At the Movies w/ Guest Chris Simon
Play • 46 min

Intro - 0:00

  • Tune called Planxty Sir Festus Burke | Randal Bays/fiddle, Chris Smith/tenor banjo, Roger Landes/bouzouki | composition by Turlough O’Carolan, from the album “Coyote Banjo” by Chris Smith

Part I, Working on This Aint No Mouse Music!  - 01:00

Part II, It's All About The After Hang - 09:37

Part III, Working on Dutch Hop!  - 13:21

Part IV, Working on [Closer to the Light] - 27:34

Part V, Working on I Hear What You See: The Old-Time World of Kenny Hall - 32:55

Part VI, Working with Vernacular Practices - 37:38

Outro - 44:02

  • Planxty Sir Festus Burke


Chris Simon founded Sageland Media, in 1995, after 15 years as producer, sound recordist and editor for renown documentary director Les Blank. Since then she has completed seven independent films and numerous other films for non-profit organizations such as the Western Folklife Center and Crow Canyon Archaeology Center.  Simon has a masters degree in Folklore and many, though not all, of her films focus on cultural subjects.  This Ain’t No Mouse Music!  is about roots music icon Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records. It premiered at SXSW and took top prizes at Hot Docs, Mill Valley  and Washington DC Independent Festivals. Her most recent film, Dutch Hop!  is about the polka tradition of the Volga Germans. It is currently playing nation-wide on PBS. 


Full Playlist for EP 16
VVMC: Friends & Voices, a Collaborative Playlist
Voices from the Vernacular Music Center

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