The tale of the dynasty at the very heart of country music. Starting with the seminal Original Carter Family, A.P., Sara and Maybelle; this film-in-progress traces the ebb and flow of their influence, the transformation of that act into the Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle, the marital alliance between June Carter and music legend Johnny Cash, and the efforts of the present-day family to keep this legacy alive.
A once-thriving mining town in Michigan’s remote Upper Peninsula is still haunted by the tragic events that inspired Woody Guthrie’s song, 1913 Massacre.
Following the Broadcast Premiere on PBS Fall Arts Festival in November, The Banjo Project will be available on DVD. Check local listings for times.