The Winding Stream & Carter Family Open Mic

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The Winding Stream is a new feature length documentary by filmmaker Beth Harrington about the First Family of Country Music - the Carter Family. The Hollywood Theater is proud to host the western PA premiere screening, and will celebrate with an invitation to area musicians of all genres to attend and perform one Carter Family on the theater's stage.

Tickets are $10 all seats, or $5 for Hollywood Theater Members.

Musicians: note that we will have a basic sound set up with two mics and a small amp only, and we do not have time for additional set-up. Musicians will have five minutes total, and will want to be tuned up before getting up on stage. For more information and to get signed up, please e-mail The documentary will start following the final performance.

From their earliest days as Victor recording artists to their international success via the phenomenon of Border Radio, the Original Carter Family made their mark on the history of American recorded music. These three didn’t just play the music emerging from their hill country upbringing. They helped invent it. A.P. was both song collector and composer, crafting and arranging snippets of ancient, musty melodies into commercial American popular music. Maybelle took the then-underplayed guitar and made it into the cornerstone of country instrumentation that we know today. And Sara became the first well-known woman’s voice in country music, stamping it with the eerie Gothic quality we find in so much of the country canon. This insightful film saga is punctuated with studio performances by celebrated roots music practitioners like Johnny and June Carter Cash, George Jones, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow,Kris Kristofferson and others. The film’s goal is to illuminate the foundation–forming history of this multi–generational musical family. Country music would not be what is without them.
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By: The Hollywood Theater in Dormont

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