This is a great overview of the Jones Falls, particularly the discussion of the removal of the expressway, which have been presented by several student, who have done extensive research and drawings. We dig the footnotes too. Thanks Continue reading The Jones Falls Valley Corridor
Oh the manifestations of a film. First there was just the making of this film, eight years, but who is counting. Then the festival circuits, which included several versions of The Crooked Tune, ranging from 90 minutes to 30 minutes to 15 minutes. And now finally a true airing of this film. Since we started … Continue reading The Crooked Tune will air on West Va. Public TV 2 p.m. January 18.
The Crooked Tune is working on getting airplay on West Virginia Public Television in January, making the documentary available for the first time for public distribution. We are also moving towards setting on online distribution through a platform (Don’t worry we didn’t know all this terminology until a few days ago) Basically Crooked Tune will … Continue reading Crooked Tune to play on West Virginia Public Television in January
The Crooked Tune’s little bro. Walking The Crooked Tune, a redone, re-edit short running just under a half hour will debut at The Queen City Film Festival in Cumberland, Md. Thursday at 6 p.m. We are proud and honored we will be premiering Walking the Crooked Tune at a festival that is dedicated to Appalachian-focused … Continue reading Queen City Film Festival Thursday Oct. 6th
A year ago, I had submitted to SXSW and my fingers were starting hurt from being crossed so long. Where was the acceptance letter. Since I started doing documentaries way back in the early Aughts, I had dreamed of getting a flick into SXSW. I am all about music partying and hitting movies and partying … Continue reading Where Failure is the only Option: The re-cutting of The Crooked Tune
“At last, a documentary that tracks Old Time music to its most archaic roots thanks to West Virginian Fiddler Dave Bing…..” Click here for trailer Eight years in the making… By following Dave Bing, you’ll see how Old Time is the last American musical frontier. For eight years, filmmaker Charles Cohen has followed Dave Bing, one … Continue reading Newport Beach Film Festival
“At last, a documentary that tracks Old Time music to its most archaic roots thanks to West Virginian Fiddler Dave Bing…..” Re-releasing the Crooked Tune as a short. Introducing “Walking the Crooked Tune.” Eight years in the making… By following Dave Bing, you’ll see how Old Time is the last American musical frontier. You … Continue reading The Crooked Tune, an Old Time Fiddler in a Modern World,
Lester McCumbers was more than West Virginia’s last old world, old time fiddler. A man no doubt born into the remoteness of mountains and music and soaked it up in a regional style that over decades stood as a highly cherished remainder of an archaic sound that has recently caught the modern ear. The New York … Continue reading The Passing of Lester McCumbers (A belated appreciation) August 15, 1921 to January 26, 2015