By Mandolin Cafe
November 6, 2008 - 11:15 am
Hoot In The Hole, the story of the Jackson Hole Hootenanny is newly released DVD coming November 17, 2008 from Metamorphose Films.
This critically-acclaimed, award-winning story has appeared as an official selection of the Appalachian, Vail and Big Bear film festivals and won the award for Excellence in a Music Documentary at this year's Park City Music Film Festival. Hoot also makes select appearances on PBS through December.
Recorded at Dornan's in Moose, Wyoming, the hootenanny showcases the sounds of Gene Autry, Jimmie Rodgers, Bob Wills, and Bill Monroe by local artists such as the Ben Winship, dynamic duo Anne and Pete Sibley, John Byrne Cooke, The Wilders, and Greg Keckler. In all, the film features 48 tunes.
Brought to life by extreme ski-mountaineer and folk musician Bill Briggs in the early 1950s, a musical tradition picked out its first notes beneath the sparkling night skies of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and now lives in film.
The documentary was made to preserve the spirit of live performance of acoustic music in a traditional setting that people have been doing for thousands of years.
Regularly $24.95, the DVD is discounted at the time of this publication for only $19.95.
Special thanks to the Mandolin Cafe's primary business partners.