With uncommon passion and devotion High Lonesome traces the evolution of bluegrass, one of America's most vital musical fusions, from it's folk roots in the Kentucky hills through the innovations which shaped its most modern forms. With over 100 songs and keen thread of the cultural and historical forces running through them, HIgh Lonesome captures the heart and soul of the music and it's founder BIll Monroe, along with other seminal figures. The story unfolds through the words and songs of the musicians themselves, flawlessly matched with images imbued with an intimate front porch feel. Liking the music's birth with the social upheaveal of the Great Depression and following it through the maze of American modernity. High Lonesome is more than just the vivdly rendered story of Bluegrass. It's a version of how life has changed in America and a testimony to the enduring strength of a music which has continued to find voice over decades of shifting musical taste. Guest appearances include: Ralph Stanley, Jimmy Martin, Mac Wiseman, The Osborne Brothers, Seldom Scene, Alison Krauss and more.