News from Geoff Morris of Bendigo in Victoria is that the community radio station Phoenix FM and the Star Community Cinema are holding a joint fundraiser in Eaglehawk on Sat 24th October at 6:00pm
They are presenting two films, the first is a beautiful documentary tracing a journey by Bascom Lamar Lunsford through the Blue Ridge Mountains in 1965, while the second film is Song Catcher, a well-known film about a musicologist researching and collecting Appalachian folk music in the mountains of western North Carolina.
In between these films the audience will be enjoying a spectacular two-course southern -style meal which seems to have a lot to do with marinated chicken pieces in buttermilk for twenty-four hours then double dipping and deep frying them, plus corn and grits, followed by a dessert of sweet potato pie topped with strawberries and cream.
In addition to the meal will be entertainment by Australian bluegrass band Hardrive.
Personally I’m thrilled to be involved in putting it on as, apart from all related experiences and its fund-raising aspect, Â it is bringing bluegrass music and culture to Bendigo in a way never done before. Please wish us luck – Geoff Morris, Phoenix FM.