MONIFF 2022 Film Festival

Short Life of Trouble: The Legend of G.B. Grayson

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From Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, Gilliam Banmon Grayson (1887-1930) was a blind fiddler from one of the most isolated regions on the East Coast. Largely unknown, he may be one of the most influential musicians in the history of bluegrass and country music. His music has been recorded and performed by world-famous musicians, including Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Doc Watson, Dr. Ralph Stanly, and the Kingston Trio, among many others. Yet, very few people have an inkling of who G.B. Grayson was and what he accomplished in only two years of professional recording.

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    39 minutes
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    United States
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  • Director
    E. Kelley St. Germain
  • Cast
    Ketch Secor, John McCutcheon, Ralph Stanley II