The Winding Stream
, a documentary about the Carters, the Cashes and their influence on the course of American roots music, is in post-production and needs a boost of support to cover costs.
The film is told by family members; including Rosanne
, Johnny Cash, Janette Carter, and the musicians they influenced. And their musical contribution is vividly illustrated in performances by roots music practitioners like John Prine, George Jones, Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson and many others.
Any amount is appreciated, but donate $150 or more and receive the opportunity to meet Rosanne and Tara Cash Schwoebel on August 27, from 5 - 7pm in Portland, OR. More details available on the project's Kickstarter page
A recent email from director Beth Harrington and The Winding Stream team:
May 22, 2012
Hi Friends --
Getting to interview Johnny Cash for The Winding Stream was one of the best things I've ever gotten to do as a filmmaker. He was gracious and kind to me and my crew and, at turns, gravely intense and then devilishly funny. It was a wonderful experience to meet a musical legend like him and see how profoundly he cherished his relationship with the Carter Family and June.
When I asked him how he viewed the Carter legacy in a world of saturated information and entertainment, he had this passionate response.
We are honored to be making a film that helps preserve the Carters' memory. We think that's what the Man in Black wanted and the reason he gave us this interview.
Honestly, it's why I've been so tenacious about finishing the film. We were entrusted with this great interview and the fervor and interest of the whole Carter and Cash Family and we've just got to get it done. With your help, we can.
We are now at 23% of our goal in our Kickstarter campaign thanks to many generous contributions. We hope if you haven't pledged you'll consider doing so soon. Remember, Kickstarter is an "all or nothing" proposition. If we don't make our goal -- $50,000 by June 28 -- we don't get ANY of the funding. So please pledge if you can and please share this with anyone you know who loves Americana music!
If you'll be in the Portland, Oregon area later this summer, we've just added an incredible new reward -- a reception honoring Rosanne Cash and Tara Cash Schwoebel on August 27 from 5 - 7. With a $150 pledge you get an opportunity to meet and mingle with Rosanne and Tara. Plus additional gifts and rewards! Please take a look and join us!
The Winding Stream Kickstarter
As always, thanks for your interest and support.
Beth and The Winding Stream Team