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UPDATE: Available in English Closed Captions and Japanese Subtitles. 日本語の字幕があります。

Bluegrass music emerged from the Appalachian Mountains as seemingly simple yet reveals a rich history of influences, sounds, and future directions. The Porchlight Sessions explores the voices, attitudes, and progression of the bluegrass movement, featuring Doc Watson, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Del McCoury, Bobby Osborne, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Steve Martin, Mumford & Sons, Trampled by Turtles, the Infamous Stringdusters and many more. Filmed across the USA in lush mountain settings, festivals, and homes, this documentary is the first time the community has come together to characterize the energy and demonstrate the appeal of this influential and uniquely American musical form.

For private screening purposes ONLY.
Produced & Directed by, Anna Schwaber
Co-Produced & Edited by, Chris Cloyd
Cinematography by, Anna Schwaber
Sound by, Grant Johnson
Color by, Bobby Lam & Shahriar Rahman
VFX by, Chris Facek & Shahriar Rahman
Animation by, Nick Guth
Graphics by, Robin Easter Design
© Pineview Pictures 2017

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The Film + Bonus Content

UPDATE: Available in English Closed Captions and Japanese Subtitles. 日本語の字幕があります。

Bluegrass music emerged from the Appalachian Mountains as seemingly simple yet reveals a rich history of influences, sounds, and future directions. The Porchlight Sessions explores the voices, attitudes, and progression of the bluegrass movement, featuring Doc Watson, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Del McCoury, Bobby Osborne, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Steve Martin, Mumford & Sons, Trampled by Turtles, the Infamous Stringdusters and many more. Filmed across the USA in lush mountain settings, festivals, and homes, this documentary is the first time the community has come together to characterize the energy and demonstrate the appeal of this influential and uniquely American musical form.

For private screening purposes ONLY.
Produced & Directed by, Anna Schwaber
Co-Produced & Edited by, Chris Cloyd
Cinematography by, Anna Schwaber
Sound by, Grant Johnson
Color by, Bobby Lam & Shahriar Rahman
VFX by, Chris Facek & Shahriar Rahman
Animation by, Nick Guth
Graphics by, Robin Easter Design
© Pineview Pictures 2017

10 Videos

  • The Porchlight Sessions - Full Length Film, TRT:61min

    1h 1m · Streamable only + subs available in English, Japanese

  • "Golden Vanity" - Crooked Still

    4m 15s · Streamable only

  • "Steam Powered Aereo Plane" - Yonder Mountain String Band

    4m 3s · Streamable only

  • The Dobro Guitar

    4m 14s · Streamable only + subs available in English, Japanese

  • "17 Cents" - The Infamous Stringdusters

    3m 53s · Streamable only

  • "What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?" - Abigail Washburn

    6m 22s · Streamable only

  • "Cherokee Shuffle" - The Porchlight Band

    2m 54s · Streamable only

  • "Once More" - Bobby Osborne and Glen Duncan

    1m 47s · Streamable only + subs available in English, Japanese

  • "Matterhorn" - Steep Canyon Rangers

    3m 13s · Streamable only

  • "Long Journey Home" - The Porchlight Band

    3m 14s · Streamable only

You'll receive the following videos

  1. The Porchlight Sessions - Full Length Film, TRT:61min

    1h 1m · Streamable only

    2 subtitles

    Subs available in English, Japanese
  2. "Golden Vanity" - Crooked Still

    4m 15s · Streamable only

    Full extended performance by Crooked Still.
    Filmed in Roseland, VA at The Infamous String Dusters first year The Festy in 2010.

    Shot on RED with a lav mic and an h4n zoom recorder.

    L to R
    Brittany Haas
    Aoife O'Donavan
    Corey DiMario
    Tristan Claridge
    Greg Liszt

    Directed and Shot by, Anna Schwaber
    Edited by Anna Schwaber
    Color by Shahriar Rahman

    © Pineview Pictures, 2016

  3. "Steam Powered Aereo Plane" - Yonder Mountain String Band

    4m 3s · Streamable only

    Yonder Mountain String Band performing "Steam Powered Aereo Plane" by John Hartford.

    Originally intended for the scene about John Hartford in the movie but was deleted from the final cut. This version is now part of the bonus features and includes the full performance including special footage shot on 8mm. Performed live in 2012 at the campgrounds of the Gaia Festival in Northern California.

    Filmed by Anna Schwaber, Chris Cloyd
    Edited by, A...

  4. The Dobro Guitar

    4m 14s · Streamable only

    2 subtitles

    Musicians Jerry Douglas and Andy Hall discuss the history of the Dobro, the elements unique to it, and how they have evolved as artists using it as their tool.

    This scene was created from a storyline that ran in the editing room only during early rough cuts. This is the deleted content from the scene that is in the final cut.

    Shot in 2010 on Red.

    Filmed by, Anna Schwaber & Ruby Staley
    Edited by, Anna Schwaber
    Color by, Shahriar Rahman

    ...

    Subs available in English, Japanese
  5. "17 Cents" - The Infamous Stringdusters

    3m 53s · Streamable only

    The Infamous Stringduster sing "17 Cents" live on the radio at 106.1 The Corner in Charlottesville, NC in promotion of the first ever The Festy festival in 2010.

    This was the full version of the scene before it was recut in 2016.

    Filmed by, Anna Schwaber
    Edited by, Chris Cloyd
    Color by, Bobby Lam
    Post-Sound by, Grant Johnson

    © 2016 Pineview Pictures

  6. "What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?" - Abigail Washburn

    6m 22s · Streamable only

    Filmed in 2009 as one of the original sessions for the feature film, The Porchlight Sessions, this song was captured with Abigail Washburn on her porch during a quiet fall day in Nashville, TN. Shot simply with one camera and one microphone, this session has quiet subtleties that meditate on the gentler tones bluegrass and the open-back banjo. Abigail's performance here exists in a shortened format in a scene about the influences of old-time music ...

  7. "Cherokee Shuffle" - The Porchlight Band

    2m 54s · Streamable only

    The Porchlight Band came together as the "house band" for the film The Porchlight Sessions. Initially conceived as a character in the film, these performances now represent the pure musicality and instrumental dexterity of bluegrass musicians. This all-star gathering did not practice together until they came together to film on this hot and humid summer night in August 2011.

    This song was the first one we captured. It is all instrumental with l...

  8. "Once More" - Bobby Osborne and Glen Duncan

    1m 47s · Streamable only

    2 subtitles

    Bobby Osborne and Glen Duncan recount the ways the song "Once More" made history for The Osborne Brothers career by adding the high lead style.

    Shot in 2009 as one of the original Sessions for The Porchlight Sessions feature film. This is an extended version of the interview performance.

    © 2016 Pineview Pictures

    Filmed by, Anna Schwaber & June Zandona
    Sound by, Grant Johnson
    Edited by, Anna Schwaber
    Color by, Shahriar Rahman

    Subs available in English, Japanese
  9. "Matterhorn" - Steep Canyon Rangers

    3m 13s · Streamable only

    The Steep Canyon Rangers perform the Country Gentlemen song, "Matterhorn" at the Station Inn in Nashville, TN. Filmed exclusively for a scene about the spread of bluegrass both geographically and lyrically.

    Shot in 2012 as one of the final sessions recorded for The Porchlight Sessions feature film, this version is an extended full performance of the song captured live.

    Filmed by, Anna Schwaber
    Sound by, Steve Jones
    Edited by, Anna Schwaber
    ...

  10. "Long Journey Home" - The Porchlight Band

    3m 14s · Streamable only