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The HAYLOFT GANG Is Coming to DVD!

PRESCRIPTION BLUEGRASS IMAGE  - THE HAYLOFT GANG DVD COVER ARTThe producers of the documentary, “THE HAYLOFT GANG: The Story of the National Barn Dance" have announced that the project will finally be released on DVD/Home Video.

Narrated by Garrison Keillor, The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance is a one – hour documentary that tells the story of a changing America, through the lens of one of early radio's most popular and influential programs.

Preceding the success of the Grand Ole’ Opry, in Nashville, by nearly two decades, The National Barn Dance gave career beginnings to many Bluegrass and Country Music pioneers and made Chicago the capital of country music prior to World War II

The film’s lively soundtrack features over 70 songs, spanning from the mid 1920s to the Great Depression, through World War II. The radio show was a melting pot of Americana music; listeners could hear everything from mountain string bands and polka trios, to folk balladeers and cowboy crooners. The Hayloft Gang premiered on PBS, fall of 2011.

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PRESCRIPTION BLUEGRASS IMAGE - Young Les Paul performing on The National Barn Dance as Rhubarb Red.  Pictured here with the Cumberland Ridge Runners  - 1936Young Les Paul performing on The National Barn Dance as Rhubarb Red.  Pictured here with the Cumberland Ridge Runners  - 1936

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