IBMA Bluegrass Film Fest during WOB!
Just a friendly note to let you know we are screening the latest 85min cut of the film as part of the International Bluegrass Music Association's film festival... Read more
Spring update (Happy Easter!)
Hope this message finds you well. I'm working with quite a few parties including a music supervisor, lawyers, record labels, publishers, sales agents, distribution companies, and you know... Read more
Just a quick update for your wintery day. Its almost spring!
Did you know that before I lived with a girl from Winnipeg, I had no idea people needed to... Read more
Hope everyone has had a great Thanksgiving this week and a Happy Hannukah!
Wanted to drop a quick update since a lot of your are hoping to gift ... Read more
Spotlight: Banjo Creator & Retailer, Simon Middleton
Porchlight friends and fans,
This week, I'd like to throw the spotlight on Norwich, UK based innovator Simon Middleton. As a fan of the music from where I grew up,... Read more
Pilot Of A Steam Powered Areo-Plain
Hello Porchlight friends and fans!
We are delighted to share with you that the first ever book about John Hartford has just been released! I just received my personal copy... Read more
DVD Status Report
Thanks to all of you for the positive feedback about our Kickstarter Rewards. To see and learn more more about the process, please visit our blog.
The fulfillment... Read more
Flash * Shop!
We've received enough interest in our T-shirts that we've decided to set up a Flash * Shop to make our first batch of screenprint T's available for purchase! It is... Read more
Send Out Status Report
Happy New Year!
I was holding off to send out an update as I don't have all the photos and pieces I was hoping to at this point. However, there... Read more
On this Thanksgiving day, I wanted to write a quick message to you all to extend my warmest regards and feelings of gratitude for the kindness and generosity that you... Read more
I've settled back into producing mode again as we've begun the film festival submissions and planning the tours and distribution schedule. I hope to have your pre-release DVDs... Read more
September Screening Series
Hello Bluegrass lovers and music fans,
The Porchlight Sessions team is coming up on a whole new phase of the filmmaking process. We are about to host our first set... Read more
In the past 24 hours Chris and I have been conforming the film, which in the digital days means hooking up our 9 drives with 24TB of footage to the... Read more
Premiere Dates Announced!
We are finally in the homestretch with finishing The Porchlight Sessions!
In the past month, we have added some great people to the post-production team and have... Read more
June bugs, heat waves, & Southern Hospitality.
Greetings from Nashville!
We are currently in the middle of a heat wave! Its been in the 100's for a while now.
I've been in town working with our record... Read more
PLS Hosting Live Event!
It has been almost a month since our success! Happy Memorial Day!
This Thursday, May 31st at 11am PST, The Porchlight Sessions is producing the Livestream webcast for the Americana... Read more
This is it! 11 hours. We've reached 101% funded and we are still climbing! If there is anyone who wants to get in on this, claim a pre-release DVD or... Read more
2 days to go!
2 days to go. 96% funded.
I am sitting in Alumni Hall on the Wilkes Community College campus during Merlefest. In the Commons area, Pete Wernick aka Dr. Banjo is... Read more
Thank you all for your support!!
I'm floored by the responses we've been getting lately to this Kickstarter effort and yup, the rewards are flying out fast! If each of... Read more
Merlefest or BUST!
We've moved into that 6 day countdown, which means we only have one week left to raise 30% of our funds. The catch is we only see the funds if... Read more
The Final 10-day Sprint
I just emailed our 10-day Sprint newsletter with links, updates, photos, and new sneak peeks, which is bit fancier than this update and can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/HWcKBb.
I just got... Read more
It's here. It has begun. 14 days to go. Let's do this final push together. Anyone you know who is thinking about swooping up some of our Kickstarter exclusive rewards... Read more
Delevision style, Del YEAH!
It is day 17 here in the 20-day countdown for the Kickstarter event. Also, if you know someone that is thinking about snagging our KS exclusive shwag and has not... Read more
Abigail Sings an Old-Timey Tune
20-day countdown begins!
Washington Phillips was one of the founding fathers of American Gospel music. He recorded only 18 songs between 1927-1929, 16 of which survived. The song that Abigail... Read more
Over the Airwaves
Comin' at ya! Live from 2010....The Porchlight Sessions crew filmed with The Infamous Stringdusters at Charlottesville's 106.1 The Corner radio station to promote their first annual The Festy festival at... Read more
It Started With Scruggs
In the past week, a lot of people have been reflecting on Earl Scruggs and his 3-finger banjo pickin'. Here is a musical explanation of his style and the styles... Read more
Originators of Style: Earl Scruggs
Hey PLS friends & Followers,
The Porchlight Sessions would like to honor Earl Scruggs for being a musical icon and friend to us all.
A wonderful talent was lost this... Read more
Bluegrass "Super Group" takes to the porch!
Ok, I know.....What is a Super Group!?!
Well I'll tell you all about it. It is what happens when you bring Andy Hall to the dobro, Alison Brown on the... Read more
From the Workshop
This week we are showcasing a segment on luthiers. Sim Daley of Daley's Instrument Co. and Robin Smith at Heartland Banjo and Guitar outside of Nashville, TN, walk us through... Read more
Howdy Porchlight fans, followers and curious on-lookers alike,
This Kickstarter campaign has been one we've been planning on and waiting to launch for so long we almost thought it was... Read more