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


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A Big Kick

Getting to interview Johnny Cash for The Winding Stream was one of the best things I’ve ever gotten to do as a filmmaker. He was gracious and kind to me and my crew and, at turns, gravely intense and then devilishly funny. It was a wonderful experience to meet a musical legend like him and […]

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Saving The Past

As I’ve worked on The Winding Stream, I’ve been struck by the passion people have for the Carters specifically and for “old-timey music” in general. It’s often an interest and commitment that transcends the music. I think it’s related to a focus on history itself, on the things of another time. Some of the most […]

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Welcome to The Winding Stream Website

Welcome to The Winding Stream website, the home base for the upcoming documentary film about the Carters, the Cashes and their influence on the course of American roots music.

Please explore the site and let us know what you think.

If you like what you see please consider a donation to our film.

Dontations can be made by Credit Card at the button below.

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Donations can also be made by mailing a check to our fiscal sponsor : 
Center for Independent Documentary
680 South Main Street. Sharon, MA  02067

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Kickstarter just launched

The Final Push – Kickstarting Post-Production

After many years of working on The Winding Stream, we believe we are in the home stretch.  Those of you who’ve supported the project up until now, know the saga. A film we thought should have been easy to fund and complete has taken way longer than seems logical. And yet, it’s reflected the reality […]

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Seeds of Sound Celebration

We are very proud to be screening clips from The Winding Stream as  part of this fundraising event for the New England Americana Festival and the Regent Theatre! Hope you can make it! Sunday Apr. 15, 2:00PM Get Tickets Tickets: General Admission
Concert Ticket: $12/adv ($15/day of show) Buy Here
Concert & Film (includes dinner from Blue Ribbon BBQ!): $18/adv […]

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Tweets from Clinch Mountain

We here at The Winding Stream acknowledge that we learn a lot from the Original Carters. Don’t get boxed in. Broaden your horizons. Seek out the new, while honoring the old. This is evident in the way A.P. found new material for the trio to perform in the unlikeliest places, the way Sara chose to […]

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A Winding Stream Runs Through It

Last week editor Greg Snider and I attended the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula, Montana where The Winding Stream was shown as a work-in-progress.  Though we are not exactly where we’d like to be in our process (which is to say, done), it was gratifying to show the film excerpts to an enthusiastic […]

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Year End Wrap-up

For those of you who’ve been following our progress here at The Winding Stream, 2011 was our best year yet.  Here are some highlights: Thanks to 2010 fundraising efforts we were able to complete principal photography in March and July.  We have great interviews in the can with John Carter Cash, Laura Cash, Carlene Carter, Bill […]

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Song Circle

One of the fun things we’ve been doing since we started interviewing musicians for The Winding Stream film project is to ask folks to sing a line or two from the Carter Family classic, “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”. It’s yielded some great reactions and some beautiful and individualized renditions of the song.  Enjoy.

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Sneak Preview of Clips & More! November 10th Benefit Event

Join us for a Winding Stream benefit with sneak preview clips from the upcoming film on Thursday, Nov 10th at 7:30 PM at The Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield, WA. Live music from Old Bluegrass favorites Fadin’ by Nine.

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