in February of 1921 and two itinerant musicians happen upon an early record company scouting agent, Smedley DeRange, and make one of the first country music field recordings.”

That’s the opening to a scenario written by Stoney Lonesome for one of his comedic “Silent Films.”

“Silent” may be a bit of a misnomer but the idea behind the Lonesome Productions harkens back to the era of early films. 

Lonesome's short, silent moving picture comedies depict life in a simpler era. A time when cars were started by hand crank, the Highway meant Route 66, trains were powered by steam, and the stage was Vaudeville.

“Using the latest Edison recording equipment, and with good fortune based in ancient folklore, Fiddlin’ Dave Shaw and Stoney Lonesome “cut wax” that they hope will find its way into the homes of many.”


Other “Lonesome Silents” include themes on old-time craftsmanship, the historic Route 66 highway, the “Golden Age” of communication – early radio, reinventing the wheel, the “Lonesome” version of the invention of the Banjo and more.


All of Lonesome’s short features can be viewed on his website here.

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