Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Porchlight Sessions: over the finishing line


The fundraising campaign for the documentary film on bluegrass, The Porchlight Sessions (featured on the European Bluegrass Blog on 8 April) has been a triumphant success. Director Anna Schwaber reports that by the deadline of 1 May over $70,000 - 117% of the target figure necessary for funding - had been raised.

The project's Kickstarter page is still worth visiting, especially for classic photos - notably one showing Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, Don Reno, Jimmy Martin, Ralph Stanley, Mac Wiseman, James Monroe, and Bill Yates, taken in the early 1970s. The project is also on Facebook and Twitter.