Fascinating musical travelogue through the Southwest and Southeast US in 1963. The list of blues, jazz, cowboy, tejano, gospel, bluegrass, and old time musicians Chris Strachwitz (Arhoolie Records) recorded and filmed is nothing short of amazing. Of particular note to bluegrass and old-time fans is an early version of The Lewis Family with a young Little Roy Lewis, and perhaps the only film ever made of 1930s popular pioneering old-time country musician J. E. Mainer with his family band. We are lucky to have this movie because it was originally produced for three half-hour specials for German television and the originals have been long gone. This was pieced together from all that remains of those productions, and is an incredible musical and cultural document. Be sure to listen a second time with Chris Strachwitz's commentary included with this production.