America's Music Film Series: Country & Bluegrass



High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music

Rachel Liebling (1994)

This 1991 documentary frames its historical survey around Bill Monroe, the father of Kentucky bluegrass. As Monroe visits his old Kentucky home, now dilapidated and full of memories, the film traces the emergence of bluegrass from Appalachian descendants of Scotch-Irish settlers, and a variety of bluegrass greats (including narrator Mac Wiseman) offer informative anecdotes, accompanied by evocative archival footage and concert performances from the bluegrass festival circuit.

Accolades for the film include:
Chicago International Film Festival – Gold Plaque
Atlanta Film Festival – Best Feature Documentary
Houston International Film Festival – Silver Award
American Film Festival – Red Ribbon


Florida Folksinger Chris Kahl will be performing at Winter Park Public Library on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm.

Chris Kahl will take audiences on a "Musical Journey Through Florida" with a folk-style performance highlighting key aspects in Florida history.  This show features original songs that cover a wealth of Florida history, characters, and folklore.