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Bristol, TN/VA -- The 15th Annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion has released its 2015 Artist Day Schedule for fans anxious to learn on which day their favorite artist will play during the 3-day event. Headliners Steve Earle and The Dukes and Delbert McClinton will both perform on Sunday, Dr. Dog on Friday, and Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band will perform on Saturday in addition to the dozens of acts schedule to appear over the entirety of the weekend. Single Day Wristbands are also now available for purchase. The full schedule will be released in coming weeks. Friday Wristbands are $35, Saturday $45, and Sunday is $35.
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and Holston River River Brewing Company are also proud to announce two new acts coming to the music festival as part of the Up Late at Holston River Brewing Company After Shows on Friday and Saturday, September 18 and 19.
Hardy & The Hardknocks and Elliot Root join the collassal lineup as "off campus Alumni" of the three-day event; it's all part of the premium camping package experience offered by Bristol Rhythm, Holston River Brewing Company and Thunder Mountain Campground. T. Hardy Morris & The Hardknocks will perform on Friday, Elliot Root on Saturday. Both concerts happen late night at 12:30 a.m. after the last notes are played at Bristol Rhythm each night. Tickets for Up Late at Holston River Brewing Company After Shows are $10 per show.
"The late night experience at Holston River Brewing Company isn't exclusive to campers," said Leah Ross, executive director of the Birthplace of Country Music, the parent organization of Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion. "Late night concerts at the Brewery during the festival are open to anyone, and festival goers can take advantage of the shuttles running to and from the brewery from the event."
Official 2015 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Poster Tees, designed by award-winning fantasy illustrator Charles Vess, are now available at The Museum Store at Birthplace of Country Music Museum and online for $25. Find them, along with Posters, Shuttle passes, camping packages, After Shows tickets, Weekend and Single Day Wristbands, and Artist Day Schedule at www.BristolRhythm.com.
The legendary journey and subsequent disappearance of the intrepid Captain John Franklin before he reached the Beaufort Sea in the Arctic inspired the trio to embrace this spirit: a quest of discovery, the search for a new passage to an old place in traditional music. The music continues to seek a return to our roots, inspired by a hunger for the wild, but under a new banner of divine adventure.
Musically influenced by folk traditions of European immigrants and North American pioneers, the band has embarked on an adventure of sorts, traveling the Old Countries, the places where those traditions were bred. They set off to find their own Northwest Passage, going backwards though, not from Europe toward the Indies, but rather from the New World back across the Atlantic. The band carries elements of the North American Frontier to be renewed in the context of their European heritage. Instead of a ship or a wagon, their vehicle is the strum and pluck of a guitar, banjo, and mandolin, three-part vocal harmonies, and the occasional company of a blues harp or an inherited accordion.
Touring behind their 2013 first EP, the band cut through Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic on the Weeping Love Grass Grows Tour. Taking up the momentum the band has performed at several summer festivals and concerts in Denmark, England, Germany, Switzerland and in the UK in 2014, playing more than a hundred shows in two years. In the end of 2014 the band recorded their debut album in an old manor house in the Northern countryside. This work titled St. Beaufort is released in April 2015.
[by Lynn Kyle]
My simple tip for a great production is to do a dry run in your head the night before a shoot.
After all the coordination has been completed, the talent booked, locations secured, and schedule and call times distributed, run through the day’s events in your head from start to finish.
This seems pretty basic, but it has always been a good way for me to check things off and make sure I have taken care of all the smaller details.
It’s like a rehearsal in your head.
Start with the arrival of the crew. A well-orchestrated load in and prep can set the tone to a more organized and productive shoot. Visualize crew arriving and being directed to appropriate parking. Picture wardrobe and lighting loading in and setting up. Next H&M [Hair & Make-up] arrives, then talent. Will everyone be loading into a loading dock? If so, keep in mind that the space might be limited. Will it be before sunrise at a remote location causing set up to be a bit tricky in the dark?
Anticipate, so you know what to expect and can prepare yourself.
Make sure you go through the shooting schedule, too. Is there a shooting scenario that is complex and time could get away from you if you’re not careful? Make a mental note to keep on top of the schedule so as not to fall too far behind. Is it imperative to make sure that you’re in place and ready to shoot for a specific shot at a specific time of day? Again, make a mental note to watch the clock during the prior scenario.
Don’t forget to run through the wrap out. Think about the obstacles, if any, and how it can be as efficient as possible.
Thinking through all the finer details during a dry run in your head is the last step to a great production.
When I do this, I feel more comfortable and prepared, and I’m able to tackle with ease the unexpected events when they arise …… and they will!
Agency Access Creative & Estimating Consultant Lynn Kyle brings a unique combination of agency and production experience to consulting. She’s intimately familiar with both the creative and business end of commercial photography and illustration, and over the last two decades has worked with high-profile artists as an Art Buyer, Producer and Artist Rep at top firms including Leo Burnett, Chicago.
As of today, a majority of locations department workers in film and episodic TV shoots around NYC have joined CWA Local 1101.They’ve have decided not to go to the labor board — but instead simply declare that they are a union, and act like one, including paying voluntary dues each and every month. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/Crossroadscouts and https://www.facebook.com/CWADistrict1