This August, I had the privilege of working an amazing group of people on a documentary feature showcasing Bluegrass music, especially in the Appalachian Mountains. We attended the Galax Fiddler's Convention in Virginia, following the story of Old Time and Bluegrass music and the stories of some of the amazing musicians that attend. It was amazing to experience this timeless art form, and if really felt like you were looking through a window in time as these instruments and songs have been the same and passed down for generations.. In addition, I experienced truly some of the best pickin' I've ever seen. The most amazing part of it was probably the youth at the convention. Those kids were some of the most skilled musicians I've ever met, and it was fascinating to follow their stories as they competed - many in the adult categories! I learned a lot and came to appreciate a music that I had never really considered before.
The documentary will be made into a feature-length film, so keep an eye out here in the future for updates about this project. It's going to be really exciting. I can't wait to share some of the footage with all of you!