David Holt is a mountain musician, a storyteller and a cultural preservation who for decades has worked tirelessly to keep mountain culture alive and thriving. This DVD captures his powerful performance and discussion on why he works to keep the fires burning. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this DVD will support David Holt's new PBS program, David Holt's State of Music.
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Tickets to Tonite's Tapestry Screening are now only available at the door starting at 6:15 pm. Directions to Unity ChurchHERE.
A Great American Tapestry: The Many Strands of Mountain Music
Friday, February 23, 2018, 7:00PM - Unity Church, Mills River (weather date: March 6th)
The screening of our latest film on the rich cultural history of mountain music including the ballad singers from Scotland and Ulster, the African-American string band players, and Cherokee musicians and dancers. A discussion with the filmmaker follows the film screening.
Register now before this program is sold out!
Tickets are non-refundable. This is a ticket-less event. Your name will be at the reservations table at the door at the time of the event. All tickets are general admission.
For more information, contact us at (828) 692-8062. Directions to the venues below:
Unity Church, Mills River
2041 Old Fanning Bridge Road
Mills River, NC
Mountain Gateway Museum, 102 Water St, Old Fort, NC 28762 (828) 668-9259
Our new documentary film, COME HELL OR HIGH WATER, Remembering the Great Flood of 1916 by award-winning documentary filmmaker David Weintraub tells the story of that terrifying week in July when it seemed the world came crashing down as boulders and trees slid down the mountain, rivers became lakes, and homes were so much debris floating on the oceanic waves of the French Broad and Catawba Rivers. And finally the film highlights what lessons the Flood of 1916 has for us today.
CALL OF THE ANCIENT MARINER is a new documentary film by David Weintraub taking the viewer on a fascinating exploration of sea turtles and human culture. Thousands of cultures have been captivated by this iconic creature making the turtle their totem, their deity, their inspiration for wisdom, fertility and longevity. As a result, man's first writing was done on the back of a turtle shell, the first known coin has a sea turtle on it. The Maya based their sophisticated astronomical based on the scutes of a turtle. Mariner documents these spellbinding historical connections and what they mean for us today and how they inform our current conservation efforts.