The High Lonesome Sound

Produced by: John Cohen

30 min. Black and White. 1963.

Captioned: No

Catalog #: 0047

Price: $195.00

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The poignant songs of church-goers, miners, and farmers of eastern Kentucky express the joys and sorrows of life among the rural poor. This classic and universally praised documentary evocatively illustrates how music and religion help Appalachians maintain their dignity and traditions in the face of change and hardship.

The film features the noted Appalachian banjo picker Roscoe Holcomb and places him firmly in the context of the land and the people with whom he spent his life.

“The High Lonesome Sound” will generate thought and discussion in numerous courses in American studies, folklore, ethnomusicology, cultural anthropology, the arts and humanities, sociology, and filmmaking. It was produced by renowned filmmaker and musician John Cohen.