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That High Lonesome Sound

That High Lonesome Sound (2003)

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Musician, folklorist, and filmmaker John Cohen recorded black-and-white footage in the rural Appalachians during the early '60s to make the historic music documentary That High Lonesome Sound. The first section, "That High Lonesome Sound," focuses on banjo player, guitarist, and singer Roscoe Holcomb. He plays his old-timey music right on his own back porch in Kentucky. Holcomb's music is what inspired Cohen to coin the phrase "that high lonesome sound," which has evolved as a term to describe

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Foreign Titles

  • High Lonesome Sound, The (1963) (DE)
  • High Lonesome Sound, The (1963) (UK)
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