KET’s bluegrass documentary ‘Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music’ to re-air on June 10
For Release: 05/31/22 8:10 AM
KET’s documentary film Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music will air again on KET this month.
The two-hour film, narrated by actor and bluegrass aficionado Ed Helms, tells the story of Kentucky’s signature music and the pioneers who shaped its sound. It explores the life of Bill Monroe, from Rosine, Ky., who helped popularize the music, becoming a regular at the Grand Ole Opry.
Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music will re-air on Friday, June 10 on KET at 9/8 pm.
The film features performances and interviews from dozens of bluegrass’ biggest names: Bela Fleck, Ricky Skaggs, Chris Thile, Alison Brown, Sam Bush, JD Crowe, Del McCoury, Bobby Osborne, Laurie Lewis, and many more.
Written by Teresa Day and produced by Matt Grimm and Nick Helton, Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music has garnered rave reviews from fans and critics alike. John Lawless, of Bluegrass Today, said: “All in all, this film is a masterpiece that will inform those curious about the style, bring a smile to the face of dedicated bluegrass nerds, and possibly set off a fascination with the music for a new generation of young boys and girls getting their first exposure to its magic.”
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