Bluegrass Country Soul Branches Out

by | 25 Nov, 2020

Bluegrass Country Soul

Golden Anniversary Restoration of Bluegrass Country Soul is Now Available in 3-Piece Set and A La Carte

Bluegrass Country Soul, the classic motion picture, continues its Golden Anniversary celebrations with the release of a three piece set and the commencement of a la carte sales. Out of print for more than a decade, the movie has been restored, and is now available in 4K, high definition, Dolby surround sound, and the wide-screen format in which it was originally shown in theatres.

Bluegrass Country SoulThe new release three piece set includes:

  • A Combo Pack – (Blu-ray & standard DVD) of the movie, plus a Bonus Disc with additional interviews and a Photo Gallery
  • Bluegrass Country Soul – The Legendary Festival – a 168-page, coffee table book with hundreds of color photos and anecdotes from artists who were there, including: Ricky Skaggs, Bobby Osborne, Bill Emerson, Robert White aka Quail, Akira Otsuka, Missy Raines, and many others. This is an updated second edition that includes stories about the film’s restoration, the donation of the movie to the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, and the completion of the Golden Anniversary edition.
  • Additional Music – a 2-CD set, Volumes I & II of 24 songs from the stage not heard in the movie, including: Del McCoury, J.D. Crowe, The Country Gentlemen, The New Deal String Band, The Bluegrass 45, Cliff Waldron and The New Shades of Grass and The Wilson Brothers, Joanna & Larry. The CDs also include introductions of band members, stage announcements, and portions of the Muleskinner News Awards Show held in the final hours of the festival. Spoiler alert: Ralph Stanley was named Entertainer of the Year.

All three items are also available a la carte. Prices include shipping both domestic and international.

A limited edition, Golden Anniversary deluxe box set was released this past June to critical acclaim and has now sold out. “The deluxe box sets are now valuable collector’s items as we will not be making any more of them – Ellen Pasternack, Executive Director.

We are delighted with the response the deluxe box set received. The entire bluegrass community has been so wonderful in helping us to get the word out that Bluegrass Country Soul is back in print in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the festival at which it was filmed – Albert Ihde, Producer/Director.

On 2nd November, 2019, an archival copy of Bluegrass Country Soul was donated to the permanent collection of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Owensboro, KY as part of an evening celebrating the new version of the movie. Prior to the premiere there was a reception and dinner for many of the artists who performed at Carlton Haney’s 1971 Labor Day Weekend Bluegrass Music Festival in Camp Springs, NC.

All items are available for purchase at BluegrassCountrySoul website. Subscribers to the BGCS Newsletter will receive advance notice of upcoming projects and Golden Anniversary special events.

Bluegrass Country Soul, Inc. was created to celebrate and promote the Golden Anniversary of Bluegrass Country Soul, the first bluegrass movie. For more information, please contact Ellen Pasternack at