Old-Time Music from Coal River Country
The Music of William Sherman “Junior” Holstein with Gary Wayne Jordan
Music of Heaven: Old-time Music from the Coal River Country features the extraordinary talents of William Sherman “Junior” Holstein. His nephew and apprentice, Gary Wayne Jordan, introduces us to Junior who plays some rare and beautiful old-time fiddle tunes. He sings several old songs, words to fiddle tunes, and one original song to his own musical accompaniment. Junior visits with other traditional musicians in the area, describes old-time methods of making moonshine, and leads us through some of his own trials and tribulations as he battles personal demons. The title tune, “Music of Heaven,” a soulful instrumental, aptly relates to Junior’s fixation on his prospects for the afterlife.
DVD – 60 minutes – $20