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The Porchlight Sessions
Tennessee Premiere and Kick-off Concert featuring the Steep Canyon Rangers
Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012 7:30 PM
A feature-length music documentary,"The Porchlight Sessions" is a finger pickin' and foot stompin' cinematic adventure through the evolution of the hillbilly sound following the legacy of the patriarch, Bill Monroe. Told through the collective voice of the originators of style to contemporary mainstream acts and campground pickers, the film marks the first time the community has come together to tell the Bluegrass story.

The film includes special appearances and performances by Ralph Stanley, Bobby Osborne, Doc Watson, Del McCoury, Doyle Lawson, Peter Rowan, Steve Martin, Jeff Hanna, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Tim O'Brien, Jerry Douglas, Abigail Washburn, Chris Thile, The Gibson Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers, The Infamous Stringdusters, Trampled By Turtles, Mumford and Sons, Yonder Mountain String Band and more!

The night will also feature live music by the Steep Canyon Rangers; a band of young souls who play old-time bluegrass music. They are currently the reigning International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainers of the Year alongside comedian, actor, and bluegrass artist Steve Martin. In 2011 the group recorded an album with Martin on which Paul McCartney and the Dixie Chicks both appear.

The Porchlight Sessions Teaser from Porchlight Sessions on Vimeo.

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This show is currently sold out. Please call the Franklin Theatre Box Office at 615-538-2075 to inquire about ticket availabilty.