The legendary "Father of Bluegrass" demonstrates the amazing mandolin technique and repertoire that have made him world famous. He plays over 25 great tunes (some never heard before), including favorites such as: Rawhide, Wheel Hoss, Muleskinner Blues, Tennessee Blues, Dusty Miller, Roanoke, Back to the Old Home, Pike County Breakdown, Blue Grass Stomp, Get Up John, Katie Hill, Memories of Mother and Dad, Rocky Road Blues and Last Days on Earth, My Sweet Blue Eyed Darlin', Poor White Folks, Frog On A Lily Pad, Galley Nipper, Sally Goodin', Jenny Lynn, Smokey Mountain Schottische, Ozark Rag, Slow And Easy Blues, Tombstone Junction, Kentucky Waltz, Southern Flavor, Blue Grass Breakdown, Uncle Pen, Blue Moon Of Kentucky, Rabbit In The Log, and Patty On The Turnpike. A must for his countless fans and all mandolinists!
Our camera's eye reveals, up close and in detail Bill's incredible facility and inventiveness on the mandolin. He plays and sings both solo and backed up by the Blue Grass Boys. In an intimate conversation with fellow musician John Hartford, Bill discusses a wide variety of topics: His musical development, ideas about performing and song writing, memories of childhood, early touring days, his years on the Grand Ole Opry and much more.
Extra! As a special bonus, we have added previously unseen footage of a performance for President Jimmy Carter at the White House in 1980, including rare duets between Bill Monroe and Doc Watson.