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TOUCHED WITH FIRE:
The Highwoods String Band Story

Available in Spring of 2013!

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Horse Archer Productions is proud to tell the story of one of the most important forces in Old Time music ever, the Highwoods String Band.  From their legendary performances to their impact on other musicians, the Highwoods played an important role in American music history.  For the first time, that story will be told in its entirety in this documentary, Touched With Fire:  The Highwoods String Band Story. 


WHY OLD TIME?
The Documentary

We began with a simple question:  why Old Time?

What we have found is that Old Time music just isn't a sound.  It's a lifestyle.  It's living history.  And it's the musicians drive it ever forward while preserving an untarnished musical tradition. 

In the summer of 2008, Horse Archer Productions announced a full length documentary called Why Old Time?  In this film, we explore the beauty and art of Old Time music and demonstrate why this particular type of roots music holds such power. 

Filming ran through January of 2009 and took the production crew through three states, half a dozen festivals, and several front porches and kitchens.  We found people from across the globe who embrace the past and the future in the same breath to capture the experience of Old Time music in the 21st Century. 

To learn more, follow this link!

WHY OLD TIME? on DVD

90 min. feature length DVD exploring the world of Old Time music

$20

HENRY REED LEGACYon DVD

90 min. feature length DVD exploring impact of Reed and his music featuring rare recordings.

$20

GET BOTH on DVD

Just $30

 

         

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HIGHWOODS STRINGBAND & GREEN GRASS CLOGGERS PROJECTS:

 

Horse Archer Productions is currently raising funds for TWO new Old Time related documentaries.  These movies will chronicle the history and significance of both the Highwood String Band and the Green Grass Cloggers.

We fell nearly $20,000 short of our online campaign goal, but we are committed to making these films a reality.  They WILL be made.  The only questions are how long will it take and can we pay people? 

IF YOU PRE-ORDER, you can make these films a reality faster and insure that the people working so hard to preserve the traditions that are valuable to you can be compensated.

We anticipate completion in Summer or Fall of 2012, but we are shooting for sooner.

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WANT MORE INFO? CONTACT:  chris@horsearcherproductions.com

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Enjoy the WHY OLD TIME Trailer!  

  • Click on the YouTube link to the left to check out the trailer!

  • To learn more about the film and the producers/directors experience, click here.

  • Check out our production notes during filming here.

  • Check out our companion film, "THE HENRY REED LEGACY"
     

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  • "THE HENRY REED LEGACY" is a companion film.  Check out the Henry Reed Page and the trailer below. 

 

Until his death in 1968, Giles County, Virginia, fixture Henry Reed was quietly going about a life built around family, tradition and Old Time music.  Henry was instrumental in the revival of interest in this musical form, becoming the subject of serious academic study by scholar, Dr. Alan Jabbour.  Today, Chris Via, also of Giles preserves the living tradition of Reed's style with the Giles Mountain String Band and the Henry Reed Festival each June.

This film is a look at the Reed legacy from the past to the present told by Reed's children, Jabbour and Via among others.

  • Horse Archer Productions homepage has been updated!  You can learn about all our latest video projects there and find out about video services in the New River Valley.


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