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    Today I interviewed the very talented banjo picker, Nessie Hunt of Premier Mountain. I have filmed Hunt at several performances throughout the summer and was very excited to sit down with her to chat and film her with her little boy, Jesse. Hunt’s husband, Ronnie, is a guitar player and roof bolter at a coal mine locally. The couple bonded over their love for music and continue to play as part of Blue Rockin Grass band and Alan Johnston’s South 52.

    — 1 year ago
    #bluegrass  #music  #musician  #mcdowell  #appalachia  #tradition  #culture  #hollow the film  #documentary 

    This evening I filmed South 52 practicing for the McDowell County Fair…super talented group of people. (photos by Elaine McMillion)

    — 1 year ago with 9 notes
    #mcdowell county  #West Virginia  #premiere  #welch  #appalachia  #music  #bluegrass  #singing  #culture  #tradition  #hollow  #interactive documentary  #Elaine McMillion 

    Alan Johnston (who I interview last week) just posted this new song on YouTube. Thought I would share! 

    — 2 years ago with 3 notes
    #alan johnston  #mcdowell county  #premiere  #welch  #music  #bluegrass  #bluegrass musician  #West Virginia  #appalachia 

    Yesterday I spent the morning and afternoon with the very talented Alan Johnston. Alan is a bluegrass musician and a photographer living in Premiere, W.Va., just outside of Welch. I filmed Alen playing music and taking photographs in the Northfork area. He is on a mission to capture his county in photographs and has so far covered about 20 communities. Alan spoke alot about the role of faith and God in his upbringing and says that “home is where the heart is” and McDowell County is where his heart is.

    — 2 years ago with 9 notes
    #alan johnston  #bluegrass musician  #bluegrass  #music  #musician  #Elaine McMillion  #photographs  #mcdowell county  #premiere  #west virginia  #mcdowell county  #northfork  #appalachia  #south 52  #hollow  #interactive documentary  #production 

    McDowell County native, Stacy Grubb, needs your help in recording her next album. Grubb is using Kickstarter to raise $15,000 in the next 59 days. She released her debut independent record, Hurricane, in April of 2009. Two singles from that project were officially released in Europe and Australia, both of which charted on several country charts and received good radio play.  

    The recording and promotion of Hurricane have been 100% self-funded.  My sound is generally described as too bluegrass for country and too country for bluegrass.  On the bright side, there is a wonderful audience for my kind of music.  Ironically, however, there is not much label support for it.  Your contribution will help cover the cost of studio rental, the producer, photography and artwork related to the project, travel expenses, and mastering, pressing, and promotion of the project.”

    Help out if you can!

    — 2 years ago with 11 notes
    #stacy grubb  #bluegrass  #country  #mcdowell county  #beckley  #beaver  #West Virginia  #appalachia  #music  #recording  #album  #kickstarter  #fundraising  #crowdsource funding 

    Stacy Grubb (McDowell County resident) singing her father Alan Johnston’s song “Hurricane” on the Wheeling Jamboree USA Christmas Special. I plan to meet Stacy and Alan next week to film for Hollow.

    — 2 years ago
    #stacy grubb  #wheeling jamboree  #christmas special  #2011  #december 17  #alan johnston  #bluegrass  #appalachian  #music  #hollow  #interactive documentary  #Elaine McMillion 
    Part of the project will be devoted to supporting music and arts within McDowell County. I came across the great band “South 52” who’s musical style is perfect for the stories coming from this county. Check out their music on MySpace and their Facebook page.

    Part of the project will be devoted to supporting music and arts within McDowell County. I came across the great band “South 52” who’s musical style is perfect for the stories coming from this county. Check out their music on MySpace and their Facebook page.

    — 2 years ago
    #music  #mountains  #appalachian  #acoustic  #bluegrass  #Americana  #mcdowell county  #west virginia  #South 52  #Jessi Shumate