"Making History with Pioneers of Bluegrass" DVD Released

Image635101970614998159After 11 years in the making, the DVD documentary "Making History with Pioneers of Bluegrass: Tales of the Early Days in Their Own Words" has been released.

This labor of love went through a whole gamut of production interruptions, any one of which would have stopped a less dedicated producer.

When James Reams decided to start shooting (video) at the Grand Opening of the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY, he had no idea that over the next decade he would suffer many personal losses including the death of his long time partner Tina Aridas, his early collaborator Walter Hensley, and most recently, his mother, before the film was finally completed.

In the process, computer glitches resulted in clips being lost or having to be re-edited to the point that funds finally ran out on the project. When it looked like these interviews would never see the light of day, James decided to send out an appeal through Kickstarter to generate the final funding to "git 'er done!" And you came through for him.

The modest funding goal was reached, final editing completed, and now...drum roll, please...the film is only available for purchase online through CDBaby, by mail order to James Reams (click here for the order form) or from the gift shop at the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Don't wait...get your copy today!

Side Note: James is available for screenings and Q&A for a nominal fee. This would be a great fundraising opportunity for associations and organizations as James offers backstories about the interviews, filming, and a few other insights that might bring a laugh to your lips or a tear to your eye. To schedule a screening, simply contact James by email at james@jamesreams.com. Indicate your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice for possible dates for the screening, the location (including address), and approximate number of attendees.

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