From Wood to Singing Guitar (Film)

From Wood to Singing Guitar

  •  Shawn Lind
  •  2009
  • Color IconColor
  •  32:01
  •  DVCam
Film Description
Nestled near the foot of Mount Rogers is the small town of Rugby, Virginia. It is here that one can find the home and workshop of Wayne Henderson, a skilled craftsman and respected musician. Wayne was taught and encouraged by those around him — including the folk hero E.C. Ball and the kind and generous fiddle maker, Albert Hash — and awarded the National Endowment for the Art’s National Heritage Fellowship for his work as a luthier and musician. Producing over 400 guitars for the likes of Doc Watson and Eric Clapton, the quality of Wayne’s instruments have created a famous waiting list of ten years. Equally as famous is Wayne’s reputation for being generous, friendly, and approachable, with many travelers along the Crooked Road learning this first hand as visitors to Wayne’s shop and music festival every year. From Wood to Singing Guitar is a chance for those who can’t make it to Rugby to have that same experience through an intimate portrait that enables viewers to watch a master practice his craft and play the songs of home.

Screenings & Festivals
  • Jecheon International Music & Film Festival
  • Tucson Film & Music Festival
  • Rome International Film Festival
  • Ozark Foothills Film Festival

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"A nice visit to the shop without having to travel to Rugby!" — Wayne Henderson