In Tune is the second film screening in the Fall Film Series sponsored by the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education.
Space is limited and reservations are necessary. Please contact Jody Brumage at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat.
West Virginia Public Broadcasting will present a public screening of its newest television documentary, In Tune: A Community of Musicians. This documentary, which was produced by Russ Barbour and narrated by Mountain Stage’s Larry Groce, is a celebration of old-time music and its history in the Mountain State. Interwoven throughout the production are archival film, photos, and video, as well as performances by many of the old-time musicians featured in the documentary. The film takes a look at the commercialization of what was called “hillbilly music,” which grew out of what became known as “old-time” music in the first half of the 20th century. The documentary also explores the homogenization of customs and music culture; the impact of the American Folk Revival; rediscovery of old-time musicians; the arrival of back-to-the-landers in Appalachia; and the growing popularity of old-time music festivals.