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Tuesday, September 29
 

1:00pm

Revival: The Sam Bush Story (film)
Sam Bush pioneered a new genre of music and inspired some of the world’s most famous bands and accomplished musicians. Yet for countless potential fans, the “Father of Newgrass” remains an unknown legend.

Director:
Kris Wheeler and Wayne Franklin
Cast:
Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Sierra Hull, Alison Krauss, John Oates, Chris Thile, Avett Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Ricky Skaggs, Del McCoury, Jeff Hanna, Peter Rowan, Greensky Bluegrass, The Sam Bush Band, David Grisman, Steep Canyon Rangers, among others.


Tuesday September 29, 2015 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Raleigh Convention Center 4th Floor Ballroom
 
Wednesday, September 30
 

2:00pm

Give Me the Banjo (film)
In 2011, PBS broadcast Marc Fields’ feature-length Give Me the Banjo, a history of America’s quintessential instrument from its African roots to the present.  Narrated by Steve Martin, it featured performances and commentary from Pete Seeger, Earl Scruggs, Bela Fleck, Mike Seeger and the Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Director:
Marc Fields
Cast:
Steve Martin, Pete Seeger, Earl Scruggs, Bela Fleck, Mike Seeger, Carolina Chocolate Drops


Wednesday September 30, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Raleigh Convention Center 4th Floor Ballroom
 
Friday, October 2
 

10:00am

The Winding Stream

The Winding Stream is the tale of the dynasty at the heart of American country music.

Director: Beth Harrington
Cast: Johnny Cash, George Jones, Rosanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and more



Friday October 2, 2015 10:00am - 11:35am
Raleigh Convention Center Room 205

11:45am

Something to Crow About

In the heart of coal country in rural south-east Australia, a group of 14 men gather once a month to play old time and bluegrass music at a local pub. In the wake of the worst natural disaster in the country's history, their music takes on a new meaning for the people of the picturesque Strzelecki Ranges, strengthening bonds and galvanizing a devastated community.

Director: Sebastian Broadbent



Friday October 2, 2015 11:45am - 11:55am
Raleigh Convention Center Room 205

12:05pm

Give Me the Banjo

In 2011, PBS broadcast Marc Fields’ feature-length Give Me the Banjo, a history of America’s quintessential instrument from its African roots to the present.  Narrated by Steve Martin, it featured performances and commentary from Pete Seeger, Earl Scruggs, Bela Fleck, Mike Seeger and the Carolina Chocolate Drops. 

Director: Marc Fields
Cast: Steve Martin, Pete Seeger, Earl Scruggs, Bela Fleck, Mike Seeger, Carolina Chocolate Drops



Friday October 2, 2015 12:05pm - 1:35pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 205

1:45pm

Fanning the Fire

Fanning the Fire is a vibrant documentary short that features a young Texas teen that followed his dreams from being a fan of bluegrass music all the way to opening for some of the greatest entertainers in the business – in less than three years.

Director: David Seay
Cast: Lucas White, Dan Tyminski, J. D. Crowe, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Adam Steffey, Claire Lynch, Didley Connell, and others



Friday October 2, 2015 1:45pm - 2:05pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 205

2:15pm

Revival: The Sam Bush Story

Sam Bush pioneered a new genre of music and inspired some of the world’s most famous bands and accomplished musicians. Yet for countless potential fans, the “Father of Newgrass” remains an unknown legend.

Director: Kris Wheeler and Wayne Franklin
Cast: Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Sierra Hull, Alison Krauss, John Oates, Chris Thile, Avett Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Ricky Skaggs, Del McCoury, Jeff Hanna, Peter Rowan, Greensky Bluegrass, The Sam Bush Band, David Grisman, Steep Canyon Rangers, among others.



Friday October 2, 2015 2:15pm - 4:25pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 205

4:35pm

The Last Barn Dance

Randy Lewis knows that losing his dairy business would mean losing his livelihood – his farm is limping along through an economy that has decimated most other family farms in Alamance County – but Randy is most worried about losing his way of life and ending a family heritage that has hosted nearly 50 years worth of barn dances.

Director: Ted Richardson, Jason Arthurs
Cast: Randy Lewis, The Doc Branch Band, The Terry Family



Friday October 2, 2015 4:35pm - 5:10pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 205

5:20pm

The Mountain Music Project: A Musical Odyssey from Appalachia to Himalaya

The Mountain Music Project: A Musical Odyssey from Appalachia to Himalaya follows the journey of two traditional musicians from their roots in the hills of Virginia to the mountains of rural Nepal, where they explore the extraordinary connections between Appalachian and Himalayan folk music and culture, particularly with the traditional musicians of the Gandharba caste.

Director: Jacob Penchansky



Friday October 2, 2015 5:20pm - 6:20pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 205

6:30pm

A Kentucky Treasure: The Osborne Brothers Story

A Kentucky Treasure: The Osborne Brothers Story is a chronological video biography of Bobby and Sonny Osborne as told in their own word through many hours of interviews and music clips. 

Director: Russ Farmer
Cast: Bobby Osborne, Sonny Osborne, Former Band Members, Eddie Stubbs



Friday October 2, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 205

8:10pm

David Holt's State of Music

David Holt has spent his life learning and performing traditional American music. It has taken him from the most remote coves of southern Appalachia to the bright lights of TV studios and the Grand Old Opry stage.

Director: Deni and Will McIntyre
Cast: David Holt, Bryan Sutton, Josh Goforth, Rhiannon Giddens, Bruce Molsky, Wilbur Tharpe, Lena Mae Perry, Balsam Range



Friday October 2, 2015 8:10pm - 9:10pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 205
 
Saturday, October 3
 

10:00am

David Holt's State of Music

David Holt has spent his life learning and performing traditional American music. It has taken him from the most remote coves of southern Appalachia to the bright lights of TV studios and the Grand Old Opry stage.

Director: Deni and Will McIntyre
Cast: David Holt, Bryan Sutton, Josh Goforth, Rhiannon Giddens, Bruce Molsky, Wilbur Tharpe, Lena Mae Perry, Balsam Range



Saturday October 3, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Raleigh Convention Center Room 205

11:10am

A Kentucky Treasure: The Osborne Brothers Story

A Kentucky Treasure: The Osborne Brothers Story is a chronological video biography of Bobby and Sonny Osborne as told in their own word through many hours of interviews and music clips. 

Director: Russ Farmer
Cast: Bobby Osborne, Sonny Osborne, Former Band Members, Eddie Stubbs



Saturday October 3, 2015 11:10am - 12:40pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 205

12:50pm

The Mountain Music Project: A Musical Odyssey from Appalachia to Himalaya

The Mountain Music Project: A Musical Odyssey from Appalachia to Himalaya follows the journey of two traditional musicians from their roots in the hills of Virginia to the mountains of rural Nepal, where they explore the extraordinary connections between Appalachian and Himalayan folk music and culture, particularly with the traditional musicians of the Gandharba caste.

Director: Jacob Penchansky



Saturday October 3, 2015 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 205

2:00pm

The Last Barn Dance

Randy Lewis knows that losing his dairy business would mean losing his livelihood – his farm is limping along through an economy that has decimated most other family farms in Alamance County – but Randy is most worried about losing his way of life and ending a family heritage that has hosted nearly 50 years worth of barn dances.

Director: Ted Richardson, Jason Arthurs
Cast: Randy Lewis, The Doc Branch Band, The Terry Family



Saturday October 3, 2015 2:00pm - 3:05pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 205

3:15pm

Revival: The Sam Bush Story

Sam Bush pioneered a new genre of music and inspired some of the world’s most famous bands and accomplished musicians. Yet for countless potential fans, the “Father of Newgrass” remains an unknown legend.

Director: Kris Wheeler and Wayne Franklin
Cast: Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Sierra Hull, Alison Krauss, John Oates, Chris Thile, Avett Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Ricky Skaggs, Del McCoury, Jeff Hanna, Peter Rowan, Greensky Bluegrass, The Sam Bush Band, David Grisman, Steep Canyon Rangers, among others.



Saturday October 3, 2015 3:15pm - 5:25pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 205

5:35pm

Fanning the Fire

Fanning the Fire is a vibrant documentary short that features a young Texas teen that followed his dreams from being a fan of bluegrass music all the way to opening for some of the greatest entertainers in the business – in less than three years.

Director: David Seay
Cast: Lucas White, Dan Tyminski, J. D. Crowe, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Adam Steffey, Claire Lynch, Didley Connell, and others



Saturday October 3, 2015 5:35pm - 5:55pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 205

6:05pm

Give Me the Banjo

In 2011, PBS broadcast Marc Fields’ feature-length Give Me the Banjo, a history of America’s quintessential instrument from its African roots to the present.  Narrated by Steve Martin, it featured performances and commentary from Pete Seeger, Earl Scruggs, Bela Fleck, Mike Seeger and the Carolina Chocolate Drops. 

Director: Marc Fields
Cast: Steve Martin, Pete Seeger, Earl Scruggs, Bela Fleck, Mike Seeger, Carolina Chocolate Drops



Saturday October 3, 2015 6:05pm - 7:35pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 205

7:45pm

Something to Crow About

In the heart of coal country in rural south-east Australia, a group of 14 men gather once a month to play old time and bluegrass music at a local pub. In the wake of the worst natural disaster in the country's history, their music takes on a new meaning for the people of the picturesque Strzelecki Ranges, strengthening bonds and galvanizing a devastated community.

Director: Sebastian Broadbent



Saturday October 3, 2015 7:45pm - 7:55pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 205

8:05pm

The Winding Stream

The Winding Stream is the tale of the dynasty at the heart of American country music.

Director: Beth Harrington
Cast: Johnny Cash, George Jones, Rosanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and more



Saturday October 3, 2015 8:05pm - 9:40pm
Raleigh Convention Center Room 205