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This project was successfully funded on October 5, 2012.

Bluegrass and Old Time Music television show shown on PBS needs your help to fund 24 episodes for the next season recorded during 2012

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Long Live Appalachian Music!

Song of the Mountains is a grassroots television program that showcases Bluegrass music and other Appalachian styles of music and entertainment but we believe it is truly so much more...

Mountain Heart on the Lincoln Stage during a taping of SOTM
Mountain Heart on the Lincoln Stage during a taping of SOTM

A little bit about us....our live shows occur once a month or so inside the Lincoln Theatre, a restored circa 1929 theater in a beautiful little Appalachian town called Marion VA. We've been recording the stellar musicians featured in our live performances since our first show in 2005 to create an archive of today's traditional and progressive Appalachian and Appalachian inspired musicians, showcase and share our music (Bluegrass, Old Time, gospel, Americana and more) with the rest of the country through the public television series 'Song of the Mountains'.

Television recording of Curly Seckler's Performance
Television recording of Curly Seckler's Performance

We have been, featured hundreds of excited musicians and bands, won a Telly award and over the past year the show aired on 141 public television stations! During our 7 year run we've been privileged to have many of the true legends of our music on the Song of the Mountains stage, and although a few of them have passed on the magic of their live performances will live on through our show for future generations to enjoy. We will keep on as long as we're able. There are too many greats to list so here's the big list of performers who have played Song of the Mountains.

The legendary Tom T. Hall
The legendary Tom T. Hall

Things have gone amazingly great - fairytale great - but...a show like ours costs money and times are tough, funding has been cut everywhere and Song of the Mountains has really felt it this year. Right now we are at critical funding levels and in serious need of dough to guarantee the performances we've recorded during the 2012 season make it to television so we're looking for help from you, our fans and our friends new and old at Kickstarter!

The mega talented Rhonda Vincent!
The mega talented Rhonda Vincent!

So if you read the top of this page and felt the urge to yell "Long live Appalachian Music" - you should say howdy sometime because we already like you - that is our mission and we need your pledge!

Thanks for checking us out ya'll and hope you will help us reach our goal so we can continue to bring these wonderful musicians to your television and make sure their performances are appreciated for many generations to come!

Song of the Mountains/The Lincoln Theatre is a non-profit organization.

Doc Watson & Jeff Little
Doc Watson & Jeff Little
Jimmy Fortune
Jimmy Fortune
The Larkins
The Larkins
David Holt
David Holt
Big Country Bluegrass
Big Country Bluegrass
Mike Seeger
Mike Seeger

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    Digital download of original song by our host Tim White

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    Digital download of Best of Season 6 cd

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    Everything above plus a Best of Season 6 DVD

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    Everything listed above plus Best of Season 1 DVD

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    All digital downloads listed above plus a Song of the Mountains coffee mug

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    All digital downloads listed above plus a special limited edition print created for Song of the Mountains by renowned pencil artist Willard Gayheart

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    Dinner with host Tim White at the Black Rooster restaurant in the historic General Francis Marion Hotel prior to a Song of the Mountains performance. Also Best of Season 6 DVD and CD as additional gift.

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    u and a friend can watch a show backstage with Tim White. Also Best of Season 6 DVD and CD as additional gift.

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    Become a Song of the Mountains official underwriter which includes... 1) Your name or logo display and announcement at both the introduction and end of our Song of the Mountains Season 7 (24 episodes) television series which has a 140 million viewer reach through our PBS affiliate stations. 2) Your name or logo on all printed materials for the entire season. Printed programs for live audiences, flyers, posters (approx 25,0000/season) 3) Your name and website link on each page of the SOTM website and a banner on every page which alternates between all underwriters 4) 4 Tickets to every concert and PBS taping of Song of the Mountains at the Lincoln Theatre 5) Name/website link listed on the SOTM supporter page

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    House/Office concert. Host Tim White and the VW Boys will perform an intimate concert of music, magic & comedy at your home or office for you and your friends or business associates. We will work with you to schedule a mutually acceptable date in 2012 or 2013. If your venue is more than a 4-hour drive from Marion, you will also be responsible for travel and one hotel room for 3 people. A PA system may be needed depending on the size of your performance space.

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