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Thread #72187   Message #1240741
Posted By: Wesley S
05-Aug-04 - 02:14 PM
Thread Name: Lost Highway music documentary
Subject: Lost Highway music documentary
Is anyone familar with the British documentary about the history of country music called "Lost Highway" ? The first episode tonight on the CMT cable channel sounds particularly interesting.

Here's the preview from www.cmt.com -

"Until the first recordings of the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers, the mountain music of Kentucky and Virginia was limited to rural communities. "Down From the Mountain" traces history of country music from Clinch Mountain to the sophisticated modern bluegrass of Alison Krauss and the resurgence of roots music sparked by the success of the film O Brother Where Art Thou?.

Featured artists in this episode include the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, the Louvin Brothers, the Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Ricky Skaggs and Alison Krauss."

Mudcatters might find this of interest.