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Gather at the River - A Bluegrass Celebration
Gather at the River - A Bluegrass Celebration
Actors: Nashville Bluegrass Band, Mac Wiseman, Ralph Stanley
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational
NR     2001     1hr 5min


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Actors: Nashville Bluegrass Band, Mac Wiseman, Ralph Stanley
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational
Sub-Genres: Country, Pop, Other Music, Religion & Spirituality, Educational
Studio: Bmg Special Product
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 05/15/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2001
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 5min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Some fine pickin'...A great concert movie!!!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've owned this on laserdisc for a few years and am anxious to receive my DVD copy. This is a concert/documentary of a bluegrass festival in the early 90s. Great footage and quality sound by the likes of Peter Rowan & band, Doc Watson, Ralph Stanley & band, Del McCoury, and many many more. I'm glad to see more bluegrass available in this format. Pick this one up, you'll enjoy it!"
Are you cracked?
(4 out of 5 stars)

"To the individual who gave this DVD one star and commented on the "individual I've never heard of sitting by a river [blah, blah, blah]..." If you've never heard of Peter Rowan, you have no business blasting the makers of this film. It's CLEAR you are no expert!Yes, there is a great deal of talk and interviewing; this is not a concert film. It is; however, a must have for any bluegrass fanatic, especially those who have made the annual pilgramage to Kentucky for the IBMA's. Enjoy this one!"
Outstanding Bluegrass collection
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A well balanced collection of some of the best players. An excellent selection of music, and just enough talk to stitch the performance parts together. I listened to it nearly every day for a week after I received it... the segments by the young players and foreign players are especially entertaining. You come away thinking that Bluegrass is the music of the future... really good-time DVD."
An Interesting Compilation
Annaeli | Arkansas | 01/02/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Some of the songs on this DVD:
Shall We Gather at the River (Peter Rowan & Hazel Dickens)
That High Lonesome Sound (Nashville Bluegrass Band, Peter Rowan)
Duncan and Brady (Johnson Mtn. Boys)
Ramshackle Shack (Doc Watson)
When I Paint My Masterpiece (Tim O'Brien & Del McCoury)
Father I Stretch My Hand to Thee (Nashville Bluegrass Band)
California Traveler (California)
Sweet to Be Remembered (Mac Wiseman)
Mountain Folks (Ralph Stanley)
Wheel Hoss (Bluegrass Youth All-Stars)
The Church Steeple (Tim O'Brien)
Queen Anne's Lace (Del McCoury)
Walls of Time (Peter Rowan & the Panama Red Riders)

Interesting things about this DVD:
1. You get to see a young Alison Krauss playing with Doc Watson & the Nashville Bluegrass Band!
2. The Bluegrass Youth All-Stars (Cody Kilby, Michael Cleveland, Chris Thile, and others) show you just how good those guys were even back then.
3. You get to see what bluegrass sounds like in Russian. :)

The fault I found in "Gather at the River" was that there aren't enough chapters so it's hard to navigate. You have to pretty much memorize the order of the songs to find, for example, "California Traveler." That's a remake by the band California of "Arkansas Traveler," and it's so incredible I kept wanting to go back to it, but there's no chapter for it.
There's quite a bit of talking on this DVD, also. But that's what you want if you're really interested in the background of this music and what makes it tick."