Final post of the year! The last few months have mostly been gray, but the sky has occasionally opened up in the evening time to present beautiful sunsets.
Here is another great trailer from Folkstreams.net. It Ain’t City Music was filmed at the National Country Music Contest at Lake Whippoorwill in Warrenton, Virginia, in 1972 by Tom Davenport. The people interviewed in the film speak nostalgically about their rural origins, folks, the Depression, and hard times, but now many have left the hills and farms and moved into suburbia, and into the city. Increasingly the themes of country music songs deal with the complications of life away from the farm. “Any country song you hear nowadays, the guy’s either in jail or just got divorced,” notes a man who continues, “but it’s their lives and they write songs about it.”
The trailer quality isn’t that great. Please check out the entire 15 minute film by clicking here.