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The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance

DVD Release of The Hayloft Gang Documentary

The Hayloft Gang DVDThe Hayloft Gang traces the history of the pioneering radio show, The National Barn Dance, and examines its role in shaping American music and popular culture. Narrated by Garrison Keillor, The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance is a one – hour documentary that tells the story of a changing America, through the lens of one of early radio's most popular and influential programs. The film’s lively soundtrack features over 70 songs, spanning from the mid 1920s to the Great Depression, through World War II. The radio show was a melting pot of Americana music; listeners could hear everything from mountain string bands and polka trios, to folk balladeers and cowboy crooners.

Museum of Broadcast Communication Hosts WLS National Barn Dance 89th Anniversary

WLS National Barn DanceThe Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) will celebrate the 89th anniversary of The National Barn Dance radio show in the actual historic WLS studio on March 23 at 3pm. The special event will feature an afternoon of classic country music, historic reflections and documentary clips from The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance.Filmmaker Stephen Parry will host the anniversary celebration that will benefit The National Radio Hall of Fame, which is housed inside the MBC.

USA Projects Campaign for The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance

The Hayloft GangThe Hayloft Gang traces the history of the pioneering radio show, The National Barn Dance, and its role in shaping American music and popular culture. Unfortunately, the Emmy nominated documentary could be destined for obscurity, unless funds can be raised to license the music used in the film.

Premiering On PBS The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance

The Prairie Ramblers and Patsy Montana Courtesy of Michael MontanaSan Francisco -- Narrated by Garrison Keillor, The Hayloft Gang: The Story of the National Barn Dance tells the story of a changing America through the lens of one of the nation's most popular country music radio shows during the 1930s and ‘40s: The National Barn Dance. The one-hour documentary weaves rare performance footage, home movies, and candid photographs with firsthand accounts from fans and performers. Interviews with historians, folklorists, and media experts reveal historical and cultural perspectives of this unique period in America’s history. Produced and directed by Stephen Parry with supervisory producer Bob Hercules, The Hayloft Gang begain airing on PBS nationwide September 1, 2011 (check local listings).

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