From Wood to Singing Guitar is an Appalshop documentary film showcasing Wayne C. Henderson, the master musician and master luthier from the small town of Rugby, Virginia near the foot of Mount Rogers (the highest point in Virginia). A skilled craftsman & respected musician by his teens, Wayne was taught and encouraged by those around him including the folk hero E.C. Ball and the kind & generous fiddle maker, Albert Hash. Learning much more than just guitar building and playing, Wayne continues to do the same for the younger generations by sharing the craft with others like Gerald Anderson, who is passing it onto Spencer Strickland, and encourages any young musician to play with him and his friends such as Doc Watson, Steve Kilby, Herb Key, Jeff Little, Sammy Shelor, Roni Stoneman, Robin Kessinger, The Kruger Brothers, and the list goes on.
In recognition of artistic excellence, Shawn Lind is the recipient of an Emerging Artist Award from the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, which is supported by state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. » »
At the 2007 Christmas Party, many special guests came for the occasion, including Doc Watson, Roni Stoneman, Jeff Little, Sammy Shelor, Steve Kilby, and the list goes on. » »
On July 22, 2007, a concert was held in Grayson County Virginia featuring persons from Virginia designated as "national treasures" for their skills in performing traditional music. » »
Every year, Wayne Henderson, with the Christmas spirit in him, invites people from all over the country to his home in Rugby, Virginia where he has a Christmas Party filled with music, jamming, food, laughs, and good company. » »
Towards the end of August 2008, with nearly everything shot and in the can, this 6 minute video is a short trailer edited for an Appalshop documentary film about Wayne Henderson. » »
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