I’ve been sitting on pins and needles since the release of the DVD documentary “Making History with Pioneers of Bluegrass” wondering if viewers would like it. Would they see it as the preservation of a slice of bluegrass history, as a tribute to those pioneers that worked so hard to give us this musical genre that we know and love? The response has been overwhelmingly supportive, enthusiastic, and grateful. I’ve received cards, emails, and phone calls from excited folks all over the US. I thought I would share with you what some of these viewers had to say:
“I have just finished watching the DVD twice and I just had to write to you to express my thanks for your passion for this project. It is evident from the first line to the very last fiddle note by Art Stamper. Wow!” ~ a fellow Bluegrass Nut
“I appreciated the video and was happy to support its’ production. I’m from Kentucky and grew up with this music. Bless you for reviving memories.” ~ Doris S., Kentucky
“The DVD was well conceived and executed. I had fun listening to the anecdotes and became a more rounded and educated bluegrass fan. James, your DVD adds so much more to the story of bluegrass. I feel as though I am living those times with the musicians. I will cherish it and watch it over and over.” ~ Gary R., Virginia
“James , I was very impressed with your DVD. Looks like a lot of time and energy went into your project. I saw a couple of surprises while watching, one was Charlie Bailey, that was neat. The other was Mac Martin and Mike Carson, Mac is my uncle and it’s great to see him getting some attention. You did a great job with all the interviews, lots of luck!” ~ John M., Pennsylvania
“The Pioneers of Bluegrass gives the viewers both novices and hardcore bluegrass fans insight into the life experiences of many well-known bluegrass musicians. This DVD captures their true life stories of growing up, how they got into this business, and some experiences of their road travels. Musicians both past and present were interviewed. I was riveted to this DVD the entire time it was playing. It is a ‘Must Have’ for all bluegrass fans who want to know how it all started!!” ~ Al Shusterman, KCBL Radio, California
Thank you so much for embracing this film in the spirit with which it was offered.