For years John Cohen has devoted much of his energy and talent to the cause of traditional music, first as a member of the New Lost City Ramblers, and also for over thirty years as a documentary filmmaker. The films presented in this video capture the life and music of rural America and eloquently convey the vanishing landscape of traditional music and the source of its power.
This unique collection features three documentaries by filmmaker John Cohen, each exploring American music. "The High Lonesome Sound" focuses on the life and music of Kentucky vocalist-guitarist Roscoe Lee Holcomb. "The End of an Old Song" tells the story of one of the world's great ballad singers -- Dillard Chandler. Finally, "Sara and Maybelle" concentrates on the reunion of two members of the famous Carter clan.