The Winding Stream: The Carters, The Cashes and the Course of Country Music

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The Winding Stream: The Carters, The Cashes and the Course of Country Music

Back by popular demand, with live music! Part history, part performance, part family saga, The Winding Stream is a story about the family at the heart of American roots music, the Carters and the Cashes. Starting with the Original Carter Family–A.P., Sara and Maybelle–the film traces the trio’s early musical success, the transformation of the act into The Carter Sisters, June Carter’s marriage to legend Johnny Cash, and the efforts of the present-day Carter family to keep the music alive. A favorite at SXSW and Lincoln Center’s Sound + Vision Festival, this award-winning documentary features Johnny Cash, Sheryl Crow, Mike Seeger, Rhiannon Giddens, and many more.

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Impressively researched and deftly crafted...Genuinely uplifting
Packs enough drama, music and history to fuel a miniseries...Thoroughly entertaining.
Thoughtfully assembled to showcase the music and the temperaments behind it, this jam-packed oral history of the Carter and Cash families weaves the voices of prominent musicians (Sheryl Crow, George Jones) with those of family members past and present.

This film is part of the Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries series.