Documentary filmmaker travels to fiddle festivals in ‘old time’ travel trailer


Bill Archer of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph caught up with documentary filmmaker Chris Valluzzo at the recent Henry Reed Memorial Fiddler’s Convention in Glen Lyn, Virginia.

“As he sat in a lawn chair beneath the awning of his rustic travel trailer, two people approached documentary filmmaker, Chris Valluzzo. The woman introduced herself as Gill, nodded in the direction of her husband, Bill Millar, and engaged in a conversation as though they had known each other for years,” writes Archer.

Valluzzo, of Horse Archer Productions, is one of many Old Time music performers and followers who attend fiddle events in their RVs because most gatherings are held in outdoor fields with few amenities.

To read more about Valluzzo and others at the Henry Reed event, click here.

Below is the official trailer for Valluzzo and co-producer Sean Kotz‘s feature length documentary “Why Old Time?” …  “a film that looks at Old Time mountain music–its tradition, its practice and its future.  Traveling through three states, half a dozen festivals, and several front porches and kitchens, we found people from across the globe who embrace the past and the future in the same breath to capture the experience of Old Time music in the 21st Century,” according to promotional materials.

“Why Old Time?” is available for $20 plus shipping/handling.

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