TOUCHED WITH FIRE:
The Highwoods String Band Story
Available in Spring of 2013!
PRE-ORDER NOW for a Discounted Price!
$15 pre-order price
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?
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
In the summer of 2008, Horse Archer Productions announced a full
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.
90 min. feature
length DVD exploring the world of Old Time music
HENRY REED LEGACYon DVD
90 min. feature
length DVD exploring impact of Reed and his music featuring rare
GET BOTH on DVD
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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
We anticipate completion in Summer or
Fall of 2012, but we are shooting for sooner.
"THE HENRY REED LEGACY"
is a companion film. Check out the Henry Reed Page and the
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.
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