High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1991
Director: Rachel Liebling
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 755362-060499
Running time: 1:35 (95 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: November 25, 1998
Collection type: Owned (#2035)
Status: Available
Purchase date: October 05, 1999
Purchase price: Hidden
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Overview
With uncommon passion and devotion, High Lonesome traces the evolution of bluegrass, one of America's most vital musical fusions, from it's folk roots in the Kentucky hills through the innovations which shaped its most modern forms. With over 100 songs and a keen thread of the cultural and historical forces running through them, High Lonesome captures the heart and soul of the music and its founder Bill Monroe, along with other seminal figures. The story unfolds through the words and songs of the musicians themselves, flawlessly matched with images imbued with an intimate front porch feel. Linking the music's birth with the social upheaval of the Great Depression and following it through the maze of American modernity, High Lonesome is more than just the vividly rendered story of bluegrass. It's a vision of how life has changed in America and a testimony to the enduring strength of a music which has continued to find voice over decades of shifting musical taste.
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Genres
Music
Documentary
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Shanachie
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
 
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
Crew
Direction
Rachel Liebling....Director
Writing
Rachel Liebling....Writer
Production
Rachel Liebling....Producer
Andrew E. Serwer....Producer
Cinematography
Buddy Squires....Cinematographer
Allen Moore....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Toby Shimin....Film Editor
Sound
Charles Meyer....Sound
John Zecca....Sound
Piero Mura....Sound Editor
Lee Dichter....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Cast
Mac Wiseman....Narrator (voice)
Bill Monroe....Himself
Ralph Stanley....Himself
Jimmy Martin....Himself
Sonny Osborne....Himself
Bobby Osborne....Himself
Jim Shumate....Himself
Jim McReynolds....Himself
Jesse McReynolds....Himself
Curly Ray Cline....Himself
Clarence "Tater" Tate....Himself
Earl Scruggs....Himself
Tom Ewing....Himself
Blake Williams....Himself
Billy Rose....Himself
John Duffey....Himself
Ben Eldridge....Himself
Lou Reid....Himself
Mike Auldridge....Himself
T. Michael Coleman....Himself
Alison Krauss....Herself
Alison Brown....Herself
John Pennell....Himself
Jeff White....Himself
Jack Cook....Himself
Alan O'Bryant....Himself
Pat Enright....Himself
Stuart Duncan....Himself
Gene Libbea....Himself
Roland White....Himself
Sammy Adkins....Himself
Hillard Blankenship, Jr.....Himself
Ralph Stanley, Jr.....Himself
Raymond Huffmaster....Himself
Terry Eldredge....Himself
Terry Smith....Himself
Steve Thomas....Himself
Sam Bush....Himself
Gideon D'Arcangelo....Himself
Hazel Dickens....Herself
Mel Goins....Himself
Lonesome Pine Fiddlers....Themselves
Edmonds Family....Themselves
Johnson Mountain Boys....Themselves
Wilene Forrester....Herself
Toshiba Watanabe....Himself
Trinity Academy of Irish Dancing....Themselves
Wild & Blue....Themselves