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.
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